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How to Survive an Alien Attack

Per­haps not quite as impor­tant as know­ing how to remain secure against a rap­tor attack, here are some humor­ous tips on how to sur­vive an alien attack, cour­tesy the folks of HowItShouldHaveEnded.com and based on some of the great alien fea­ture films to come out of Hollywood:

The like­li­hood of any of us ever hav­ing the oppor­tu­ni­ty to meet a tru­ly alien, or extrater­res­tri­al, species is… well, it’s an unlike­li­hood more than any­thing. I’d love for it to occur, for human­i­ty to real­ize final­ly that we real­ly aren’t alone in this universe.

Will the aliens be peace­ful? Of course, we hope that they are. But I’m a white male — I know all too well that there are a great many white males who will see the aliens as an “oth­er” that must be dis­trust­ed at best and which must be wiped out so that we can enjoy their tech­nol­o­gy at worst.

It’s also pos­si­ble that the aliens will be so far evolved that they’ll look at us the same way we do pri­mates in a zoo — a nov­el­ty to maybe gawk at… or per­haps an obsta­cle on their quest for resources.

Or maybe they show up in our solar sys­tem, har­vest our sun, and human­i­ty dies on a frozen Earth, com­plete­ly obliv­i­ous as to why our sun went dark.

What do you think? What sort of con­tin­gency plans should we as a soci­ety have in place for meet­ing intel­li­gent life that is tru­ly beyond? Or on a more per­son­al lev­el, are there any things we could do among our own fam­i­lies and com­mu­ni­ties to not look as though we’re either too unwor­thy to con­tact or too insignif­i­cant to pre­serve? Share your ideas below, or get cre­ative with your ideas at the forum!

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Rick Beckman