Social Implications of the Detection of an Extraterrestrial Civilization

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John Billingham, Roger Heyns, et al.

What happens if SETI succeeds? Several dozen experts from the fields of sociology, technology, and education consider the social consequences of finding a signal. Based on workshops held in 1991 and 1992, this is the definitive opus on the likely impact of an extraterrestrial signal. Don't believe all you see on TV, nor what you read in the chat groups: here is reasoned prognostication on what could be the biggest event in human history.