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posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 09:35 PM
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Part of this is taken from another thread but i deem the question VERY interesting and would like to hear some ideas...

* What would we do if we sent a probe to Mars and it discovers a fully functional civilization, eg. with cities on Mars?

This hypothetical question is interesting, for one because of the small distance from Mars to Earth - with that question i am also implying that the "Mars People" would be similar advanced as us..but they would not know about the Earth people and they would just have started to do space travel similar as we.

-> The question here is not how we as humans would react as result of discovering other life (because this has already be speculated so often)....but how we would REALLY act if we discovered such a thing?

* Do you think the gvts of the Earth would plan extensive, manned missions to Mars with the goal to introduce mankind to the mars people?

* Do you think that we would rather prefer to conduct "hidden" missions to mars, eg. spy-probes so we can find out anything about them but NOT to reveal ourselves?

* Do you think that we would start panicking and would build up your military/defense because we would be afraid they might invade Earth?

* Would we maybe invade Mars,respective plan to do so in fear they could do the same to us once they discover that we live on Earth?

* Would our governments plan to contact and communicate with their leaders (if they have any) in sort of a formal way?

* Would we develop some plan to "slowly" make them aware that we exist without shocking them? If yes, how could such a plan look like?


I consider this extremely interesting, figure we just found out about this civilization not far away from us...we don't know anything about their ways of thinking/society etc...so what would we really do?


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posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 09:38 PM
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The hypothetical what if? The world governments would want to tax the poor civilization for being in our solar system, then we would find some reason to sanction them, and then finally we would find a way to go to war with them. That is what would probably happen, unfortunately.................................



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 09:44 PM
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Originally posted by gunshooter
The hypothetical what if? The world governments would want to tax the poor civilization for being in our solar system, then we would find some reason to sanction them, and then finally we would find a way to go to war with them. That is what would probably happen, unfortunately.................................


Haha thats great.. you hit the nail on the head. Knowing our governments.. we'd spy first. Then find out how to tax them.



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 09:45 PM
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Sadly I think an Avatar scenario is the most likely and most realistic.



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 10:04 PM
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The private sector would move to mars taking our jobs with it, and the chinese that make 12 cents an our making Nike shoes and Gap jeans will be replaced with little alien sweat shops where the aliens get paid 2 cents an hour to do what the chinese do for 12 cents an hour and what we used to make 15 bucks an hour doing.



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 10:10 PM
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This is most likely what we would do.But don't you forget about also trying to convert them into whatever our religion is.........yup that's Us alright



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 10:37 PM
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According to your statement, by what means could we discover this advanced culture?



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 10:43 PM
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I would think we would want to know as much as possible about them before contact, both for our safety and theirs. A virus that causes a cold here could possibly wipe them out, or theirs could wipe us out, etc. That kind of thing could best be determined by contact and communication with them from a distance and sharing information first. Any contact should wait until we have observed from orbit to sort out just how we are likely to be received by them and if they would be a threat to us. All in all, a very touchy situation.



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