Monday 20 February 2017

A letter to the aliens in space

Published 13/09/2015 | 02:30

The Breakthrough Message Initiative is a public competition with a $1m prize fund. They are looking for people to compose a message to send into outer space to communicate to aliens
The Breakthrough Message Initiative is a public competition with a $1m prize fund. They are looking for people to compose a message to send into outer space to communicate to aliens

The Breakthrough Message Initiative is a public competition with a $1m prize fund. They are looking for people to compose a message to send into outer space to communicate to aliens about who we are and what we're all about and what is important to us as a species. Here is our entry:

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Dear Aliens,

We are writing this in 2015 but apparently it could take you 10 years to receive the message. The good news is that you can safely assume that things will be more or less the same in Ireland when you get this message as they are now when we are writing it. We will have a Taoiseach out of whose mouth we no longer believe a word but whom we will probably vote back in because he will buy the election with a giveaway budget. His name will be Bertie or Enda or maybe Leo or Simon. The names change, but you get the concept.

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