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Ltryptophan's avatar

What if our entire solar system is already the property of an alien species?

Asked by Ltryptophan (11562points) 1 week ago from iPhone

Maybe they designated our area as a nature preserve.

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kritiper's avatar

Then it really is a cook book!

Jeruba's avatar

You mean like all our base are belong to them?

If that were so, we might be better off. I sure don’t see our natural environments being preserved against climate change, overuse of resources, or destructive development.

flutherother's avatar

Or maybe they would want to build a super galactic highway right through the middle of it. In a way It would be nice to know that someone is in charge, but it is also nice to be in charge of your own destiny, even when you are making a complete mess of it.

Poseidon's avatar

If our Solar System was entirely the property of an alien race I can’t understand why they have not made themselves known to us and are ruling us.

I can’t believe this advanced species in both intelligence and technology would us allow us to destroy each other with wars and destroy the planet with our uncaring attitude to global warming.

Blackwater_Park's avatar

Sort of like how a homeowner “owns” the anthills on their property?

elbanditoroso's avatar

If this were the case, the aliens are doing a crappy job of upkeep and sustaining it – by the time humans are through with things, there will be no earth that will be of value to the aliens.

Ltryptophan's avatar

@Blackwater_Park it might be more like an anthill in a huge forest behind the house. They don’t really check what’s under every rotting branch.

mazingerz88's avatar

What if it doesn’t matter if their intention is to not make that fact known to us?

RocketGuy's avatar

Maybe they consider us “mostly harmless”.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Forty-two ! The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, the “Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything,” calculated by an enormous supercomputer named Deep Thought over a period of 7.5 million years. Unfortunately, no one knows what the question is. Thus, to calculate the Ultimate Question, a special computer the size of a small planet was built from organic components and named “Earth”. The Ultimate Question “What do you get when you multiply six by nine” was found by Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect in the second book of the series, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe.

SnipSnip's avatar

…or all a dream?

Patty_Melt's avatar

We might be like an aquarium. The fish are completely unaware they are owned. They are there just to be watched. When one goes belly up, it gets removed. When one has a poo strand three inches long hanging from it, nobody plucks it loose. If one continuously swims right at the sides, (bonk!) nobody stops it. If all the fish die off, the owner goes out to get a new batch.

Maybe the increased UFO sightings is linked to concern that we might be close to extincting ourselves.

Would it make any difference if it were true?
Doubtful.

RocketGuy's avatar

Are we just in a simulation? Why can’t we go faster than light? Is that a processor limit? Why do things get weird at the small scale? Why do galaxies rotate as though they are graphic sprites instead of gravitationally bound objects?

Chestnut's avatar

Then the IRS and other government agencies owes me back every cent I paid to them in taxes.

Jeruba's avatar

Extinguishing ourselves.

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