What Happens If China Makes First Contact?

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« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2017, 01:16:53 pm »
Very interesting. I'd like to get around to three-body problem now, and the dark-forest idea is fascinating.

lol MSJ: Malazan had the same affect on me.
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« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2017, 02:07:19 pm »
Assuming First Contact will ever happen

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« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2017, 04:35:31 pm »
Assuming First Contact will ever happen
I mean, I think the question says "if" lol. the whole thing is a hypothetical, so yeah, we're assuming that the hypothetical hypothetically happens, in this hypothetical scenario.

Another hypothetical entirely might be "what if no first contact is made" - but that's a whole different topic ;).
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« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2017, 05:54:07 pm »
Assuming First Contact will ever happen
Maybe it's not that far off... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KIC_8462852
Anyway, if first contact happens I hope this is what the aliens will see
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Also, broadcasting our location to the cosmos is fucking stupid.

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« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2017, 06:20:45 pm »
Assuming First Contact will ever happen
Maybe it's not that far off... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KIC_8462852
Anyway, if first contact happens I hope this is what the aliens will see
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http://i.imgur.com/7x44VOd.jpg
Also, broadcasting our location to the cosmos is fucking stupid.

Lol, classic humanity.
Also, way to late for broadcasting location. But hey, it was a simpler time back then and we thought that any intelligent interstellar super-civilizations were going to be as friendly to animals as we are - not to mention friendly among themselves as we are.... Oh, oh my god, we've made a horrible error!
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« Reply #20 on: Today at 05:07:40 pm »
I liked how Sagan dealt with communication in Contact. Otherwise, while there are a number of hypotheses, obviously, it's easy to think that communication/recognition between species would be impossible.

I suppose that would make an interesting thread, in and of itself.
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