[LINK] Customers may be forced on to NBN to keep phones
kim at holburn.net
Tue Oct 12 15:05:13 EST 2010
On 2010/Oct/12, at 2:52 PM, Birch, Jim wrote:
> I remember reading the idea somewhere in an analysis of the SETI
> that the radio visibility of advanced life forms - such as us, huh?
> - on
> planets at astronomical distances may only exist for fairly short
> periods in their histories. Fairly soon after the locals develop the
> technology for high-powered radio transmission, NBN-like projects will
> become economically and technically preferable and take over from
> fairly quickly.
I read recently that the diffuse communications radiation from earth
could only be detectable as such from quite a short distance (in light
years) due to noise and general attenuation. Which is kind of good,
really, if true. I can't seem to find the exact reference but this is
> Based on terrestrial evidence, we can reasonably expect
> that this process will be - or has been - accompanied by the vehement
> denunciations of little green naysayers.
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