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I wasn't implying that it did...I don't think they would have a specific need for our food, water, weed, or "Wah-evah" (just felt like throwing in a british accent.) Again, if they are advanced enough to travel here from light years away, I doubt they would really "need" anything our dumpy little planet has to offer. We're exploring (sort of) for life on other planets, and not to utilize their natural resources, but for the express purpose of "exploration". Just my dos pesetas.
I would presume that they would be using anti-matter, or some sort of ridiculous cold fusion to power everything. They would also have found the loophole in the laws of physics that we seem to be missing right now. If that was the case, what the hell would they need another planet for? In theory, anti matter would be limitless energy from a relatively small source. With that technology, do they need anything we have? They won't be looking for oil. If they want to study, they wouldn't need an army. Just a couple of them, and a few anal probes.
Iron, carbon, oxygen, or other elements might be of interest to them.
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or hot blonde chicks, there might be a shortage of them on their planet
And what if they're coming here just to get some strange? I for one don't want those space pirates plundering my booty.
For all we know, their life spans, and concept of time could be completely different than ours. Maybe a good bachelor party weekend for them is going to a place like Earth, and spending 1000 Earth years violating the resident species. Then, on the way home, they brag about things like "Damn, I must have pounded a million Earthlings in the butt...so much fun!"
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depends on their women..if they are over 8 feet tall the appropriate response would be: TAKE ME TO YOUR LADDER, I'LL SEE YOUR LEADER LATER!!!
Water in liquid form is pretty damn hard to come by as well. This planet has a lot of things going for it. Aliens could be like.
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What if the aliens came to Earth, but it turns out that they are already dead?
Do they rage out to some classic Pantera?
What if the aliens came and made a big CGI building and then they have a meteor go CROSSHH! and it, and it's all like CRAAWWWLL a-and motorcycles burst into flame while they jump over these helicopters, right?
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If they wern't gonna be they would see how popular Jersey Shore is and decided that we should be killed off
I would welcome them with reese's pieces. I heard they like those.
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Yes they would.
I've always both feared and liked the idea that we're actually the most advanced.
Feared because we won't meet anyone else in my lifetime.
Liked because we would end up being the dominant galactic species.
All those thing are far far FAR more plentiful floating around in space in places that AREN'T at the bottom of a steep gravity well. The fact is that there is absolutely zero reason for trying to fight the Earth's gravity for them even if there was no humanity with which to contend. Much easier to simply scoop them up from asteroid belts, Oort clouds, and the clouds left behind by supernovae.
The only reasons an alien species would have for fighting humans would be things like:
1- Fun --like hunting (see Predator)
2- Xenophobia -- if something about their makeup made them unwilling to share the universe with another species. In this case, they'd simply nuke us out of existence from orbit and there would be no real fighting.
3- Prevention --If they decided that we were too dangerous and unstable to be permitted to become a threat in the future. Again nuke from orbit.
4- They want our biological resources for some reason, don't want to wait to develop from samples, and just come to take everything right now. Perhaps we taste really great!
5- Some weird religious or cultural issue. "They did not greet our x-ray transmission with a Xenon flare! How dare they!"
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I'd go with depressing.
As advanced as we are in many ways, we are no less territorial and savage as species whom we proclaim to be evolutionarily inferior.
Fear, They might kill us out of fear we might one day kill them. Destroying us for resources is a possibility but like other posters have pointed out, If they can travel between the stars they can likely and easily manufacture water out of hydrogen and oxygen mined openly and easily in un-inhabited space.
My money is on destruction by advanced self-replicating robots. They need resources to self-replicate and are likely indiscriminate where they get it. Also they wouldn't need highly advanced physics-bending technology to travel between the stars as they have all the time in the world. They could be spreading throughout the galaxy right now like a plague increasing in number exponentially for every star they visit.
Also - For those CLAIMING the only way to kill a more advanced invading force is through guerrilla warfare - Ever heard of a computer virus? Independence day taught us this is not true. But anyways if an invader came to earth with hostile intentions I doubt they would use ground troops. Probably just kill us off with a virus or with chemical attacks. Much easier then with brute force.
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Any civilization capable of interstellar travel in order to launch an invasion of some sort would be one that we would be literally defenseless against. Sending a massive force many light years away is perhaps hundreds or thousands of years away for our technology. Imagine the modern US army invading a stone age village where spear tips weren't even developed yet, just rocks and sticks, no fire even. Our best hope if a hostile alien force invades is surrender. But, why would they invade? Surely there are millions of planets that are more resource rich and closer to their home solar system. Slave labor? If they can travel across the galaxy, surely they can build robots for labor. Food? If they were able to build ships to travel across the galaxy, surely they have food to support their society. I just don't see any good reason for an invasion. Maybe they are just dicks though.
District 9 is a more likely scenario where it's a refuge type situation. There's also the possibility that the aliens will not be anything like what we've imagined. Maybe they aren't organic, maybe they are an energy based life form or a mechanical one, who knows. The fact that our government wastes time planning for an alien invasion is disturbing though. There are better things to spend time and resources on.
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