Monday, August 20, 2018

How Long Will It Take For The Second Reply?

On this day - August 20th in 1911- the first round the world cable was sent by telegraph. It took 16.5 minutes after it as sent from the NY Times Building in New York City for it to travel around the world and be returned to the originating sender. Then 66 years later to the day, Voyager II was launched into space carrying a message about humanity to anyone or anything in the universe who might intercept it and care to listen. More at the source

I am left wondering - how long will it take to receive a reply to that second telegram and in just what form the reply will come. That is, of course, if it has not been replied to already. If there ever is a reply, one can only hope it will be friendly and that we will accept it as such but I tend to think chances are that whoever or whatever answers it may be as crazy as are we and we may have asked for more than which we bargained when advertising our whereabouts.

I suppose time will tell, could be this year, could be the next or maybe a couple to a few decades or even centuries from now but I am guessing that sooner or later someone is going to come looking 
for us. I can only hope their mission is not To Serve Man

All the best,
Glenn B

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