Things we will be very embarassed to try to explain to the aliens:
the way we have to live underground because it was more important to make money than keep our air and water safe
our disposable transportation system
SAE ("Imperial") weights and measures
war over ideology
war over religion
ethnic (and regional, neighborhood, family) hatreds
trash on Mount Everest, trash on the moon!
that we pretend to "recycle" plastics
starvation and poverty
The QWERTY keyboard
Things we will - or should be - proud to show off to the aliens:
Our journey to the Moon and back
Our eradication of smallpox
8/15/01, and still adding things...
© Huw Powell