Reply to post: Pointless Golden Record

Voyager 2 'stopped' last week, and not just for maintenance

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Pointless Golden Record

Chances of intelligent life finding it in the next 10,000 years and not already knowing we exist? - practically zero.

We've been broadcasting our position for over a hundred years, electromagnetic waves travelling at light speed, which will be detected by intelligent life long before this physical heap of junk gets anywhere close (and I use the heap of junk term lovingly).

We're looking for intelligent life elsewhere by listening, so if we make the assumption intelligent life would be able to figure out the record and stylus then we can also assume they will have figured out how to listen for us too.

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