posted on Nov, 19 2007 @ 04:14 PM
If a civilization as technologically advanced as our own (at the present time) existed 500 years ago they'd now be 500 years ahead of our own, and
it'd be perfectly possible for them to've used their growing technical superiority to wipe out all traces of their existence in the interrim,
especially if they'd started out in the kind of isolation the likes of Ancient China tried to maintain thousands of years ago; and even in China's
case access to and the knowledge how to make paper, gunpowder, porcelain, silk, etc., was permitted only to the select few permitted to associate with
or, even more rarely, to join the ranks of various highly secretive priesthoods, trade guilds, etc.
In fact we have a precisely similar situation developing today with our military 'guardians' hiving off more and more 'black operations' cash in
the endless pursuit of more and more advanced levels of secret technology, a supposed explanation for all the 'inexplicable' ufo sightings. Even
more pointedly, the major concern of the present day military seems to be the development no longer figuratively but literally invisible weaponry.
Setting aside the issue of how much of the secrecy might be covering up political and financial corruption, inefficiency, projects that don't
actually work, (viz the intentionally intimidatory boasting of the cold war antagonists and the subsequent revelation of the 'over-estimation' of
Eastern Bloc capacities), or projects with catastrophic side-effects, it's more and more clear that not only are the military getting more and more
into bed with private industrial corporations, but as these corporations in their endless pursuit of ever greater profit margins move into more and
more 'war' zones like Iran in particular and Africa in general they're developing a greater and greater need for what amount to private armies to
protect their people operating in those regions.
So even if it really was the case there's never been such things as secret advanced civilizations or New World Orders either now or in the past,
it's not difficult to see such entitites developing out of such circumstances.
Afterall, to this day the only knowledge the masses are ever permitted to learn about 'secret' technological advances is either their ever
increasing military destructiveness or their ever expanding efficiency as police state style tools of citizen surveillance and control; and the only
technological developments we're ever permitted to lay hands on are of the kind which basically encourage either individual docility or pointless
intergroup hostility: even the power of the internet, a la China, is heading towards being reduced to what's its current primary function
anyway, the distractions of ever more bizarre forms of debauchery or the encouraging of ever more pointless mutually destructive forms of what're
ultimately internecine gossip.
All of which is to say, it's perfectly possible such things as earlier aerial/space capable civlizations could've, and could still, exist; but
worse, there may even be one developing out of our own civilization right before our very eyes.