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Announced at the TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference in Los Angeles, the site will stream radio frequencies that are transmitted from the Seti (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Allen Telescope Array.

Participants will be asked to search for signs of unusual activity.

It is hoped the human brain can find things the automated system might miss.

The website is the latest stage in a quest "to empower Earthlings everywhere to become active participants in the ultimate search for cosmic company".

The project is being run by Dr Jillian Tarter, winner of the TED Prize in 2009 and director of the Seti Institute's Center for Seti Research.

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New SETILive website

Back and better than ever. Let's Fold for Aliens!
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Ditching BOINC and going web based?
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Ditching BOINC and going web based?

so lame.
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Ditching BOINC and going web based?

so lame.

Not really, they'll get more users that way.
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Ditching BOINC and going web based?
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so lame.

Not exactly. If I'm reading this right, this project has nothing to do with distributed computing. This uses your own mind rather than the computer......I think?

I haven't signed up, but their descriptions really don't make a whole lot of sense.
 
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This is so awesome.

I actually feel the human brain has more to offer. Thus far we seem adamant on making technology replace human aptitude.
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Karnac predicts:

A : We will make contact with an alien civilization in our lifetime.

B : This contact will change our society, freaking out the masses, who yell and scream for a world government with unlimited powers to protect them from the "Alien Menace".

C : The "aliens" will be fake, created by the people who want complete control of the world.
    
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Karnac predicts:
A : We will make contact with an alien civilization in our lifetime.
B : This contact will change our society, freaking out the masses, who yell and scream for a world government with unlimited powers to protect them from the "Alien Menace".
C : The "aliens" will be fake, created by the people who want complete control of the world.

The great Karnac, or not, I'm siding with Steven Hawking on this one. We probably do not wish to meet any alien lifeforms that have searched far and wide across the cosmos for us; it's unlikely to end well.
    
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The great Karnac, or not, I'm siding with Steven Hawking on this one. We probably do not wish to meet any alien lifeforms that have searched far and wide across the cosmos for us; it's unlikely to end well.

I agree. It is also a fact that this very viewpoint is being systematically pounded into all of our minds through the media, and this pounding is growing in intensity every day.

The reality is this:

A : The odds of making contact with an alien civlization are slim.

B : We have all been convinced from birth that this meeting will not bode well for us.

C : The people who would benefit from a fake alien contact are the same ones who have the capability to fake it.

This is not to say that there are not Alien Civilizations, just that currently the only known intelligence in the universe is us. Therefore it follows that the "alien civilizations" would actually be agroup of Earthlings performing a hoax. This is not a new concept. Having contact with "God" or "extra terrestrials" is the age old method of gaining complete control of societies, and was probably first faked the day after somebody invented the concept of "God".
    
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I feel that any alien life that survived long enough to travel deep space would be friendly since it is incredibly easy to wipe out a civilization if you have the ability to travel deep space in hour when it would take us years. If they aren't friendly they likely would've destroyed themselves long before they would reach us.
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