posted on Sep, 23 2003 @ 05:42 AM
Let's say it's the year 2103. For the past century, we've managed to reduce greenhouse gases, invent anti-gravity generators, and create a cheap
and expendable fuel source.
We've just built and launched our first starship, based around the theory of folding space to cut travelling times in half. With this system, we
reach a new solar system outside our own in only 3 days. Using a type of radar, we determine there are sentient beings on a somewhat large planet a
We land nearby a large concentration of these beings. They're unlike anything we've ever seen before. Short, with two buggy yellow eyes on their
bellies, a flexible mouth, three toes, hands that have a long dinosaur tooth-like finger and two smaller fingers, and a large eyestalk with a gazing
eye at the end.
We both admire eachother with awe and wonder. Who are these creatures? Do they understand us?
Now, the situation is: How are we going to contact these creatures and either let them learn our language, or learn their language, if they have a
language at all, and get in good relations with them? This is a just-for-fun situation, I'd like to just read everyone's thoughts on the matter.