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Message 484166 - Posted: 17 Dec 2006, 13:33:01 UTC
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For posterity, why don't we state our prediction for First Contact (let's assume it hasn't happened yet - call it Next Contact of you believe in area 51 etc).

I say First Contact will be in 56 hours time, that is, 9:33 PM GMT Tuesday 19 December 2006.

Failing that, assuming a slight error in my calculations, in 56 years time, that is 1:33 PM GMT 2062



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Message 484181 - Posted: 17 Dec 2006, 13:59:05 UTC

OK I'll go for 66 years time, that is 1:58 PM GMT 2072.

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Message 484182 - Posted: 17 Dec 2006, 14:01:47 UTC

We've already met the aliens...and they are us! EEK!


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Message 484187 - Posted: 17 Dec 2006, 14:10:54 UTC - in response to Message 484182.

We've already met the aliens...and they are us! EEK!


I say that if we never make contact, Beethoven is right and we should contact each other.


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Message 484216 - Posted: 17 Dec 2006, 15:22:57 UTC

Ground control to Major Tom
Your circuit's dead, there's something wrong
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you....

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Message 484299 - Posted: 17 Dec 2006, 17:41:30 UTC

I say never. The big rock out there with our name on it hits us first, then we go the way of the dino's.


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Message 484323 - Posted: 17 Dec 2006, 18:18:56 UTC - in response to Message 484299.
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I say never. The big rock out there with our name on it hits us first, then we go the way of the dino's.

Yup ... I agree ...
Except there are people out there today who dress up in funny pseudo futuristic gear - which puzzles me a lot.
In an age when supposedly man can go at a trillion miles an hour (and when he wants, twitch the speed-knob to Warp 11!), zip through 'worm-holes', by-pass 'black holes' and find an infinite number of other 'civilisations' - ALL of which, with certain cosmetic differences - bear a striking resemblance to US on this Planet (and ALL of which speak perfect English - as well as their own decipherable "language"), please tell me WHY these people would want to dress up in 1980's materials? Surely it is the equivalent of the Neanderthal man dressing up in Saks 5th Avenue!
People sometimes have to stop watching television programmes and go outside their doors and get a life!

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Message 484356 - Posted: 17 Dec 2006, 19:20:17 UTC - in response to Message 484323.

I say never. The big rock out there with our name on it hits us first, then we go the way of the dino's.

Yup ... I agree ...
Except there are people out there today who dress up in funny pseudo futuristic gear - which puzzles me a lot.
In an age when supposedly man can go at a trillion miles an hour (and when he wants, twitch the speed-knob to Warp 11!), zip through 'worm-holes', by-pass 'black holes' and find an infinite number of other 'civilisations' - ALL of which, with certain cosmetic differences - bear a striking resemblance to US on this Planet (and ALL of which speak perfect English - as well as their own decipherable "language"), please tell me WHY these people would want to dress up in 1980's materials? Surely it is the equivalent of the Neanderthal man dressing up in Saks 5th Avenue!
People sometimes have to stop watching television programmes and go outside their doors and get a life!


Where is your imagination Sir Bodley! :-)

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Message 484360 - Posted: 17 Dec 2006, 19:46:26 UTC

OOOOOPS!!!
I forgot to tell you ...
I am a realist!
Oh! Dear!!!

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Message 484362 - Posted: 17 Dec 2006, 19:49:19 UTC - in response to Message 484216.

Ground control to Major Tom
Your circuit's dead, there's something wrong
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you....

Here am I floating round my tin can
Far above the moon
Planet earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do.

Eh? What?

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Message 484369 - Posted: 17 Dec 2006, 19:52:05 UTC - in response to Message 484360.

OOOOOPS!!!
I forgot to tell you ...
I am a realist!
Oh! Dear!!!

isn't that the X factor?

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Message 484371 - Posted: 17 Dec 2006, 19:53:02 UTC - in response to Message 484362.

Ground control to Major Tom
Your circuit's dead, there's something wrong
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you....

Here am I floating round my tin can
Far above the moon
Planet earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do.

Eh? What?

Put your Hearing Aids in will you Major?

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Message 484393 - Posted: 17 Dec 2006, 20:32:08 UTC

I am going to predict sometime in 2010 we will learn we truly are not alone in this Universe.

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Message 484965 - Posted: 18 Dec 2006, 18:21:14 UTC

Some time during the economic boom period after WWIII


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Message 484969 - Posted: 18 Dec 2006, 18:29:16 UTC - in response to Message 484965.

Some time during the economic boom period after WWIII

Is that before or after China joins the EEU (European Economic Union) ?


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Message 484979 - Posted: 18 Dec 2006, 19:07:46 UTC - in response to Message 484969.
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Some time during the economic boom period after WWIII

Is that before or after China joins the EEU (European Economic Union) ?


Probably after China refuses to join.
By the time that some people in the hierarchy of the EU consider that it may be economically advantageous for a stronger 'economic-linking', China will be in a powerful enough position to not need it, they will already have access to their own economic spheres of interest (Russia, Japan, India, Oceania, South America).
I predict that there will be a number of proxy wars in the aftermath of economic disagreements.

But on the bright side, after the dust has settled, and infrastructure has been rebuilt, we should be in a better position to get down to seriously looking for ET.

I reckon a signal will be found some time in the next 100 years.
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Message 484983 - Posted: 18 Dec 2006, 19:16:27 UTC
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May be the first contact will come when every country on earth is on the same economic level - and instead of UNO etc., a united government for the entire planet has been erected...


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Message 484996 - Posted: 18 Dec 2006, 19:30:00 UTC - in response to Message 484983.

May be the first contact will come when every country on earth is on the same economic level - and instead of UNO etc., a united government for the entire planet has been erected...

It's already happening nijadwarf! It's going to be called "The United States of the American Earth".


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Message 493299 - Posted: 30 Dec 2006, 0:51:56 UTC
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