February 15, 2013

The True Story of a 1967 Alien 'Contact' Incident

MIT Technology Review, MIT Technology Review


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One of the most significant events for human kind will be the detection of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe. This kind of ‘contact’ is bound to have a profound impact on human culture, society and technology.

The question of how to handle such an event has been widely discussed. Indeed, the international community agreed on a ‘Detection Protocol’ in 1990 that sets out the steps that a research group should take in the event of a contact.

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TAGGED: Pulsars, Science History, Extraterrestrial Life

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