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However, am I the only one that doesn't care about the panic and turmoil immediate disclosure would cause? It may be selfish, but I want to know now. I'm tired of waiting. I've been researching the UFO question for most of my life and I am just plain fed up with not knowing whether I'm barking up the wrong tree or not.
But if the new tech is given to us then it would not be difficult to spread the profits around to reduce the impact. We could apply a little socialist thinking in a way that normally we could not. So instead of setting up new companies that replace the old Oil Companies we let the Oil Companies shift to this new tech and share in the profits.
This would require planning, and a bit of new thinking, but would that not be somewhat natural considering that with the introduction of Aliens to our worldview?
And that is just the economic impact, to say nothing of the spiritual impact on various religions. If anything, Islamic Militant Terrorism has taught us how religious motivations can stir the masses to acts that violate their own tenets. Imagine the impact of the existance of other beings on such thinking? Could go one way or the other.... Imagine the intergalactic turmoil caused by even a handful of zealots detonating themselves near saucers to kill these new "infidels"... Would the aliens see them as just bad apples, or decide the whole barrel is rotten?
The impacts of a cheap energy source would be catastrophic.
Originally posted by Gazrok
Imagine the intergalactic turmoil caused by even a handful of zealots detonating themselves near saucers to kill these new "infidels"... Would the aliens see them as just bad apples, or decide the whole barrel is rotten?