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"We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn't want to meet," Hawking said. "I imagine they might exist in massive ships, having used up all the resources from their home planet. Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonise whatever planets they can reach."
When was I ever consulted as a member of the human race about trying to contact 'races' who would probably by definition be Technologically Superior' to us
If the fate of humanity could depend on attracting the wrong kind of attention then who has the authority to make the decision that it's a risk worth taking?