And then, when we're least expecting it:
all hail glorious v'ger
We may someday lose signal, but we'll always hold its beeps in our hearts
I'm petrified to imagine what would happen if this thing ever encountered an alien species that avoids our solar system for whatever reason, you know, the usual sci-fi crap but I love to think of it.
I don't think extraterrestrials would avoid us for us portraying them in ignorance. Hell, I'd love to see their depictions. Now THAT would be insanely awesome.
Imagine being on that right now
All those miles away...
Lonely and dead silent...and the best view in the solar system
Why is this photo on the golden record
I'd like to think that some day we pick up a signal or encounter an alien species own voyager probe, that's be mega cool
It's not useful at all,
you're getting pretty heated over it
Moving aside from the probe itself, think about all the radio transmissions to leave earth.. If any new species was to hear them.. they'd hear them in order of being broadcast, and assuming they have any understanding or means to translate our languages they'd hear about the atrocities committed during WW2 first..
you think they'd want to continue listening?
Those pictures in the voyager may not say everything, but they still each 'speak a thousand words'.
something that's always amused me is the chance that an ultra-intelligant race of aliens does happen upon the voyager, and the disk inside, but has no idea how to read the data on it
It's funny, cause when people say "I've lost faith in all of humanity" they are either joking or being stupid. It is stupid to say shit like that when you look at the history of humanity and see all the cool stuff we've done, and this here my friends, this is just quite possibly one of the greatest achievements we have ever accomplished. This is truly spectacular, well done humanity.