Fiction | What happens if we find aliens?




Fiction | What happens if we find aliens?

Researchers working on the program SETI – Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence – dream of one, get a firm signal from a distant aliens that are trying to contact us. But imagine that once the signal reaches and will be thoroughly tested and proven, and it will be equivalent to the power of the signal WOW, once received a radio telescope in Ohio in 1977.

We congratulate each other together, clap scientists, they will receive their prize. And then there is another question. What to do next? Whether to send a signal to scientists in response, they say, we got your message, let’s get started, hello? Or should listen to Stephen Hawking , who in 2010 warned that we should avoid contact with aliens, so as not to run into them in a bloody (or whatever they have shed) fight?

This question scientists have been discussed for a long time. Back in 1960 at the Brookings Institution in Washington has issued a special document, which examined the potential risks of contact with an extraterrestrial civilization.

Consequences in any case be unpredictable, but they will depend primarily on how we, humans, who can not find a common language, even within our human society, we will turn to the aliens. Even if the whole planet will convene to talk to aliens, obvious fact: the universe is dominated by only superior in strength and development of the society. The rest survive and change. And the better we can understand the factors affecting this type of situation, the better we will be prepared.

Brookings said that the U.S. government is carefully considering the potential public reaction to such a discovery – it can range from a sense of solidarity among the people to disorientation, paralyzing anxiety and panic fear of aliens, as in the films of the 1950s “War of the Worlds” and “The Day the Earth Stood Still. ” Brookings is proposed to study how the earth civilizations of the past to alarming discovery, before to clearly define, articulate news or keep the discovery a secret, that would be, in my opinion, absolutely disgusting.

That is exactly what scientists thought decades later, when they came to the conclusion that the discovery of extraterrestrial civilizations is too important an event to keep it a secret. So they began to try to coordinate the international response. In 1989, researchers at the SETI approved the protocol of contact with an extraterrestrial civilization, which was amended in 2010. Here is his most important principles:

1. Anyone who finds a signal, to make sure that the most likely explanation of its origin is extraterrestrial intelligence rather than natural or human noise, before moving on to the second step.

2. Before you make public the result, the discoverer must secretly warn other researchers SETI, so that they can confirm the presence of the signal and combine efforts to monitor him.

3. The discoverer shall notify the International astronomical community and the General Secretariat of the United Nations.

4. Do not respond to a signal to consultation with international agencies.

In 1993, the conference brought together SETI scientists from the U.S. and the then Soviet Union, NASA spokesman John Billingham introduced the document, calling it a “Protocol postobnaruzheniya SETI: what you need to do after the detection of a signal? ‘. Billingham noted that the complexity of the answer lies in the fact that the aliens for some time may know of our existence, and therefore had more time to observe and study, what they would be dealing with. He suggested that scientists and governments around the world to come to a common agreement on the protocol of contact. Anyone who would communicate with aliens must apply on behalf of the whole of civilization, and that treatment must be pre-installed protocol. In the actual report must contain the following information: the world there is intelligent life, we have taken the signal and understand it. There should also be information about what living organisms, including humans, live on the Earth, and the sender must encourage aliens to send additional messages to establish a dialogue.

In 2010, the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs began work on the creation of an international agreement concerning the minutes of contact. Head of Management, Malaysian astrophysicist Mazlan Othman told colleagues that extraterrestrial life in the universe is likely to be present because of how many planets we have found outside our solar system, and how much more there is to discover.

“When we will establish contact, we need to get together and give a response that will take into account all the feelings, emotions and experiences related to the opening. Indeed, the UN is a ready mechanism for such coordination. ”

But despite the presence of a single protocol, scientists and political leaders have yet to face the dilemma that people have not dealt with the collision of Europeans and Native Americans in the late 15th century. We are haunted by the realization of what the consequences might be disastrous meeting between the two fundamentally different cultures, especially when one less technically savvy. The document in 2011 entitled “Fear, pandemonium, equanimity and triumph: the response of people extraterrestrial civilization,” the psychologist Albert Harrison noted that we have recreated the archetypes of strangers, and our public reaction to their appearance is almost ready. If they are “wise, kind and friendly” creatures, humanity will survive the new Golden Age, everything will be fine. “Catastrophic model” suggests that aliens are “threatening, imperialistic use force, bluff and pressure,” intend to use our world or destroy it crave. There is a third option: the aliens are post-biological species, is compatible organic and technology, almost attained immortality.

In my view, this scenario will be the most unexpected, as earthlings have to revise the established concepts of life and death, and to abandon religious beliefs that we follow for centuries.

However, in the case of a favorable outcome, the aliens will be a lot to learn .
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