posted on Mar, 2 2020 @ 01:51 PM
It might be a good idea to try and find out how people will really react to the news of their being actual aliens out there. Times have changed
since the Robertson Panel, and after decades of psychological preparation we might be in better position to hear about them.
However, it still remains extremely important as to exactly HOW they are discovered. If we pick up technosignatures from a planet 10,000 light years
away, people would probably be able to deal with that. Slowly get used to the idea. And folks would understand that they're basically too far away
for us to really do anything but maybe listen to their broadcasts, if they have any. Lightspeed limit puts them essentially beyond contact with us.
But if it turns out there are giant superintelligent insect creatures from deep space right in our own backyard, or actually living in the ocean or on
the Moon, then you're going to get massive societal shutdown and an end to humanity as we know it.
So it might not be a bad idea to figure out how to handle the news before we get it, so we can adjust and mitigate some of the fear and damage that
could easily arise from it.
edit on 2-3-2020 by Blue Shift because: (no reason given)