Finding life we can’t imagine: Christoph Adami on

Posted by: Ben Lillie

How do we search for alien life if it’s nothing like the life that we know? At TEDxUIUC Christoph Adami shows how he uses his research into artificial life — self-replicating computer programs — to find a signature, a ‘biomarker,’ that is free of our preconceptions of what life is. (Recorded at TEDxUIUC, July 2011, in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. Duration: 18:52.)

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  • viewer view commented on Oct 4 2011

    Amazing job on those simulations, Christoph! I think this might really changed the way people think about life.