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Also known as Starfleet General Order 1, the Prime Directive is the most important law in Starfleet, a law of noninterference.
The Directive states that members of Starfleet are not to interfere in the internal affairs of another species, especially the natural development of pre-warp civilizations, either by direct intervention, or technological revelation. When studying a planet's civilization, particularly during a planetary survey, the Prime Directive makes it clear that there is to be "No identification of self or mission. No interference with the social development of said planet. No references to space, other worlds, or advanced civilizations.
Originally posted by Phantom traveller
Since TheFlash talked about Star Trek,i will remind the first rule.The Prime Directive. [...]
That could give you an answer as to why aliens are not making themselves known to us.I know this is a rule from a sci-fi show,but sounds logical.