- Nov 16, 2008
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- Flying an air liner to the moon
If you have established that they are desiring at least neutral contact with you, the question is how to proceed from there. Its doubtful you would just board a small craft and meet in the middle between the fleets. Maybe you would just exchange some small inanimate token of respect between the fleets, maybe with some information on how to communicate better next time. Like a golden disk or so.
This sounds good:yes:
I like the way the aliens in the movie "Contact" made their approach--send a message first. Not in words--any word could sound like something bad in the recipient's language (assuming they have one)--but something that gives them a clue what we are like. A blueprint of a ship, a picture like the Vitruvian Man, something like that.
I think it's fairly certain that we will have some kind of space ships by 2100 (remember, we're going off the time frame in my post in the other thread)--probably not very advanced ones by anybody's standards--but maybe one or two colonies in the outer solar system. Unless one of our missions encounters them, I think they would show up at Earth.
Exactly my point in the OP and in the original thread...it would be very delicate, and at present the human race doesn't do delicate very well. That's why the thought of us making contact before we have at least some level of cultural evolution really worries me.It would be complicated