German scientists say stop sending signals into space if people make contact with "capitalist extraterrestrials" who come and destroy the earth
- Michael Schetsche and Andreas Anton warned in a new book of possible dangers
- They said that exploring space and sending signals poses a threat to humans
- Scientists argue that aliens we come in contact with could be hostile
George Martin for Mailonline
Scientists warn humankind not to send any more signals into space as they are in contact with an alien race with "a kind of capitalist economic structure" that would lead to the destruction of the earth.
The warning was issued by two German scientists, Professor Michael Schetsche and dr. Andreas Anton, at the Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health (IPGG) in the southwest of Freiburg.
The couple argues that the potential "alien capitalist" warning about the Earth's existence is one of five major threats to life, as we know it on this planet.
Two scientists warned about the dangers of space exploration and the sending of signals into space
they made the warning in a new book entitled "The Alien Society – Introduction to Exosociology",
Professor Schetsche, who also works as a sociology professor at the University of Freiburg, said that his research had identified five major problems that could threaten life on Earth.
Prof. Schetsche said: "Climate change threatens to become catastrophic for us. Then threaten a new cold or even hot war. Also very present on the scientific agenda is the return of major epidemics.
"Then there are the two hidden dangers hardly anyone thinks about. One of them is the construction of a strong universal artificial intelligence (AI) that can know everything. It will be extremely difficult to control and could possibly turn against us.
& # 39; The fifth point is that we are getting further and further into the universe and there are initiatives to advance into the next solar system over the next decades. There we could meet other beings and such an encounter could be risky. & # 39;
Professor Schetsche claims that the ability to find alien artifacts on future expeditions could be dangerous.
He said, "On heavenly bodies without atmosphere, you could still find untouched artifacts after hundreds of thousands or even millions of years. It could be space debris left by an alien spacecraft on the moon or in the asteroid belt.
Professor Michael Schetsche (left) and dr. Andreas Anton warn people not to contact aliens in a new book
Imagine the artifact is still functional. Maybe they are powerful devices designed for open space. Of course, people want to study it, so we bring it to Earth, experiment with it, activate it with overflowing curiosity, and then it rips off a quarter of the planet's surface.
"Some nation states and large corporations will do their utmost to use this advanced technology. It could be that an artifact discovered somewhere in the asteroid belt forms the spark for all warfare on Earth. & # 39;
Prof. Schetsche believes that it is time to prepare for such an event by concluding international alliances so that the entire world, perhaps under UN supervision, can deal with it on a unified front.
He said, "We can look at historical analogies. When America was discovered, the conquerors landed with huge ships, cannons and horses. This has led to the extinction of over 90 percent of the native population. & # 39;
Prof. Schetsche predicts that any future conflict with an alien race would resemble a "showdown between Bambi and Godzilla, and in this case we would be Bambi".
In this case, he said, "We should really expect the destruction of humanity."
In order to avoid such a scenario, Prof. Schetsche calls for a UN declaration stating that individuals or research groups are not allowed to actively send signals into space.
He said, "It may sound cynical, but when a strange society with a similar kind of capitalist economic structure discovers us, then God has mercy on us."