Ever since I was a child, I have enjoyed science-fiction movies and literature. As a subset of this genre, I truly enjoy when these movies incorporate aliens into the equation. The idea that there may be life outside of our own solar system is simultaneously fascinating and terrifying. The discovery of aliens would be the most monumental and world-changing event our planet had ever experienced. No, not the type of alien from Alien or Alien vs. Predator (cause they’d kill us all), but another sentient being capable of finding us or being found and communicating with us.
The discovery of aliens would change the entire way that we as humans view the world. Many humans hold the belief that we are a unique species and the only beings capable of true thought and maximizing sentient life. What questions would arise from the discovery of another species? Would we discover the aliens or would they discover us? Are they watching us as I type this post? Would they be peaceful and chill or would they harvest our planet and eat us all? As I stated, the discovery of aliens would lead us down a rabbit hole of questions and a potentially scary or amazing situation.