Given the credible and increased activity by SETI, Stephen Hawkings, and Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program; given acknowledgement from credible sources about military recorded UFO's (see NYTimes https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/16/us/politics/pentagon-program-ufo-harry-reid.html) as well as the Oumuamua interstellar visit... it seems increasingly likely that extraterrestrial life may be discovered. Will 2018 be the year a major government agency announces discovery of extraterrestrial life ?
It's difficult to see for me how the wisdom of the crowds could help answering the question of extraterrestrial life.
Yes, but the chance is too small for covering just one year. I think it should be at any time over the next 4 years or so, at least. Don't you think?