posted on Jun, 3 2014 @ 04:25 PM
a reply to: stirling
Don't sweat it. The world gets crap we no longer need to develop and our enemies waste time and money developing weapon systems to counter our
We could theoretically stop all R&D and just sit back. The problem is if we release our top shelf stuff everyone will eventually figure out its
capabilities as well as target us out of natural fear.
Also we would lose the entire weapons industry we took years to develop out of there being no need to develop jets and tanks when we already have
something much better.
Stealth, armour, ICBMS all ancient tech from our POV. We just need more time to develop the next phase after what we already have up our sleeve.
Space militarization is already true. Military Satellites that do more than take pictures are just being developed by our enemies. We have more than
satellites in space.....we don't need NASA anymore. We don't need a shuttle program, or any other obsolete tech.
Let China and Russia waste trillions and years on jets and tanks.
EDIT TO ADD:
There were talks of staging a fake alien invasion for Christs sake!
edit on 6 3 2014 by tadaman because: (no reason given)