If there is far superior intelligent life out there watching us then I hope they will intervene before we do something that would send the world into an apocalyptic state.
I think other alien life are about the same or less than us technology wise so that's the reason we can't get a hold of each other because we are galaxies apart.
A pause from Directly Meeting With Aliens to share philosophy from old times:
Today is: 21st September (GMT), in history on the 21st of September, 1931 AD the following event happened:
Britain abandons gold standard / pound devalues 20%