THE world could be woefully unprepared for an alien invasion and because extraterrestrial technology would be far superior.
Governments around the globe remain tight-lipped on counter-invasion strategies, with the US claiming nothing is in place and it would have to react to what exactly is in front of them.
But what is clear is there would be no point in humans trying to fight them.
Any extra-terrestrial which can make its way across the universe would have technology that would make it look like our arsenal is a pile of rocks.
Jill Tarter, a member of Search for Extra-Terrestrial Life (SETI) Institute and part of the management board for the Allen Telescope Array in California, said: “If they showed up on our doorstep, that means they have technologies that are considerably advanced with respect to ours.
“And because of that, they’re going to be the ones that set the rules.”
While there is no official plan, it is believed that the United Nations would take charge.
They group would be responsible for every country’s atomic weaponry and air strikes, as well as distributing, and probably rationing, food across the planet.
Another likely candidate is Paul Davies – chairman of SETI’s post detection task force.
As any alien’s grasp of English, or any human language, will probably be non-existent, experts have devised other ways to show that we are intelligent, with the mathematical formula for Pie as good as anything to send back to show that we are not completely primitive.
However, others think, including Stephen Hawking, that we should not respond at all.
Professor Hawking said that it would be best to keep schtum as, judging by what has happened when humans have met other humans who they deem inferior, it could spell the end of us.
The theoretical physicist said: “One day we might receive a signal from a planet like Gliese 832c, but we should be wary of answering back.”
“Meeting an advanced civilisation could be like Native Americans encountering Columbus.
“That didn’t turn out so well.”
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