Greetings, E.T. (Please Don’t Murder Us.)

I was always infatuated with space. In high school, I had a telescope and used in for many hours out in the back yard, just in awe of what worlds it opened up. I felt that it wasn’t a matter of if we would ever (be) contact life outside of Earth, it was a matter of when. After the movie, “The Day The Earth Stood Still,” came out, I became hopeful that what would happen was exactly what the movie portrayed when we were to be visited. It only occurred to me later that maybe the contact/visit wasn’t the best thing. This is a very good read.

Greetings, E.T. (Please Don’t Murder Us.)

A new initiative to beam messages into space may be our best shot yet at learning whether we’re alone in the universe. There’s just one problem: What if we’re not?

Source: www.nytimes.com/2017/06/28/magazine/greetings-et-please-dont-murder-us.html?_r=1