posted on Dec, 4 2003 @ 10:22 AM
Large motherships appear over major cities all over the world (ala V or Independence Day)
A: This would likely be seen (and likely correctly) as a prelude to invasion... Probably a mix of panic, with a sprinkling of die hards trying to
Press conference at the White House, with no alien or ship presented...just confirmation from officials.
A: Demand of proof, etc. by the press, but would be followed in the days to come by gradual releases of info, leading to a final introduction. This
is the scenario I see as the most likely to occur. It breaks the ice, softens the blow, and gives the public some time to absorb the implications,
before carting out an alien and spaceship...
Same as above, but with an alien (gray) present.
A: Same as scenario 2, but without the time for it to sink in... However, it has the added benefit of being quickly retractable as a hoax, and would
be more believable if taken back...(especially after producing "masks" and "costumes" of the aliens, etc.) This is almost as likely a
scenario...but I'm still betting on 2.
Same as above, but with an alien who is far different than we expected...
Same answer as scenario 3, but with a sprinkling of panic thrown in...
A crash occurs, and it is too common knowledge to coverup....
This is the real interesting one...and would likely result in the occurance of scenario 2 just to calm and reassure the public.
In all of these cases though, here's what I think would be the implications...
1. All major religions would have to quickly decide how to adapt in the existence of aliens. Are they angels? devils? other children of God? etc.
Or, will it completely throw the idea of gods out the window? Cults will quickly pop up, some seeing them as saviors, others as tools of the
apocolypse, still others as demons. Some will take it as a sign of end times, mass suicides, etc.
2. World politics. Will some nations benefit more than others from the aliens? Will there even be a benefit? In the invasion scenario, are some
nations spared? Do some make alliances with the invaders. Likewise, if not an invasion, do only some nations get trade agreements? Then how do
those left out react?
3. Economic. Will tech advancements suddenly alter key economic indicators? If fossil fuels suddenly became obsolete, what would this do to the
world economy? Once rich nations, rich with oil, are now stuck with a commodity nobody wants. They cash in their IOUs and withdraw their accounts,
thus depleting worldwide cash reserves used as base capital. Not to mention hoarding, and price gouging that makes past instances look tame by
comparison. (especially if an invasion scenario).
4. Total mistrust of government. If they suddenly came clean, all would then realize that they've been lying to us for over half a century. That
would require one hell of an explaination...and national security/public's best interest wouldn't cut it... So if they lied about them being
here...maybe the alien agenda isn't benign and helpful? (even if they say it is...after all, we can't trust them). This would be absent somewhat in
the invasion scenario...but still resentment would be there...and mistrust.
5. Panic. Despite even the appearance of being helpful, many will no doubt still panic and head for the hills so to speak (better safe than sorry).
So, now you've got people leaving their homes, jobs, etc. This of course, impacts the economy, the local community, and of course, public
Of course, there are even more factors involved...but I'll have to add more later probably...(moving to a different desk for part of the day...)