I’m talking about what’s happening right now, and if you’ve just woken up then check out BBC News, CNN or SETI.
Or search Google for ‘Alien Message’. Or turn on the telly. I don’t think anyone this morning could possibly be talking about any other subject.
Yes, it is a little worrying (to say the least) that these visitors to our planet have promised to disrupt our communications system if we move to threaten them in any way. When it comes right down to it, whatever weapons we have that might be effective against these guys will be rendered impotent if our communications are disabled. We have no choice in the matter. I just hope that none of the world’s governments do anything foolish that might provoke them.
"We come in peace," they say, and I for one believe them (although I can’t help thinking that ‘come in peace’ is immediately followed by ‘shoot to kill,’ but that just comes from watching too much Star Trek ).
I mean… wow. It was bound to happen one day. Now that we know that there are intelligent aliens, it’s easy to see in hindsight that it was inevitable that we would make contact (or rather, that they would contact us), sooner or later. I’ve always believed that the Universe is just too vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly BIG for us to be all alone in it.
But I never really believed that contact would be made in my lifetime…. wow. It feels like I’m a kid again, on Christmas morning, or encountering magnets for the first time. Or sex.