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Old 04-19-2020, 04:44 AM
 
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Hollywood movies... Showing us giant flying saucers UFO's coming into our atmosphere positioning in our most important cities around the world, where typically the US president and a hero who carries the 50% of the responsibilities to save humanity defeat aliens who decided to attack us and whose technology is thousands of years above ours. A virus loaded from Windows 95 OS canceling alien's defense systems and so on. But those are movies, made to entertain us.

However, is time to put our feet on the ground. I know an alien invasion is highly unlikely, if not almost impossible. Who cares about us outside this little planet? Are we enough important to justify wasting tons of resources to destroy us and/or our planet? Aliens do exist? Aliens are close to us?

But take this as a game. Let's suposse aliens do exist, they can reach us (our planet) and they are interested in attacking us whatever their reason would be. How would you imagine an alien invasion? I am interested in your reasoning, with scientific and technology knowledge. I have my opinion, based on articles and other sources but I would like to read yours.

PS. I know this would be Science Fiction rather than Science but I couldn't find a Science Fiction section. Excuse me if I posted this in the wrong place.
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Old 04-19-2020, 05:09 AM
 
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If they are advanced enough to reach us through interstellar travel, we are dead.
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Old 04-19-2020, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Troy, NY
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If they are advanced enough to reach us through interstellar travel, we are dead.
It would probably go something like this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBT68a56s70
Everything seems to go well, until some idiot does something stupid.
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Old 04-19-2020, 12:52 PM
 
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The most plausible Alien invasion scenario I've seen was the 2008 remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still. We would just be incapable of resisting any aliens at least a century more technologically advanced than us.
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Old 04-21-2020, 03:09 AM
 
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Why you all think that would be a bloody invasion? An apocalypse?
Perhaps it would be friendly, at least from their side. The Earthlings probably would just freak out and try to nuke them.
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Old 04-21-2020, 06:14 AM
 
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Why you all think that would be a bloody invasion? An apocalypse?
Perhaps it would be friendly, at least from their side. The Earthlings probably would just freak out and try to nuke them.

That's what I basically said. They will be here in peace, but some moron ticks them off. So they decide to attack us instead.
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Old 04-21-2020, 06:33 AM
 
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I would be curious about their appearance and communication techniques - hope no one would expect them to speak English, lol
Humans alike? Most likely not...
Or what country they would visit. Or place - like uncontacted tribes in Amazon rainforest vs Singapore...
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Old 04-21-2020, 08:00 AM
 
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A virus loaded from Windows 95 OS canceling alien's defense systems and so on. But those are movies, made to entertain us.

Actually low tech would be our only hope. e.g their technology is so advanced it can't deal with someone throwing a rock.



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Are we enough important to justify wasting tons of resources to destroy us and/or our planet?

If they could reach earth they would be self sufficient at that point, the onlt imporatant resource they could expend is time.





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How would you imagine an alien invasion?

Some technology beyond my imagination.
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Old 04-21-2020, 08:06 AM
 
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If they are advanced enough to reach us through interstellar travel, we are dead.

To quote that one Asian physicist you always see on TV. "It would be like Godzilla vs. The Easter Bunny" LOL
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Old 04-21-2020, 08:10 AM
 
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I would be curious about their appearance ...

If they evolved in environment simialr to earth there is good chance they will look like something here. Sharks and whales are completely biologically different but their shape is nearly identical.
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