British scientists have warned that NASA’s activities could have severe unintended consequences, including an alien invasion.
Scientists at Oxford University in the United Kingdom have sounded the alarm about recent plans by the US space agency, known by its acronym NASA, to send messages into space containing accurate information about Earth and humans.
This NASA project, known as “Beacon in the Galaxy” (BITG), plans to send various information such as the biochemical composition of life on Earth, the position of the solar system in the Milky Way with a time stamp, digital images of humans and a call for aliens to respond.
In this context, Toby Ord, a scientist from Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute (FHI), noted the need to organize a public discussion before sending signals into space, because there is no consensus on the proportion of peaceful and hostile civilizations in the galaxy.
Additionally, the Oxford FHI’s principal investigator, after warning of the consequences of this plan, stated that should an alien civilization receive the letter, the response might not be just a friendly greeting.
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