What is held here, forged in uncommon shape
in the crucible of time and tuned by the tool of longing
may light your way or mine and simply is.
This is my astrolabe
and if it cannot put the stars in my grasp
it serves to measure our nearness.
I wish I could take your hands
and place this brightness there
just to see:
where we love we always live
where we live we always are
and though we seem to travel compass-less
we are the map of the heart.
Yes, of course. From a numbers perspective the odds are in favour of it anyway.
When and how will humans discover it?
When the love of discovery outweighs the fear of the unknown.
Should humans transmit a beacon for others to find?
I believe we already do, though our signal is often confused and unfocussed by what we fear.
What information should we send?
Musical tones that are classically harmonious and heart-centred. We've done the brain-based setup with computers and code, now we should speak the universal language of love. It's the only clear and static-free signal I know anyway.
Why do you run SETI@home?
Why do pigeons walk 'that way?' They do it because it feels good. I like being a part of this project.
I never cease to be impressed by the things we've accomplished as a species in the last century. That's past, though. What really interests me is what we will accomplish right now and in the next five minutes. With humans, anything/everything can happen.