In my latest Medium article, Alien Contact: Our Strangers and Ourselves, I explain why the idea of human contact with aliens is the most popular and powerful theme in science fiction: It’s literally hardwired into us.
In fact, the concept of the alien is not strange to humanity. It has been cooked into our history, and is literally part of our DNA. Our preoccupation with aliens is no less than our preoccupation with a significant part of ourselves.
Read the article on Medium. (Leave a clap if you like it… that would be nice.)