Physicist Stephen Hawking says in his new TV series “Into the Universe” that he believes humanity’s first contact with intelligent alien life will be a violent one:
If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn’t turn out very well for the American Indians.
He also thinks it’s very likely that intelligent alien life is out there. This is one idea for what he thinks they may be like:
I imagine they might exist in massive ships, having used up all the resources from their home planet. Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonise whatever planets they can reach.
Hawking’s series airs on The Discovery Channel.