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First Contact Protocol

When we make first contact with another species of life, we should have a first contact protocol already thought through to guide our actions. This protocol can’t anticipate all possibilities and chart precise actions to be taken, but it can establish some general principles and important ethical considerations. ASSESSMENT An early priority should be to […]

The Progression of Ethics

Our consideration of ethics begins with self. At some point, we feel connected with others, usually family or close friends, and we become willing to extend some level of importance beyond self. As we grow in awareness and intelligence, we become more able to empathize with others, to feel connected with them, and continue to […]

Non Interference “Prime Directive”

The “Prime Directive” is a philosophical viewpoint that civilizations making first contact with more primitive cultures should avoid contaminating the primitives with their advanced technology, science and way of thinking. It was promoted by the science fiction television and movie series, Star Trek, and has been adopted as a common theme in science fiction. A […]

Detecting Advanced Alien Civilizations Won’t Be Easy

Astronomers have suggested that advanced alien civilizations that generate and use energy on a large scale would also produce waste heat that can be detected from a distance. Since modern astronomy can’t detect such heat signatures, they conclude that such civilizations don’t exist. Since a waste heat signature can be detected by our primitive technology, […]

The Sequence of Contact

The world of science fiction loves to speculate about human civilization making first contact with aliens. Too often, those aliens are remarkably like us; not just in the way their bodies resemble ours, but also in their stage of developmental growth. We understand the difficulties involved in imagining an intelligent civilization unlike ourselves and then […]

A Quarantine of Intelligence

Human history is a dismal record of failure to expand ethical considerations beyond the self. We have left a trail of hundreds of millions of lives lost in warfare, torture, and enslavement of various kinds. We have a well established track record of making poor decisions based on personal interest and without regard to consequences. […]

The Length of a Civilization

The Drake Equation attempts to estimate how many intelligent civilizations may have developed over time in a given area of space. One of the most important factors in the equation is the length (L) of time that a civilization exists. This is wide open to speculation and it is tempting to assume that an advanced […]

Imagine a Pea in a Swimming Pool

The standard size for an Olympic swimming pool is 50 meters long and 25 meters wide. Imagine a square pool half that size; 25 meters by 25 meters and around 9 feet deep. Throw into that pool a pea. The average pea is about 1/8 inch in diameter. The pool represents our galaxy, the Milky […]

Old Intelligence is Already Here

The article referenced below ponders the question of whether our technology is too primitive to detect advanced ET life. Yes, our technology is too primitive to detect technology that is advanced far enough beyond ours to avoid detection. The electromagnetic “profile” of life on Earth has been spreading out into space for about 100 years […]

ENDER’S GAME – – Trailer

ENDER’S GAME — Trailer [youtube.com] SEE ALSO: Drexler Spacesuit TF Skin Cradle VISOR Projected Reality Utility Fog