Why we imagine aliens the way we do

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Aliens often resemble life on Earth. How did we land on that concept of extraterrestrials?Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjONo one really knows what aliens look like, but we all have similar ideas about them. It’s often a creature with a big head, long arms and legs, and big buggy eyes. We see these common images of aliens depicted in movies, books, and on TV shows—which are made by us.Science fiction stories often explore the relationship between humans and aliens. So we often find extraterrestrial creatures entangled with relatable human features. In this video, we talk to Oscar-nominated VFX supervisor Charley Henley, and the director of SETI Research Center at UC Berkely, Andrew Siemion. They both give us their views on how we, humans, perceive aliens and how that shapes our imagination of life beyond our planet.You can read more about SETI’s work here: http://seti.berkeley.eduYou can see the full VFX breakdown of MPC’s work on Alien: Covenant here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t-8n... Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com.Watch our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyEFollow Vox on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06oOr Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H
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  • Vox

     1 years ago

    We may not know what aliens look like, but here are the 116 images NASA wanted them to see: http://bit.ly/2IlurMm

  • Fernando Rodriguez

     2 months ago

    So to summarize, humanoids with different characteristics made by a person. This video just giving information about the history of aliens.

  • Nigward Testicles

     1 years ago

    Meanwhile in alien YouTube, Top 10 Scary Images that proves Humans Exist.

  • Carter Adams

     3 months ago

    @Nikola Rakic yeah. we are all aliens to each other. an alien would think of themselves as normal and us the aliens, but we would think the other way around

  • Ross // Rossilaz58

     3 months ago

    "It's just an edited image, dude. Humans don't exist."

  • Sarah

     1 years ago

    On one hand I need aliens to be revealed within my lifetime, on the other hand I need enough time to write alien erotica before it gets awkward. @aliens if you see this wait until the time is right

  • Millie May

     1 months ago

    @Average Alien sorry I've never met an alien before 😂😂😂

  • Stormsolid

     1 years ago

    man, aliens kind of disappeared from youtube since so many people have FullHD cameras in their pockets...

  • kou shik • 9K Views

     5 days ago

    @Richard Lazarus I am the alien

  • slorr55

     1 years ago

    We cant really imagine things we’ve never seen before, all we know and imagine is related to something we’ve seen before, it is like telling someone to come up with a color they’ve never seen, so unless we see real aliens all the aliens we design or create will have animal or human like characteristics cause that is all we know

  • the therorist

     4 months ago

    we do not imagine them....it was taught to us how they would look....that is the problem with humans, they are stupid animals.....they dont even think for themselves....very easy to control them though

  • FireyDeath4

     8 months ago

    What we REALLY need is a computer that can randomly generate life based on what a good life form might need, such as ears, eyes, limbs, organs, etc.

  • Boat Bomber

     1 years ago

    Build a space wall.

  • John Sanders

     23 days ago

    There is a concept I've heard of scattering a super thick layer of fast orbiting debris over the planet that would prevent all space travel to and from our planet as a sort of alien invasion counter measure

  • Scooby MiKE

     8 months ago

    They're bringing in flugs and slime

  • Aakash Kalaria

     1 years ago

    Joss did it right with bacteria kind of creature.

  • rewer

     1 years ago

    I certainly hope aliens look likes cute animals such as cat. *look at my cat and wonder is it an alien*

  • the therorist

     4 months ago

    we do not imagine them....it was taught to us how they would look....that is the problem with humans, they are stupid animals.....they dont even think for themselves....very easy to control them though

  • eaglerocks123

     5 months ago

    Chances are there are aliens that indeed looks like cute animals like your cat. They likely won't be a cat however. Still convergent evolution should apply as here on earth we have various animals that acquired the feline appearance and predatory behavior of your kitty. The Fossa a mongoose looks a bit like a slender panther for example. The The flying reptiles, Birds, and bats all created wings of some form,

  • Salokin

     1 years ago

    Not saying that it’s aliens... but it’s aliens man

  • space is cool

     1 years ago

    Poofbomb - Minecraft & More! *aliens*

  • Faizan A

     1 years ago

    Is such a thing even possible?

  • Treffs

     1 years ago

    Rip Stephen Hawking

  • SIR BOBINS

     1 years ago

    F

  • Roghjo Gallagher

     1 years ago

    he not dead just change the batteries