ANDlienCon can be a celebration of all things Ancient aliens, but on Friday morning he focused on the future. Less than an hour later, Travis Taylor, an aerospace engineer and sci-fi writer, gave his insight into how humanity can prepare for an alien invasion that everyone in the Baltimore Convention Center seems to be a corner this weekend.
Long short story: We probably all die.
But do not let go of hope. Here are five things you need to know about the upcoming invasion of the alien, how to prepare for it, and how humanity's war for survival can look like.
1. Aliens probably want to kill us
When strangers arrive, do not expect a friendly E.T. or even something mysterious as invincible strangers Arrival. According to Taylor, we almost certainly look at one Independence Day screenplay.
"They will come and go," he says bluntly.
A scenario of the best cases, foreigners see mankind as a labor force to enslave and use to dry the planet for all its remaining resources.
"I'd rather be a slave than a food," says Taylor.
Of course, there are plenty of reasons why strangers can travel to Earth, but given the distance and effort needed, it would have to be worth it. At least it will not be a random encounter.
"We have a great galaxy," explains Taylor, "but we send regular smoke signals that say you eat Joe!"
2. The war is set
Using the best computers around (at the beginning of 2000), Taylor mapped 150 different scenarios for an inevitable war between people and a foreign striker. There was only one strategy that led to victory and it was not nice:
"The only way was that every person aged 14 and over had a gun and every woman was pregnant with triplets," he says. "So we'll have to do the fertility treatment, and the logistics will do the wounded, along with pregnant women and children."
Even worse, mankind would be based on a huge deficit. Taylor predicts that strangers will come with a bang to destroy most of our civilization before we can even answer.
"They would drive us almost immediately and we will have to make a guerrilla war," he says. "It would be as if Afghanistan was fighting the Soviets."
Of course, Afghanistan has been supported by the United States in the form of financial assistance and military training. Who then enters and helps mankind? The best scenario could turn the Earth into a battlefield for proxy war between competing extraterrestrial races.
3. Our current techniques are quite useless
If the aliens can get to the Earth from some distant galaxy, it largely assures that their technology is far beyond what we have on Earth. According to Taylor's own calculations, the ships used to reach our planet could withstand the explosion 100 times stronger than the strongest nuclear bomb ever developed.
"They have some sort of thing magic which prevents them from destroying when they go really fast, "he says, and he estimates that it may be a force field or a new type of metal." That means that after their arrival, he will still be a magician, and our strongest weapon will be 100 weak times. "
Taylor points to some human technology that could make a trick, including our most advanced nuclear weapons and an Israeli iron dome](https://www.raytheon.com/capabilities/products/irondome), but it does not even mean teeth.
Our best hope is that the government secretly develops something new for this exact scenario – and that it keeps these weapons secret until we really need them.
"You have lost any advantage by telling someone you have," says Taylor. "I personally think these things should be classified, just as we do with the Manhattan project."
They also claim that we need much more to invest in preparing for foreign invasion. This means that the Mechas buildings, which can be transformed from aircraft to tanks in the middle of the battle, along with powered armor suits (pictured with a Iron Man image). He also adds that our current sailing technique must be dramatically improved if we even want to think about fighting the universe, which is probably better than to fight here on Earth.
"We should be upset that it's not working out," says Taylor.
4. How to survive the invasion
Step One: Get as far away from the largest cities. This is where foreigners first attack.
"The brightest places in the world are Paris, Tokyo and New York," says Taylor. "So the places are gone."
Instead, you'll want to go somewhere as far as possible.
"If they appear, I want to go up to the Amazon or Siberians," he says.
In addition, Taylor suggests that everyone will come to survive. Forget about safe driving in the car. The best solution is a motorcycle, off-road vehicle or even a bicycle. You may need to stock up any medication you will need to survive as soon as strangers throw away the company.
5. It is not very likely
Before you sell your house, move into the rainforest and start building a Iron Man suit, it is worth noting that the chances of this real happening are unlikely. Taylor's own analysis is the likelihood of an alien invasion of less than one percent. It's not zero, but it's very, very unlikely.
"It's very low," says Taylor, "but it's possible."