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The Consequences of Contact

  • Michael A. G. Michaud

Abstract

Those who have speculated about the consequences of contact have envisioned a wide variety of outcomes, from utopian to disastrous. Predictions have ranged from contact being a passing news event to it being the end of human existence. These speculations have become increasingly detailed— and discordant—since the radio search and the Space Age got under way in the 1960s. At one extreme of the spectrum are best-case scenarios; at the other, worst-case.

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Alien Civilization Radio Message Greek Science Extraterrestrial Intelligence Extraterrestrial Civilization 
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