Re: Planetary SETI: What _should_ we be looking for?

Technotranscendence (
Fri, 23 Jul 1999 22:16:05 -0700

On Friday, July 23, 1999 4:59 PM Mac Tonnies <> wrote:
>I don't think this is the _only_ sort of alien technology we should be
>looking for, but it's certainly a good scenario. List members tend to
>that "exotic" ventures like interstellar colonization will necessarily rely
>on all kinds of fancy nanotech, but don't forget that the idea of traveling
>to other stars isn't as exotic as it used to be, in a way. If our history
>had gone just slightly differently (and I'm not refeering to our space
>program, but to world history in general) we might have already sent out
>craft using ramjet and ion proulsion.

Or orion propulsion. (That's dropping nukes out the back to putt-putt along.)

Daniel Ust