I have to say that I agree with Stephen Hawking on this matter. If they have the ability, they might just wipe us out like we swat flies. Advertising our location and seeking out contact with aliens while we are so weak when it comes to space and defense of Earth is just a stupid plan. I think SETI is making a huge mistake by advertising our location and seeking contact when we know nothing about those we are about to contact. Perhaps I’ve read the War on Chtorr too many times, but I’d rather err on the side of caution.