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Interstellar communication. IX. Message decontamination is impossible

Status Report From: arXiv.org e-Print archive
Posted: Thursday, February 8, 2018

Michael Hippke, John G. Learned
(Submitted on 6 Feb 2018)

A complex message from space may require the use of computers to display, analyze and understand. Such a message cannot be decontaminated with certainty, and technical risks remain which can pose an existential threat. Complex messages would need to be destroyed in the risk averse case.
Comments:    3 pages, comments welcome
Subjects:    Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM); Popular Physics (physics.pop-ph)
Cite as:    arXiv:1802.02180 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:1802.02180v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)
Submission history
From: Michael Hippke
[v1] Tue, 6 Feb 2018 19:37:50 GMT (54kb)
https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.02180

Astrobiology, SETI

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