John Grigg wrote,
> Unless absolutely sure of malevolence(and of winning the fight),
> we must allow them to visit and inspect our facilities. And if
> we say no, they attack. Permanent inspectors(human and machine)
> could be left to continue monitoring.
When they detect that we are experimenting with strange matter, they may
attack for fear that we will destroy the universe. When they detect that we
have nanotechnology, they may attack for fear we could assimilate the solar
system. When they detect that we have super AI, they will attack to stop
this dangerous software threat. When they detect that we are using
embryonic stem cells, they will attack to stop the slaughter of untold
millions of aborted pre-persons. When they detect that we are cloning, they
will attack to stop the creation of monsters and the torture of human
bioslave experiments. When they detect that we do not have arms control
laws, they will attack to prevent our stockpiling of weapons.
I am not sure that distance will make strange new ideas any more palatable
to earthlings. The fact that we are remote and hard to monitor or attack
will make us seem even more alien and fearful to the native population.
-- Harvey Newstrom <http://HarveyNewstrom.com> <http://Newstaff.com>
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