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1 Million Reward for Message to Aliens

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posted on Jul, 30 2015 @ 02:13 PM
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Remember hearing about Stephen Hawking announcing the "Breaking Initiatives" ET research program last week? This came about from a $100 million contribution from a Russian billionaire named Yuri Milner.

Now Yuri says he is also offering a $1 million reward for anyone who can come up with "the best message" for representing mankind to any ET that we may discover:

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Russian billionaire Yuri Milner has announced a $1 million USD prize for crafting the best message to represent humanity to potential extraterrestrial contacts. The message, of which would be transmitted as part of the 'Breakthrough Message' phase of the program, where the message would be beamed to stars that would be likely to support civilizations.


Now they aren't looking for "words", but rather some sort of message that will be conveyed using universal language:




Astronomer Franklin Drake, one of Breakthrough Initiatives' members, and pioneering member of earlier searches for extraterrestrial contact, says that they will automatically eliminate anything written in a human language. "Some people have foolishly composed messages in English. Big mistake," Drake warns.





rake, whom as involved in the development of the messages included in on the Voyager and Pioneer space probes, including their information plaques, offers advice on conveying a message to beings that are unlikely to understand human language. "There are many common reference points. Chemistry, for instance. Through the spectral lines of elements, which are the characteristic fingerprints they leave on the light spectrum, we can give scale - hydrogen's spectral line could be a common unit of length."


The article also goes on to talk about the Chilbolton crop circle (something I've always been very interested in), and the 1974 Aricibo Radio message:




It's possible that aliens--or somebody else--has already responded to a human message, as the Chilbolton Image pictured here is a response to the 1974 Aricibo message sent from the Aricibo radio telescope. Is it a response from aliens, as it appears? The extraordinary intricacy of the crop formation and another nearby has never been explained or duplicated. You can find a comparison of the Aricibo and Chilbolton messages here



I know we have some incredibly creative and intelligent members here, so why not mash it out and brainstorm a bit on this (as well as discuss the topic as we would on any ATS thread - don't want to prevent any good discussions from taking place either
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So ?
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posted on Jul, 30 2015 @ 02:25 PM
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Why don't we go with Raj's passive-aggressive message?



Well, maybe there’s a way to appear non-aggressive, but also be able to protect ourselves if necessary. Like smiling and waving with one hand, but the other hand holding the severed head of a tiger.


That way we can alleviate Stephen Hawking's fears of hostile aliens....



posted on Jul, 30 2015 @ 02:27 PM
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a reply to: Kojiro

A holographic of some scenes from the TV show "Family Guy" would certainly screw with them too. "Talking canines, senseless cartoon gore and a cynical talking baby? Humans are #ed!" lol



posted on Jul, 30 2015 @ 02:40 PM
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a reply to: FamCore
I think this would do the trick quite nicely...

No. Seriously.

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posted on Jul, 30 2015 @ 02:42 PM
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an rytmic explosions of H-bombs in space would certainly be notist by other intelligent lifeforms.....
every lifeform in an beam of 119 lichtyears from earth already knows we are here...
(1896 first radio transmission from marconi )

BUT.....are we really ready for contact???????? i'm doubting it
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posted on Jul, 30 2015 @ 02:46 PM
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How about something simple, like: "WHUSSSUUUP?"
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posted on Jul, 30 2015 @ 02:47 PM
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We should send out a message about the favorite 80's games that we loved so much.

Perhaps the Aliens receiving the message will take it wrong and builds all these game characters to come and annihilate us...

Oh wait... that movie was already out...



posted on Jul, 30 2015 @ 02:57 PM
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"this is the population of planet earth. we come in peace. we will democratize your homeland. anyone who does not agree will be viewed as a terrorist and thus be eliminated."



posted on Jul, 30 2015 @ 03:02 PM
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a reply to: anticitizen

Cute play on the Borg introduction, but they said that any message that required the utilization of a spoken language would be immediately refused.



posted on Jul, 30 2015 @ 03:09 PM
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can anyone enter the competition, if so how?



posted on Jul, 30 2015 @ 03:18 PM
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Let's hope they don't have the second amendment,or were all screwed !



posted on Jul, 30 2015 @ 03:32 PM
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Sounds like a great competition.




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posted on Jul, 31 2015 @ 12:02 AM
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That's interesting up until the last paragraph about the so-called Aricibo return message.

And you'll find Frank Drake's rational response to that "ridiculous" message HERE.

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posted on Jul, 31 2015 @ 01:19 AM
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a reply to: FamCore

Is it not true that he doesnt believe aliens have not visited earth?Text



posted on Jul, 31 2015 @ 01:27 AM
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So, do we need a thread strictly for planning out this message?? Come on, I'm willing to split that mil with anyone who helps come up with a message!
I've already got a few ideas, like a message in binary that would represent a computer code or program, a repeated pulse at the frequency of the mass of hydrogen and/or oxygen, a series of integers representing our local group of pulsars (like on the Voyager) but in a way that doesn't give our exact location, and a couple more...what are your ideas y'all???



posted on Jul, 31 2015 @ 01:40 AM
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a reply to: FamCore


Is it not obvious what to use.




posted on Jul, 31 2015 @ 07:19 AM
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This might be good, i.kinja-img.com...



posted on Jul, 31 2015 @ 07:58 AM
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originally posted by: mortisflash
This might be good, i.kinja-img.com...


somebody took a lot of time to make that - it was actually pretty insightful and entertaining



posted on Jul, 31 2015 @ 08:02 AM
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a reply to: Ectoplasm8

thanks for sharing that - good hearing from an expert such as Mr. Drake



posted on Jul, 31 2015 @ 05:24 PM
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originally posted by: mortisflash
This might be good, i.kinja-img.com...


OMG I think it's hilarious! thank you!

took me forever to read it though



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