- Mar 31, 2018
It's kind of a silly question without qualifications. Personally, I think the most likely type of aliens we will encounter are machines that are basically the remaining noosphere of a a long-passed biological civilization. That type of intelligence won't care much about us. Most likely, anybody who is sufficiently advanced to expand well outside of their own star system isn't going to care about us to even want to make contact. If they do, then I would definitely be weary of any "help" they might want to provide. If we could find a civilization that is closer to us in technology and social temperament, then maybe.