posted on May, 17 2009 @ 08:26 AM
*** This letter is pure fiction ***
It is a letter I imagined entirely.
Just for the game, imagine that this would happen... What do you think will happen?
Let's say, most rulers of most countries on earth would receive this message. What do you think can happen next?
This is of course purely a game, but I think it would be interesting to see how people think their government would do with that, or heck, what
you would do with it...
A message to the rulers of this planet you call Earth.
First of all, let me introduce us. I am the ruler of a planet that is by your means of travel very far away from yours. My real name is of little
importance, but since you use that method of adressing creatures more than anything else, call me Kator.
I am the ruler of a civilisation mainly evolving on a planet that is situated many systems away from yours. Our planet would not be detectable by your
current means of technology. We call it something in our language that would be close to 'Zeelon' in your language.
Expeditions from our planet have visited your planet for a long time now, a time that dates back to before your own history by far. Earliest
visitations date back to a time when your planet was still cooling, when your star was still a very young stars.
We since then have visited you a great number of times, and we have indeed studied many species living on your planet. We have gathered through time a
vast amount of information, information that has even sometimes been lost even on your planet. We have studied many of your languages, and we know
where you stand in science, social and spiritual evolution.
In terms of your usual measurements, we can say that we are situated about 2500 light years away from you, in the same area of this galaxy that you
call the Milky Way. Cosmologically speaking, we are very close, and we are actually your closest neighbour. Some other civilisations exist around us,
but only one other has visited your planet (and ours) so far. Our evolution, and that of the other of your visitors, is now about 3 billions of your
years ahead of you.
The main reason why we have decided, myself and the ruling council of our planet, to give you an opportunity to become friends. We can help you
advance in your development. Our intentions are peaceful, with no hidden purpose.
In your very recent history, there have been a number of times when you fought our crafts. It also happened that you captured members of our
expeditions, and the least we can say is that you didn't really welcomed them as friends.
As I stated before, our intentions are peaceful. The people on your planet are sufficiently evolved, we think, to accept the fact that they would not
be alone in the universe. Surprisingly enough, in your past, that idea was not as strange as it is now for a number of people it seems.
By revealing to your world our existence, you will not only ease your own life (think of all the efforts done in the very recent past about hiding the
few contacts that happened) but also our life. Indeed, we too have to be extremely careful about what we do when we visit your planet, because of the
dangerous weapons that you use at times.
What we ask you is to let us freely come and go on your planet, with the promise that we will not in any case interfere with the normal evolution of
it, would it be about the creatures that populate it, or with the planet itself and all its water, plants, etc.
In exchange for that, we will agree to start a mutual friendship agreement that will allow us to exchange information with you. There are, you can
imagine, many things that you have not yet discovered, and we are ready to guide you gently into a new era of discoveries.
Think of all the benefits that this can bring for your civilisation.
There is no need to try to contact me again, several of our expeditions will soon make a formal contact with many people on your planet. It is obvious
that if we don't cooperate in a peaceful way, contacts will have to stop, and all opportunities will have to be postponed in time.