I was having a conversation with my friends earlier today and this question came up. If aliens were to judge the human race by taking one single
person as a model, who would it be?
I have to say it's a difficult question, considering how many different qualities we would want to have accounted. I still haven't decided who I
would show off, but my friends agreed; Brad Pitt would be a good choice!
I think there could be many reasons why to take a person to represent human community. Actors and actresses may not be that interesting as so many
people think. But sure, there could be some the Aliens care for.
As for one person: he/she must represent the future human being, a person who could be capable to do things, only millions of years could lead to
those capabilities. That would be the rare person, who would mean a lot to any alien species!
I don't think they'd be as interested in physical qualities as they would mental qualities.
But, just for entertainment purposes, I think they'd pick Anne Hathaway and Michael Jackson. Anne Hathaway because she's a beautiful woman with
flawless features and Micheal Jackson because.........well, just because he's strange.
Interseting question, with out any real good answer.
The question is really more how do you want to represent our society to an ET race?
Do you want to show off our vanity? Pick an actor
Do you want to represent our intelligence? Pick a scientist
Do you want somebody that can expalin what humanity is? Pick a poet/author
Do you want to show our discipline? Pick a military official
Do you want to broker a deal with them? Pick a politician
Do you want somebody to steal their shirt and rob them blind? Pick a politician
I don't think you could really pick just one person to represent our society.
The other aspect that you would want to know before giving picking a representative is what kind of society does the ET race have? What are their core
values? Once you know those you could pick a more appropriate representative for the whole of humanity.
I think I would have them take a very drunk James Brown that way they would have no way of understanding us and be so frightened that they would run
away very quickly. Seriously, I don't think it would matter who they took as long as they were in decent shape and of average intellect.
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