Do you think that aliens can use the Internet or e-mail to contact people?
To answer your question, we must first
consider what level of technology we are at when compared
with other intelligent life forms in the universe.
Science writer Dr. Barry Parker featured in our Book Review: Alien Life: The
Search for Extraterrestrials and Beyond describes the
possibility of intelligent extraterrestrial life as three
types. This is based on the astronomical calculation that
our own Milky Way Galaxy is 15 billion years old.
know that intelligent life on Earth took 5 billion years
to evolve from single celled ocean creatures to where we
are today in our evolution. Yet, despite this long
history, we have had modern technology only fifty years!
According to Dr. Parker, we are in the early stage of a
Type I civilization. A Type I civilization is one which
has had 5 billion years to evolve or "startup
time" plus 50 years of modern technology. These are
the entry level civilizations just beginning their own
exploration of space.
The next higher form of civilization is a Type II. At
this stage, the planet has had its 5 billion year startup
period plus up to an additional 5 billion years to
evolve. Any beings or aliens in a Type II civilization
would be evolved far beyond whatever we recognize as a
life form. Their technology would astound us.
The third stage of planetary development is where the
civilization has had a 5 billion year startup period plus
up to 10 billion years to evolve. This is categorized as
a Type III civilization. At this level, and given the age
of our own galaxy, it is possible that planetary life
could have evolved to this level and reached out across
our own galaxy as well as others.
Since we are merely a Type I civilization, we must
assume that any life form reaching out to us for contact
would have to be so far advanced as to challenge any of
our beliefs about life, death, travel, space, and time.
Communication may exist in ways believed not possible,
such as through our thoughts or dreams or silent signals
sent to sleeping selves.
Then too, we have to consider that alien technology
came from the aliens during the July 1947 Roswell crash
of the UFO. As featured in our Book Review: The Day After Roswell,
computer technology was reverse engineered from computer
chips found at the crash site. This would mean that we
learned computer technology from the aliens--and not the
other way around. That means the aliens already have
computer technology. For all we know, the aliens may be
monitoring everything we do on the Internet.
So, to answer your question, yes, the aliens would
certainly have the technology to monitor the Internet or
communicate by e-mail, but whether or not they would, is
anyone's guess. But given the aliens' superior level of
intelligence, they surely would have mastered the
intricacies of long distance communication with us.