Short online poll: Should we send/regulate messages sent into deep space?
An invitation to friends and colleagues (and strangers!) to take a very informal three-question straw-poll about human activity sending messages from Earth into outer space for potential interception by extraterrestrial life. You may briefly answer the questions (which would only take a minute or two) or add further comments if you like.
We regularly send information about Earth and humanity into space, for example by radio signal, and attached as disks to deep space craft. Should we be doing so? If so, should the process be regulated? I’m happy to hear your thoughts! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WJ98T33
Note that this is not a formal survey, ethnographic study, or anything of the like… just a straw poll to generate some inspiration for a lecture I’m giving. Feel free to forward the link far and wide! However I will close the poll on 12 Feb 2015.
Image: Voyager Golden Record