Re: Charles Stross suggests that neighbors are ISIS-like and abhorrent
Which is disturbing. But his other suggestion as to the nature of our cosmic neighbours is almost as bad:
"I will by return of signal send you the [symbol: process][symbol: data] to install on your [empire/civilization/polity] to participate in this scheme. You will then construct [symbol: inferred, interstellar transmitter?] to assist in acquiring [ownership signifier] of [compound symbol: inferred, bank account of absent galactic emperor]."