posted on Aug, 26 2015 @ 11:31 AM
I believe within the next 20 years we will find bacterial life on Mars and perhaps one of Jupiter or Saturn's moons. If it shares similarities to
bacterial life here that will shake things up just as much if not more than if we had run into living breathing, walking beings. It will make us
confront if we started here and somehow an asteroid crashed on mars with earthly bacteria or the other way around. Either will shake the foundations
of science and religion if that is a discovery.
When it comes to alien visitors I don't know why everyone says they will be a million years more advanced. If you went back 100 years there would be
no advanced "anything" on this planet. So in only 200 years from now think where we will be. We probably will have defeated aging and disease from
genetic engineering and a decent chance of learning how to travel faster than light (which according to Einstein himself does not violate physics or
his models). So let's say we do that. What would we do first? Probably visit the planets we are finding with the planet finder telescopes whose
spectrum size and distance from the sun is similar to ours and possible if we can detect methane in it's atmosphere. Then we would send unmanned
probes most likely to observe first from orbit, then possibly landers. That's probably how we might even finally run into advanced or superadvanced
aliens. If they are advanced enough they might shoot down our probe and it might piss them off badly that we just showed up orbiting their planet.
Even in 2 or 3 hundred years finally seeing other worlds would interest us for several obvious reasons and if we found full blown talking aliens then
even more so! However, after say 1000 years I hate to think how advanced we will be if we make it that far much less a million. If we do then
undoubtedly we will have to have either terraformed someplace like Mars or if we do have faster than light travel then colonize some distant planets,
which is just plain wild to think about but it would have to happen simply due to population growth and the ability to just make it happen. But
without a doubt I feel that eventually we will get tired of finding another "new planet" because if we find enough and explore and even run into a
bunch of advanced civilizations we will start becoming bored and stop the endless exploring although the exploring will last a long time. I also
don't think that just cause aliens become super advance that leads them to being peaceful and malevolent. I think they may have no concept of right
or wrong. If they can accomplish "anything" by being superadvanced then killing us might be equal to us squashing a spiders nest literally. When I
come across a spider with the eggs and the web in my house I grab the paper towels and just scoop it all up and crush it then toss it away. That's
why I kind of agree with Steven Hawking that we may not want to blast the loud speakers that we are here! Some civilizations may be spreading their
way through the universe and find out the third 4th and 8th planet from the sun in our solar system has a lot of raw materials they need on their
travels of spreading out. If they come and destroyed Neptune and Mars alone that would be very bad very fast as far as the gravitational ebb and flow
of our solar system by itself even if they didn't come and strip mine the planet. If they decided to extract whatever they needed from us there
probably is nothing we could do about it. A civilization a million years more advanced than us probably wouldn't even notice us as anything more than
what we recognize a bug to be.
I have two ideas on who is visiting us based on this. First, I feel that the "visitors" are only a few hundred years ahead of us. That would be the
only reason to send out explorations in manned and unmanned probes or ships. A civilization a million years ahead of us I don't think would still be
interested at all in finding another new planet or new bacteria and especially not a new civilization as primitive as us. I don't think a
civilization a million years ahead of us would do anything except possibly live in their own virtual reality. As I said before we would be ants to
them and do we really notice an ant? I also think we will find simple "life" in the universe to be fairly commonplace at least in bacterial or animal
form. That it will give rise to intelligence? Probably not so much so. This just makes more sense to me in the sense that there are no animals that
we can tell yet on any other planet in the solar system except us so I doubt if other systems have more than a couple in the "goldilocks" zone either.
Plus don't forget that on this planet dinosaurs were the dominant species till a giant asteroid or two wandered into earth's orbit. Unless that had
happened we wouldn't be here and it might be dinosaurs still plodding around doing nothing more than eating each other. After all, they existed
pretty much unchanged for 65 million years. Also we have been sending out strong signals from our planet in general for about 50 years. We should
then direct the search for life in areas about 50 light years or so from earth as that might be why we are getting visits from aliens within that
distance from earth. It makes sense for aliens to look somewhat like us and I know that is a bold statement to make but it does take the ability to
grasp, to write, to talk even as essential for doing anything remotely like building something and advancing. In all species here on earth you see
symmetry is what matters. Two of everything seems to be the most common rule among the higher life forms. That's why I don't think you will see many
advanced aliens with 5 arms or 1 leg and they get around by hopping or something.
So as far as why I don't think "highly" advanced civilizations would ever visit us are for the reason I previously stated and also this stupid
analogy. I would rather play a more true to life video game on Playstation 4 than pull out the old blocky Atari 2600. And even then eventually I
grew up and don't want to play at all anymore cause I played a ton of them and moved on to something else more "refined" or some people might even say
intelligent than playing games on a screen.
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