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Windows 7: NASA, SETI Prepare for the Arrival of Aliens

23 Feb 2009   #1
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 
NASA, SETI Prepare for the Arrival of Aliens

Even though it may sound like something that comes out of the science-fiction books, the NASA American space agency and the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) initiative, along with scientists, psychologists, ethicists, lawyers, representatives of the media and anthropologists, have recently held a three day-long workshop, trying to find ways of dealing with the issue of how people would react if they were told that aliens had been found.

And the reason they have met is not that they have already found a little green man and don't know how to break the news to the public. They have met because modern advancements in science and in monitoring technologies might soon give scientists and astronomers the possibility to discover life, no matter how small, on moons such as Titan and Europe, or even on Mars. Astronomical finds already number in the hundreds, and new ones are made almost daily.

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23 Feb 2009   #2
Dragonfly

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 & 64 -(Boot Camped Snow Leopard on a Mac Mini)
 
 

Unless the aliens are carrying a cookbook, I doubt mass hysteria would ensue. Microbes on Europa ("Europe" is a different planet altogether) would get a couple of weeks play in the media and then everyone would get back to watching American Idol.
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23 Feb 2009   #3
Romulinx2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

I did some number crunching for SETI for quite a few years. Very interesting stuff.
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23 Feb 2009   #4
NosferatuX

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

Well, with Movies and TV shows dealing with the possibility/existence of life on other planets like Roswell, X-Files, Star Trek, etc... I think once the news that aliens hit mainstream, people would be more curious than scared.

IMO, it would be too arrogant of man to think that we're the only ones around and besides, considering this possibility gives people something to do, it also generates jobs Over-all, it has its role in the economy.

On the other hand, as far as the computing industry goes, if these beings are truly more advanced that us, imagine if we can over clock our old P4s to 10GHz without breaking a sweat, advanced memory multipliers that dynamically adjusts to the computing needs of the programs being run as well as dynamic storage media that just keeps growing and growing. Now that will be something, eh?

Anywho, nice story... We come in peace
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23 Feb 2009   #5
Dragonfly

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 & 64 -(Boot Camped Snow Leopard on a Mac Mini)
 
 

I named my server Kanamit.
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23 Feb 2009   #6
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Where is Brink from?
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23 Feb 2009   #7
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Mars...LOL


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23 Feb 2009   #8
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
Mars...LOL

LMAO, good one Pete
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23 Feb 2009   #9
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
Mars...LOL
Guys from mars are more intelligent n wise than guys from earth!
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23 Feb 2009   #10
Romulinx2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

Klingon's on the starboard bow captain!
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