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That's because humans haven't created machines that can think, nor ones that can think a million or a billion times quicker than all human beings combined.... well within the theoretical limits of (artificial) computing.
Originally posted by SeekerofTruth101
Many presumed advance technology will win wars. They are wrong. Machines do not win wars. It is people that wins it.
Properly motivated, no machine can beat the 'david' determine to survive or to protect his love ones. ...
not if their weapon systems move near lights speed, or are numbered in the millions, billions or greater, or if they are microscopic.
If they are of ill intentions and declare war, our airforce and sams will be enough to destroy any probes despatched to Earth at the atmosphere levels.
They could show up with a billion warships for all we know. They wouldn't necessarily be limited by logistical problems that seem insurmountable to human beings.
2. Our planet is quite big, and if the ETs wishes to release biological contaminants at the atmosphere levels, they will not have enough of a big fleet to cover the entire Earth. Whatever that is on the air can be shot down by our missiles.
they could kill everyone in one single moment with a relativistic bomb, or a mega neutron bomb, or a trillion smaller neutron bombs.
3. Our Health organisations are advance enough to trace for any biological contaminants if it somehow manage to penetrate through humans. There are 6 billion people and it is impossible for the ETs to kill everyone in one single moment.
The aliens may be able to engineer a million new fatal viruses in the time it takes us to find a vaccine for just one of them.
Mankind would be able to discover the vaccine and vaccinate all that is left, and take the fight back to the ETs. Whatever machines they may render faulty, we can replace it in swift time.
even if they're a million times smarter and quicker witted than all of us combined? Even if their weapon systems move near the speed of light? Even if their nano scale weapon systems are too small for us to easily detect and spread too rapidly for us to control? Even if all our weapons have been vaporized by lasers from 300,000 km away? This isn't even considering weapons that might be developed using physics we haven't discovered yet, i.e., what would seem like magic to us.
4. The ETs may control Space, but mankind will still control Earth and its resources. At some point, the ETs resources will run out and will need to come to Earth to replenish. And that's where mankind will wipe them out, everyone of them, with everything we have.
But all these are moot. There is no indication of ETs being friendly or unfriendly. If they are friendly, I am sure the red carpet will be rolled out. But if they are unfriendly, mankind is prepared to play the game to its bitter end.
So there's nothing to fear or the need for any fear/war mongering.
Originally posted by Tearman
The theoretical physical limitations of technology so greatly surpass what humanity is capable of today, we'd have to face an enemy that was no more than a few hundred or thousands of years comparatively more advanced than us if we are to have any chance at all. The possibilities of super-human artificial intelligence is alone enough to scare the hell out of me....
Originally posted by Phage
Classic invasion? It's not too hard until the end.
You have to remember to aim for where they are going to be, not where they are.
This could potentially work, but not if they are better at taking resources than we are at stopping them from doing so.
Originally posted by SeekerofTruth101
Just a thought.
As such, life needs to be sustained by resources. They are only biological beings. Even if they are cyborgs or pure robotic beings, they too need resources- energy.
Deny them of such resources - their weak points - and they will be rendered to our mercies, for anihilation or for peace.