April 29, 2004
Saturation Broadcast System: General Notes

Some recent contacts between saturation and the outside world -- one to San Mateo, one, apparently, to Littleton CO or environs -- made me think about the different methods proposed to communicate over long, long distances, like light days or light years. If I remember, one approach is for both parties to simply keep talking -- sending as much data as possible. So there is no dialogue, but somehow there is a conversation. Sort of. And then there's the Battlestar Galactica model, also know as the Contact model, where we (earth or saturation, take your pick) just naturally beams information out to space, and maybe someone sees it. Maybe.

Posted by dbrown at April 29, 2004 05:44 PM
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