Imagine a living creature on another planet. This planet has different atmosphere than Earth and it is in a different solar system.
What does your alien look like?
Before you start imagining, give your thoughts some directions. Design new perspectives before you start.
Aliens can be : humans like we, but they have grown up under different environmental circumstances
- much more heavy g-forces
- less earth force
- different light conditions
- different light cycles
- no oxygen, but NO2 or CO2
- their tactile perception is different
- they eat different thing
- a combination of human bodies and intelligent machines
- beamed up humans (The actual bodies are somewhere else than the manifistation, they exist as a kind of hologram).
- machines, and there is a device to determine the truth of that idea (the Turing test)
- a wave
- animals, but got devices so they behave as humans – thinking and talking dogs.
- things that are normally static in a house – a freezer, a dish washer, a car, a lorry . . .
- a form never seen before – a purple bacteria
- be real, but they cannot be seen
- they are only detectable in the brain
- they are invisible to our eyes so we have to develop special devices so that we can see them. The interesting question is how can we make a alien to look like a cup, a saucer, or . . .?
- they all play piano with two hands and two feet
- they get younger every year
- they have evolved some hygienic device
Aliens could less adapted bodies to the conditions on Earth.
- they could be bacteria and only respond to certain chemicals
A similar approach where you give your thoughts directions could of course be used in lots of different situations. Often we start thinking without planning and giving our thoughts any directions. In many cases, this approach to a creative and imaginative task lead to predictable ideas.