If you were an alien race how would you take over Earth?

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Tetragrammaton Invictus, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. JasonJ

    JasonJ Commander Red Shirt

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    Disagree. If anything, Pres. Trump would have the aliens apprehended and put back on their ship and turned right around to go back home. Then build an energy shield "wall" around the planet (probably using tech he had confiscated from the aliens). He's a lot of things, but a pushover is not one of them.

    I'm not sure why you think the President of one of 180+ nations on the planet would be the defense representation for the entire planet. This feels like a post aimed at just making negative comments to an elected leader that you do not like nor agree with.

    I would remind everyone that Germany's PM Markel and French Pres. Marcon both have lower approval ratings than Pres. Trump.
     
  2. galad2003

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    Welcome to the internet post Trump. Everything on the internet must be tied back to Trump and how bad he is.
     
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  3. Serveaux

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  4. JasonJ

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    Feels like Godwin's Law as been usurped and modified at times. I get it, it's polarizing and everyone has a right to express their beliefs and concerns regarding the topic; but eventually it just gets old and rehashes the same rhetoric that most of us probably have tuned out from the media by now anyways.

    It feels as juvenile as the things they say Trump does (which occasionally I think is true). Ad Hominem attacks at the guy who name calls and having twitter tantrums complaining about the guy who just threw a twitter tantrum is defeatist at best, and devalues that position in what would have been a good, healthy debate otherwise.
     
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  5. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Oh, we already did. Wasn't that hard, just had to turn you guys all against each other by getting you to blame each other on a group level for everything wrong in your life. We already replaced one of your real estate moguls and gained control of your most powerful nation. Once your world is practically unlivable we will offer you menial labor jobs on our world. So we'll gain all of your planet's population as a cheap labor force without firing a shot or spending a dime and you'll hail us as your saviors for it.
     
  6. Matthew Raymond

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    What an uplifting article.
     
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  7. Takeru

    Takeru Space Police Fleet Captain

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    I would point my guns at the moon and blow canyons that spell "This could be your country" into the surface so that it's visible from earth.

    I will then call the world leaders to allow them to make me emperor of earth.

    If they hesitate I'll write "I'm serious!" across the US and probably an hour later "That's what you get for laughing!" across Russia.
     
  8. Awesome Possum

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    Slowly infiltrate social media and the newsmedia, turn a significant portion of the population to ignore their own interests, any belief in anything else they here and doubt any expert, doctor, or scientific source. In enough time the entire population will have fundamental disagreements over basic reality. Keep the pressure going until humanity is on the verge of turning on each other over every single argument. Eventually their base animal instincts will take over and they tear themselves apart. Any survivors will be easy to manipulate and control. I’d go into greater details, but spoilers...
     
  9. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Beam up all cellphones and computers. Bam! World comes to a grinding halt and is ripe for invasion.
     
  10. USS Firefly

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    Or blow up the atmosphere
     
  11. Ovation

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    Build fusion powered holodecks and distribute them where everyone has easy access. No one going in will abandon their fantasies and while humanity is busy, strip the planet of all its interesting resources. Done.
     
  12. ralfy

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    Wait for their industrial civilization to fall apart due to limits to growth.
     
  13. Nakita Akita

    Nakita Akita Captain Captain

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    Kim Jung-Un is way worse than Trump
     
  14. shivkala

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    Better yet, just create a social network to enthrall the population. Use that social network to subtly guide humanity into doing what you want it to do and/or distract them to the point they don't know you've already taken over.
     
  15. diankra

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    Ah, how.
    Also why? The only extra thing you get by targetting Earth rather than numerous rocky worlds in neighbouring systems is a functioning biosphere. Wasteful to destroy it.
     
  16. Blamo

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    Okay, lets say my alien race is the zorg.

    If the Zorg wanted to take over the Earth, that'd mean they'd probably want their people to live there (since there's little to no point in planetary conquest for any other reason). That requires a bit more subtlety than going in guns blazing, since any "conventional" conflict would render the Earth uninhabitable.

    The first step will be to surround the Earth with a network of cloaked defense satellites, to shoot down any missiles and prevent MAD. After that...

    Possibility 1: Give humanity holodeck technology and promise them they'll never have to work again. 200 years later humanity is virtually extinct.
    Possibility 2: A virus that is non-fatal, has a long incubation period and renders the infected sterile.
    Possibility 3: Hurl asteroids at the Earth and hope the humans don't start fighting over resources.
     
  17. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Any alien race capable of traveling quickly back and forth to Earth probably commands enough wealth to take us over voluntarily.
     
  18. Tribble puncher

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    This is a no brainer......

    I'd send down armies with just enough tech to look pew pew advanced but not advanced enough to overpower 21st century military forces, I'd also design pointlessly impractical vehicles with things like: sliding panels that open to reveal the power core during combat, walking vehicles with exposed joints that are relatively easy to knock over, open cockpits that leave the driver's head exposed, Armor for my soldiers that doesn't actually stop anything (or just send them in naked, especially if they are allergic to water), you get the point. Oh, and I'd make sure my battlecruisers have their shield projectors in exposed little bubbles at the top of the ship, and then of course, fly into the atmosphere and just hover there in range of their jet fighters (what could go wrong?) I might even switch all our alien computer's operating system to something windows based because reasons.

    Seriously though I'd park my main fleet just outside the solar system. I'd send a scout in to abduct a handful of humans and take some air samples over various parts of the world. I would then experiment on tissue samples from the humans until I was able to mutate one of their viruses or bacteria into a the most effective killer the humans had ever known. Wait a couple of years and then land after my "pet" had done its work.
     
  19. USS Firefly

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    Well I am so advanced as a race that I build a new admosphere, like in highlander 2. And then I create new animals and maybe humans ;)
     
  20. Matthew Raymond

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    By mentioning that movie, you immediately loose the argument. It's like the Godwin's Law of the Highlander franchise. However, your misspelling of atmosphere gives me an idea.

    You project advertisements onto the sky, 24/7, until most people on Earth commit suicide. Then you offer to stop the ads if what's left of humanity surrenders unconditionally.