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I believe they want our adrenaline glands to extract andrenochrome? Or cultivate it? Perhaps this is all from a dream of mine... Hhhmmmmm I highly doubt its any raw material like gold. Or anything metallic... That's human perspective. There's much more complex metals outside our solar system... I bet they. View us as very interestingly complex water beings whos lives are so fragile they're too afraid for us to see them.... It'd be like playing jenga with live grenades.
originally posted by: ryan2010
a reply to: Kandinsky the amont of times these beings have visited us must prove that we have something they need or want, and cant or haven't got themselves even with their tech its something we have that they need it must be like gold to them! if you had a gold source would you tell other people?
originally posted by: kelbtalfenek
originally posted by: AllyofHumanity9220
So my question is this: What would it be like if the first alien forces we encountered visiting our world were poachers or resource explorers?
If indeed that is the case, that they are interplanetary/intergalactic poachers, I wonder what would be stopping them from just parking a mothership and a huge vacuum cleaner and sucking the life, the genetic material, the chloroplasts from thisi planet?
originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: AllyofHumanity9220
I tend towards the notion that any intelligence with the ability to travel from some Point A to our own Point B (Earth) would not require our resources.
Perhaps they'd be close to a 'post-scarcity' level of existence?
originally posted by: Rosinitiate
originally posted by: Blue Shift
originally posted by: Tardacus
you only try to hide when your doing something you aren`t supposed to be doing.
Not necessarily. Of all the reasons I can think of as to why an "alien" similar to us would want to keep their activities on the down-low, the best I can come up with is that they're somehow from our own future, and that any activities they engage in have to be carefully selected to not radically alter the future to the point where it could destroy their own existence.
Time travelers makes a whole lot more sense than ET's.
I'm somewhere between inner dimensional beings who lived here as longs as us, time travelers or a really nasty propaganda campaign. Or a little of all three, like a combo meal you might find and the Intergalactic Sonic Burger.
Or it could be something else entirely. I've been chewing over a few things that seem to make sense to me. I wonder if anyone else has the same ideas. As sometimes the truth is really self evident. Three facts.
Fact number one, the Universe is really old and really big, so the chances of Universal travellers is very high on the probability scale.
Fact number two, most if not all alien sightings bear similar profiles to paranormal sightings and activity.
Fact number three, physical law states you cannot travel faster than light. (So if the aliens exist , plus regarding fact one, then they have to be able to travel faster than light.) Which violates fact three???? or does it? They might not have to violate this law if they were not physical, as in our understanding of what it is to be physical. Which tends to back up fact two, that of the paranormal hypothesis.
So defining physicality, as needing a physical body to interact within the confines of an ecosystem, within this planets biosphere. Which also gets defined as life support system. Also defines as a bio electric machine. Which operates within a defined ecosystem, organised system being the operative word. Organised by whom? the chaos of what we perceive to be random events based on probability?
Then it occurred to me as I went down the rabbit hole. That the state that we find ourselves in, known as the human condition, is pretty bleak. But we don't find that we stay in this condition for any real length of time. The human body, as such is designed with D.N.A. information, for this specific worlds ecosystem. Added to that our whole psychology and how we view the ecosystem, and thereby reality makes for a very limited experience. Plus our seemingly short duration on earth, is spent surviving and reproducing. Sex and food. All else is secondary. So logically the purpose of life is to breed, to do this you have to survive. But consider if you didn't have a body, then you are freed from the constraints of this limited existence. The physical laws concerning light speed no longer apply. Then the Universal environment is open. To sum it up, in what might be, a hypothetical forth fact.
Fact number four. That you cant go through the "Star gate" with a body.
originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: mbkennel
When the Conquistadores arrived there, they required food and water - treasure was the real motivation.
*If* any intelligence can arrive here through interstellar travel, bending time or traversing dimensions, it's reasonable to speculate they'd be past 'requiring' food and water. If they could accomplish such things, it might also be likely they could process/create food and drink.
There's also the other possibility that such an intelligence might not be biological and wouldn't value food, water or treasure. If we're gonna speculate about the motivations of an unknown intelligence, I'm not sure we should base them on the behaviours of our neighbours.