Science fiction

Science fiction is wrong: There is no chance that we will be able to communicate with the aliens

If the romantic comedies have as cliché the “boy meets girl” and its multiple variants, a good part of science fiction has as a base idea the “boy meets the alien”. Avatar or the recent The Arrival speak, one way or another, that, from first contact, to communicate with beings from outer space …

A few weeks ago we inquired about whether we were prepared to encounter alien civilizations, but we tiptoed on a thorny issue: if we meet with them, could we communicate? A couple of professors at the University of California, Irvine tell us that, unfortunately for the writers of science fiction, is complicated.