As devastating as the COVID-19 has been for all Americans, is there any silver lining to be found in the pandemic? Are We Prepared For Extraterrestrials?
Some say that coping with the major societal changes brought about by the crisis, may actually prepare us for the day when and if, we make contact with alien life.
How on earth, (if you will pardon the pun) could a worldwide pandemic help humanity? It may seem like a ridiculous question at first. However, if you take the time to think about it, it makes sense.
Seeing The Similarities
According to Astronomy.com:
“The social, economic, scientific, and political upheaval we’re currently seeing wouldn’t be entirely unlike what might happen if Earth finally made contact with extraterrestrials.”
Much like we are seeing right now, the first contact with aliens would inevitably result in division, conspiracy theories, and turmoil.
As Astronomy.com put it:
“One of the great things about humanity is how we all have different perspectives and opinions. Our strong feelings on a subject can also be one of our less productive attributes. An unwillingness to compromise or even understand other people’s perspectives can cause a lot of problems.
We are seeing this play out in the world today.”
This moment in time will one day be a historical record. It will be used to inform the public on how to face a situation affecting the world as a whole. Especially a situation that’s scary brings forth existential questions and changes the world as we know it.
For good or bad, we can take our current situation of dealing with the coronavirus crisis, and use it as a blueprint for the first contact with intelligent extraterrestrials.
What do you think? Having gone through the COVID-19 pandemic, are we now better or worse prepared to deal with first contact with extraterrestrials? Reply using the comments below.