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Thread: If We Receive a Message From Aliens, Should We Delete it Without Reading it?

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    If We Receive a Message From Aliens, Should We Delete it Without Reading it?

    A new study considers how messages from extra-terrestrial civilizations could pose an existential threat, and what humanity should do about it.
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    So we might get a virus laden email from ET. Not Nice. Revenge for Independence Day?

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    the Monty Python killing joke??
    Formerly Frog march.

    Newscaster: ... But I've just had a report that a representative of Disaster Area met with the environmentalists this morning and had them all shot, so now nothing stands in the way of the concert going ahead this afternoon on this beautiful sunny day.

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    Is remaining ignorant of another civilization that knows we're here and is transmitting at us supposed to be less risky?

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