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Originally posted by 0bserver1
It won't end like the movie Independence day, remember that.....
Originally posted by s12345
If we take a hope for the best plan for the worst approach; we assume therefore aliens exist, and there was an all out alien invasion/ attack, are we ready? I think it would be practically impossible for an attacking alien force to completely exterminate all human life: we would survive. However how decreased would our numbers be. If they were decreased enough,could we with greatly lowered numbers lose a long drawn out battle for the Earth? If our numbers were low enough, and their technology efficient enough; not requiring too much energy or able to produce all the energy they need themselves, would we lose? From an energy point of view the worst to attack, would be a completely decentralized power generation method. Our power generation is largely centralized in power stations:easy to attack: whereas if theirs were decentralized, like highly developed home photovoltaic cells: solar power: they would be difficult to attack. If their entire force had decentralized everything then they would function more like a terrorist cell: if you destroy a part, or sever a link the remainder works alone. So are we ready???
Mod Note: All Caps – Please Review This Link.edit on January 11th 2012 by greeneyedleo because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by s12345
How about rats: they are an omnivorous mammal like ourselves and we have been attacking them for a very long time: they are less intelligent, less technological and yet they still survive.
Originally posted by 74TemplarRealistically, if you wanted to wipe out a native population the easiest way would be by weather manipulation. Flood the planet, burn it, earthquake it to the ground, send out a virus that wipes us out in one big hit. That way you leave much of the resources untouched once you've taken out the resistance. In addition, you wouldn't just fly in guns blazing and hope for the best, you'd sit back for a decade or two and see what makes your enemy tick, so that you can come up with the quickest way to despatch them.
Originally posted by steveo007
How can anyone be certain they are hostile?
Originally posted by 74Templar
It's funny how everyone thinks we as a race will band together in the event of an alien attack on our planet, that borders and walls will fall, and everyone will suddenly stand shoulder to shoulder and repel the invaders.
Originally posted by redoubt
reply to post by s12345
Alien attack, huh?
First... if I may be a little bit of a critic, drop the all-caps headliner. (PS - I see you did
Second, go to the 'Search' button and type in 'Alien Attack' to see what's already been said on the subject.
Finally, if aliens ever do attack... and I don't mean illegal aliens, there won't be the handsome battles we saw in the movies ID4 and Battle:LA. Our invaders will destroy our ability to communicate, shut down our contact with our satellites, waste entire population centers and leave us in the condition we might imagine after a full nuclear exchange.
We won't win and we won't stand much a chance of surviving to win later. If we ever run across a species as aggressive as ourselves, who have the technology to find us first, our ass is grass before we get a chance to say 'Hello and welcome to...'
Cheersedit on 11-1-2012 by redoubt because: update