Have we already made contact, and are they keeping this information from us? Some advocate that we should be kept in the dark, because we will panic if alien contact was announced to the general public.
Recently, Dr. Albert Harrison of the University of California's Davis campus made this statement: "The discovery of alien beings may be far less startling for generations that have been brought up with word processors, electronic calculators, avatars and cell phones as compared with earlier generations."
If you think about all of the possible ramifications of such an announcement, how do you think we would take this news? Would we panic, or could we handle it in a civilized manner?