I have recently read a book by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky called “Roadside picnic”.
In this book a situation arises from aliens “visit” in which different people act differently. Some come to “zone” for money, some for scientific data, others for other reasons. The main character is stalker by profession – Rederic Shuhart. He scavanges the “zone” for artifacts to sell. By describing this situation in the novel the authors answer the main question of phylosophy – what is the purpose of life.
Anyway, that is not what I want to write about. I want to write about what it led me thinking.