How Should WE Behave When We Make Contact With ET?
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As a fan of science fiction, even through I don’t watch as much science fiction as I used to, this question has intrigued me. Almost needless to say, hopefully when we first meet, neither humans as a whole nor the aliens will act as badly as we did in the past.
Also hopefully those who suspect that we couldn’t get along and learn to coexist, not mention the idea that any intelligent life will destroy itself soon after it gets advanced technology will be proven wrong. Hopefully our worst fears will not be realized
Humanity should start thinking about how to interact with alien species long before coming into contact with extraterrestrial life, experts say.
Coming up with a strict set of guidelines that govern the way people on future interstellar space missions study and interact with aliens is imperative before anyone blasts off to a distant world, according to attendees at Starship Congress in August.
While a “prime directive” — the rule that prevented Star Fleet officers from interfering with the business of alien life-forms on TV’s “Star Trek” — might be a little extreme, such a rule could help govern interactions between aliens and humans.
Note - The article also includes a short but very cool video on the Drake Equation