Brave New World/SETI

Robert J. Bradbury (
Fri, 3 Sep 1999 11:32:03 -0700 (PDT)

I managed to get a few memes injected into the ABC chat site on the Brave New World / SETI discussion.


They posted 2 of my 4 questions (there would have been more but I came in in the middle). I managed to stack the deck by making one of the questions self-reference the ABC BNW eposide about uploading.

The 2 questions that didn't make it were those pointing out problems with current SETI strategies (such as looking at visible "stars" instead of Dyson spheres and the problem that advanced civilizations are going to send highly focused communication beams to "beings" worth communicating with
(and so we wouldn't see them unless we were in the "line-of-sight").
I guess I'm not surprised...

It may be that ABC is having a chat (on Fri.) after every BNW episode (Thur. nights), it would seem to make sense for as many of us as possible to participate in these. :->>