With all the crazy conflicts going on in the world today, despite the onset of the Olympic Games that are supposed to cause at least a temporary truce from fighting, we found an interesting story about Alien worlds being able to tune into our television broadcasts as a hopeful way to find true perspective on things.
Apparently a British TV company and social networking internet company have teamed up to start broadcasting messages into deep space.
It's been widely postulated for many years that all of our television, radio and short-wave communications have a potential of continuing out into space, perhaps to be picked up by intelligent life on another planet many hundreds of light years away.
Of course with the theory of relativity and how long sometimes it takes to get a signal from one light year to another, they estimate that some of the first television broadcasts ever put out will now just be reaching certain key audiences on alien worlds. Of course we can't quite measure the demographics of these emerging television eyeballs, (or even how many eyeballs each creature on a given planet might have), but needless to say we're very excited about the prospect of having Organic Living with the Hippy Gourmet reaching Polaris in the near future, and planet Nebulon shortly thereafter.
For the first few years the aliens tuning in will only get a few channels of content, and just like their human counterparts, it will take them a while to get the full range of programming and channels (also depending on if they go for the deluxe cable package that includes movies). But at least we can take some comfort in the fact that our little green and purple friends across the ocean of space and time in distant galaxies will be able to tune into our shows, to give them at least a choice from the reality programs and crime shows our TV screens are currently cluttered with.
All kidding aside, when we allow ourselves to take a step back and see the earth from far out in space - a tiny blue dot through the rings of Saturn, no bigger than a pixel wide...this should give pause to how precious and miraculous are lives are and that we have to strive for PEACE on earth.
Signing off from planet Xeron,
Meep, Gleep, and Bareep!
Peace, Love and Organics,
Your Hippy Gourmet Family