The Catalysis Project: On the Possibility of Purposeful Expansion of Intelligent Life in the Galaxy

Author: Novoseltsev, Dmitry A.
Almanac: History & Mathematics:Investigating Past and Future

The article deals with the possibility of expansion of biological life, intelligence and modern culture in the Galaxy in the autocatalytic mode using modern and promising technical means. It is proposed to accelerate biogenesis in protoplanetary disks by introducing biocatalysts into them by groups of simple probes with solar sails. The subsequent placement of groups of simple probes with solar sails, used as information carriers, is proposed on the periphery of formed exoplanet system.

Keywords: intelligent life, culture, catalysis, biocatalysts, protoplanetary disk, exoplanets, solar sails, space civilizations, METI, information carriers, evolution.