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Originally posted by Unit541
So we've got big bombs... We've yet to do anything constructive, or even useful with this technology.
I think the OP is right, I don't think it likely that we'd ever be invaded by an extra-terrestrial civilization. I think it's far more plausible that we'd simply be exterminated.
Your family grows and you need a bigger house. So you move to a new place. However, the new house is infested with ants. You marvel at the feats of strength and engineering exhibited by this feisty race... right before you start spraying.
Nobody contacted the ants first, in an attempt to "work something out".
To any civilization that has achieved interstellar travel, we are ants. Until we start working towards technological advancement as a unified species, whether or not we're invaded, enslaved, or pureed and fed to alien infants will be left entirely up to them. As in the ant analogy above, if the exterminator figured out how to build a truck that allows him to travel immense distances (across town) in a matter of minutes, do you think he's going to have any difficulty wiping out his target?
And what good is any level of technology against a race that in all likelihood would simply sling a space rock infected with some biological plague to do most of the dirty work while we contemplate whether or not we're alone in the universe.
I strongly believe that us, as a species has at most 100 years left in it without some major shakeup and wake up, we are too aggressive and that is going to be our downfall.
Originally posted by fuserleer
exactly my point, the aliens should be afraid of US!
I have no doubt there are aliens, I can even "stretch" to the odd visit/scout party over the millenia, but an invasion is too risky no matter what you are coming for. Better to just find it elsewhere and save yourself a headache, the universe, hell even our own galaxy, is plenty big enough
Originally posted by SpaceBoy97
no we must never be unified in nations. for that will be our downfall and armageddon. Instead we can have cooperation so that every culture system and belief is preserved. Want to know why aliens havnt zapped us yet? they are fascinated with our many diferent cultures and beliefs. Earth is rich in history and stories. they have as much to tell us as we do them
Until we start working towards technological advancement as a unified species...