Stephen Hawking argues that humanity could expose themselves to mortal danger, are actively trying to contact extraterrestrial civilizations (SETI). I have at least 5 reasons to prove that he was wrong. Hawking says that "If an extraterrestrial civilization will fly to visit us, the result is the same as we had when Columbus landed in America, which was inhabited by Native Americans." He argues that extraterrestrial intelligence, simply the research process can destroy us. David Brin, to paraphrase the argument of Hawking says, "All sentient beings are, in fact, the consumers of resources, inventing ourselves new goals, desires and ambitions, with the new level available power. If they want to use our solar system, for which a super, our complaints to them will be no more complaints of ants, protesting against the construction of parking lots. " Better to remain silent that would not attract unwanted alien elements. Several States, has picked up these ideas, as well as eminent scientists added their two cents worth, such as Robin Hanson, Julian Savulescu, as well as Paul Davies and many others. But what I affects the most, what everyone interprets everything differently.
1. If extraterrestrial intelligence would, he would have flown in to us. Fermi paradox, recalled that our galaxy could be colonized many times before. We're on the show late. Secondly, let's take a moment to stop and think about the nature of civilization, which has the potential for interstellar travel. We're talking about a civilization that (1) survive in the technological sense, (2) has at its disposal molecular nanotechnology, radically advanced artificial intelligence, (3) made the transition from biological evolution to digital (believe me, at this level of intelligence will not be on a biological basis, and spare me outdated scenarios civilizations).