posted on Jun, 15 2005 @ 11:42 PM
I normally hate threads that are purely speculative and ask vague questions that require little more than opinion to answer. Today, though, I'm
going to break my own rules and start... a purely speculative thread. Why? Because I realized, today, how the government is probably preparing us
for real ET contact (with either friendly, neutral, or hostile aliens).
Their method: 'Must have' products.
Ok, hear me out: IF there are ETs that can visit Earth and they either will 1) Reveal themselves to us one day or 2) Invade us we, as average, run of
the mill people, will have to have some sort of personal defence against them. This is true even if they are 'good' and peace-oriented, as human
beings WOULD NOT be able to sleep at night if they knew that any type of personally stronger beings existed (that is, people work under the motto of
'trust but verify'). Humans are simply used to being the alpha predator on this planet and the notion that they could be bested, on an individual
level, by even a peaceful race would be too much to handle. Inorder to sleep, eat, marry, go about their business... they would have to be assured
that, if something unforeseen happened, that they could always outgun an alien in a mano a mano situation.
And... if the aliens are malicious... it goes without saying that the public will need to know that they can protect themselves.
Ok, so if you're following my logic, so far, it's apparent that the truth about ETs cannot be disclosed until individuals would feel comfortable
confronting them in an emergency (even if no personal combat is likely to happen). It's also apparent that 1) Conventional arms will probably be
useless against aliens and 2) The government cannot suddenly, and without an excuse, arm the public with advanced hand weapons.
So what are they to do? Market advanced weapons to us (at least ones that can defend us against alien abilities) in run of the mill products. Think
about it... if you had to arm the public with components that could be made into an EM weapon, wouldn't distributing such components through things
like video games, computer accessories, and personal monitoring equipment be the cheapest and least noticeable way to do it?
So... if you're following my logic, here, let's look into equipment that might be 'comforting' if we learned that ETs with mind-altering and
shock-resistant powers were out there:
1) Various computer and video devices make use of infrared emitters. Could these be boosted into 'heat rays'?
2) Microwave tech is used all over the place. Is there a way to rig these into a beam weapon?
3)Could radio tech be used to generate fields that interfere with ET tech?
But... let's be more mundane. Modern childrens toys come loaded with extraneous electronics. Even teddy bears and plastic bats come with chips and
sensors in them now. We are, in a sense, a society with more sensor and beam-emitting equipment than we really need. If you were the government, and
you needed to secretly arm your people with beam or stun weapons, wouldn't the cover of regular consumer products make sense?