So we are faced with the dire possibility: Alien existence proven. Technology transfered (Anti-gravity technology in this case), or at least
proven to be possible. Massive economic flux as a result of new paradigm, leading to global economic collapse. Global political structure
de-stabilized as a result of major economic collapse.
Global economic collapse from highly useful new technology?
When was the last time that happened?
Quite the contrary, we'd have a huge burst of economic activity and later prosperity, favoring technologically advanced nations.
Can you imagine the profitability of anti-gravity-employing construction equipment?
The capital class with the money made money when the big money was to be made in let's see, whisky, guns, railroads, (1800's), electric utilities
(early 1900's), radios, automobiles, (1920's), aircraft, television (1940's 1950's), rockets, teletype, satellites (1960's 1970's), PC's
(1980's 1990's), Internet, ipods (2000's).
The US DOD is the worlds biggest consumer of petroleum. You think they might like "free energy"? And no more kissing up to Saudis? You betcha!
Great new ET technology in antigrav or free energy (who says ETs have free energy anyway?) would make people, and connected people, very very very
rich. Lockheed, Boeing and GE are going to be the ones making warp drives.
My conclusion is that the government does NOT have useful antigravity or free energy. If there are interacting with ETs and this stuff exists then
all they have is stuff made by ET which they can't replicate, and so is economically useless, unless we open trade relations and just buy it (which
could be cut off at any time). And if the condition for that slavery or abductions and DNA transfers, then maybe it's a good idea to say "no".
[edit on 22-2-2007 by mbkennel]