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SETI The assumption

Jas ( jas@optonline.net )
Fri, 14 May 1999 12:29:15 -0400

Being new to this discussion, I will undoubedly raise questions that have
already been discussed.
I will certainly use the screen saver, given the choice between flying windows,
etc.
The premise of SETI is that any civilization will eventually discover, use and
emit high frequency signals into the universe. What if this (fact) is merely a
temporary phase for a century or two, followed by discovery of something much
better? After all, space exploration will require something much faster than
the speed of light to travel and communicate.
The search could be for something so rare that discovery is nearly impossible.
Joe Assenza