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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:18 pm 
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On Contested Ground, SKA Looks to the Heavens

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How to build a teleportation-assisted telescope

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How Do You Take a Picture of a Black Hole? With a Telescope as Big as the Earth

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:36 pm 
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Tomorrow’s telescopes will be planet-sized quantum teleportation devices

https://thenextweb.com/science/2018/10/ ... n-devices/

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An interesting proposition that sounds very exciting. The author says that "one day" all this will happen. But there's no indication how far in the future "one day" is. Is is 50 years from now? 500 years? 5,000 years?
There's a group that calls itself the WWF. I had to do a search on the Internet to find out what this acronym stands for. My best guess is "World Wildlife Fund". They seem to think that we're destroying our planet and that our civilization will not last much longer unless drastic action is taken.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech ... warns.html

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An Extremely Large Footprint for an Extremely Large Telescope

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Mauna Kea and Modern Astronomy

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Finding Alien Life May Require Giant Telescopes Built in Orbit

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The alien life pitch again (LOL). Sure it might be interesting, but at what expense? Are we talking about intelligent life here? Suppose they're hostile? Can we prevent our existence from being known to them? Probably not. People would likely try to contact them. A Pandora's box may await us.

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The argument for hostile aliens is one of hubris. Humanity is assuming "the others" are going to commit the same sins as us. Or humanity is so strong and tenacious, we need to test our mettle against advanced entities because we will win.

Similarly, I am not appreciating the fact that believing aliens would be peaceful or helpful is anthropomorphizing them.

Aliens should remain alien. Inscrutible. Beyond our ken.

Look at mainstream media. Every time humans contact aliens, barring a few productions, the encounter is always hostile. Either people are going to feel guilty for all of our cinematic war crimes against aliens, accepting their hostility, or humans are going to prepare for several decades of bug hunting and exterminating xenos.

Tonight I'm going to post a title of a short story, with the author, and hopefully link to the full text of a story of first contact. IMO, it will illustrate a third angle to "first contact".

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