A Protocol for Communication with Aliens

5 11 2012

A few months ago some of my cow-orkers tried to send a distress signal to the outside world:

Pac-Man rendered with Post-it notes

Before long we got a reply from the building across the street:

Space Invaders

This was proof positive that there is intelligent life out there, the only question was how to communicate with it. The best minds[1] were put aside to build a communication protocol and the result didn’t disappoint.


[1] While lesser minds like my own were reserved for the more tedious task of doing some[2] actual work.
[2] For infinitesimal values of some.

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