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The Krell - What Advancements Do You Think Aliens Have Made?

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posted on Nov, 15 2007 @ 07:42 AM
For those of you who have seen the 1956 science fiction film "Forbidden Planet" I ask that you stretch your imaginations out to try and speculate about the advances that a highly technical and brilliant civilization may have made, given several million years...

Here are a few of mine:

1) Energy. Watts are tapped from empty space, in any quantity desired, for any purpose needed. Physical beings are relieved from the bondage of "work", able to explore the vast reaches of the mind.

2) Health. The workings of the cell and the biological entity are understood so well that death is only accidental. For all intents and purposes, living beings can be kept immortal because of the understanding of the machinery that makes living beings work.

3) Machines. Fantastic contraptions vast and small exist to serve the will of their masters. All needs are provided for, all desires implemented through the tools of the master's creation.

Advances like these could change society thusly:

Giant machines are built on earth, transported to the moon, then work like colossal farm combines... they churn up raw material from the surface of the moon, process it, then release from the back end completed structures. Housing, research facilities, space vehicles. The process of construction is automated and quick. One machine can be ordered to build several more of itself, until there are enough to build all of their products that the human race needs. Soon the moon is covered with domed cities, full of skyscraper-like structures for the benefit of mankind.

Human beings live on the average of 20,000 years. No longer does a doctor study for 20 years of his life, then work a career only to die one early day of old age. Specialists can hone their techniques and broaden their field of study almost indefinitely. The potential of human existence is no longer limited by the 75-year lifespan.

Power plants, small and large, exist throughout human technology. No longer are batteries needed. The internal combustion engine is a thing of the past. We can travel anywhere we want any time we want. All labor has been taken over by machines. The rest of human experience is set free to explore "mind-stuff".

President John Adams once said, "I must study war and politics so that my children shall be free to study commerce, agriculture and other practicalities, so that their children can study painting, poetry and other fine things."

Given the incredible bounty the imagination has to offer when other things are taken care of... what exists beyond "painting, poetry, and other fine things"?

posted on Nov, 15 2007 @ 09:44 AM
Whatever your imagination can think of. What would happen if we were all superhero's too? Its the same kinda question IMHO

posted on Nov, 15 2007 @ 10:14 AM
But didn't the Krell wipe themselves out overnight because they overlooked the primitive side of their supposedly advanced minds?

Perhaps it wouldn't be the utopia we're tempted to think it would be.

Lots of unoccupied citizens and only a small percentage with the inclination to pursue arts and the like, the rest looking for ways to pass the time.

Like in the 60s we were told all the tech advances going on would allow us more leisure time but it wasn't mentioned then that people enjoying all this leisure wouldn't be getting paid for it

posted on Nov, 16 2007 @ 06:58 PM
The thing about Utopia is that it only works until you put humans into it. We are a species shaped by our enviroment and evolution, and to survive on this planet you needed to be able to fight. The peaceful, easy going parts of our genetic code are equally matched by the aggresive, fight or flight parts. If you had a situation where everything was handed to you and you didn't have to struggle, even a little bit for survival, you would go buggy very quickly. Humans need challenges and difficulties to keep themselves sane. Lack of them causes problems. Look at those people rich enough to have a leisure lifestyle. Drugs, alcohol, sex scandals. Not a pretty picture, especially if the whole human race was in that same trap.

posted on Nov, 16 2007 @ 08:30 PM
I can see a different future that's possible, where by genetic engineering instead of adapting the environment to us, say through technological means, we adapt to the environment.

Selective breeding would allow human evolution to go on the fast track as we develop 'special abilities'.

Imagine a human with all the best characteristics of the animal kingdom, including flight, resistance to radiation, exo-skeleton, ability to hibernate.

If you get a chance read a novel called The Silkie, by A.E. Van Vogt.

He describes a virtually indestructable living spaceship, impervious to heat and cold, capable of traveling through air or outer space at high speed.

The creature in the story was similar to a human being, highly intelligent able to live under water with the abilities of a dolphin or a shark.

In fact one might postulate that such adaptations, to cold, vacuum of space, radiation and other hazards will be essential to a space faring sentient species.

2 cents.

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