In Jill Tarter's interview, she discusses her work with searching for extraterrestrial intelligence in the universe. It's mentioned towards the end of the interview that if given the chance to communicate with extraterrestrials, she would ask them how they managed to progress technologically without eliminating themselves through intra-species war. While this is interesting, I would have asked Jill more about what might be some of our goals in communicating with extra-terrestrials, which would answer the question of why do we want to communicate with them in the first place? Would we attempt to accelerate technologically by adopting alien technologies, or would we have other motives? Does any danger lie in contacting extra-terrestrials? I'd like to believe that a species far more advanced technologically than ours would also be far more advanced ethically and would have our best interests in mind, but I'd be interested in hearing Jill Tarter's thoughts.