Here's a new theory for you guys.. I've been thinking about this one for awhile, so bare with me ;p
And make no mistake this is just a theory, and that in no way am I trying to make the claim this IS what
is. It's merely a enthusists' way
throwing out a bone for others to chew on ...
Onward to the theory!
When Bill Gates finally figured out how to make a computer turn on a light swith with a series of 1's and 0's (switches) it all started..
The birth of the computer...
Sometime between that very day, the first day the personal computer was sold massivly to the public, and the birth of the Internet; alien
We leaped from personal computers that the user can program in BASIC-A language only (TR-80 series), to a HUGE network of computers that spans to
every inch of the mass populated zones, that communicate in different ethnic languages and code, and that now has every metropolitin city in the world
completely and utterly "by the balls".
Within 20 years, we went from no connection to the outside world, to complete and utter IN-YOUR-FACE connections.
See, the internet is a beautiful thing.. Everything that happens around the world, is transmitted around the world
World news never traveled so fast as it does now. The very second something 'big' like the Russian School Attacks in september of this year happen,
its instantly picked up on by every news outlet in the world. And they all instantly tap into the nearest news station to the action. All airing
live footage from the same single source. All it takes is a major news website to post "Breaking News!" on its mainpage. You might be surprised
that videos and live feeds are instantly fed through news stations through the internet streaming capability ;p They dont use radio antenna's
anymore! A la our satelite system.. which is a HUGE backbone of the internet... Making transfering data through land lines long distances virtually
Now every bank has internet access. Companies like Ebay have actual money flowing through the internet with companies like Paypal that transfers
actual credit card numbers over the internet to banks.
About every computer that is used now, regardless if its a home computer or a business computer, is connected to the internet one way or another. And
is in most computer users eyes, virtually useless without the internet. The internet has become such a part of peoples lives, that they can't even
comprehend how it could have been 20 years ago... And the ones that were alive 20 years ago are being left behind, quickly.
I've read theories about our rate of technology evolution since Roswell. And I'll be first to step up and say it was a poor theory (Sorry Roswell
enthusists). The connections of the world's knowledge through our 'Internet' is the reason for our massive rate of evolution.
People now have access to every bit of information in the WORLD at the tip of the fingers. A few simple strokes, and many years of reading, one could
learn so much about physics or chemistry or science in general that they could virtually 'skip' years and years of schooling that was once necassary
to be a scientist... all on the internet from their homes, for free.
No more was it necessary to spend hundreds of dollars to sit in a college course when you could practically teach yourself everything you needed to
know on the internet. If you dont beleive me, start with Google, type in Physics and begin teaching yourself Physics right now by looking for a
beginners lesson... there's thousands...
.. with more people learning the necassities to build technology, and the average knowledge base of 'how things work' raises, technology begins to
take off, each idea built ontop of the last...
Here's my theory..
50 years ago, we barely knew what was going on in Germany during the entire WWII.. now we can get up to the second reports from simple street bombs
being detonated in Iraq.. through the internet.
Sometime between the birth of the computer and the birth of the internet, I believe we were visited by aliens.
I believe they've been watching us for quite some time. When they witnessed the birth of our first computer, they stepped in to start our evolution.
They setup a network of computers and satelittes with the US that could communicate throughout the world. Now dubbed the internet.
Don't you find it strange that massive satelittes were launched into space by the US specifically for the internet, before they even released the
internet to the public?
.. if you had something as powerful as the internet, that would allow you to get up-to-the-second reports from your spies in other countries, or the
pending attack by a superpower, would you be so willing to share it?
It was shared on purpose.
If you don't think we're not evolving at a massive rate, think back 20 years, and think about how EXTREMELY different it was to live, to pay bills,
to get the news, to shop, to communicate. If you werent alive back then, read into the history of how things were then.. (use the internet!)
In only 20 years the entire world was connected to eachother. One could by rugs from Korea from their living room in Fort Worth, TX. One could have
groceries delived to their door, one could send mail instantly to China instead of waiting 2 weeks land mail for it to arrive.
I beleive the knowledge, the technology and the planning were not humanly possible back then. There was absolutly no way Bill Gates or any human
could envision a network this vast looking at a computer crunch 1's and 0's... and then writing millions of pages of code that would become the now
window's platform, in under 20 years.. and lets even throw in the time it took them to actually build the network infrastructure.
So that narrows it down to roughly 10 years.. between the time we invented a computer, and instantly knew how to write millions of pages of code that
now runs the 'internet'..
So that gives us 10 years that these computer geeks figured out 1's and 0's can do alot more then print text in basic laungage programs, and change
the 1's and 0's into millions of pages of code that now runs our internet,
... or the code and knowledge was given to them...
The internet gave us the opportunity to connect and to learn from eachother. It gave us the opportunity to be nosey of what other countries were
It can also be our demise. Our evolution depends on how we use the new tool of life.. this tool of connection.. Do we use it and get angry about
how the world has always been? Or do we use it to spread peace and learn from eachother?
The limits of the connection between the worlds population given to us via the internet are infinite. And this is our test.. do we use this
connection to fight about our differences, or do we use it to propell our knowledge into making our civilation more advanced? Both angles are in
action now.. unfortunatly it seems we're using it more for hate then knowledge.. imagine if we all stopped bickering on ATS and started learning
physics, discussing scientific theories in forums, and began to unraveling the mysteries of our science? Could you not tell me, if all 3000+ of this
boards member base stopped using the internet to bicker, and used it to delve into science, the chances of 1 of us to make a scientific breakthough is
But instead of learning what is readily available, we choose to remain ignorant to it all, and use the internet to argue and bicker... and the
occasional email. .. well.. most of us..
Regardless if the internet was introduced by aliens, or some Godly force gave one of us the knowledge to make it, this network of knowledge,
connection, and communication is so vast, it's now a necassity. So what will it be.. will you use it to enlighten the people of the world that read
your comments, or will you use it to project your anger and dislike for other people?
Our fate lays in every single civilion of the world...
And hell, to throw an even bigger bone to this theory.. what if the aliens gave us a time limit to stop our fighting? What if we don't evolve in the
right direction by 2012, they whipe us out!
I have no supporting facts, again, this is merely a theory... and some very strong beliefs..
... ... Hi grandma and grandpa .. I know you will never read this.. or know what a forum is.. or hell, what an ON switch looks like now.. but
always remember I loved you and your ways, but its time for me to evolve, wish me luck ... ...