If aliens were to arrive on Earth…..

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)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potential_cultural_impact_of_extraterrestrial_contact

 

Invitation to ETI (accessed 8/16/2017) http://ieti.org/

 

Social Impact of an ETI Detection (Workshop findings) (accessed 8/16/2017)

http://www.seti.org/seti-institute/project/details/cultural-aspects-seti

 

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)

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/outthere/2017/05/10/alien_civilization/#.WZRplVWGOCo

 

Why These Scientists Fear Contact with Space Aliens

By Rebecca Boyle (NBC News) (Feb. 8, 2017) (accessed 8/16/2017)  

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/the-big-questions/why-these-scientists-fear-contact-space-aliens-n717271

 

What would actually happen if aliens made contact with Earth? 

By Andrew Griffin (Independent) ( April 24,  2017) (accessed 8/16/2017)

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/alien-contact-what-happen-earth-et-life-exist-space-nasa-seti-area-51-roswell-close-encounters-a7698811.html

 

How Would We Even Make First Contact with Aliens?

By Casey Chan (Gizmodo) (1/17/17) (accessed 8/16/2017)  

http://sploid.gizmodo.com/how-would-we-even-make-first-contact-with-aliens-179131045

 

Science of ‘Arrival’: If Aliens Call, Does Humanity Have a Plan?

By Tom Metcalfe (Live Science) (November 16, 2016) (accessed 8/16/2017)

https://www.livescience.com/56886-arrival-movie-alien-contact-protocol.html

 

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) 

http://www.popsci.com/how-would-we-talk-to-aliens

 

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) 

http://bigthink.com/re-envision-toyota-blog/how-do-you-talk-to-an-alien

 

If we ever came across aliens, would we be able to understand them?

(The Conversation) (July 28, 2016) (accessed 8/16/2017)

https://theconversation.com/if-we-ever-came-across-aliens-would-we-be-able-to-understand-them-62856

 

What Would Happen if Aliens Contacted Earth

By Chris Baraniuk (BBC) (February 23, 2016) (accessed 8/16/2017)  

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160223-what-would-happen-if-aliens-contacted-earth

 

If We Discover Aliens, What’s Our Protocol for Making Contact?

By Natalie Wolchover (Live science) (March 29, 2012)(accessed 8/16/2017)                  

https://www.livescience.com/19360-humans-discover-aliens.html

 

Even if we found aliens, how would we communicate?

By Steve Connor  (Independent) (January 25, 2010) (accessed 8/16/2017)

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/even-if-we-found-aliens-how-would-we-communicate-1878670.html

 

 Is Stephen Hawking right about aliens?

By Alok Jha (The Guardian) (April 30, 2010) (accessed 8/16/2017)

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2010/apr/30/stephen-hawking-right-aliens

 

 

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About jasterling

One part of my life is in the science of anthropology and archaeology where I did comparative work. My other life that I am now pursuing is writing along the lines of fantasy/sci fi fictional writing as my one way to stay sane in this other insane world. Please enjoy the selections you will find in my blog.
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