Physical ET Contact: Are We Ready?
Before physical ET contact is made, before there is full disclosure, we as a species must first be open enough to hold planetary dialog as to how we wish to represent ourselves as a planet to a visiting alien race. Who will lead, mind or might, science or military or other? What is our stance and how do we respond to the myriad of scenarios? How do we prepare structurally, mentally, or otherwise? The fact that these questions are rarely raised is the first indicator of planetary readiness to make physical contact with extraterrestrial life.