David Brin on sending messages into space

by Gary Niederhoff on July 17, 2015

We recently participated in a California Academy of Sciences NightLife event. The theme for the night was “how-to” and we discussed how to talk to aliens. Part of our presentation included a video that science fiction author David Brin put together, outlining his reasons against sending messages into space (aka active SETI, aka METI). His basic argument is outlined in the first 80 seconds or so, and that’s all we used in our presentation, but here is the full video he sent us, in its entirety.

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