posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 05:58 PM
The OP's premise makes perfect, logical sense.
Imagine you yourself came upon an alien world. Regardless of whether your intentions were malevolent or altruistic, you would still want to gain a
thorough understanding of your sentient beings of interest - in this case, Earthlings.
Consequently, it would follow that any explorer with the capability of navigating among solar systems would easily also then possess sufficient
knowledge and resources to quickly master any and all of the languages and other communication methods and technologies of the visited planet, and
presumably, as with us, the highest, but still vastly inferior civilization.
If they are anywhere nearby, and I'm guessing this little blue-green jewel of a planet would be a mightily coveted prize, you can bet they are
listening, watching, and yes, even perhaps participating in social media (and within less developed cultures on Earth as well).
Why come all the way over here and then stay ignorant of the wondrous (and onerous) natural and human activity below you?
Let's just hope that those that may be listening, or even participating, adhere to the spirit of the Prime Directive, and are not doing so for some
yet undisclosed ulterior motive.
Interesting question -thanks!
edit on 9/13/2017 by Outrageo because: ?