Implications of discovering sapient alien life?

>Realize that man isn't alone and not the only sentient species in the universe
>Religious people undergo an arduous challenge to their theology, needing to adapt it to their beliefs
>Some people will say that they are demons, some will say that they are gods, etc
>Mass civil unrest due to a lot of a societal ramifications from such a discovery
>Majority of people won't work anymore, and some fanatics will want to go live with the aliens instead of the human race due to misanthropism
Got any more ideas to name more?

  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    just an overall societal meltdown however not a total breakdown
    people will quit their lives and do drugs and say fuck it etc etc
    majority will continue forward without too much drastic change to their lives

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      why do you both think that people will quit work or change their lives significantly? Unless the aliens practically change the way we live, people will still have their lives and their needs.

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I hope religious "people" have mental breakdown

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Lol

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Rent free

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      If anything aliens would have a meltdown directed at the irreligious. Imagine being intelligent enough to traverse the galaxy and you find the overwhelming majority of humans waving pride flags and engaging in onanism and sodomy at every opportunity. They would view you lower than animals.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >not being religious=sucking cocks
        Inbred christcuck buffoon who thinks in extremes

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Depends on their religion
        They may chastise humans for not being hedonic enough for all we know.

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

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    do you also think about how you will cope when biblical prophecies undeniably come true? what if you're the fool and not those naive, uneducated people around you?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >prophecy
      babbling inbred moron believing in a book written by somewhat smarter babbling inbred moron

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >thinks he's smart
        >doesn't answer a simple question

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >biblical prophecies
      biggest cope will be if bible events were relevant to external civilizations, it will prove both sides were right and both sides will get extremely triggered

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >worshiping a dead garden gnome on a stick

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

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    People will want to start breeding with alien girls because human women will become obsolete

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Spoilers: they won't look anything like that

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Spoilers: The universe is vast, there's no such thing as an impossibility

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          the laws of probability dictate that you won't get pussy, human or alien

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >universe big so anything can happen
          >universe big so no God
          >universe big so God
          Only idiots use this as an argument. It doesn't suffice to explain any of these.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

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      This is nonsense. What kind of worthless, ungrateful assholes would uproot their lives and abandon their people to go live in a more advanced society, among a more advanced and superior race, while shamelessly providing nothing of value to them and trying unsuccessfully to fuck their women?
      You have too little faith in humanity.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Cope, alien women will btfo human women with their otherworldly beauty
        Earthly women stand no chance at all

        >biblical prophecies
        biggest cope will be if bible events were relevant to external civilizations, it will prove both sides were right and both sides will get extremely triggered

        Based

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        do you also think about how you will cope when biblical prophecies undeniably come true? what if you're the fool and not those naive, uneducated people around you?

        Lmao shut the fuck up trying to justify that every event that happens is on the side of your bible, abrahamic religions only talk about the earth, heaven and hell, not a single mention of "extraterrestrial"

        Also, it's worth noting that retards think heaven is located in the sky

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

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          >abrahamic religions only talk about the earth, heaven and hell, not a single mention of "extraterrestrial"
          Why do religions need to mention extraterrestrials for their message to be true?

          >Also, it's worth noting that retards think heaven is located in the sky
          There are retards in every group. A surprising number of people around the world believe in Fundamentalism/Creationism but there's a reason there's a separate term for those people and it's not the default religious stance

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

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          >Lmao shut the fuck up trying to justify that every event that happens is on the side of your bible, abrahamic religions only talk about the earth, heaven and hell, not a single mention of "extraterrestrial"

          >Also, it's worth noting that retards think heaven is located in the sky
          you didn't adress anything I've asked, yet typed a lot of words. are you retarded? I asked you what you would do IF revelations actually, undoubtedly, turned out to be true. is the idea so threatening that you cannot dodge this question?

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            *"can only" instead of "cannot"

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >What kind of worthless, ungrateful assholes would uproot their lives and abandon their people to go live in a more advanced society, among a more advanced and superior race, while shamelessly providing nothing of value to them and trying unsuccessfully to fuck their women?
        You do know that white people move to other countries all the time, right?
        I swear to god, LULZtards are some of the most clueless dumb fucks on this planet.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Except they provide value and don't usually move to non-white countries. Try reading my post again, you illiterate fuck.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >trying unsuccessfully to fuck their women?
        What's up with the cope though

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

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          You mean like when shitskins pretend white women want them?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Any immigrant.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Who says that there aren’t aliens on earth right now in disguise. Duh, it is very obvious that the celebrities are aliens.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          The celebrities themselves don’t even realise it.
          They are are just aliens brought from a different planet reprogrammed to be money making entertainers. Puppets.

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

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    I always wonder what their computing power would be like. That evil ASI that LessWrong fears? They may have built it back when our solar system was forming. The ayys might come equipped with hell in a box.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

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      >"for some people, just living with the thought that they will die is a fate worse than death itself"

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Ligotti's got a million of them.

        Basically the entire Conspiracy Against the Human Race is black-pilled one-liners.

        "... since the birthrights we toss
        about are all lies fabricated to a purpose, as any student of humanity can verify. For those
        who have given thought to this matter, the only rights we may exercise are these: to seek
        the survival of our individual bodies, to create more bodies like our own, and to perish
        from corruption or mortal trauma. This is presuming that one has been brought to term
        and has made it to the age of being reproductively ready, neither being a natural birthright.
        Stringently considered, then, our only natural birthright is a right to die. No other right has
        ever been allocated to anyone except as a fabrication, whether in modern times or days
        past. 3 The divine right of kings may now be acknowledged as a fabrication, a falsified
        permit for prideful dementia and impulsive mayhem. The inalienable rights of certain
        people, on the other hand, seemingly remain current: somehow we believe they are not
        fabrications because hallowed documents declare they are real. Miserly or munificent as a
        given right may appear, it denotes no more than the right of way warranted by a traffic
        light, which does not mean you have the right to drive free of vehicular misadventures. Ask any paramedic as your dead body is taken away to the nearest hospital."

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    people undergo an arduous challenge to their theology, needing to adapt it to their beliefs
    What?
    Is there any major religion that actively claims aliens don't exist? Seems pretty irrelevant, unless you for some reason mandate that God had to tell them about aliens for some reason

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >OMG IT WOULD TURN EVERYTHING UPSIDE DOWN!!! JUST LIKE THE MOVIES
    No it wouldn't, we would just carry on our daily lives. I don't get the fascination with aliens

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >No it wouldn't, we would just carry on our daily lives. I don't get the fascination with aliens
      In reality you'd be shitting your pants if something with unknown intentions and the ability to make you go extinct in a flash with no risk to itself showed up at your doorstep.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Maybe. Still need to go buy food at the grocery store, life would carry on

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

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        >In reality you'd be shitting your pants if something with unknown intentions and the ability to make you go extinct in a flash with no risk to itself showed up at your doorstep.
        I don't know, given the laws of physics, if they truly wanted to make us go extinct they would have done so without letting us know it. Especially in the case of "FTL spaceship" that would allow it.
        Therefore them appearing without shooting at us would be damn peaceful

        Now if all we saw was Relativistic genocidal missiles without warning signals, now we'd shit ourself.
        I guess you could be right if
        - we see Relativistic spaceships that could be missiles
        - we don't trust the warning signal, could be a lie
        - the spaceship don't start slowing down midway

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          All this shit makes for great sci fi stories but I doubt that's how contact between two sapient species would go.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            There's already "The killing star" if you want realistic genocidal alien attack.

            Who know how a real contact would happen?
            Mathematically it should so far be impossible for two species to have the same technological level,
            Meaning the Apes civilization couldn't possibly cause a threat to the advanced Techno-God civilization.

            Then come the Fermi paradox, how to explain we didn't see an early civilization already if it's possible to travel. Are we just unlucky? or is it for other reasons.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >if they truly wanted to make us go extinct they would have done so without letting us know it
          Not necessarily. They might find it more fun to do something a bit different.
          Just look at all the monkey abuse videos that people post. The monkeys are never given a quick and clean death.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            I said "If they want us extinct", then they have no reason to waste time showing off/posturing. Unless you make SciFi scenario like a method of transportation that don't allow a sudden strike, or a preparation time where they first obtain some human DNA then develop a virus to wipe us out specifically.

            There's good reason to think that a species capable of space travel would have more rational intention than a Ytuber, especially if they don't have FTL and would devote significant time reaching us.
            With FTL, all bet are off, if only because the type of "FTL" travel would change wether or not instant genocide is possible or easy to defend against.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              >FTL
              Not science.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                By that logic, the current standard model isn't science because it have flaws and lead to dark matter.

                Without FTL the point remain, alien species traveling this far and not killing us on arrival likely have more sophisticated goal than a Ytuber.

            • 7 days ago
              Anonymous

              >There's good reason to think that a species capable of space travel would have more rational intention than a Ytuber
              Lol, no species can escape its fundamental nature, in spite of whatever façade of civilisation they might be trying to maintain.

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

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    >Religious people undergo an arduous challenge to their theology, needing to adapt it to their beliefs
    Technically nowhere in the Bible does it say that God definitely didn't also create a gazilion alien species when he was feeling a bit bored.

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Religious people undergo an arduous challenge to their theology, needing to adapt it to their beliefs

    Buddhists: No Change
    Taoism: No Change
    Hinduism: No Change
    Paganism: No Change, probably excited at new gods and techniques
    Sumerianism: No Change
    Temple of Satan: BTFOed by alien science
    Church of Satan: No Change

    Seems only the Judaic religions have a problem. Everyone else already accepted or started with the belief in alien life.

    >Mass civil unrest due to a lot of a societal ramifications from such a discovery

    Panicking over aliens being real is an upper-class priviledge. Every working-class person will come to the understanding if they don't go to work the next day they won't eat the next week. The poor really don't care who rules over them.

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >needing to adapt it to their beliefs
    Wouldn't be too hard, they had to do that what, like 10 times already when they had to accept that the earth wasn't the center of the universe, then that the sun wasn't either, then that earth wasn't 6000 years old, then that human were not different from animals, that demonic possession and apparitions were in fact epilepsy and schizophrenia, etc.

    The most retarded among them will simply close their eyes to reality. That's what flat-earthers, space deniers, evolution deniers, etc. are already doing.

    In fact it would be way easier for religions to adapt their beliefs to this than to a lot of great discoveries from the past. The real problem would emerge when we meet those aliens and they are full-blown atheists and tell us how dumb and primitive we are for still believing in our religions while tipping their chrome-plated hats.

    >Majority of people won't work anymore
    Don't see why. I'm absolutely fascinated by space and the perspective of finding life outside of earth but I don't think our lives would change even if they landed here to speak to us. Only the lives of the most powerful and influential people among us would change.

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Implications of discovering sapient alien life?
    If they exist, then there may be aliens that look like hot human females, but with the difference that they're willing to have sex with (you).

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I won't go to school tomorrow

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

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    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      go back

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I wonder sometimes what if the aliens are as much religious as us?
    Lets say they come here and start to build temples and trying to convert us to their version of space jesus, the fact they have better technology than us that would look like magic to the majority of irgnorant humans would cause some huge breakdown among earth religions

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >I wonder sometimes what if the aliens are as much religious as us?
      It's almost a certainty that if they have a religion, their religion will mog all of ours philosophically and people will devote their lives to converting.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      No, religion, like slavery, is just a sign of low tech civilization.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        why?

  15. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >>Mass civil unrest due to a lot of a societal ramifications from such a discovery
    of people won't work anymore, and some fanatics will want to go live with the aliens instead of the human race due to misanthropism
    these are projections
    i dont think most people will panic at all

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Burgers will certainly chimp out.

  16. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >majority of people won't want to work
    Unless some poor country kid makes first contact and cuts a deal with the aliens for an army that he uses to cut down the elites and take over the world, starting a revolution that he's guaranteed to win with the new alien technology, no, this absolutely isn't going to happen.

  17. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Teenagers are gonna want to introduce aliens on TikTok

  18. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I don't think there would be much. It would be big for about a month. There will be memes, porn, lots of theories on who are they and what are they doing (I'm talking about an hypothetical scenario where we know they exist in a distant planet but haven't contacted yet). All the guys talking about religious people don't know shit about theology. The catholic church already said the existence of aliens is compatible with faith just like evolution and any other scientific discovery. People will forget it within a few months until the next trendy thing appears.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >The catholic church
      Stopped reading there

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >The catholic church already said the existence of aliens is compatible with faith
      I think a lot of people will have trouble seeing how aliens are compatible with a Trinitarian view of God.

  19. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I dont think it will cause much upheaval people are basically used to the idea that other intelligent life might exist. Science went from having no direct evidence of planets around other stars to a catalog of thousands of detections and nobodies religion collapsed. The most likely detection scenario would be finding a radio or light signal that can be said to have a 99% chance of being artificially generated, but nobody will have any idea what information it contains. People will argue endlessly about what the signal means and this will become a new religion.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >people are basically used to the idea that other intelligent life might exist.
      No, stop deluding themselves they are, get off from the internet and go outside, ask your town if they believe organic, sapient alien lifeforms with fantastic technology exist, spanning across billions of planets, and see for their answer

      You're an utter moron, really
      >People will argue endlessly about what the signal means and this will become a new religion.
      If the signal really was from aliens, it would get suppressed entirely, why? Because the government will lose their power, this is the way of the elites, keep the masses ignorant

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        How will the government lose their power if there was an alien signal being detected?

  20. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >caveman
    >same level as us
    >super structure advanced
    i think finding another race at caveman level would be best
    if another race had our or higher level of tech it would be bloody war

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      the irony of your post is that you declare advanced civilizations to have caveman-thinking instead of, you know, being advanced and civilized.

  21. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Why would I change my life at all if I find out?
    I guess I might invest more in military contractors?
    It's not a huge deal

  22. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Does life even have to be carbon or based around having a nervous system? What's stopping a silicon based race of machine-like life forms from arising naturally via the same random processes that created us?

  23. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    (very few)
    X
    X

    50% not so bad

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      rip the first two check marks

  24. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    There's keys element that would change everything:

    (a) the alien are right there with highly superior FTL spaceship and ready to answer us.
    Or
    (b) it's a weak non-descript signal of an early alien civilization who may not be alive anymore.
    Or
    (c) its very strong signals coming from a far superior alien civilization clearly in a golden age.

    With case (a)
    - meltdown from every incompatible religious dogma
    - adaptation of every compatible dogma
    - sudden an strong xenophobe movement who blame everything bad happening on them and rationalize hate against those "oppressive" aliens (because they are doing better than us)
    - political clusterfuck as countries will seek to obtain alien technologies and who know the aliens motive or opinion about supporting humans

    With case (b)
    - FAKENEWS! Clearly this is a lie created by basedtist for a giant manipulation conspiracy. Proof: we will not be receiving this exact signal ever again (or
    - religious denial/apathy, it's not changing their life, it's not having impact
    - massive depression if we don't find explanation about why aliens may look dead
    - xenophobe movement, using aliens quasi-absence as proof of human superiority and necessity to do X to do better than them

    With case (c)
    - fakenews claims but less problematic because there's too much information available
    - religious meltdown/adaptation as information comm
    - constant comparison between our civilization and theirs, acceptance FTL may not exist
    - weak xenophobe movement, I'd say they'll have trouble with "superior aliens" who ignore us.
    - strong xenophobia if the aliens are broadcasting what could be lies/propaganda
    - massive boon toward space exploration/industries
    Maybe the safest case as we are just encouraged to be better.

  25. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Why are earthbound apes jealous of superior beings from space?

  26. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Physicists don't want to accept it the most, there's been no progress in the field of physics in past decades and then here it comes some alien AI probes doing the most crazy things imaginable, they would be put on the spot right away and fail.
    Plus you have grifters like the cool worlds guy making a living on a wild goose chase trying to find ET life on exoplanets and moons when they're right here on Earth? How would that look?
    Anyway here's an interesting video:

  27. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    they confirmed ufos and aliens a few years ago and nothings changed since. obivously aliens don't want to talk to us, or theyre only in contact with our elite.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      glown-word
      >theyre only in contact with our elite
      only truthful information you spited out of your glowing mouth

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        lmao first time I've been called glown-word before. I'm aroused

  28. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    It obviously depends on the details.
    >hey, ET, figure out the meaning of life?
    >no?
    >we haven't either
    >suffering continues

  29. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    (OP)
    The existence of sapient alien life is actually a cornerstone of my religion.

    What will challenge my religion is whether or not they can have meaningful interaction with human society.

    With the way my religion works, extraterrestrial civilizations must exist, but their physical ability to interact with our civilization is stunted, in such a way so that they may choose not to expend resources attempting to interact with us.

    Please do not make assumptions that you can generalize all religions. Not all religions are public knowledge.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      What's your religion?

  30. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >man discovers sentient life in the stars
    >the aliens are very different from us, but we realize how much we have in common because we're all thinking creatures
    >immediately obvious that women aren't sentient

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