a reply to: Quantum12
That is a hard one to explain, mine kind of came to me in a semi meditive state and I have known the symbol for many years since then, way back in
the very early 90's.
It was not exactly as I have done it, there was no earth inside the symbol and one side was gold not yellow while the other was blue against a black
background, it was one of many symbol's that seemed to flash through my mind and this one seemed to elicit a reaction and it mean's Star Fleet, has
nothing to do with Star Trek or any sci fi show that I know of and it is really heiroglyph type symbol.
I watched (in my mind with my eye's shut) as stream's of symbols seemed to fly past scrolling in an infinite wall of symbol's that had depth as well
as height and width as my un-comprehending imagination simply observed but paid little head to them in that state of almost trance, some of the
symbol's seemed animated, some moving in and out, other's changing shape and other's rotating though most were simply letter or number type symbols,
probably phonetic but I paid no attention despite them seeming familiar yet without meaning to me but this one in particular seemed to leap out and I
became fixated on it for some reason.
As it rotated in my mind I saw two meaning's for it, the gold symbolized the Sun or the solar system so coming home and the Blue symbolized Space or
away from the Sun or solar system so leaving, the way the inner stylized Capsule cut out shape leaned from bottom to top as the symbol rotated in my
mind had a meaning as did the colour of each side, the angle was changeable from left to right, if the capsule shape leaned toward the Gold side than
at basic out of context of the rest of whatever message the symbol was used in then this simply meant coming home or back to earth or where ever was
home in reference to this symbol and leaning away from the gold and toward the blue meant going away from earth or where ever was home to this symbol
into space so the one symbol could be configured differently were the colour had meaning when taken into context with the direction of the lean, the
cut out in the symbol itself though it is split into two halve's and separated to presumably seperate the colour's is a kind of reduced down image of
a space capsule type object though out of context it just look's like a broken arch with a stepped base.
Now I was pretty weird at the time which given that I am pretty weird now probably mean's I was Bat @£$! crazy and am now just slighty nutty but you
get were I get my home made Avatar from.
Just put the earth into it for effect as it make's the image more interesting than a play two colour symbol.
But this was just one sybmol out of thousand's in what if I could have remembered them would constitute an incredibly vast number of symbols that
would make up a (Definitely not egyptian) heiroglyphic type mixed alphabet, think of how our language grow's and ages', what today are emoticon's may
in the future replace word's entirely as a form of accepted short hand and eventually become then incorporated into the language as such, the non
verbal language would then become increasingly complicated with symbol's for many expression's used as shorthand would increase in number's over time
as would also the number of ways' they could be adapted and referenced with various meaning's in a given symbol based system of communication were
phonetic symbology eventually took second place to heiroglyphic and mixed heiroglyphic and phonetic messages which would become common place.
At it's basic Phonetic language is the most simple and streight forward however it takes time and multiple symbol's to express an emotion and so we
have started down the lazy and eventually more complicated road of abbreviating to symbol's in the form of Emoticon's.
edit on 12-8-2016 by LABTECH767 because: (no reason given)