As a child, when I first learned about the Voyager Golden Record, I was both excited at the thought of an alien species actually intercepting one of the space probes, and concerned that they wouldn't be able to figure out how to work it. This is a legitimate concern, as I am sure many people today (March 6, 2006) wouldn't know how to work a phonograph record if one landed in his or her backyard. Of all the theories and jokes about what will happen when and if the aliens intercept Voyager I or Voyager II, this is my favorite:
In a memorable Saturday Night Live segment, it was announced by Steve Martin that the first message from extraterrestrials was being received. Once decoded, the message stated, "Send more Chuck Berry."
For more details about the photos that represent the Planet Earth, click here. Surely, the creators have got to be kicking themselves for all time over the photos portraying human beings from the 1970's.