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Wednesday, 2 October 2013

2 October 2013. Sergei Yolkin’s World. A Dialogue of Civilisations

00 Sergei Yolkin. A Dialogue of Civilisations. 2013

A Dialogue of Civilisations

Sergei Yolkin



The text in the original Russian is “Как стоишь салага?” Literally, that’s “How’re y’ standing, newbie?” It’s slangy and colloquial to the max. So, to put it correctly using idiomatic (and slangy) English, one would say, “How’re things shakin’, newbie?”

The “PA” on the soldier’s pogoni are “RA” in Cyrillic letters, the initials for “Russian Army” in Russian. Besides that, the title of the whole post (“A Dialogue of Civilisations”) is a lift from the historical concepts of Sergei Solovyov (human society is made up of discrete, yet intermeshed, civilisational blocs). This is a common theme in Russian intellectual and political circles. The title’s a sly dig at the Americans… can’t get along with other humans, let alone alien races. As for Russians, though, it’s a different story…



Our aerospace defence forces won’t attack incoming extraterrestrial civilised life forms… they’re not prepared for any such eventuality. Sergei Yolkin gives us a possible outcome…

2 October 2013

Sergei Yolkin




Saturday, 25 February 2012

24 February 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Scientists Found a Common Language to Use with Extraterrestrial Aliens

Scientists Found a Common Language to Use with Extraterrestrial Aliens

Sergei Yolkin



IT News reported that a team of international astrophysicists developed a unique protocol for communication and dialogue with any extraterrestrial civilisations out there. They named this universal language for inter-species communication METI; it has a number of characteristic factors in its signal, which include the encoding, length, and content of its message. Researchers will broadcast it using two main frequencies, 1.42 GHz or 4.46 GHz, which an extraterrestrial civilisation of even “modest technological abilities” would find easy to receive.

In 1974, scientists sent the very first signal aimed at extraterrestrial civilisations, a simple binary code formed the basis of its message. However, after that, scientists sent many more messages into space, which, over time, became more and more incomprehensible. Therefore, to ensure “clarity”, METI will set up an international protocol, involving people of different nationalities, culture, and religions. By using the website, researchers using the protocol would be able to send messages to each other, and the system, after successful encoding, would make a perfect “transconceptual” message to any aliens, and, after that, broadcast it into the depths of space. One of the astrophysicists said, “Given the fact that we know almost nothing about extraterrestrial civilisations, their nature, environment, and social relationships, we’d increase the probability of successful communication with them if we use clear terms and concepts in any message that we sent to them”.

 7 February 2011

Sergei Yolkin



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