Monday, September 17, 2012

Graffiti in the Library of Babel by David Langford

This was a strange little tale about first contact but with a twist.

In it a coded message is sent through the Total Library project, if you think about what Google wants to do by scanning every book ever published you then get the idea of this fictional library.

An alien intelligence is trying to communicate with Earth by tagging quotes from the library.

It is definitely a new twist on the much loved SF theme.

It certainly leaves you wondering if we are looking in the right way to find evidence of alien intelligence.

Information on David Langford can be found HERE, HERE and HERE

Ansible can be found HERE

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