List Rules Vote up the phrases you think would be most appropriate as humanity's first message to extraterrestrials.
The world has been waiting for extraterrestrials to land on Earth and give humanity the go-ahead to enter the interstellar community since the 1950s, when stories of UFOs and crop circles reached their zenith. Even though we’ve created scientific wonders like the Egg McMuffin and Siri, aliens have yet to make their presence known. Before they do, humanity needs to decide on the things we should say to aliens during first contact. If people don’t start having this conversation now, then we’re going to sound like a bunch of backwater hicks when Zebron-7 from planet Serpo shows up to reveal the nature space travel.
What do we say when we meet aliens? Hopefully not something dumb like, “What’s up with aioli? It’s just mayonnaise, right?” After traveling endless light years to finally let us in on the secrets of the universe, extraterrestrials need to be impressed by the things we say, and the questions we’ll undoubtedly ask. The best things to say to aliens at first contact are likely going to be simple questions that show we’re in the know when it comes to things like the chemical make up of different planets, the complexities of space travel, and how dumb we probably look in general.
It’s time to be on your best behavior and pretend you’re meeting your in-laws for the first time, because aliens are showing up any day. Vote up the phrases you think would be most appropriate as humanity’s first official message to extraterrestrials.