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Is that by John Marrs? If so, great book. But his "The One" is even better imo.In the novel Passengers, those two had a child but only she was there when they were all were woken up 98 years later. She was all grown up 38, but both her parents had already died. Generational deep space missions.
Yes. We have a bounty of liquid water. While scientist believe it to be common throughout the galaxy, I think they don't know as much as they think they do. Over the last 10 years so much of what they thought they knew has been proven incorrect.What if anything ,would they want from us? Something we have and they don't, or they have already used up what they had. It would have to be something very valuable and rare to them. Right off the top I can't think what that would be. Anyone else?
If they are anything like Humans they would want a world to colonise.What if anything ,would they want from us? Something we have and they don't, or they have already used up what they had. It would have to be something very valuable and rare to them. Right off the top I can't think what that would be. Anyone else?
Agree but our world is vulnerable past a 21 century tech level. The Interstellar blight is hopefully hard to engineer this half of the century. We are stuck underground with air-filters eventually. A 2.5G gravity well might be hard for advanced aliens to engineer with. 1.5G is maybe doable. Why not an easier .5G world to geo-engineer Xanadu City from? Why not just asteroids? Keeping apart Earth's elements will be necessary 2200-ish. Lining Earth's granite-sandstone boundaries with existing sensors even, might be a start, GPR at boundaries surfaces, inwards. Our heterogenous geology and seas with minerals will be statistically misused, and by changing a few things (such as the target from an Earth-like planet) you have a safer alien world. They could use fusion from gas planets (to control amount of each element and monitor it) and make a world with sensors to look for 25th century illegal illicit technologies. Our world as is looks hard to enact that; it has forests and ecosystems you could make weaponry out of. They no doubt have their own S.Hawking to police against, along with technology matching his theoretical studies.If they are anything like Humans they would want a world to colonise.
For example, they might have technology allowing aliens to holophone anyone in their own light cone or even wider. They have been using it a fixed way and don't know if using it a different way works better, maybe they are a blob (located near) of individuals afraid to lose to pirates detaching themselves and fleeing to deep space, and only have one holonet. So they brainwash dumb people, kill or negotiate with people aware they are being brainwashed, and they upgrade only that holonet technology on earth, and observe how we use it. Maybe our military become better by talking to writers, or our rich make friends with 3rd worlders or something. What we have are Q-of-L gains you might not be able to model easily/safely. I imagine pulsars and magnetostars and black holes might be valuable, not Earth's natural resources unless they are 2300AD or less. The Sun is nice to look at. A good enough shade maybe 2600AD makes many single stars safe enough.They would invent wormhole or some other technology nearby and hijack our brains to so experiment.