From: Tim Shell <tshell.nul> Date: Sun, 29 Feb 2004 23:33:49 -0800 Fwd Date: Sun, 29 Feb 2004 12:16:55 -0500 Subject: Re: The Rosetta Disk By The Long Now Foundation - >From: Stanton Friedman <fsphys.nul> >To: <ufoupdates.nul> >Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2004 17:10:54 -0400 >Subject: Re: The Rosetta Disk By The Long Now Foundation >I think a far better reason for the SETI Specialists not to have >picked up signals is that they are assuming very primitive ETI >technology. We have known about radio for about 100 years and >for Lasers for roughly half that. Quite true. Actually, in the fictional space predator/prey scenario, radio is cleverly used by the predator species (or their robotic emissaries) to track down other species that are intelligent but not cosmologically or technologically sophisticated enough put up a good fight. Ripe for the picking, in other words. A civilization with radio might only last a couple hundred years, and by then the berserkers and the hungry aliens have made short work of them. >Just down the street there are sunlike stars a billion years >older than the sun. Dr. Barry Downing's work "The Bible and >Flying Saucers" takes sightings back at least a couple of >thousand years before now. And they are stuck with technology at >our level? Mind boggling for its stupidity. One can see why I >prefer the label of SETI cultists. Fortunately for us, we are situated in a kind of boondocks of the galaxy. That may have saved us from invasion and "utilization" so far. Either that or we're being protected, like a flock of sheep being protected from the wolves. Fort said he thought we were property. Vallee thought UFO flaps look like classic instruction curves. We like to think we're the masters of our own destiny. but who knows? A little DNA nudge here, a little technology drop there... >As someone pointed out to me, digital radio is booming . But >aren't we looking for analog radio? From what I understand, we're looking for carrier waves. Whether the signal is being sent with a modulated amplitude or frequency, it still needs a carrier wave. What other ways are there to encode a signal? How about polarization? Combine two polarized signals and you get 3-D! That could be mighty hard to decode. As little as we know about the structure of spacetime, I still think there may be a shortcut around the Einsteinian lightspeed limit. Maybe not for matter, but for information at least. Some way to modulate dark energy? Tom Bearden's virtual space? Some dimension of space where time isn't quite as limiting. That's probably what all the _smart_ aliens are using these days. In the meantime, we're sitting here broadcasting "I Love Lucy" reruns and waving a big flag that says, "Hey, predator species! Here we are! Why not drop by and suck out our living brains? We're ready!"
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