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    Re: U.N. to appoint space ambassador to greet alien visitors

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    Re: U.N. to appoint space ambassador to greet alien visitors

    I won't bother explaining for the 10th time why the UN is not meant to be suprainternational enforcement body; people who bash the UN for its inaction never seem to listen to the basic facts of what the organization was made for, so there is no point in wasting my time on them anymore.

    As for the OP... my guess for alien contact would be that it would happen behind closed doors first, if it hasn't already. The other thing to remember is that making contact with aliens could represent a major strategic advantage if they are willing to collaborate, and not a single world superpower would want to share that with anyone. I wouldn't be surprised if we end up fighting amongst ourselves while clamoring to be the first to hear about the secrets of alien technology. I personally believe that the major world governments are already in the know, but there is too much power to be lost by admitting to everyone that we're not alone.

    I agree with Hawking though. Our radio and t.v. signals are already reaching the edge of our spacial sector so they could already be detected. Nothing quite compares though to the foolishness of sending the Voyager space probe in the 70's which contained a map and recording telling them where we are, and with the explicit invitation to come visit us. No one knows what happened to that probe by the way. It reached the Kuiper belt after an unnatural deceleration that no one could explain, and then stopped broadcasting. It's also foolish for SETI to be sending signals into space for the express purpose of making contact.

    The only weapon we have on this planet that could fight an advanced alien society would be nukes, and using them would blow us up along with them. We simply have no security preparations for an alien visit. It's illogical to appoint an ambassador to aliens without also appointing a committee to address what we would do in the event of an alien invasion.

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    Re: U.N. to appoint space ambassador to greet alien visitors

    Hopefully aliens are free market anarcho-capitalist that would just stop by to buy some wares, maybe trade it for some knowledge on how to build a cool space station or something like Deep Space Nine.

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    Re: U.N. to appoint space ambassador to greet alien visitors

    There are two Voyager probes, both still functioning, though Two's data is currently garbled due to a memory glitch which they are working on. SETI is a passive receiver, not a broadcaster.

    Oops, they fixed it.

    http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/
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    Re: U.N. to appoint space ambassador to greet alien visitors

    I hope Aliens don't come in my lifetime, They would be so far technologically advanced they could squash all of us like a little bug.
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