We are all aware of those SF scenarios from Hollywood where little green men with big black eyes come to our planet with light speed UFO’s and start blasting our cities with powerful laser weapons. But that might not be the case if some super intelligent and hostile beings come to Earth. Why waste so much energy, fuel, effort, time and maybe some sort of alien money when things can be done much easier?
Aliens could wipe out all life from our planet by using a computer virus, instead of shooting people and cities with lasers. Believe it or not, that’s exactly what a group of German and American scientists is claiming.
“After all, it is cheaper to send a malicious message to eradicate humans compared to sending battleships,” researchers from the University of Hawaii and Sonneberg Observatory in Germany wrote in defending their theory.
They may have other evil plans
The scientists say that aliens may have other efficient and ingenious ways to destroy life on Earth, except the old fashioned brutal way from the apocalyptic movies. They could destroy our Sun, which will cause all life on Earth to perish. Another way would be to introduce an artificial intelligence that takes over or shuts down our computers or electricity grids. But how about instructions on how to build nano-robots being sold as a miracle cure for cancer? The robots will then turn on us and strangle each Earthling to death.
Therefore, let’s hope advanced technology aliens are too far away for them to reach our planet. After all, space is unimaginably big and there’s a pretty good chance for humanity never to encounter alien life. One thing we know for sure is that we need to be extremely careful with messages from outer space, because simply decoding one can lead us to disaster, according to the team of scientists.