How do you test for aliens?
According to this source;
All you've got to do is ask.
According to the writer, there are a number of alien species around us all the time aware of our every move, our every thought.
According to this source, we have the ability to send a few tons of delicate electronics to orbit a distant world like Mars and figure out all sorts
of things about that planet. This would seem like magic to anyone born before the 20th century. Really advanced aliens have the ability to know
things that seem like magic to us.
Arthur Clarke with Stephen Baxter wrote a book, "Light of Other Days" that explores the potential of wormhole technology to connect the universe
together in space and time...
which seems pretty magical, though he sticks to every day science.
He did not explore the impact such techniques would have on computing technology. Though others like Hans Moravec, in 1991 have;
So, anyone that has access to this sort of technology, would be in touch with the whole cosmos - just as the internet provides a means for each of us
to be in touch with everyone everywhere on this planet- a sufficiently advanced technology, based on a network of wormholes through all of spacetime -
would allow us to be aware of what is happening everywhere everywhen.
Now, how do we make sense of all this? The same way we make sense of the internet. We have search engines, and other mechanisms that sort through a
vast array of information to present to us the information we seek.
In short, creatures that resonate with us - on a personal level - will make contact - if they want to.
This explains why the hell ET doesn't make contact with the President, or Prime Minister, the Pope or the King or Queen. They don't resonate. Its
a mano a mano sort of thing.
Look, if you were an anthropologist who were interested in the intelligence of an ape, would you pick out the alpha male? would you pick out the
alpha male's entourage? If you were interested in the natural beliefs of a primitive tribe, would pick the members that were totally in thrall to
the medicine men and their obvious bs? or would pick one that was far removed from that crap to see what really was up?
If someone is looking for honey in a bee hive, they might not want to attract attention of the hive's defenses.
There's a reporter that wrote a book a few years after the Wright Brothers announced their conquest of the sky at Kitty Hawk. He was inspired to
write the book because for years, astronomers had assured him that rocks couldn't fall from the sky, yet now meteorites were an accepted fact. And
for years physicists assured him that heavier than air travel was impossible! Yet now, aeroplanes are an accepted fact!
SO what other impossible things will one day be an accepted fact?
I'm talking of course about Charles Fort and his "Book of the Damned" Damned good reading if you ask me.
I find Chapter 12 most compelling, Charles Fort writes'
Would we, if we could, educate and sophisticate pigs, geese, cattle?
Would it be wise to establish diplomatic relation with the hen that now functions, satisfied with mere sense of achievement by way of compensation?
I think we're property.
I should say we belong to something:
That once upon a time, this earth was No-man's Land, that other worlds explored and colonized here, and fought among themselves for possession, but
that now it's owned by something:
That something owns this earth—all others warned off.
Nothing in our own times—perhaps—because I am thinking of certain notes I have—has ever appeared upon this earth, from somewhere else, so openly
as Columbus landed upon San Salvador, or as Hudson sailed up his river. But as to surreptitious visits to this earth, in recent times, or as to
emissaries, perhaps, from other worlds, or voyagers who have shown every indication of intent to evade and avoid, we shall have data as convincing as
our data of oil or coal-burning aerial super-constructions.
But, in this vast subject, I shall have to do considerable neglecting or disregarding, myself. I don't see how I can, in this book, take up at all
the subject of possible use of humanity to some other mode of existence, or the flattering notion that we can possibly be worth something.
Pigs, geese, and cattle.
First find out that they are owned.
Then find out the whyness of it.
I suspect that, after all, we're useful—that among contesting claimants, adjustment has occurred, or that something now has a legal right to us, by
force, or by having paid out analogues of beads for us to former, more primitive, owners of us—all others warned off—that all this has been known,
perhaps for ages, to certain ones upon this earth, a cult or order, members of which function like bellwethers to the rest of us, or as superior
slaves or overseers, directing us in accordance with instructions received—from Somewhere else—in our mysterious usefulness.
But I accept that, in the past, before proprietorship was established,
inhabitants of a host of other worlds have—dropped here, hopped here, wafted, sailed, flown, motored—walked here, for all I know—been pulled
here, been pushed; have come singly, have come in enormous numbers; have visited occasionally, have visited periodically for hunting, trading,
replenishing harems, mining: have been unable to stay here, have established colonies here, have been lost here; far-advanced peoples, or things, and
primitive peoples or whatever they were...