a reply to: Zaphod58
and yet sites like wish.com are filled with a tonne of perfect knock of copies of tech and such. OFten as good as and sometimes better than the
Guess it depends on what is being reversed engineered and who is doing it.
Plus who says alien tech is... well alien? (if such things exist to begin with of course)
Who says we need to rewrite the laws of physics to understand it, or that aliens broke the laws as we know them to do so?
Maybe the 'laws' are universal, maybe their first "TV's" are the same as our first Televisions, because there is only one way in the universe to make
a CRT television.
Maybe like the reverse engineering I mention above, it's a matter of who is making it, how they understand it.
50 years ago a computer that could fit into your pocket that would allow you to digitally record 'film' and 'photographs' and watch movies that were
on a server on the other side of the world, to be able to video call other people without any time delay would of seemed like 'magic', beyond human
capability of those at the time but here we are with our 'smart' phones.
If you went back to the 'Roswell' time period with half of the tech we have today, flat screen thin as paper roll up and folding screen TV's and
computers, Xbox's, etc. Peoples minds would be blown and it would be easy to say "This tech is impossible, this person is an alien!"
So yeah, maybe in the universe there is only one way to build a circuit board, or a CPU. Aliens have to build it the same way we do because the laws
of physics means they have to.
Maybe the only real difference between our tech simply come down to aesthetics, how they applied it, or maybe they got to the computer age in their
timeline faster than we did.
So reverse engineering would not be out of the question in those circumstances. Maybe it's not that hard to look at an alien capacitor and realise
it's a capacitor similar to what we have in our own electronics.
Thing is it's all hypotheticals.
What you think, what I think, what everyone who has never had alien tech in their hands.
How do we know it's so advanced it's beyond us if we've never even seen it?
It's like these tic-tacs that have been so popular lately. People go on about how beyond us such things are, and I've said it elsewhere, it's not
Many of us already own the tech needed to fly vehicles like that. Quad Copters aka 'drones'.
Mine can virtually fly itself, I can pre-program 'missions' into it. Tell it where to go, what angles to turn at, altitude to climb to and much more.
Can mod object avoidance into it (many are already coming with it) and we're not far from fully autonomous flight.
Hell if I had powerful enough batteries to keep it afloat, I could send this $2500aud (5 years ago) drone of mine around the world with a single press
of a fly button.
The only thing holding it back is the flight systems. If I could build a small 'UFO' that used anti-gravity or some kind of sci-fi propulsion system,
I could literally turn my drones inner workings into a 'tic-tac'.
It is a 'tic-tac', albeit one that uses propellers, electric motors and has a 15 - 20 minute flight time.
Again current tech would look like magic to the worlds best scientist from 100 years ago. Yet we know no laws of physics or of the universe were
broken to make it.
Maybe we should look at 'alien' tech the same way?
Heck maybe our modern computers etc. are trickle down results from alien tech hmmm?
So yeah, never say never to reverse engineering especially when nobody has anything to compare it with and when everyones opinion is always going to
be 'hypothetical' until we're shown what alien tech looks like. (and again, if it even exists to begin with.)
It's like those movie nerds that argue over fictional sci-fi tech online on forums using real world science when it's impossible to do so.
"Well the large hadron collider shows star trek teleportation would never work, because it would require more tribbles, otherwise it breaks Einsteins
It's just nonsense. And using Chinese making copy cat planes doesn't prove mankind cannot reverse engineer Alien tech. I mean while not perfect
copies, their copies are functional.
Maybe it would be the same with us humans, we cannot replicate it 100% maybe we're missing an undiscovered element or something not available in our
region of space. But maybe we can dodgy something we do have into a heavier, clunkier version.... like the Chinese.
It won't be exact, but it will get the job done.
Maybe it's not the tech is different to ours, but how they use it to us is different. Maybe while we learned to use microwaves to cook stuff, they
learned to use them to defy gravity?
Great thing about 'fictional' discussions I guess. You can come up with any damn theory you want and nobody can prove you wrong lol.
3-2-2020 by AtomicKangaroo because: (no reason given)