Alien encounter a RISK as they could DESTROY us with ease – scientists warn
Prof Schetsche said: “Climate change threatens to become catastrophic for us. Then there is the threat of a new cold or even hot war. Also very present on the scientific agenda is the return of major epidemics.
“Then there are the two hidden dangers that hardly anyone thinks about. One is the construction of a strong universal artificial intelligence (AI) which is capable of knowing everything.
“It is going to be extremely difficult to control and could possibly turn against us.
“The fifth point is that we are penetrating ever further into the universe and there are initiatives to advance into the next solar system in the coming decades.
Humans could not win the war of the worlds
“There we could meet other beings and such an encounter could be risky.”
The late Stephen Hawking has also suggested it might be risky contacting aliens
In 2016, the theoretical physicist said: “One day we might receive a signal from a planet like Gliese 832c, but we should be wary of answering back.