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(io9)   Group of scientists and entrepreneurs built continuous message beacon to communicate with extraterrestrial civilizations. People can use it to transmit their own messages into space for a small fee. Because what could possibly go wrong?   ( io9.com) divider line
    More: Stupid, civilizations, David Brin, radio signals, ETS, Radio Astronomy, binary codes, Planetary Science, entrepreneurs  
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1699 clicks; posted to Geek » on 13 Jun 2013 at 4:07 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-06-13 03:48:46 PM  
2 votes:
They'll just ignore it, because we're made out of meat.
2013-06-13 07:31:59 PM  
1 vote:
I'm not worried about them arriving and attacking us, I'm worried about xenophobes wanting a first strike "just in case" and dispatching a slow but deadly automatic attack; self replicating nanites or a small black hole or just a big asteroid that would travel at .01C but would get here eventually.  It is foolish to announce that we are here.
2013-06-13 06:00:52 PM  
1 vote:
Any intelligent life out there probably have known about Earth for some time now, and is staying way the fark away from us.
2013-06-13 04:11:10 PM  
1 vote:
To be interpreted as a dinner bell?
2013-06-13 02:58:23 PM  
1 vote:
Continual message bacon will tell the universe we are truly an advanced species for having something so delicious.
2013-06-13 02:25:28 PM  
1 vote:
2013-06-13 01:28:13 PM  
1 vote:
A dreadful silence fell across the conference table as the commander of the Vl'hurgs, resplendent in his black jewelled battle shorts, gazed levelly at the G'Gugvuntt leader squatting opposite him in a cloud of green sweet-smelling steam, and, with a million sleek and horribly beweaponed star cruisers poised to unleash electric death at his single word of command, challenged the vile creature to take back what it had said about his mother.

The creature stirred in his sickly broiling vapour, and at that very moment the words"YOLO SWAG LOL" drifted across the conference table.

Unfortunately, in the Vl'hurg tongue this was the most dreadful insult imaginable, and there was nothing for it but to wage terrible war for centuries.

Eventually of course, after their Galaxy had been decimated over a few thousand years, it was realized that the whole thing had been a ghastly mistake, and so the two opposing battle fleets settled their few remaining differences in order to launch a joint attack on our own Galaxy - now positively identified as the source of the offending remark.
2013-06-13 12:49:40 PM  
1 vote:
Here's the message we'll get back: Stop spamming up the universe with your useless messages.
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