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Posted 21 Feb 2010 by perfectslave
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Posted 2 Apr 2009 by perfectslave
Possible new idea.
I know that SETI already has a project in the works to search for light beams from laser sources.
What if an ET civilization was able to use their own Star, or A Star, for communication purposes?
Perhaps a sort of giant transparent lcd satellite that orbited at just the right distance to maximize broadcast area and regularity. Or perhaps a polarized gas cloud that reacts to an electric charge. Or perhaps a device installed into a Star that allows the user to darken the light purposefully to communicate in a form of binary as we do with fiber optics and electronics.
I think this would be a much easier, simpler and affordable way to have interstellar communication.
What would we do if we knew that extinction was imminant?
Besides do everything we could to survive we would probably want to leave proof of our existence.
Turning your home Star into a memorial would probably be the best way to achieve a long term legacy.
I think we should be looking at the Stars themselves to see if they are speaking to us. They could be dimly blinking a code to us right now like a smoke signal or a flashing light. Also, we should be designing a device that could communicate in this fashion. Perhaps 4 satellites that are orbiting in formation holding a membrane that darkens and lightens with an electric charge.
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