Let's say a hyper-intelligent alien race arrives on Earth...

tzhu07

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The aliens want to meet us.

Name 5 human representatives that you would want to send to meet the aliens during first contact.

What qualities and traits in these 5 humans are important for that first impression?
 

gnasher729

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The aliens want to meet us.

Name 5 human representatives that you would want to send to meet the aliens during first contact.

What qualities and traits in these 5 humans are important for that first impression?
If they are hyper-intelligent then the first impression doesn't matter much.
 

D.T.

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I'd want to know what the weird alien sex involves before I volunteer myself for it.

Like what if they're a race of intelligent sponges? All detachable parts, and holes everywhere. Do you know what would you do then?

...probably not. But Christopher Walken would.
 

northernmunky

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London, Taipei
Sheldon Cooper
Howard Walowitz
Leonard Hofstadter
Rajesh Koothrappali
Amy Farrah Fowler

Just kidding, my real list ;) ......
Prof. Steven Hawking
Neil Degrasse-Tyson
Prof. Richard Dawkins
Prof. Brian Cox
Peter Higgs
 

roadbloc

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If they are really hyper-intelligent, they'd probably nuke earth before talking to anyone. Just to be safe :D

-t
If they really were hyper-intelligent, they wouldn't even want to meet. They'd look down upon us like we do with bugs.
 

Arran

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Mar 7, 2008
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Hyper-intelligent beings on Earth, you say?

That would be a first!

:)

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If they are hyper-intelligent then the first impression doesn't matter much.
Not if the aliens all work in intergalactic PR and advertising.

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I'd send in Grumpy Cat.
Good one. But we're looking for representatives of Earth, not just PRSI!

(I know, I know. Some folks can't tell the difference.)
 

Mousse

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I would send one of our eggheads (scientist) and 4 trigger happy Deltas (soldiers). The Deltas to deal with the aliens and the egghead to tell the Deltas what's okay and not okay to blow up. *I* want their Miracle Special Ultra Super Megaton Technology.:p:D
 
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