Shorty Short How would we Earthlings react?

Would we "Colonise" and subjugate the place? Would we hold endless "High-Level" meetings to decide what to do ... and for the most part do nothing? Would we wait until there were reports of WMD there that are claimed to threaten our existence? Would we immediately engage the new situation and build a better place for all?
Posted: 15 November 2007 at 21:16

Wolfgang Grulke RE: How would we Earthlings react?

I'm sure that 'endless meetings' would be the first consequence of such an announcement - closely followed by a million claims that all of this is nothing but a hoax.

I think that this would create a flood of new debates between creationists and evolutionists - after all they can't both be right? Or can they?????

But what of the new business opportunities in all of this? Waht new business would YOU start?
Posted: 19 November 2007 at 16:49

Shorty Short RE: RE: How would we Earthlings react?

This would be the first valid chance for the human race to rethink just how it is we wish to be governed. My feeling is we'd chuck the politicking for hard economics. Create a model of governance where the only thing the central committee will be allowed to do is create major interconnecting infrastructure - our votes would thus go to the most suitably qualified engineering companies to maintain and expand such networks as may be required. Humanity would flock to the best maintained and built systems since by then of course, mobility would not be an issue.

Every other function that current governments carry out would be completely trashed and outsourced to the most competent entity to do that work. Contracts of not longer than 3 years but could be voted to continue. Voting on issues necessary to maintain quality of life would be by something similar to the Internet. There would be a system in place of continuous operation - companies would not close at 5 and open at 8:30 and be closed over weekends.

The renaissance of the auditing firm would be one consequence and of course employment opportunities would spiral :)
Posted: 22 November 2007 at 20:45

Doug Vining Life in a comet

Posted: 19 August 2009 at 15:30

Neil Jacobsohn NASA prepares to answer the Great Questions - including "Are we alone?"

After 30 years of space exploration and research, NASA is preparing its plans for the next 30 years. And it is setting itself the goal of answering three enormous questions:
- Are we alone?
- How did life begin?; and
- How does our plenty work?
If we're able to answer those questions, just think of the impact of every facet of life.
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