Not that this is important, but just another example of the nano-management and control - even at the global level.

The United Nations is set to appoint an obscure Malaysian astrophysicist to act as Earth's first contact for any aliens that may come visiting.

Mazlan Othman, the head of the U.N.'s little-known Office for Outer Space Affairs (Unoosa), will describe her potential new role next week at a scientific [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]conference[/COLOR][/COLOR] at the Royal Society's Kavli conference center in Buckinghamshire, England.
She will tell delegates that the recent discovery of hundreds of planets around other stars has made the detection of extraterrestrial life more likely than ever before -- and that means the U.N. must be ready to coordinate humanity's response to any "first contact."