posted on Aug, 23 2017 @ 07:08 AM
a reply to: myselfaswell
And afraid that is as much as I can remember...well almost. Will give a bit of context...
Around 1997 I was spending some time with friends in Seattle. At the time I was a consultant in transport, working for a major multinational. And my
friends were PhDs and Masters in Engineering, degrees from CalTech, Carnegie Mellon i.e. top schools....and unemployed, or at best severely
underemployed: they used to work for MD/Boeing, Lockheed, Raytheon etc etc. This was during the worst part of the "Peace Dividend": the end of the
Cold War a few years earlier had seen vast swathes of the US Defense sector - military, contractors and support - suffer huge cutbacks and as a
result, you had many very smart people out of work and struggling badly to transition to the civilian arena. A few caught the first internet wave, but
not all (it was bad in the US and often worse in other countries). We were just chilling, and I remember one of my friends talking about his friends
setting up companies to try and commercialize certain projects, or ideas. This idea for helicopters being made silent was one among many. My memory is
a bit hazy (the Jack Daniels bottles were emptying fast), but I think the project was being shopped around to some VC guys, to banks, to foreign
government agencies...basically, anyone who had some money and wanted to take a chance.
That's all I can recall. Hopefully this may trigger someone else who knows more...