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Yeah, this is pretty much the reason why I wouldn't be worried about the information on the probes. By the time they get somewhere where something might be able to read them, we'll have already colonized much of the surrounding star systems or something.

Isn't this how Destiny begins or even Star Trek (with the borg).
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It's amazing and yet a shame... They've managed to give us SO MUCH information... Amazing we can send stuff that far out in the first place...

About 11,000,000,000 miles away. What's more amazing to me is that the galaxy is ~100,000 ly in diameter and 1 light year is 5,878,499,810,000 miles stun.gif Universe is just massive.
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Probably one of the worst ideas human ever had was giving detailed information about ourselves to the cosmos.

Considering any individualistic species is heavily programmed to winner takes all competition I highly doubt we'd have to worry about the universe being very populated. More likely they all run into the upper limits of such a system and either stagnate or die.

Besides, by the time these probes get anywhere of consequence we'll be long gone or have managed to surpass their reach.
     
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Turn right around. Trust us, we're not worth it.

- Humanity
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Do you smell what the Rock is cooking?
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Isn't this how Destiny begins or even Star Trek (with the borg).

The Borg found out about humans when Q got ticked with Jean-Luc Picard thinking that humans were "ready for anything" and he threw the Enterprise into the Alpha Quadran, space where no human or probe had gone and wouldn't have for MANY years. This alerted The Borg prematurely to the existence of humans and they made a beeline to Earth and ... well, we all know how that turns out.

I'm not a huge fan to attracting attention to our species until we can at least leave this planet. The only saving grace is that if there is intelligent life out there, they will have LONG since discovered us from our radio signals before that slow moving probe ever reaches anything.
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Yes, great contribution indeed.
The comment section is already crapped on, too.


I wonder why I kept my hopes that a fruitful discussion may be born.
i also wonder this, considering how stupid the golden records are as a representation of our species. would you also seek a meaningful conversation about the contents of my toilet
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1. Have Chuck Norris take a selfie
2. Beam selfie to Voyager
3. Never see extraterrestrials, ever. Unless they send Reapers.
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i also wonder this, considering how stupid the golden records are as a representation of our species. would you also seek a meaningful conversation about the contents of my toilet

What? How exactly is the info on the records not meaningful?

Also, by examining fecal matter, some basics about the organism can be determined. Metabolic functions, gut flora, chemical composition. It would actually be quite scientifically enlightening.
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