SciFi Question of the Day: While visiting a non-human civilization, your hosts open a fancy box and several small orbs of light float quickly out, scattering to different corners of the room. What are they?
Pony Horton Moths. That box had been sitting in a closet for a long time.
Chad Lupkes Sounds like Pandora’s Box.
Patty Wright Their children
Iris Mansi they are multiversal communicators that use a circle of psychic energy to translate thoughts and feelings
Charles Root Jr Food
Rachel Repstad Some kind of game?
Derri Herbert positive mood enhancers
Perry Willis Scented candles, hewmons stink.
Steve Alenskis The equivalent of cockroaches in a Venice apartment. How embarrassing for the hosts.
Christine L. Hardy Floating candles
Kyle Keilman Sonic blockers to keep the NSA from monitoring the conversation
Daniel Beard children
Brian Covault OK, if you could move that orb in the front, left two inches to the right. Great. Now, the front, right two inches to the left. Super. OK, the back, right about three inches two the right I think. Yes! Excellent! Channel 9 is coming in perfectly now! Oh, crap. Now I can’t get channel 6. Well, at least it’s nice to know other civilizations have the same problems we do.
Cee Wu Their version of Pokemon.
Brian Covault Although if they start gobbling up little dots around the room, could be their version of Pac Man.
Glenn E. Smith Escaping.
Louis Norman Wells xmas tree decorations
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Tim O’Brien I always proceed on the assumption that any alien artifact is a cookbook,
Kimberly Unger DrDre’s newest personal audio system?
Dan Thompson Lightbulbs
Hayley Enoch All the evil things in the world. Nice job breaking it.
AmyBeth Inverness …oops…
Tiffany Marshall Portable, wireless, surround-sound speakers for the upcoming entertainment.
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Gerri Lynn Baxter Step close to my host while exclaiming,”Those are beautiful! What are they?”
Simon Templar Cameras, they want to document the event. Or translation orbs. Or maybe they sense intentions. After all, the alien race may be empathic.
David Madden Ancestoral orbs that tells the stories of their ancestors through a cummunications medium that transmits thoughts and feelings to tell their story in place of language.
Zachary Besterfield He/she/it told me that it was a sign of respect, to humbly honor me for acknowledging his existence and entering his home. But my drone says that they are lie detectors. The little bastards are chiseling for intel on my tech level. HA! Maybe these creatures have potential after all!
Anthony Russo They are the eggs of my host’s young. Their life is one based on photons rather than carbon like ours. Eggs are produced in a production factory and given to adult parents to nourish and raise.
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Kelaric Vaettor universal translators maybe
Graham Clements recording devices
Nick W The equivalent to a human TV set used for entertainment of guests.
Daniel Greer Pets.
Kris Niedbalski children
Liam Anderson Decorations for the Christmas tree!
Mikko Päivärinta Don’t know, shoot them with lasers!
snakeappletree white-lightning-gate Lightbulbs
Shephine Shaji Ask the host, dammit!