Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Dumbest Thing I've Ever Heard Of

Apparently, you can now have your blog broadcast into outer space in hopes of sending it to extraterrestrials. That's right, BlogInSpace.com "is the first entity to allow everyday bloggers to transmit the news and thoughts of an everyday person into space."

This has got to be one of the dumbest ideas ever. Nevermind the fact that aliens probably don't know english so they can't read you blog anyway, why would they want to? Very few humans even read blogs, and even those that do read, at the most, a couple dozen... maybe. Now, any potential extraterrestrials looking for communications from earth would have to filter through humdreds of inconsequential blogs (along with all our crappy TV) in order to find something actually of interest. (like, say, a NASA transmission)

You can count on me not signing up for this silly service.


Sorcha said...

I'm SETI and I read YOUR blog.

Jim McIntosh said...

That's what most blogs are these days anyway. Published into the ether.