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Re: World's Largest Telescope To Detect Space

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2012 19:37:31 -0000
Archived: Sat, 10 Mar 2012 18:27:23 -0500
Subject: Re: World's Largest Telescope To Detect Space


>From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2012 19:25:20 +0000
>Subject: Re: World's Largest Telescope To Detect Space Threats

>>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto" <post.nul>
>>Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2012 14:34:15 -0000
>>Subject: World's Largest Telescope To Detect Space Threats

>>http://tinyurl.com/7p3qf6w

>>"World's Largest Telescope To Detect Threats From Outer Space"

<snip>

>>It doesn't mention the fact that any 'detection' will be
>>limited, as is SETI, to beings like us, at the same stage as us
or even a bit more primitive.
>>As with all our thoughts and plans about 'aliens', things can't
>>really be much different.
<snip>

>The search for extraterrestrial transmission has been underway
>for a long time, but the SKA's sensitivity will provide a key
>advantage.

Hi Kathy

Yup, the article's points are interesting and some might even be
valid in the nearish future.

My slight comment was due to the fact that we are still
mammalian primates, made of flesh and blood (carbon), and all
our instincts, motivations, sci-tech, and even our thoughts stem
from that.

Whereas the 'alien' is (statistically) likely to be millions or
even billions of years ahead of us.

That has implications:

a) it's most unlikely that an advanced civilization will be
using radio for anything but 'tight local' use - so any message
our technology might intercept would likely be a routine sit-rep
by the automated toilet of a passing ship, if that.

b) as indicated by our own tendencies - see Ray Kurzweil's
singularity - an advanced civilization would most likely be
non-organic.

I.e. either any organic beings would've transferred from biology
to software/hardware - OR - the AIs of ancient races would've
survived the extinctions of those races and continued exploring,
mining, and investigating the universe on their own accounts.

In either case we stand little chance of understanding their
motives, of detecting their technology or even recognising their
presence - if they don't want us to.


Cheers

Ray D



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