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We all have heard of at least one case where someone assured having seen a flying extraterrestrial object. There are thousands of thousands of videos we can find online that “prove” the existence of aliens. In the hypothetical case where aliens are really out there, why haven't we been able to talk to them and look at them face-to-face? A human-extraterrestrial interaction has not yet been achieved for two reasons. First, alien energy is much more powerful than that of humans, so it would require thousands of thousands of years for the human race to develop a technology able to contact them. But the reason why advanced extraterrestrials have not yet contacted us is simply a decision they have made to keep both races safe. For them, if we don’t see and know each other, we can’t attack each other. However, this doesn’t mean they cannot see us, and there are a whole variety of factors we’ll consider throughout this paper.


This poster was created based on work completed for FYS-179-2: How Much of Science Fiction is Science Fact?, and presented as a part of the ninth annual CAFE Symposium on February 7, 2024.

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