[ExI] Why Alien Life Would be our Doom - The Great Filter

Dave Sill sparge at gmail.com
Mon Feb 12 15:46:47 UTC 2018

On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 8:56 AM, Edward Haigh <eh at edwardhaigh.com> wrote:

> When civilisations meet they're rarely peaceful encounters.
> If we ever collide with an alien race capable of interstellar space
> travel, my money won't be on trading technologies and textbooks but a
> rather swift end for us.

If they're anything like us, yes.  We'd be the native Americans in their

It's imaginable, though, that such technologically advanced beings would
also be more morally advanced. Perhaps following something like Star Trek's
Prime Directive.

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