I think we will meet aliens, and here is how:
- 1. A remote civilization will recognize our planet and send a probe at sub-light speed (3% or less) for a journet of 1000 years, or whatever.
- 2. Within a few years of arriving at Earth, the probe will download (at light speed) a new Firmware update from the home planet, which has the newest technologies, innovations, and informations.
- 3. As the probe nears our solar system , it will begin growing biological versions of test-tube baby aliens.
- 4. The probe, using robots, will educate the newly born aliens just in time for their arrival at Earth.
- 5. The aliens arrive and say Hello.
- 6. The robots destroy us all.