Are we prepared for an alien invasion?
The science fiction movie “Arrival” has fueled people’s interest in the search for intelligent life and has left many wondering — are we actually prepared to meet intelligent life? Are we ready for an alien invasion?
A professional from Hunt for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute, Seth Shostak, who is directing its attempts to find radio signals from extraterrestrial civilizations, said yes, but not quite.”There are some protocols, but I believe that’s an unfortunate name, and it makes them sound more significant than they are,” Shostak told Live Science.
Shostak disclosed the government has formulated “post-detection protocols” for research workers who are focusing on finding and tracking potential alien transmissions. Nevertheless, Shostak said that the protocols are rules rather than strategies once contact is made and how we might cope with extraterrestrials.
“But that is all the protocols say, and they don’t have any force of law. The United Nations chose a copy of the early protocols and place them in a file drawer someplace, which’s as official as they ever got.”
Scientists or research workers must report signs from extraterrestrial beings but there isn’t any government policy saying the strategies and establishing processes in case there’s contact, as far as he knows.
In accordance with Shostak, extraterrestrial beings are probably the type of super intelligent machines which is not possible to outwit. Due to their intellectual, they’ve managed to drop their biological body off to transform into machines that were formidable to endure the dangerous conditions of the outer space.