Alien civilizations.

1 Name: Anonymous 2018-12-15 04:44
If we detected an alien civilization that is millions of years ahead of us what would we do?

Here are the fact we know they are not harvesting resources. We know they don't know we are here. We know they are searching for something.

If you are the person to make contact would you?

keep in mind there are no right or wrong answers.
2 Name: Anonymous 2018-12-15 08:03
what u mean they re not harvesting resources?

how far away are from us?

we know they exist and they don't know we do, what else we know?
3 Name: Anonymous 2018-12-15 12:30
they're not stopping by stars for long, and they're not building Dyson spheres.
they are only 1 light year from us.
4 Name: Anonymous 2018-12-15 15:33
We also they're moving around with one star sized spacecraft
5 Name: Anonymous 2018-12-16 19:40
i would say we can do little, a civilization ahead of us that is searching something we dont know and that havent detected us yet is almost a miracle we still hidden from them. Maybe we are so primitive for their eyes it doesnt worth the time to contact with us, and if they did we can do almost nothing if their intentions are harmful, we can put nuclear weapons in orbit that will probably be almost ineffective. If they cannot travel at a reasonable speed i think the reaction would be paranoia and an arms race. If they do we'll probably try to approach peacefully and establish some kind of diplomacy to at least know which their intentions are
6 Name: Anonymous 2018-12-15 18:04
What if they're the only ones and they're searching for other forms of life no matter how primitive?
7 Name: Anonymous 2018-12-15 19:28
Also they can bend space-time making them able to do faster than light travel.
8 Name: Anonymous 2018-12-15 19:33
IF I make contact, then the first thing I’m going to do is demonstrate my sentience. I can do so by demonstrating basic geometric principles. I won’t share symbols for language with them like letters or numbers, but they will know how to count dots. They WILL understand geometry because it’s a basic skill needed to build a spaceship. They WILL understand the shape of a triangle, and by arranging dots that can be counted on different sides I can demonstrate an understanding of the Pythagorean Theorem. Once they know that I comprehend basic geometry they can make several assumptions about other basic skills I have, hopefully most of which will be correct. Even if they are so much smarter than me that I seem like a dumb animal to them, it is highly likely that a more evolved society will have a standard for ethics when dealing with lower life forms. They will likely have tested other species for demonstrations of intelligence before, much like how we attempted to teach gorillas sign language. I must remain calm and avoid showing ANY displays of movement, stance, or facial expression that may be incidentally be interpreted as a standard for aggressive behavior where they are from. I have more on this kind of stuff thought out but it seems excessive for a post on /lounge/ when I don’t even know if anyone is interested.
9 Name: Anonymous 2018-12-15 19:45
They re travelling in a star sized spaceship i would say their society should be very stable to maintain that kind of thing. i would say too they are not looking for a new planet if they were able to do one by themselves. Here's the problem, we don't know if there are other life forms either. Based only in the fact they own a space ship that is even an habitat and a vehicle i would say the probably have the technology to scan the entire galaxy looking for life forms. if they haven't had success we and them are screwed and Fermi was right. if they weren't capable of detecting us from 1 ly away maybe they are pretty bad at detecting things in space but that technology could be the vector that let us know than they are so advanced they were capable of conquering thousands of planets by their own. It would definitely be interesting to communicate with them.
10 Name: Anonymous 2018-12-15 20:14
They respond with this...
11 Name: [email protected] 2018-12-15 20:36
They're faggots. I'd make sure they knew I thought that. Dead anyway cuz I can't read crossword dialect. Go down guns blazing and really FEEL life for the first time as they annihilate me!

This may really fuck over the rest of you, but I'm totes ok with that.
12 Name: Anonymous 2018-12-18 06:41
Since all technology since 1947 came from a crashed UFO, I'm sure there are more aliens out there.

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