Aircraft shielding. Impressing upon humanity the futility of resistance.
Alien diplomatic moneyball.
Flawless colloquial earth languages. Cultural context. How to manipulate apes. Benevolent alien dictatorship.
Approaching utopia removing incentives for innovation. Alien limits on research. “The stars were not meant for man.”
Maybe these aliens in the show are the great filter. Filling in some slots of the Drake Equation. Maybe we’re just terrible for the universe and they know it. :/
Directed evolution at a scale of tens to thousands of years.
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Not too much to ask, really. We could have had a worse run.