The concept of “technosignatures” has been defined within the
encompassing endeavor of searching for life beyond Earth as “evidence
of some technology that modifies its environment in ways that are
detectable”. This poster proposes the application of insights from the
study of anticipation to the Search for Technosignatures, in order to
proactively facilitate the development of this scientific field.
Anticipation is the third level of Futures Studies that has been
described as “a process through which the present is transformed,
intervened in and ultimately governed in the name of the future”. This
poster presents two ways in which the study of Anticipation in the
Search for Technosignatures could be beneficial to its course.