Investigations into Aliens are often performed from a defense perspectives, but what if the extraterrestrial life in our own or neighboring universes are our relatives?
There’s no doubt that the search for alien life is heating up. With a huge amount of money poured into private scientific investigation into the existence of aliens and even a significant chunk of NASA’s budget now dedicated to the search for extraterrestrials, it’s clear that we desperately want evidence that we’re not alone in the universe.
However, the majority of investigations into aliens are made with the assumption that we’d have to prepare ourselves for some sort of alien invasion. It’s usually assumed that these aliens are far more advanced than us and would be more interested in conquest than they would be communication, but there’s certainly also the possibility that these aliens would be open to collaboration and even friendship rather than war.
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Recent research into dark energy suggests that the possibility of aliens existing in other universes is very likely, as it’s now considered possible for life to exist under much more trying conditions. But that doesn’t really aid us on our path to discover whether aliens actually exist or shape how exactly we’ll approach the situation if we are to actually come in contact with extraterrestrials.
Many alien enthusiasts and scientists alike are frustrated with the way that the investigations into aliens are being carried out, insisting that we should be considering these extraterrestrials as a species similar to our own with the same sort of curiosity and search for knowledge that we ourselves are known for.
It’s difficult to determine at all what aliens would be like if we happened across them, but there’s a growing movement to start approaching the research more from a curious and diplomatic standpoint rather than preparing ourselves for an inevitable disaster once we come into contact.
Media ranging from YouTube channels to published research alike captures a lot of the attention of the general public by predicting some sort of doomsday were we to come in contact with aliens, but the truth is that we have no idea at all what that sort of contact would be like.
By adjusting the way we approach our search for aliens, we may very well be opening ourselves to a much more hospitable interaction with intelligent life if we’re to happen across it.
As mentioned above, there’s a real possibility that aliens could be quite similar to ourselves. If they’re so much more technologically advanced than we are, why are they not making significant efforts to contact us? There’s a real likelihood that these alien civilizations could be limited by their technology in a way similar to our own – making a mutually beneficial relationship more likely than dominance one way or another.
Changing the discourse about the search for aliens is going to be difficult, and there’s not really a central governing body outside of the UN that can bring together the intelligence of multiple organizations and governments in order to adjust how we’re approaching the issue.
It will be an uphill battle when it comes to approaching aliens from a curiosity standpoint rather than one that is defensive, but it’s an interesting theory to keep in mind as we continue to reach out further and further in our search for intelligent life.