So you saw a UFO… ? So have a surprising number of Americans. And, more than a third of us believe we have alien visitors on earth. (Thirty-six percent according to a National Geographic survey. Read an ABC News story about it.)
One of my friends, Mitch, rants on the phone whenever UFOs are discussed. When I sense the conversation heading that way — he LOVES the topic — I just put the phone down. I go watch a re-run of Gunsmoke. It’s a bit of vintage television now blasted at innocent American sensibilities on cable. From another century! Like I’m at Oxford studying the Druids! I can come back in a half hour and my friend is still talking about UFOs, unaware that I hadn’t hung on his every word. I can picture him — eyes flashing, inspired.
The alien coup
My friend is otherwise an intelligent sort. But Mitch KNOWS the U.S military is lying about its knowledge of alien visitors. Roswell!! don’t get him started. (It could be a takeover — a coup from planet Rigobert 8331!) He loves to speculate what the aliens are doing here. What could go wrong. Etc etc. He could be a character out of a movie made by the Wachowskis or Steven Spielberg. But he’s not alone.
“What are these things in the sky, exactly, and how can we learn more about them?” asks a New York Times article about Robert Bingham. Read it here.
No wonder UFO detectors and paranormal meters are selling so fast. Oh, and the Ghostcom Radar Spirit Detector (free download).
Cat eyed, super friendly, here to help
Mitch doesn’t mince words. The cat-eyed visitors from Rexagon 44 may be superior intelligences, friendly and here to help — BUT HOW DO WE KNOW.
Well, we don’t know, and one of the reasons I nevertheless sleep well at night is, I don’t care. NOT CARING is my superpower. I saw that on television — how it makes things easier. But.. but .. here’s the thing. As we go further into this mess we call the future, my neighbors and friends are are becoming Mitch-like. Meaning, they all have something to say about this. And many of them have had their personal experiences. You know, of flying objects that are not Amazon drones in test-mode delivering a new modem or pair of walking shorts.
Stephen Hawking’s predictions
I did not know Professor Hawking or ever speak with him, but I feel both disturbed and oddly comforted at his predictions. Toward the end of his life he was interviewed more copiously, and he said that it was a virtual certainty that life on earth would become extinct.
Hawking also warned — in a scene that could have been out of a sci-fi movie –against human recklessness in trying to announce our presence to alien life forms. “Don’t seek to communicate with them,” he said in effect (I’m paraphrasing). “Don’t reply.” He was convinced we could easily be “farmed” — used for resources or enslaved — by an advanced space-traveling life-form. So you saw a UFO — now there is a new kind of question about what to do.
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Three ways we may all die, according to a genius
Hawking identified, in 2017 or 2018, three major potential causes: climate change, overpopulation, artificial intelligence. In other interviews he also mentioned epidemics as one potential cause. No need to comment on this further, considering the uncertainties of the current pandemic, combined with the threat of antibiotic failure. — Meaning, we might develop vaccines for pandemics, but the danger that we can no longer knock out infections with antibiotics, is also real.
There is also the danger posed by fragmentation of information, which we are experiencing right now, and which supports spawning of conspiracy theories and extreme beliefs.
In 2017, as reported by the BBC, Professor Hawking said “With climate change, overdue asteroid strikes, epidemics and population growth, our own planet is increasingly precarious.” While he believed this outcome was as close to a certainty as it could be, the time-frame for it is the only place we can draw some comfort. Hawking hypothesized that humans would have figured out a sortie from earth by that time — hopefully.
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