posted on Mar, 1 2005 @ 07:56 PM
The main thing that would determine how a less advanced civilization would be treated by Humans is the following(at this point in time):
What would we have to gain by dominating this culture?
If by swiftly treading over these beings we would gain something of a strategic military or industrial importance, the powers that be would do so in a
If there was nothing to really gain, then the powers that be may make the case that it is not "cost effective" to interact with these beings on a
That's the way it would be handled currently, sad as that is.
Now, that's not to say that "looks can be decieving" and we could see something we take as a primative race, try to dominate it, and find
ourselves in a giant mess of hurt. That could happen if we came across a civilization that did not choose to use technology in a manner similar to
how we do.
On our current timeline, with our realatively "young" cosmic nature, this is les likely to be the case(excluding the single/simple celled life we
will soon acknowledge on mars).
We are currently much more likely to have an advanced race come knocking on our door.
If that happens, we can only hope they do not have a humanistic viewpoint when meeting with us.