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Submission + - Physicists call for alien messaging protocol (itnews.com.au)

schliz writes: Researchers have called for the development of messaging framework that could increase the probability that our interplanetary messages are detected and deciphered – assuming Orson Scott Card‘s vision of telepathic buggers doesn‘t come true. The trio of postgraduate astrophysicists suggest a Messaging to Extraterrestrial Intelligence protocol (METI) for signal encoding, message length, information content, transmission method and periodicity. The protocol could be tested via a website that allows users to create, retrieve and decrypt sample messages that conform to the protocol — which also demonstrates communication across human cultural boundaries, they say.
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