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Friday Five: Alien

1) You are on your way to work, when suddenly a wormhole to the far side of the galaxy opens in the middle of the road. You are thus the first to meet the alien being that emerges. Despite your protestations, you are now Earth's unofficial First Contact ambassador. What will you say to the visitor?
That's difficult. Probably: Hello. And I guess afterwards I'd try to explain to them were they landed and what's special about earth and what they should be careful about. Show them some postcards? The internet? Play some music? How do I know what alien life forms would like to see?!

2) A wandering trading caravan emerges from the wormhole. They plan to stay on Earth for a few weeks, and then will move on to the next planet and the next. Whatever you said must have really impressed them, because they offer to let you and a few other humans come along with them. The only catch is that the caravan probably won't be back to Earth. Would you go? Why or why not?
How could I not go? I guess it would be terrible not to get back to earth ever but I think it would be even worse if I rejected a chance like that. I have always wondered if there are other planets with other life forms that we could probably someday communicate with.

3) Suppose you decided to go. The master of the caravan will allow you to bring along whatever trinkets and baubles you think will sell on alien worlds, and will also allow you to bring exactly five other items that you may always keep. Clearly, he does not mean practical items like shoes or a toothbrush. What would you bring?
1. a photo album with pictures of friends and family, 2. a big book, 3. my mobile (given that it works out their in space), 4. my mp3-player, 5. chocolate?

4) Suppose you decided to stay home after all. The caravan master offers you a parting gift. You may choose among super-brain pills, a flying car, a robot butler, or an invisibility belt. Which would you choose and why?
The invisibility belt sounds very cool, but I guess the super-brain pills would be much smarter cause with a super-brain I could figure out how to build an invisibility belt.

5) Suppose you ended up taking the super-brain pills. You now have a head the size, shape, and color of a watermelon. But you also now have the most fantastic mind the world has ever seen. What would be the first task you set it to?
The very first task? Defenitley figuring out how to look normal again!

Questions taken from thefridayfive

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solyndra
Jul. 16th, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
I LOVE your answers! Especially to the last 2 questions. Your reason for the super-brain-pills is fantastic, I hadn't though of that myself and now feel very stupid *lol*
findserendipity
Jul. 17th, 2010 01:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks! The answer to the last one was kind of obvious for me but I really was almost going for the invisibility belt there. ;-)
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