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I thought I had better leave thern a legacy and so I began
to write my memoirs with the foreword:
If one passage in these memoirs helps you
survive in a troubled world, then ali this
work is not in vain,
Later I added:
If one passage in the addendum helps you
recognize and survive against an enemy
from outer space, then this additional
revelation is not in vain.
And so began a work which has continued for over five years
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
a reply to: AboveBoard
So far, what I'm reading is that the "aliens" were as advanced as we are now. Fiber optics, night vision, transistors and integrated circuits. I seriously doubt an alien craft from another world that could use FTL or some other form of travel would still be using fiber optics or have integrated circuits.
originally posted by: _BoneZ_
a reply to: MystikMushroom
Advanced as we are now because we have been artificially advanced by reverse-engineering their technology. Also, some advancements slow down while others keep going or speed up.
Light is faster than electricity. So, advances in fiber optics will be beneficial to our future technological needs.
And, there's no way to know whether they traveled by FTL, or some other as yet discovered way. It could be something so simplistic, that we might be like "why didn't we think of that?" Or they could have an edge over us in space travel by using elements that are native to their world, but not ours.
Our space programs have been hindered by the large sums of money required, and the slow development of certain technologies. Other worlds might not have those hindrances.
I kept looking at the North American Space division
chip, It had a small open window with small wires, a copy of the
old one * During each flash of lightning I imagined some irtovement
of the small wires, especially when I concentrated mentally on it.
When I picked it up, the plastic seemed warm. I thought my imagi-
nation of something I wanted to see and happened. The storm passed
and I put the chips in the cabinet*
La ter , I told the General the story and said, M Sir, I think
it was my irnagination and I wanted to believe it could happen.
But, chips don't get warm. The General locked at me and said,
"Perhaps yes, perhaps no; we are working on a mechanìsm or guidance
device, brain wave controlied, which can control aircraft.