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 ?
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?
It's difficult to see for me how the wisdom of the crowds could help answering the question of extraterrestrial life.