Surprising Ways Aliens Could Invade Earth | Unveiled

The Surprising Ways Aliens Could Invade Earth In the movies, humans watch on in fear as
massive motherships fly over the planet and shoot down beams of destruction. But would an alien invasion really play out
that way? Regardless of how technologically advanced
an extraterrestrial race was, would it really need an entire army to storm another planet? This is Unveiled, and today we’re uncovering
the extraordinary and ways that aliens could invade Earth. Are you a fiend for facts? Are you constantly curious? Then why not subscribe to Unveiled for more
clips like this one? And ring the bell for more fascinating content! Our particular star system is relatively young
compared to others like it, and yet we obviously know that life has already thrived within
it. For a hypothetical alien race looking for
signs of life elsewhere, then, we perhaps shouldn’t go unnoticed for long. And yet, in reality there’s no conclusive,
irrefutable evidence that an extraterrestrial anything has ever made contact with us. That could be because they don’t exist,
or they don’t know that we exist… but could it also be because they’re purposefully
avoiding detection; because they’re planning an invasion? Naturally, today’s video is purely a thought
experiment. Scientifically speaking, aliens could well
exist – in fact, there’s growing consensus that they must – but the idea that they’d
be hell bent (or even capable) of destroying Earth and enslaving mankind is very much the
stuff of science fiction. When we think of discovering aliens ourselves,
or when the likes of NASA carry out their “Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence”,
thoughts of invading and conquering whatever we find aren’t usually front and centre. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t a range
of cool ways in which an alien force could go about it. While most sci-fi says they’d come in “all
guns blazing”, an alien race intelligent enough to locate us would probably also be
efficient enough not to risk their own fleet or army on the ground. Instead, the invasion would start with “first
contact”, and a malicious virus built into their first message to humanity. For our society which increasingly depends
on the “internet of things” – the idea that all of our digital devices are becoming
more and more linked – anything to disrupt that reliance on smart technology would instantly
weaken us. With things like our communications down,
our energy supplies failing and our militaries uncoordinated (not to mention the daily lives
of almost everybody thrown into turmoil), our planet would be so much more vulnerable. And, theoretically, it could all happen within
seconds… One moment you’re sat at your desk contemplating
what to have for lunch; the next you’re privy to an alien higher power and you can’t
even check your phone for news updates! Next comes the physical raid but, again, an
alien army advanced enough to be invading us in the first place probably isn’t about
to put itself in potential danger. Rather than sending any living, organic bodies
into the fight, we’d most likely be descended on by robots. A robot army doesn’t die. Its soldiers are repairable or replaceable,
they can be controlled from afar, and they can also be enhanced so that they perform
at the highest possible standards. Even here on regular planet Earth there’s
a reported rise in artificial “super soldiers” being used in warzones – but these would be
alien bots built by a society much more technologically advanced than our own. If nothing else, then the sight of a killer
robot cavalry appearing from the sky would cause mass panic. We’d suddenly find ourselves in the midst
of something like the “Terminator” movies. But maybe it doesn’t need to be quite as
“blockbuster” as all that, with the “slow invasion” being another viable option. The threat of “alien abduction” is another
constant in sci-fi, but if anything like one occurred in real life then what would be its
purpose? One possibility is that alien invaders would
be studying our genetic code – turning Earth into a supersized lab, and Earthly life including
humans into the lab rats. Over time, we could find our DNA distorted
and weakened, leaving us especially susceptible to any kind of alien pathogen – a highly contagious,
airborne disease fed into the atmosphere that eventually spreads all over the world. In this case, it’d be an alien invasion
via deliberate contamination; a tactic which would clear our particular planet of life,
leaving only its resources behind for mining. Failing a gradual infestation, though, an
alien race’s best bet for quick and complete domination is arguably outright biological
warfare. Cover bits of space rock in a similarly lethal
pathogen and then rain them down into Earth’s atmosphere under the disguise of a meteor
shower, and with one event an intelligent enough alien race could wipe out most of the
population. We’ve seen in human history just how quickly
a community can be killed off by a foreign disease – Smallpox brought from Europe devastated
the Native Americans, for example – but this would be a germ capable of ending the entire
human species. Again, we needn’t even be made aware that
the reason everyone suddenly feels ill is because of an alien plague unleashed to make
way for an extraterrestrial arrival… from our perspective, we’d simply struggle toward
an unexpected and inexplicable extinction, before the Earth would be left devoid of life
and therefore safe to approach. But, failing all of that, then there’s cold,
hard alien tech and weapons to worry about. Again, this boils down to the fact that if
they’re advanced enough to get here or target us from a distance, then we can assume that
they’ve got “bigger guns”, too. Or other kinds of weapons to make anything
we currently wield seem primitive. Forget meteor showers laced with alien germs,
perhaps they’d more simply redirect whole asteroids toward us – using high-power lasers
or artificial gravity to send world-ending rocks from the edges of the solar system (from
the Kuiper Belt or the Oort Cloud) hurtling toward the inner planets. If not asteroids, then perhaps they’d have
climbed the civilization-ranking Kardashev Scale far enough to control natural disasters,
as well… concocting anything from storms to sea surges in a bid to blindside us on
our own turf. In truth, there are a number of ways in which
an aggressive alien race could invade us. Some we’d be able to identify (like a mechanised
army of robots); others we’d remain oblivious too until it was too late (like a slow exposure
to a foreign illness); and then there could be others where we’d recognise their nature,
but not the unseen foe behind them (like a redirected asteroid). The iconic sci-fi writer Arthur C. Clarke
famously said that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”… But, in terms of invasion, for any sufficiently
advanced civilization, it needn’t draw too much attention to itself, either. If hypothetical aliens were ever smart enough
to discover us and travel all the way here, then the chances are they’d be smart enough
to keep quiet about it, too. They could infiltrate us without ever revealing
themselves, and without us ever really knowing about it. And those are some of the more surprising
ways that aliens could invade Earth. What do you think? Is there anything we missed? Let us know in the comments, check out these
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