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originally posted by: AnakinWayneII
In the unlikely event that life beyond our own is discovered (or worse yet, REVEALED by the species itself), does China or the United States or any other major nation (or indeed an IGO like the UN or the EU) actually have a plan for "First Contact".
Let's separate the idea of extraterrestrial life from popular media and Hollywood and movies and fiction for a second. An advanced sentient species beyond our own planet could very well be like nothing we have ever envisioned. This species could be much, much more advanced than us (with questions arising as to why they would want to come to this part of space anyway - the image of "the little boy playing with his ant-farm" springs to mind).
But let's not get bogged down by the details.
Do major nations of influence (or IGOs) have a set plan for something like "FIRST CONTACT" or "The First Reveal" if it should ever happen. Interstellar travel in real life is obviously extremely, extremely difficult. But, let us say some advanced species got around this issue quite early on and decided to pay Earth a little visit ("the little boy and his ant-farm"), do we have any plans/protocols in place?
Regardless, what do you think the plan/protocol should be?
originally posted by: lostbook
I don't think there is a plan because contact was already made long ago.
I also think that we are still living according to the playbook that was recorded back then.
originally posted by: olaru12
Extraterrestrials don't need no time and space. At least not ours, they have their own way of doing things.