Astronomer Seth Shostak from the Search For Extra Terrestrial Intelligence Institute (SETI) believes we will find alien life within the next 20 years as telescopes become more powerful. There is an ongoing debate howeve,r about if we should be trying to contact potential alien civilizations. Stephen Hawking believes that we could be endangering ourselves by letting hostile life forms know where we are. Regardless, the Messaging Extra Terrestrial Intelligence program (METI) plans to began reaching out in the hopes of contacting other life forms beginning next year. What are your thoughts, should we be doing this? More details here.