Aliens are extraterrestrial ---“ Aliens! Have you ever talked to any of them?” *long silence* *sighs* Do you really want to know? “Yes!” I see and talk to her every day. “Oh my God! Really? How does it feel? What is it like talking to an alien?” Well, sometimes I wish she would go back to her planet and be productive there instead of interrupting while I am talking here. *silence* “Wait, what?” *winks* Aliens are a form of life assumed to exist outside the Earth or its atmosphere. What do you think about another life outside of this planet? Exciting, right? Or is it?
Well, what if there are aliens? Would you talk to them? “Maybe not. Maybe yes. I don’t know! Still undecided.” Ok, so what if the world decides to contact aliens? *silence* *blank face* Hold that thought. Here’s what I found in Wikipedia: “On 13 February 2015, scientists, including Geoffrey Marcy, Seth Shostak, Frank Drake, Elon Musk and David Brin at a convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, discussed Active SETI and whether transmitting a message to possible intelligent extraterrestrials in the Cosmos was a good idea; one result was a statement, signed by many, that a ‘worldwide scientific, political and humanitarian discussion must occur before any message is sent’.” Honestly, I don't know how to react on this.
The question here is that should we contact aliens? Should we talk to them? My favorite human being on Earth has finally spoken. Stephen Hawking, an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, says that alien existence is possible, however, we humans should do everything we can to avoid any contact with them. He says, “I imagine they might exist in massive ships, having used up all the resources from their home planet. Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they can reach. If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn't turn out very well for the Native Americans.” This statement made me remember the movie ‘Battleship’ Everything is finally making sense to me now.
To talk or not to talk? Still, if ever the world asks this question once again, I hope they discuss this thoroughly. We are not also only talking about our freedom and peace here. Our lives are also at major risk.