a reply to: zysin5
As a collective species, I believe you are correct, we are not only NOT ready, we don't even yet, as a species, deserve an audience. Not by a long
I do however, firmly believe that some individuals are not only quite ready, but have already established contact. No, I do not claim to be among
those few, at least not to my conscious awareness.
I agree with your basic premise as well: that Homo Sapiens will not be invited to join the cosmic community until we can prove to self-persevere as a
species. In other words, until we stop killing each other and destroying our own home world.
Quite simply, we are much too primitive, selfish, narcissistic, destructive, ignorant, belligerent, dishonest, and disrespectful to be awarded this
privilege. We are too young, too immature on the evolutionary scale. It's like asking protozoa if they are ready to open institutions of higher
learning. They are not. Nor are we...
If I were to hazard a guess, I'd say we are anywhere from several generations to several hundred years from such an advance -as a species (if it
occurs at all). There are just too many problems - warfare, genocide, environmental degradation, abuse of resources, etc. that we have brought upon
ourselves. We need to 'fix' a whole lot of that first - it's going to take a while.
In fact, we may not manage it at all. The end game is approaching. If permitted some more speculation, I would assume that we are being observed for
the most part, with a hands-off policy to see if we save ourselves from our own self-annihilation. It's too soon to tell if we're going to make it.
We may not. This spectacular blue-green jewel of planet may then no longer be ours.
An invitation is extended only to those that earn it. And we haven't come anywhere close to earning it...
Many of us know what is required, or at least think we have a pretty good idea - but there are still too few of us. Will the multitudes of misfits
prevail? Only time will tell, my friends...
In the meantime, we can only hope, live our own lives as altruistically and proactively as possible, encourage others to do the same, and wait.
I hope to see you
all on the other side...
edit on 8/31/2014 by Outrageo because: "Hope", by itself, is a poor strategy for success...