Questions to get you thinking: about issues of First Contact, Uplift, and how technology will alter our perceptions of privacy and freedom. Existence is set in the year 2050. How does Existence compare to other movies or books set in this near-future timeframe? Is it more optimistic or pessimistic about humanity's future?
How do you think people would respond to the confirmed discovery of an alien artifact – with fear, hope, or exhilaration? How would such responses vary across the globe? Would the discovery of alien races shift our perception of God, of religion, of hope, or salvation?