Over the years there has been an on-going discussion about transmitting signals from earth because it may increase the chance of detection by some advanced civilization that will come and do us harm. Below is a recent post on this topic by GEORGE DVORSKY. Please read and post your comments. Should we transmit? Should earth go dark? Why?
Day Earth Stood Still
The debate of what messages we send into space is a long and old one.
Many argue we should only send Earth’s best, such as Bach or Van Gogh, but would that really be a fair representation of Earth?
Some may say that sending only the greats would more like bragging then trying to communicate.
I think if you really think about it, having Deep Space Communications Network send the movie, The Day The Earth Stood Still out into space gives a fairly accurate representation of Earth and how Earth may react to an Alien Visitor. If you don’t agree, tell me what you would send; The movie ET? Obama’s last speech?