I sit and shine this green lazer (‘lazer’ looks cooler than ‘laser’) into the sky from my friend’s apartment on the 10th floor of a building in Bangkok. Little do I know, I just triggered a series of events that have tens of people scrambling, excited to finally prove the skeptics wrong. They are receiving contact from another world, another intelligent civilization. How can this signal be decoded? Is it encrypted? Who created and transmitted this beam of light? What are they trying to say? Are they peaceful? What do they look like? Does the capability to interact with them even exist? Is this simply some drunk kid playing with a ฿500 laser pointer that his friend bought off of a little old lady with a basket full of novelty toys on Khaosan Road?
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