Yeah, you know, although it's obviously fiction (or perhaps a forecast of the future), I have always enjoyed the Star Trek movies and shows that deal with first contact. It just seems so offer humanity so much hope. And the idea seems so tantalizing too, doesn't it?
Anyways, I have copied and pasted the following quotes from the Star Trek movie "First Contact" (1996):
Star Trek: First Contact
FLM 08, TNG 2
Release date: 22 November 1996
(8th of 13 Star Trek films.)
"I envy you, the world you're going to."
"I envy you, taking these first steps into a new frontier."
- Lily and Picard
"And you people, you're all astronauts on… some kind of star trek?"
- Cochrane, checking his understanding of the Enterprise crew members
"Isn't it amazing? This ship used to be a nuclear missile!"
"It is an historical irony that Doctor Cochrane would use an instrument of mass destruction to inaugurate an era of peace."
- Picard and Data
Lily Sloane: Borg? Sounds Swedish.
Lily Sloane: [after seeing Borg drones for the first time] Definitely not Swedish.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: The economics of the future are somewhat different. You see, money doesn't exist in the 24th century.
Lily Sloane: No money? You mean you don't get paid?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: The acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity. Actually, we're rather like yourself and Dr. Cochrane.
Lieutenant Commander Data: 0.68 seconds sir. For an android, that is nearly an eternity.
Dr. Zefram Cochrane: Is that Earth?
Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge: That's it!
Dr. Zefram Cochrane: It's so small...
Cmdr. William Riker: It's about to get a whole lot bigger.
Cmdr. William Riker: Doctor, tomorrow morning when they detect the warp signature from your ship and realize that humans have discovered how to travel faster than light, they decide to alter their course and make first contact with Earth, right here.
Dr. Zefram Cochrane: Here?
Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge: Well, actually, over there.
Cmdr. Deanna Troi: It unites humanity in a way no one ever thought possible. When they realize they're not alone in the universe, poverty, disease, war - they'll all be gone within the next fifty years.
Borg Queen: Brave words. I've heard them before, from thousands of species across thousands of worlds, since long before you were created. But, now they are all Borg.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Offering myself...? That's it, I remember now! It wasn't enough that you assimilate me... I had to give myself freely to the Borg. To you!
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Mr. Data, lay in a course for the 24th century. I suspect our future is there waiting for us.
Dr. Zefram Cochrane: What, you don't have a moon in the 24th century?
Cmdr. William Riker: Sure we do. It just looks a lot different. There are 50 million people living on the moon in my time. You can see Tycho City, New Berlin, even Lake Armstrong on a day like this.
Borg Queen: We too are on a quest to better ourselves, evolving toward a state of perfection.
Lieutenant Commander Data: Believing oneself to be perfect is often the sign of a delusional mind.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Computer! Begin chapter 13.
Lt. Commander Worf: Assimilate this!
From this point of view, the film contains a lot of positives. The hope is that humanity will be able to act together with a clean slate.