Re: Great Filter, Low Profile, Cryptocosmology

Eugene Leitl (
Fri, 18 Oct 1996 17:46:17 +0200 (MET DST)

On Thu, 17 Oct 1996 wrote:

> > "Sufficiently advanced communication is indistinguishable from noise."
> Not really true. Although the message itself will indeed sound like line
> noise the spectrum used won't look like black body radiation unless someone

Noise is thought to have a flat frequency spectrum. A high-bandwidth,
low-redundancy communication will be indeed pretty white, and if only to
Fourier addition theorem.

> makes an extreme effort that won't help communication. Then we're back to
> the "why is *everybody* trying to hide?" problem.

I don't think this is 'hiding', nor is it likely to be attributable to
berserkers. I think it's either not being there, or transcendence. Both
makes one undetectable.


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