posted on Jul, 12 2003 @ 11:28 AM
Yes, they do seem to stay in style with human culture ("modernize"), but that does not necessarily mean that they aren't the real thing, as human
art/design has been influenced, in turn by UFO sightings.
Am I saying that aliens are running art/design classes at the local U? No, but, as companies try to produce products that seem 'more modern', they
rely on what the public believes is supposed to look modern as their design starting points. Right now, even for those who do not believe that UFOs
are alien ships... and who do not really even care about the UFO issue... the idea of an "alien spaceship" is the standard for modernity. Thus, as
the public thinks of smooth, metallic saucer-like lines as the ultimate in modernity, so to do companies try to make their products look like they
came out of a flying saucer.
Basically, I'm saying that alien visitation to earth has probably influenced our aesthetic norms.
Look at it this way... before the first major saucer wave, 'modernity' meant straight lines, right angles, and bolts. Now, however, it translates
into smoothness and seemlessness.
The basis for my thinking is a discussion I had with my dad when we went out looking for a car in 1989, at which time cars were first starting to take
on the "euro" or smooth style you see nowadays (remember, cars from the 80s were as boxy, if not boxier, than those from the 70s and 60s). I
specifically remember him commenting on how all the car companies were "trying to make cars look like flying saucers."
Just as cultures, throughout history, have mimicked each other, often on accident, we may very well be mimicking the aliens.
PS: I'd argue that some old photos show UFOs that seem modern by today's standards, even, as a sidenote.