Not only does renowned theoretical physicist and master auto-tuner Stephen Hawking not openly welcome alien visitors, he seems to fear it and thinks we should too. In a new Discovery Channel series three years in the making, Hawking warns that any alien race smart enough to seek us out probably don’t have the best intentions in mind.
He’s previously spoken in favor of human colonization of other planets, arguing it would ensure the human race would survive nuclear war or asteroid collisions that could make Earth uninhabitable. But he says aliens with the same motivations would probably not be trustworthy… “If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn’t turn out very well for the Native Americans,” Hawking says.
In other words, any alien race which finds Earth would likely be in search of stripping us of resources or just taking over entirely. Probably both. And here I was hoping we’d be used for breeding. A man can dream.