nature_wonder (nature_wonder) wrote,

О приоритетах

Блогер microcosmologist создал очень наглядную инфографику на тему финансирования программы SETI. Годовой бюджет программы ($2.5 млн.) символизирует один радиотелескоп. Автор показал, сколько будет стоить SETI в сравнении с некоторыми другими затратами.

Это только небольшая часть картинки, полный вариант под катом.


Он поясняет:

So it looks like the Allen Telescope Array (which I mentioned previously on here) is falling onto the chopping block in this era of fiscal “emergency.” To me, this sounds a lot like the recent battle to defund NPR or PBS, in that the money they need to continue is just . . . chump change in the grand scheme of finances. They’re $2.5 million short, and for that, they’ll need to stop taking data and shut down the telescope array. It deeply bums me out to think that such a low value is placed on the quest to find other intelligence in our universe. When compared with so many other things that gladly get millions or billions of dollars, it’s maddening to see SETI so marginalized. Do we really just not care?? Seriously??

And to put things into perspective, I’ve whipped up this handy infographic, comparing how $2.5 million compares to so many other things that we absolutely must have, and will not hesitate to pay for :

Tags: universe, космос
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