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In that kind of a scenario I would rather think it would 'suffice' to make the ship an extension of our sensory awareness, hence consiousness. It would make sense if the ship would need part of 'our hardware' as well to operate (not just being directed), but currently I can't really see an advantage. Interesting thought experiment material!
originally posted by: The GUT
a reply to: Iridomyrmex
I think you're right about the vids and I've been one of the few starring your posts.
But you are very naive and quite haughty in your ignorance of the games the IC play in ufology and how it relates here maybe? Or do you understand that?
The woo comes baked into this cast of characters. Bigelow case in point. Deal with it or not.
originally posted by: zeroPointOneQ
a reply to: Whatsthisthen
I always had the idea that, when you would be able to do that, you might as well 'grow things mechanically' in stead of the organic way, but perhaps that because I'm more into tech. Short after this you might as well not need this tech anymore and sort of merge with what is (and become a layer on top of 'nature').
Lots of similar concepts though and I do like the idea to be honest. It broadened my view.
It also reminded me of Farscape. Have you seen it?
originally posted by: Iridomyrmex
I'll spell it out again quickly for you: The videos are almost certainly false, and they come from Elizondo, under direction from Bigelow, who DEFINITELY should have known they were false. These videos are backed by all involved. All of the woo in the world makes no change to the situation here: These guys are either naive and ignorant, or they are lying to their investors who have given them $2 million+ based on their trust in them, and to the American public through major national media.
Whatever Bigelow's history in Ufology, it does not inform this scenario in any important way. He's either naive/ignorant or lying. The same for everyone else backing these videos. *This is nothing like Bennewitz, this is nothing like any previous situation in Ufology* - this concerns the people we trust with our national security and our space program pushing a giant, bald-faced lie on the evening news about ET threats in our skies, and the possible consequences involved here are much more dire and far-reaching.
originally posted by: ParticleNode
a reply to: Iridomyrmex
I would personally like to venture more into the verifiable; statements, documents and money.
I would personally like to venture more into the verifiable; statements, documents and money. In other words, how about we interpret the signal before contributing to the static.