- Jan 6, 2012
Turn it on the aliens who gave it to me, I put it myself at the disposal of the nations I support to expand both on Earth and into the cosmos as I eliminate any other aliens I may run into.Edith The Hutt said:What do you do with your new-found power and infamy?
Gotta love how so many high minded opinions fall back to being a benevolent dictator.it will not be used by others for war, not by ISIS, not by Russia, not by the US, not even against North Korea by anyone but me, and if I'm using it for war it'll be for a damn good reason.
That is ultimately the essence of this question, it's just some are more honest in how they'd wield their new found power than others. Also, it's casually to say what you'd do in a mental exercise, one just has to see how many people wish ____ country was nuked when everyone would freeze if they were presented the red button to press and do just that.
My take is that I care nothing for alien life and that I view is as an existential threat to all life on earth while Mankind must benefit from this windfall, but it must be those whose culture and outlook are ones I agree with, namely Western civilization, those parts which aren't falling to pieces.
Got leaked? If you know something is possible it's only a matter of time before someone recreates the technology. If we lived in a world where FTL is possible, the largest obstacle preventing us from colonizing new worlds is the belief that it's impossible.Granted I know the weapon technology will be a controversial one. My ideal is for the weapon technology to NOT be receated (we got small wars going on right now, alien weapon will make it worse) however I can see this being a trust issue aswell since what is stopping me for using the weapon against Earth aswell since I don't think they can accept a face value alone despite looking into my profile? Sure they can't stop me or replace me with another person they can trust more but yet again they would rather killed me if it means destroying the ship aswell than to let me run wild.
Well ok the only time I will them to recreate the weapon is that I encounter a alien threat or an invasion of some kind. When it come to this, I would want to make a law about using alien weapons against Alien threats but not huamn lives (sound like a contridiction to me for some reason) which the world leaders must all signed so if the technology got leak and fall in the wrong hand, they make it their piroty to stop it.
Military tech is no different. You show someone a nuke and people will start looking around for how to make more.
So, you're presented with three options and have to find what you value more, what the ship can offer or what danger it presents to Mankind.
1: Showing the world the ship and what it can do letting people know that Pandora's Box exist to open.
2: Accepting the ship and the destroy it to keep everyone in the dark.
3: Playing superhero with the ship by trying to help humanity out without revealing its existence or dick off into the universe and do things that don't effect Earth.
One thing you cannot stop people from doing it making weapons, they will always find a way to make better ways of killing each other and it's only their consciences that keep them from using them, this is why only 2 nuke devices have been used.
However, if you try to prevent them from making weapons you don't want they'll do it anyway and if you catch them you'll become a mutual enemy of everyone. You decided to knock them down a peg and you'll only find yourself killing lots of them and becoming world dictator, the very thing you sought to prevent anyone from becoming in the first place.
Funny how people think scientists are more sagely than others when given their profession, they're just better at discovering new aspects of our universe.Souther Thorn said:Gather up the fam and friends and take a tour of our local system before trying to pick up Neil Degrasse Tyson and Brian Cox to parlay offering the tech to altruistic terran interests at no charge to public and 0 secrecy. Start a contract ferry service for PRI and others.
Open all channels, try and see if we can contact The Culture.
Cry for a while.
The last people I'd give this to are scientists, who are quick at creating new problems and slow to solve them. As audacious and revolting as it may sound to some, they only people I'd be even remotely trusting of to hand such a thing over to are those who work directly with nuclear weapons both in the employment of them and in the planning of how to use them, they are the only people on the planet who intimately and informally know what power they'd be wielding.
And if you don't understand what I mean, I know of a man who worked on planning how to employ nuclear weapons during the Cold War who killed himself nearly two decades ago when he realized that the future was ushering in an new era where irrational actors were getting their hands on nukes and the calm, sane days of the Cold War where both sides didn't want a war to happen were over.