Let's have a nuts and bolts UFO discussion. As a sometimes engineering student who's considered himself an engineer and scientist as long as he's
understood the meaning of the words, I'm fascinated by discussions of what might make some of these storied craft work. I get frustrated when nice
squishy beefy UFO folk myths tend to wax philosophical/psychological/spiritual/occult, or spin off into the government distrust/control loop, or a
combination of the two often.
Nothing wrong with those discussions, they have an important place in ufology as a topic in general I think. ATS does a great job of chopping these
topics up and serving them out to us, and I am very pleased to have this wonderful learning resource at my disposal. The problem is a discussion of
the technology tends to get lost in the shuffle.
Of course this is not always the case I wouldn't even try to argue that. I've come across plenty of great technical material to learn about here at
ATS. Nevertheless, this aspect of ufology needs more attention. I will note a contention here that a sort of forum slide is occurring here in
regards to this topic, whether intentional or otherwise. I'm certainly not accusing anyone specific of anything specific, not trying to have that
argument, though undoubtedly that kind of activity does occur intentionally from time to time.
This owes naturally to the fact that the study of exotic unidentified craft often touches on the national secrets of nation states. Secrets must be
kept, and though I suspect it is often a fool's errand, I don't make those rules, and, well, here we are. That being said, there is plenty of UFO
related technology that can be discussed. Let's move beyond this tendency to slide away from more technical discussions.
The intent of this thread then, is to start and continue more technical discussions and speculation into the nature of these craft. Please refrain
from branching into a philosophical, occult, or ufology control loop type discussion. Please refrain from posting a lengthy reply arguing all of the
reasons that you think I shouldn't narrow the discussion in this fashion. I want to be up front and say right now that I will alert all of these
posts and ask for their removal. There are a thousand threads on this board discussing those aspects of ufology, this one's about the physical, nuts
and bolts technology.
I know there's a crossover with technology and mind as it relates to this topic, so I've decided to create a companion topic to this thread to start a
more technical discussion of that type of technology and to help us avoid one of the control loops that often obfuscates this topic. That will be
linked here. Let's have a technical discussion about UFO technology as it relates to the mind over there.
I'm not sure whether the technical aspects of abduction need their own thread as distinct from this, but I may decide to create one. Liked I said,
I'd prefer to discuss the science and engineering of the technology and the physical equipment, though I think abduction accounts may have some
technical speculation to offer in this regard. I think suppression of exotic technology is within the scope of this thread, so that is okay, though I
suppose it may also eventually engender its own thread. If so these threads will be linked here.
I was hoping to make this thread somewhat layman friendly, so I'm asking posters to offer explanations of the technology as they understand them where
possible to help make it more enjoyable for our less technically minded readers. With that in mind, I will also start an extra technical thread on
the same topic where we can go full on science nerd with it and get as technical as we want. Yummy!
I have not started any occult, philosophical, or control loop type companion threads to this one because I feel that that is a topic that is already
adequately discussed here on ATS.
Here we go then! Let's craft a fun read together. I've got plenty of technical speculation I'd like to share. What do you think?
24-2-2018 by TheBadCabbie because: (no reason given)