World’s most important enigma has a chance of being solved, as a huge investment has been made, supporting the endeavor to find alien life outside Earth’s boundaries. $100 million will be wisely spent to gather all the necessary equipment, brain force, infrastructure and strategic thinking in order to search the remote corners of the universe for extraterrestrial life. Two of the world’s largest telescopes, namely the Green Bank Observatory and the Parkes observatory will lay their focus on planets circling around stars in our galaxy, using thousands of long hours of dish time on looking for radio signals that could offer us the exclusive chance to hear aliens gossiping.
Along with high powered technology and huge infrastructure, the search for ET will be powered by smartphones as well. Basically, anyone who wants to participate in the greatest episode of the X-files, will be able to do it with the simple use of a cell phone.
The special FBI agents Mulder and Scully will be replaced by robots and technologies developed by the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing. The organization has built an app which can be downloaded to Android phones, offering a chance for consumers to help power the search for alien life. The app will work via WiFi and will not use personal data.
Its inner workings are simple and anyone with a decent handset can benefit from the huge range of advantages it has to offer. The data from the previously mentioned telescopes will scan the universe for signals of alien life. If you power on the app, you will allow the telescope’s collected data to be analyzed, compared and contrasted via crowd-sourcing. Google Play officials note that the app will work only when the handset is plugged in and charged, so it won’t run down the battery life of your smartphone. There’s a trick, though: the app cannot be used by iPhone owners, it is solely addressed to Android phone users.
“It’s really important that projects requiring crowd sourced processing capture the public imagination such as this so that many people get involved,” IDC research director Alys Woodward declares. By making people aware of what is happening, they become part of the entire mission and can personally asses the dimension of importance this initiative could have for our mankind.
The Brave New World we have designed allows for the already simple technology to interact with the most sophisticated technological structures, together communicating with alternative dimensions that can be found outside our planet’s boundaries.
Initiators of the mission have involved crowdsource processing and open source computing, as the volume of data gathered could hardly be analyzed without forces gathered together. By enabling analysis and communication via wide platforms, scientists have managed to find a way to process all the data collected over thousands of hours each year from two of the most advanced radio telescopes. Along with high technology, smartphones will power the search for extraterrestrial life that will be limited to 10 years of roaming on the vast corridors of space.
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