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Originally posted by trouble_every_day
reply to post by [davinci]
haha you forgot to mention that they will also need a private central bank so that their currency won't inflate and deflate uncontrollably too!
Also I'd make sure their population stayed low and in perpetual poverty so we can protect their delicate atmosphere from the toxic air they exhale, make them live on toxic reservations, feed them that new fangled plastic rice from China and make 99% of the planet into wildlife reserves where the only vehicles permitted will be helicopters for holidays for central bank shareholders like myself). Oh and we should drug them senseless till they think all of this is just dandy.edit on 27-4-2011 by trouble_every_day because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by jstanthrno1
Say 25-50 years from now we have solved our own energy crisis. We have discovered a safe effcient way to navigate through space at near the speed of light. We have sent an advanced probe to investigate a 'goldilocks' planet and it discovers the planet is inhabited by a primative human civilization. Essentially a civilization simliar to our around say the 1600s.
Now what do we do??
With a satilite in orbit we could sit back and observe thier culture as they evlove
Being within reach of our technology, we could send people and tools to help this civilazation leaps and bounds, they'd evolve 500 years overnight.
We could deliver them a gift of technology with instructions on how to use it and see what they do
We could easily enslave the population. Make them build a planet that would be suited to our own kind and mine their resources.
We could veiw them as a threat to our future and destroy them completely.
I'm sure there are more options as well but its interesting to think about. We always imagine advanced beings comming here and what they'd do. What if its ends up we are the more advanced species??edit on 27-4-2011 by jstanthrno1 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by jstanthrno1Now what do we do??