We are living in that era in which the word “Alien” is quite interesting and Sci-fi but what if its not just a fiction.
Suppose that we found them or they found us then what?
What if they are more powerful and rich in the technology in a way that we cannot even imagine and they decides to rule over humans and every last inch of the Earth? then what things do we possibly have to defend ourselves and our beloved Home-Planet? they can be friendly but even if there is 0.00001% chance that they are not then what ?-huh? why we should risk ourselves?
These questions are far deeper to answer than we think.
According to the great physicist, Stephen Hawking, we should probably stop trying to contact them at all, because reaching out to advanced civilizations could put humanity and Earth in a pretty dangerous situation. For the record, bad news is, we’ve already been broadcasting our location to the Universe for years.
Stephen Hawking’s warning comes from a new online documentary film called “Stephen Hawking’s Favourite Places” which shows the famed scientist in a CGI spacecraft called the ‘SS Hawking‘ exploring his favourite places in the Universe.
Stephen Hawking says in the film while exploring Gliese 832c(a planet that lies 16 light-years away and might foster alien life):
“As I grow older I am more convinced than ever that we are not alone. After a lifetime of wondering, I am helping to lead a new global effort to find out. The Breakthrough Listen project will scan the nearest million stars for signs of life, but I know just the place to start looking. One day we might receive a signal from a planet like Gliese 832c, but we should be wary of answering back.”
Despite Hawking’s extraordinary effort to find intelligent life in the Universe, he is one of the most outspoken critics of actually trying to communicate with them, an act that he says would potentially endanger humanity, because a distant alien civilization might view us as inferior, weak, and perfect to conquer.
he says: “If so, they will be vastly more powerful and may not see us as any more valuable than we see bacteria”.
Hawking often uses the example of Columbus’ expedition to the America’s to describe what could happen if an advanced civilization gets word of our existence, saying that that initial meeting “didn’t turn out so well”.
Hawking’s warning is rooted in the idea that an alien civilization, especially one that can pick up our signals and understand where they’re coming from, has the potential to be billions of years more advanced than us, making us an easy target to overthrow or invade.