Why I’m Excited for First Contact
Okay, so you may have guessed from the title that I have been following rabbit holes on You Tube about alien encounters and you’d be right. But watching all the phoney and some not-so-phoney looking vids about aliens and other interesting things has sparked an exciting train of thoughts that I think I should share. Firstly, I’m not crazy, but I think you are crazy to honestly believe that we are the only ones in the universe that is seemingly infinitely large. Secondly, SO WHAT if I wear this tin foil hat! It interupts their transmissions… stop looking at me like that! And lastly, when we do finally make contact, what will they be wearing?
There is no doubt in my mind that when we do encounter aliens that they will have a breadth of new technologies that we can use to create unbelievable fashion that can light up and float and do all sorts of things. Though there are many new advances in the textie industries every year, imagine what an influx of new materials and new imaginative ways of doing things would bring to the table. Oh and they’ll also be able to cure disease and stuff which is also handy.
Some of our designers are so imaginative that they appear to be from outer space like Iris van Herpen, Thom Browne, and Gareth Pugh. But imagine what they could be capabe of if their Earthly limitations were removed and they had access to who knows what?! The industry would be a buzz for the next hundred years while we merged the two technologies and assembled collections with the likes of which we can ony dream of.
When I was a kid my dirt covered older brother would pick up his Tonka truck and fly it around the house (trippng over me) saying “I can’t wait for flying cars!” I would pull my hand out of my Barbie branded home nail dryer and responded by flipping him the bird and saying “same, but I am more excited for aliens!” We agreed and carried on with our afternoon affairs.
From that moment on I have dreamed of the amazing thing that are inevitably in the pipeline for us as soon as otherworldly beings ascend upon us and trade with us. Or murder us all horribly… I guess we’ll just wait and see.