Originally posted by Gazrok
This idea of being incapable of harming aliens is really surprising. Even with all of our technology, a snake bite in the woods can still kill us.
Every technology has a weakness and can be deactivated. Or, as we've seen in our past struggles, you raid the enemy and then use their tech against
them (i.e. many Native Americans were using guns, not bows, against the U.S. troops).
This stuff we are speculating about is on a whole different level to that though, this is big... BIG!
It could be a mistake to rely on the enemy (invading ETs in this case) to make a mistake or overlook something. If that is our whole game plan, if it
fails we're screwed. Hollywood seems to think it makes a good movie if aliens were to attack us rather conventionally, and it does, but I doubt that
would happen like that in reality.
The aliens in Battle:LA based their entire invasion (with rather conventional weapons) from one command center easily within reach of our weapons...
The aliens in Independence day utilize windows 95 apparently to control their mothership... fail.
The aliens in War of the Worlds had been studying us for years, but had never heard of pathogens... fail.
Unless the invading extraterrestrials are just utterly stupid, but somehow still gained the ability to travel between stars, they will probably think
of a more efficient way to take care of us. We are here stuck on Earth and can only defend, while an interstellar race has access to all kinds of rare
resources and the ability to strike us at their leisure.
All it would take is one Armageddon capable warhead traveling in from space at a significant velocity (which is easy to accumulate in the vacuum of
space, as you probably know) and we would be unable to intercept it, they would be able to release it far out of range from any possible Earthly
interceptor weapons as well.
We are a big blue target with inward facing weapons capable of destroying ourselves all on our own. If advanced alien civs cannot manage to destroy
us, they must be the stupidest aliens to ever grace the beautiful fabric of the universe.
If we want to fight them, we will have to get off our butts and start making some seriously advanced planetary defenses.
If we want to flee, we will have to get off our butts and start making some seriously fast interstellar ships.
Among other things.
edit on 13-5-2011 by RSF77 because: (no reason given)