Stephen Hawking thinks that making contact with aliens would be a very bad idea indeed. But with new, massive telescopes, we humans are stepping up the search. Have we really thought this through?
Extraterrestrial Life might not be friendly, so humans might want to curb attempting to contact them.
The famed physicist warns that trying to talk with aliens could get us all killed. That humans might want to stop attempting to communicate with aliens, because discovering their existence and making contact may not be in our species’ best interest. He noted that aliens discovering Earth might be more like “V” than “E.T.”
According to theguardian Hawkins says “If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans.”
And if that scenario isn’t close enough to the storyline in “Avatar,” Hawking also suggests that aliens whose resources are depleted on their home world might become nomadic, looking for worlds to conquer and exploit.