Re: Who has the most realistic 'future'?
When you think about the future, which television show, movie, and/or book is the most realistic? Why?
I think, when we come into contact with aliens, it will be like District 9. First, we'll probably be scared of them and then, if they don't go all Independence Day on us, we'll round them up and mistreat them.
I think it's the reverse, if we encounter aliens they will likely be much more advanced than us. District 9 is a pretty good parable, but not realistic.
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. Carl Sagan