How Would First Contact Really Go?

Re: How Would First Contact Really Go?

Postby Sionnach Glic » Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:41 am

Up until the point that we're nuked into oblivion, yeah.
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Re: How Would First Contact Really Go?

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:02 pm

I hope we wouldn't be too stupid and try to attack those with the ultimate high ground.
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Re: How Would First Contact Really Go?

Postby Graham Kennedy » Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:04 am

I would hope that the last thing governments would do would be try to mistreat alien visitors. No matter how helpless THIS bunch may be, hurting them is sure to piss off the rest of their species to some extent... with the rest of their species probably having a military capacity that ranges somewhere from "better than us" up to "almost as good as god".

I'd think governments would be falling over themselves to be as friendly as possible.
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Re: How Would First Contact Really Go?

Postby Reliant121 » Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:01 pm

I wouldnt be in the least bit surprised if a religion was formed around them.
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Re: How Would First Contact Really Go?

Postby Sionnach Glic » Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:20 pm

Well, if we have people trying to form religions around Avatar, I'd be amazed if these aliens didn't have cults springing up across the world.
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Re: How Would First Contact Really Go?

Postby Mark » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:13 am

Reliant121 wrote:I wouldnt be in the least bit surprised if a religion was formed around them.



OH YES....Great point little bro.

I can see twits forming cults and so forth around the "Promised Return" or some nonsense.

Geez.........what would the aliens THINK of us? Some want to kiss there asses, some want to worship them as gods, some wants to be friends, some want to attack, some likely could care less.

How do you think Earth's racists would take that????? :happydevil:
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Re: How Would First Contact Really Go?

Postby Lt. Staplic » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:10 am

well here's another scenario:

What if this race isn't super advanced like we've been assuming. What if their only just a step or two up from us, and we're the first planet with life they've discovered outside their own. How do the people of earth respond to religions being formed around us?
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Re: How Would First Contact Really Go?

Postby shran » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:10 pm

Or, to make things weirder, the aliens might think that WE are the gods.
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Re: How Would First Contact Really Go?

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:32 pm

shran wrote:Or, to make things weirder, the aliens might think that WE are the gods.


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Re: How Would First Contact Really Go?

Postby Vic » Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:38 am

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Re: How Would First Contact Really Go?

Postby Sionnach Glic » Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:17 am

Lt. Staplic wrote:How do the people of earth respond to religions being formed around us?


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Re: How Would First Contact Really Go?

Postby thelordharry » Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:29 pm

Mark wrote:How do you think Earth's racists would take that?????


Hopefully, the aliens would wipe them out first :)

FC though. What if the aliens were simply just like us? Their space faring tech was just a huge rocket to break free of their planet's gravity and a space shuttle type spacecraft with rocket boosters and their ship somehow gets rapidly transported to our solar system by some sort of mad old indescribable event (think 'VOY; One Small Step) and essentially, there's nothing really new we could teach each other. How would just knowing that we weren't alone in the universe affect mankind?

The indescribable event may or may not be able to be repeated, no one knows...
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Re: How Would First Contact Really Go?

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:26 pm

Interesting point, Harry. Big letdown for those seeking enlightenment, there.
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Re: How Would First Contact Really Go?

Postby Mark » Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:17 am

Us: "What is the secret of the universe?"

Them: "Dunno. That's what we came here to ask you!"

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Re: How Would First Contact Really Go?

Postby stitch626 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:29 pm

You're really liking that facepalm, aren't ya?
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