This may be the wrong forum for this…i wasn’t sure i it belongs in GD or CS, so if it needs to be moved, so be it.
I will admit, I’m a wierdo. I think about stuff like this:
I was watching a few old episodes of Babylon Five and I wondered what life for normal humans would be like if we had a way of TL travel and contact with a collection of a few dozen alien worlds.
Lets give them the trope of being vaguely if not wholly humanoid. Maybe some off them are lkke giant insects, or human looking with eight eyes or four arms…whatever. Lets say that we all get along more or less. What would it do to our society?
The one good thing I can think of is that it would maybe help humanity join together and get past our differences. But we’d have to rethink religious ideoloagt, and even regular joe shmoe would probably have issues that would be…well, for us present day humans strange.
“Yeah, my cubicle is next to that Drelax guy , from Beta Coridan 9. You know they fart every fibe minutes to expel body heat, and it smells like dead cats. I gotta get a new job”
“I don’t want my son hanging out with that Grorg kid. Those people frpom Demeter Prime think insulting a person is a sign of respect! My son told me I
was a boiling fester in the anus of the galaxy yesterday!”
“Hey thanks for coming to my thanksgiving dinner party! Just don’t drink out of the blue punchbowl. Thats for my friend V’ Lox. He’s from planet Gendela…they drink liquid radium there…oh don’t worry, the b owl is shielded, just don’t frink out of it.”
Yeah, I’m wierd. I need to go to bed. Why am I even thinking about this stuff?