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Originally posted by starwarsisreal
If Humans advanced will they invade extraterrestrial civilizations in the name spreading democracy?
With advances of space exploration in the future hopefully mankind can now explore the stars and even other planets. With talks of discoveries of possible Earth like planets I really wonder if there are actually any alien civilizations how long will it take before we start declaring war simply in the name of 'liberating' them and spreading democracy? How will it take before Corporations move into the 'liberated' planet and decided steal the resources.
Throughout history humans have militarily invaded other people and exploited like for example
Scramble for Africa
Invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan
If such things happen in our world I can imagine what humans will do if the encounter alien civilizations.
I can imagine many things like:
Incriminate killing of civilians
Labeling Freedom Fighters as terrorists
The Kzin civilization was at an iron-age technological level when an alien race called the Jotok landed and made stealthy first contact with a tribe of primitive hunter/gatherer Kzinti.
The Jotok were interstellar merchants looking for a species they could use as mercenaries.
Once the Jotok had taught the Kzinti how to use high-technology weapons and other devices (including spacecraft), the Kzin rebelled and made their former masters into slaves, as well as the occasional meal. The crest of the Riit (Royal) family appears to be a bite mark, but is in fact a dentate leaf, with the words "From mercenary to master." written around it in Kzinti script.
If the future follows history, then we will only export "democracy" if said aliens have some sort of resource that we can exploit.
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In a series for the Discovery Channel the renowned astrophysicist said it was "perfectly rational" to assume intelligent life exists elsewhere. But he warned that aliens might simply raid Earth for resources, then move on.
"If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn't turn out well for the Native Americans," he said. Prof Hawking thinks that, rather than actively trying to communicate with extra-terrestrials, humans should do everything possible to avoid contact.
He explained: "We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn't want to meet."
Originally posted by freedomSlave
It is the religious aspect i think might be a little funny to watch
Originally posted by tallcool1
Am I the only one who can't get past the contradiction of calling possible future human space explorers "advanced" while they are out conquering another sentient species.
In all reality, I can't see any technology ever being able to overcome the infinite power source required to travel at faster than light speed. It's just not possible (as I understand it anyway) for matter to travel at light speed...and if we aren't travelling faster than light, then we're taking thousands (or millions) of years just to get to some of the closer stars. Again - as far as I understand.