Scientists Warn NASA Could Cause an Alien Invasion
Scientists warn about broadcasting signals to space disrespectfully by NASA.
Researchers at the University of Oxford in the UK warn that NASA’s willingness to communicate something specific to space with accurate data about Earth and people could have unforeseen and incredibly dangerous results, including an attack by extraterrestrial species, reports The Telegraph. .
This message, known as “Beacon in the Galaxy” (BITG), was written in a dual encoding intended for a widespread language and is intended to establish contact with extraterrestrial life.
For this, NASA recalled information such as the status of the Earth in the planetary group, the composite synthesis of the planet and its graphic representations, in addition to the DNA and digitized images of individuals. The transmission is expected to come from the Allen Telescope Group of the SETI Institute in California, USA, and the FAST radio telescope in China.
Anders Sandberg, a senior analyst at the Future of Humanity Institute (FHI) in Oxford, accepts that such a transmission can be extremely dangerous, as on the unlikely occasion that an alien development receives the message, its reaction may not consist solely of a pleasant greeting. .
Another FHI Oxford researcher, Toby Ord, argues that a public debate must be coordinated before communicating signals to space. “I don’t think it’s a useful opportunity to move towards contact,” says Ord, who focuses on the lack of agreement among leading researchers on the proportion of hostile and calm civilizations in the world.
As far as they are concerned, the experts of the BITG project guarantee that an exotic species progressed to the point of reaching interplanetary correspondence “it would undoubtedly have reached high degrees of participation among themselves and would have known in this line the importance of harmony and coordinated effort. ”
However, Canadian bioethicist and futurist George Dvorsky excuses such a hypothesis as an “old saying” and demands that one can imagine a “large number of situations” in which harmful aliens actually pose a danger.