Patrick Huyghe is a science journalist, TV producer, and the author of Glowing Birds.
Sep 01 1988
Mind as Laboratory
You are an alien.
You have detected some motion at one spot on the planet Earth (it’s the New York metropolitan area). The motions at first appear to be chaotic. At the highest resolution, you detect entities that are rectangular in shape (automobiles). You begin analyzing the vectors and velocities of the entities. There is a terrific data rate. What does your analysis reveal?