If aliens invaded Earth, would it go down like in the movies?
The first thing we must consider in trying to evaluate how mankind might respond to an alien invasion is to imagine what their capabilities might be. An alien invasion of Earth has the potential to bring mankind together like nothing before.
While the world’s military is busy polishing its guns and making sure its warheads are all in tip-top condition, what will the rest of Earth be doing as we wait for the aliens to arrive?
The way individual humans react to the alien threat depends on how we perceive they’ll treat us should they win; which they almost certainly will.
Stephen Hawking has been quoted as saying that it is perfectly rational to assume intelligent life exists somewhere in the universe.But while the discovery of life on another world may sound exciting,
Hawking also believes that if a race of beings were sufficiently advanced enough to reach us, they would pose a huge threat to everyone and everything here on Earth.
How will our first interactions with a visiting alien civilization take place?
Observation would likely be followed by covert visitation by the aliens in order to judge our abilities and technological level even further.
If man were to meet an alien race tomorrow, could our existing infrastructure cope?
We have to assume that a sufficiently advanced civilization is aware of the dangers of disease to both parties, so hopefully, they’ll have brought protection along for this intergalactic booty call.
Whether or not an alien race shares our concepts of good and evil is hard to say, but that’s probably how we’ll judge them, so how can we be so sure they’ll come to us with good intentions?