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View Thread: Stephen Hawking: Aliens may pose risks to Earth
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    exoteric

    A couple of perspectives: 1) The universe is simply too big for anyone to have an urge to "own it all", it doesn't make sense - see it all yes, own it all, well...; 2) A super-advanced civilization could see humans as wild animals and take the same attitude to us as we do to wild life - killing is a daily routine, don't interfere, let them be; 3) or it could see us as primitive and want to annihilate us; 4) or it could see us as pets. Also depends on whether they have evolved to (some would say away from, I hope not) emotions and how integrated their emotions and rationality is - their ethics.