Lately we’ve been witnessing drastic changes in our relation with the cosmos. French government has just announced that all its extraterrestrial secret files will be released for the public domain through their space agency’s web page. On the other side, various entrepreneurs, like Virgin’s Richard Branson or Amazon’s Jeff Bezos are betting on the possibility of having accessible (20,000 usd) tourist flights to space, and even galactic hotels, before 2017.
Preparing for this new cosmic scene, were we could reach never-seen levels on intimacy and interaction with our universe, a “Declaration for peaceful relations with extraterrestrial civilizations” was established last summer during the “Extraterrestrial and World Peace Conference” in Hawaii:
Honor the following principles for establishing peaceful relations with extraterrestrial civilizations:
1. We affirm the intent of humanity to join in peaceful and cooperative relations with extraterrestrial civilizations,
2. Affirm support for United Nations resolutions promoting the peaceful use of Outer Space, and support for UN, International and U.S. Congressional initiatives to prevent an arms race in outer space, including the weaponization of space,
3. Affirm the natural right of all citizens to have open contact with representatives of extraterrestrial civilizations in all cases, and to engage in non-official diplomacy.