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Chown & Shostak On 'Galactic InterNet'

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2010 19:49:56 +0100
Archived: Fri, 02 Jul 2010 12:12:33 -0400
Subject: Chown & Shostak On 'Galactic InterNet'


Hello List,

Here's a quote from an article in New Scientist magazine...

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http://tinyurl.com/22oncwd

September 2008

[Quote Begins]

ET Could 'tickle' Stars To Create Galactic Internet
by Marcus Chown

Advanced extraterrestrial civilisations may be sending signals
through space by "tickling" stars, new research suggests. The
signalling would be the galactic equivalent of the internet.

<snip>

Seth Shostak of the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California,
thinks it is a "nice suggestion".

"But I'm inclined to think that positing the Cepheid scheme is
like someone in Marconi's time predicting future radio
broadcasters will use giant spark-gap transmitters to reach
audiences in large cities," he says. "Better technology means
higher efficiency, so using an entire star as the 'carrier'
seems unlikely to me."

[Quote Ends]

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And for once I think Seth is telling a minimal truth, as
dictated by logic:

I.e all that ETs (or us) need is for two or more far-separated
stations to focus their telescopes (with rather special
mod/demodulator eqpt attached) on a star midway between them.

We now know that a) stars produce billions of entangled photons
every minute; and b) that an observer can `read' or indeed `fix'
the state of a far-distant paired photon by examining the local
paired version.

A version of the `entanglement method' could be used to send a
continuous galaxy-wide broadcast, or a slightly different
version for one-to-one (coded) links.

That method of `modulation' is somewhat similar in its results
to spread spectrum modulation. That is, the modulated signal is
virtually undetectable, appearing as low-level background noise.
Only if you're running the pre-arranged pseudo-random code -
like a metronome - can you retrieve and decode a signal from
that `noise'.

I think Seth is aware of most of that; maybe he just doesn't
want the public to know.


Cheers

Ray D



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