a reply to: CloseEncountersGuy
I’ve been very bored lately and can’t stop thinking about this type of stuff.
Nothing wrong with that.
I think about the way society is and can’t help but imagine people pulling pity case sycophantic routines to try and gain favor, info and
Well of course. Humans have always been like this and probably will always be like this. Some people would try to manipulate the situation in their
favor, others who would see a clear threat and be xenophobic against them, and who knows what other reactions there would be?
Then i wonder if aliens would have emotions like ours. Would they be offended if that happened?
I'd guess their reactions would be similar to human reactions. Some people don't mind & even may find it cute when animals try to manipulate us (like
cats & dogs) or when animals try to use "our" stuff (like the videos of bears sitting in chairs, random animals playing on trampolines, monkeys
stealing sunglasses from tourists, etc). And some animals don't seem to mind being manipulated by humans, as long as they get something in return
(like many beasts of burden).
But on the other hand, some people consider lifeforms to be "pests" when they get too close to us or our possessions, so we kill them off (like with
rats, snakes, moles, gophers, voles, groundhogs, roaches, etc). And some animals show the same hostility towards us and other animals that get too
close to them.
Or would aliens be similar to people on earth who inherit things but are like spoiled selfish brats who abuse their authority and assets?
A lot of people assume aliens would be from some form of unified "one world government". But I like to look at alternative views. So what if the
aliens that reached our planet were just low wage contractors for an intergalactic wireless communications system? Their job may be to set up their
version of wifi stations throughout each solar system. In that case, I don't think their personal background or emotional state would matter because
they may only be here to do their jobs then leave.
There's also the possibility that the ones who met us worked for one of their mad scientists that accidentally created a wormhole. Or they were royals
who fled during a coup/revolution and were trying to hide in previously uncharted territory.
Also, Who would you contact/tell if aliens contacted you?
Realistically, I don't even think I'd tell anyone. If they arrived here through space travel, I'd just assume that NASA and its equivalents would
already know something had arrived in our airspace.
But if they arrived through some form of wormhole or portal, I'd probably just laugh at the absurdity of it all. Not that wormholes and portals are
funny; the situation would be funny because aliens chose to communicate with me of all people. And that's assuming we could even communicate with each
other. It would be a lot of "Why me? lol You know I can't credibly answer to any of your demands, right?" I guess I could show them the way to a UN
building and let them handle it from there.
Wait, I just thought about something. What if they weren't concerned with the planet or humans as a whole and were only concerned with something on my
family's property? Like if it was the location of an old waystation and their people would visit it every 500 Earth years. 500 years ago, this was
Native American land so it may not have been a problem for them to show up then. So maybe they showed up, found that everything in this location was
different, and contacted me to know what was going on?
Haha, they could even be an alien race that looked like common insects, so they chose to contact me because they noticed that I don't normally kill
their insect descendants? lol In that case, I definitely wouldn't tell others because I wouldn't want the attention and potential threats involved
with it. So in these cases, I'd probably answer them to the best of my ability and see where it leads us.