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Originally posted by IEtherianSoul9
reply to post by swampcricket
If I was to put myself in an extraterrestrial's shoes, why would I need to come to Earth? Especially if the cost of travelling enormous distances between solar systems outweighs the benefit of contacting us.
It basically boils down to their level of technology and a legitimate reason for travelling to Earth.
Originally posted by kogll
I suppose there could be ETs that know of us and don't want to come say hello or arnt interested in us due to our tech levels. But I think that there is enough life out there that unless there is a gallactic rule that govens interactions between different planets there would also be ETs that would come visit and say hello and maybe help us out in the technology front if they discovered us.
Question is, is there a galactic rule that states a certain level of tech is needed by a planet in order for contact to be made, and if not, where are the ETs that would come say hello to us???
Originally posted by Panic2k11
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
I do not think I would opt by passive censoring, if I was technologically superior I would silently infiltrate their society and take control from within, reaping all the benefits and none of the downside of a first contact situation. Doing so even would permit to direct that civilization evolution toward my own goals, even if they were something as simple as integration in my own superior civilization.
Originally posted by IkNOwSTuff
I think the universe would be teeming with life so any civ that has the ability to traverse the stars would find us unremarkable I imagine.
For us it would be huge and groundbreaking, for them.... Well were probably only worth a small story in one of their nature/science magazines.
I see the heading being something like this
SMALL INSIGNIFICANT CIVILIZATION DISCOVERED IN INSIGNIFICANT PART OF MILKY WAY