but it's signals travel at the speed of light.That thing takes so long to get anywhere that it pretty much doesn't matter.
http://mashable.com/2013/09/12/voyager-1-iphone-5/Although it's traveled 11.6 billion miles to interstellar space, Voyager 1's software isn't as high-tech as you may think. In fact, it has less than 40 KB of memory. To put that in perspective, your 16 GB iPhone 5 has about 240,000 times the memory of a Voyager spacecraft.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/09/12/voyager-1-just-left-the-solar-system-using-less-computing-power-than-your-iphone/Voyager has three interconnected computer systems: one to control the craft’s flight and altitude, another to control its instruments, and a third to manage the first two. The computers can process about 8,000 instructions per second -- a fraction of the capability of your smartphone, which handles upwards of 14 billion each second.
Any aliens capable of understanding what Voyager 1 is would know that this probe has been travelling for potentially hundreds of thousands of years and so one would expect dated technology. On the flip side our probe could be on it's way to a planet which hasn't even devloped life yet and once it arrives in say 100million years, life could have developed and suddenly 40kb of memory on a circuit board makes us seem like the smart dudes :PAny aliens that discover Voyager might think us retards!!