posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 08:44 PM
I am a bit surprised Slayer. I thought you'd be all for useless tech .
Kidding aside, yeah I agree with you. It would not be as bad if we had some sort of medium in space to grab signals and send them pack to us a much
higher speed than they would if left alone.
But your idea is valid. By the time we receive stuff it's decades old and any civilization who travels the cosmos would most likely be nomadic in
some sense, sending random signals wherever they are at the time, so even if we did receive one, could decipher it and figure out a way to communicate
back, they would be long gone.
Also, considering how traveling at the speed of light would affect time on some level, that would also pose a problem.