The discovery of alien life was one of the top items on the agenda at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Working with the science magazine Nature, the WEF came up with a list of five dangers that threaten to creep up on us. One of those dangers? The "possible social consequences of contact with alien life" within the next 10 years. The WEF team "urges the global elite to prepare themselves and their nations for such a discovery." Why? Astronomers and astro-biologists are feeling optimistic about ETs partly because of the success of NASA's Kepler spacecraft, which has detected multiple other planets the size of Earth. Whoa. Everyone, get ready to phone home. [Source]
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