Saturday, August 20, 2011

Discovery to run "Alien Invasion: Are We Ready?"

Discovery Channel is hosting on “Curiosity” Sunday at 8, “Alien Invasion: Are We Ready?”  MSN offers a large number of preview videos, such as this one, link.

There are fifteen videos, and Windows 7 or Vista may ask for permission before you can play them.

The general idea is that an alien invasion would be sudden, global, and massive, and shut down the entire planet with an EMP effect with a high altitude nuclear blast.

This "Event" wouldn’t be (just) a gentle young man like Mark Zuckerberg taking over the planet by writing a program like Facebook, particularly in a college dorm when drunk after an argument with a girl friend (the opening of “The Social Network”).  (The central site promoting this urban legend is this.)  On how many other planets in our Milky Way (how many "solar systems") is Facebook in use? 

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