Navy officials recently released the F-18 camera videos of strange unidentified objects flying around our atmosphere. Anyone who has an interest in the genre knows that this is just the tip of the iceberg, actually old news, and the secret government data is vast and classified deeper than nuclear weapons.
Releasing the video is just to keep the politically motivated media from investigating the bigger picture. Most won’t bother because that is “SOoooo 1955..meh”. It ain’t sellin’ beer and trucks to anyone who can afford a new truck or expensive advertised beer.
Rednecks and LITS aside(Lights In The Sky), there have been enough substantial witnesses and documentation of encounters to take a moment to acknowledge that the anthropocentric view of “All humans, All the time! God said so!” is probably past its expiration date.
As we sink into the quagmire of another election year, virus lockdown and all, let’s consider for a moment that maybe the next 4 years is a critical time for us and the beings visiting us, because Earth’s ecosystems have been drastically affected by our behaviors.
Other than “The Milky Way’s Funniest Videos”, what would we have of any value that a space-faring system of races might be interested in?
All of the old standards are, from a logistics and physics standpoint, bogus.
- Water: Yes, the Earth has a lot of water; but outside this warm zone, water is floating around in huge chunks called comets and ice moons and basically, everything outside Pluto’s orbit is covered with the stuff. It would be dumb to climb down into our gravity well for it and have to carry it back up again when you can just tow it home for free from the parking lot and the litter police would thank you for doing so.
- Minerals: basically, the same answer. Just poke around the asteroid belt long enough and there’s probably a solid gold, solid iron or solid nickel chunk to grab.
- Life: Ah…there’s the rub. Except we don’t know what life is like anywhere else, and everything we know came from the same basic building blocks and we all pretty much digest each other. We can’t learn to get along with the bacteria in our own gut on Pizza Night, let alone with some tri-helix silicone-based blue monkey that eats coal and poops diamonds.
If you were able to go anywhere and do anything with free energy and shiny transdimensional spaceships, what could you find that would be of any value? What’s important to everyone and everything? Usefulness. To be specific, Net Future Usefulness: the ability of some matter (living or dead) to contribute more usefulness to its offspring’s future environment than it consumes in resources.
I submit that you would have to seek out interesting and diverse new life that has found new ways to survive and contribute to its own place. It’s the ‘random genius’ effect. Just as we seek cures for cancer in plants and animals that live in the remote Amazon jungles, Aliens would be seeking new and interesting things that they haven’t been able to imagine or manufacture yet.
Right now, as we are encountering high stress in our environment, it’s the best time to see if our creativity will shine with sustainable new solutions, so it’s probably the most active and productive time for alien races to investigate us and monitor what we do.
Do we want Donald Trump to be the face of our collective human creativity as the universe puts us on their version of social media?