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Re: SETI public: Re: An Alien language and Dolphins.

At 06:05 PM 12/23/1999 +0000, Richard Burke-Ward wrote:


>It's possible, but I'd like to bet that there would be some overlap and 
>some rudimentary comprehension. In part, this is because I believe 
>ultimately ETI's will find ways to communicate more comprehensively. 
>Perhaps over millennia, a protocol for two-way radio communication will 
>evolve. Perhaps one ETI will send a probe with sufficient autonomous 


Don't forget optical communications.  A laser transmission could send 
images as well as text, which might be invaluable in understanding
our celestial neighbors.