If aliens were to arrive on Earth, how would we communicate with them?
…….. for those who are writing sci-fi , just how would you answer
This is actually where I am in the 5th book of the series, or maybe 6th if I split one book. How humans will react to two sets of “aliens” coming in, one to help and of course one to conquer. Will they be seen as different”? As hero and evil? As both evil? As a needed commodity? Will they be used in a political scheme? Will the fear of differences be insurmountable for the good aliens to even try and help???
So many possibilities….
Add in what manner would this very evidence of an alien race, shock or impact culture, science, religion, mathematics, architecture, warfare, energy, social norms, genetics, biology, botany, so many areas that will take a reality call and will survive or implode….
All the ideas, complications, rebuilding, the changes in society itself … it is just a playground of wonder
Some sources that may help you in determining how your story should go:
Fermi paradox (accessed 8/16/2017) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fermi_paradox
Potential cultural impact of extraterrestrial contact (accessed 8/16/2017)
Invitation to ETI (accessed 8/16/2017) http://ieti.org/
Social Impact of an ETI Detection (Workshop findings) (accessed 8/16/2017)
What if We Discovered an Alien Civilization Less Advanced Than Our Own?
By Corey S. Powell (Discover Magazine) (May 10, 2017) (accessed 8/16/2017)
Why These Scientists Fear Contact with Space Aliens
By Rebecca Boyle (NBC News) (Feb. 8, 2017) (accessed 8/16/2017)
What would actually happen if aliens made contact with Earth?
By Andrew Griffin (Independent) ( April 24, 2017) (accessed 8/16/2017)
How Would We Even Make First Contact with Aliens?
By Casey Chan (Gizmodo) (1/17/17) (accessed 8/16/2017)
Science of ‘Arrival’: If Aliens Call, Does Humanity Have a Plan?
By Tom Metcalfe (Live Science) (November 16, 2016) (accessed 8/16/2017)
If aliens invaded, how would we talk to them? The film Arrival offers some clues.
By Kate Baggaley (Popular Science) (November 16, 2016) (accessed 8/16/2017)
What Should We Do if Aliens Try to Contact Us? Sci-fi has some wisdom. First of all, don’t panic.
By Joelle Renstrom (Slate) (Sept. 8, 2016) (accessed 8/16/2017) (http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2016/09/advice_from_science_fiction_on_how_to_respond_to_aliens.html
How Do You Talk to an Alien?
By Daniel Honan (Big Think) (2016) (accessed 8/16/2017)
If we ever came across aliens, would we be able to understand them?
(The Conversation) (July 28, 2016) (accessed 8/16/2017)
What Would Happen if Aliens Contacted Earth
By Chris Baraniuk (BBC) (February 23, 2016) (accessed 8/16/2017)
If We Discover Aliens, What’s Our Protocol for Making Contact?
By Natalie Wolchover (Live science) (March 29, 2012)(accessed 8/16/2017)
Even if we found aliens, how would we communicate?
By Steve Connor (Independent) (January 25, 2010) (accessed 8/16/2017)
Is Stephen Hawking right about aliens?
By Alok Jha (The Guardian) (April 30, 2010) (accessed 8/16/2017)