Should we have a manual for when we meet aliens? How would such an encounter take place? How would humankind respond to aliens finally revealing themselves to the human race, and who should be in charge of making first contact?
Have you ever considered whether humankind needs a manual for when we meet aliens? Would such a guide help us in our contact with ET?
UFOs are a hotly debated subject, and this has been the case since 2017, when a few Navy UFO videos made their way to the general public. It kick-started a kind of UFO disclosure movement that completely changed how we view the phenomenon. UFOs are no longer a conspiracy. We no longer ridicule a discussion in which unidentified flying objects are mentioned. Since 2017, we have made incredible progress and started looking at UFOs from a scientific point of view. This, in my opinion, is something that should have been the case for decades. But as they say, better late than never. In that sense, and while NASA, the Pentagon, and different institutes are trying to figure out what UFOs are and where they come from, it is perhaps time to ask what we should do if some of these UFOs are indeed from another world.
An alien manual
Should we have a manual for when we meet aliens? How would such an encounter take place? How would humankind respond to aliens finally revealing themselves to the human race, and who should be in charge of making first contact? As revealed in a recent article, Professor Avi Loeb from Harvard University explains that it would be prudent to try and collect as much information as possible about the visitors before we engage with them. Therefore, a manual composed of information that is not based on empirical data would be useless.
Type of contact
But the type of contact is also important. We can meet aliens in two ways. One would be defunct space trash that made its way to Earth or another body in the solar system like the moon. This is why I have stressed that we need to consider interstellar archeology more. If we come across defunct space trash, as our voyager probes will become in billions of years, we can learn more about the visitors by studying their technology in a lab. However, we can also meet aliens in the form of spacecraft or probes equipped with artificial intelligence. If this is the case, and we find an operating alien spacecraft with an alien AI, then it would be best to let AI scientists, linguists, and similar experts take the lead. However, as stressed by Professor Loeb, “…the most suitable set of experts will depend on the nature and behavior of the visitor.”