posted on Jul, 26 2007 @ 11:47 AM
Just another stray thought.
I find the design of the drones to be rather clunky and odd. Over the years, as our own technology has advanced, we have tended to create designs
that were increasingly smooth and efficient. Our bulky steam locomotives evolved into streamlined machines. Our telephones with cranks and dangling
wires evolved into the iPhone, which is like a simple flat crystal. Over time, our world has slowly become cleaner and less ragged.
Assuming that design gets cleaner as technology advances, and that the same thing would happen in an "alien" culture, I would expect a highly
advanced machine to have a very clean design, like a perfect sphere, or cube, with no odd parts sticking out of it. Many, many UFO sightings have
described smooth shapes -- saucers, tubes, spheres -- with no obvious appendages.
As it is, the drones seem to be cobbled together and oddly junky in appearance. Now maybe these are machines that are meant to be housed inside
larger, sleeker machines, like our complicated car engines under the hood of our cars. But the photos show them flying alone, and the Isaac
description describes them as self-contained units. I'm not even quite sure how they might be used as an anti-gravity engine for another ship. Do
they lift the ship up? Do they surround it with an anti-gravity field? And exactly how does one go about test flying and controlling a completely
self-contained object? How do you insinuate a control mechanism into it without messing up the holographic function/form?
I know there are no answers to these questions unless they're provided by somebody else. I personally don't think it makes any internal logical
sense, but none of us has the whole story, either.
Anyway, until we get additional information, or something -- anything -- that is corroborative in some way, it's all just an amusement. Something to
wile away some time.