posted on Feb, 12 2004 @ 05:42 PM
Topic with some science, Great ! I've seen "Predator" but none of the revisit movies. I prefer to
think about the concept in this manner :: Suppose that the scientific community
were presented with the reality of such a situation as occurred in the original film.
Suppose you are assigned on the team to investigate the technology demonstrated.
BTW wasnt it Arnold who was the only survivor of the original film? The task is
to determine what technology was demonstrated by the "invisibility" of Predator.
Yeah, I know, it had lasers and other neet toys but due to NetStorm's focus, our team
aint assigned to shoulder-fired anti-personnel blasters. So we interview the Govenator
as the only qualified "observer". (Having seen the movie, the knowledge he has from
his observations is easier to resolve.)
So, after the interview, our team is presented with the following info (Remember, this is
not a group of conspiracy buffs, so a consensus can be reached)
Technology choices are ::
1. Invisibility (undefined - outside the box concept)
4. Black Body (Total Light Absorbtion)
Observational evidence is listed below (Eye witness account)
1. Power source was Nuclear. (Remember the end
of the movie? Lots of residual observation can be measured at ground zero.
It was not a convential explosive due to physical evidence of blast versus volume
of non-nuclear explosives. Plus Predator would not have carried a mini-nuke
unless it also doubled as his power supply. I.E. all observations indicate that
Predator was not running thru the jungle with the intent to become a suicide
bomber.) 2. Power utilization was electro-magnetic (eye witness
account describes impact on Predators "invisibility" due to submersion in water.
Lets not get side-tracked in the implications of the failure of Preds invisibility under the
same conditions which had no effect on his blaster.)
3. Invisibility device was not pressure tested, or certified.
(while it may have been waterproof like most "timex" watches, you can't go scuba
diving with a watch that aint "pressure certified" below your diving depth.)
4. Last but most important, the invisibility device was actually
visible when in motion. "I.....can see....you...." (Opps thats cheating as that witness got
lased.....no ...no....Govenator saw it to, just before it shorted out.)
Based upon observations, we can throw out number 4. Black Body.
(Does not match observations as background of Predator was visible.)
We can also throw out number 2, but the rationale is more
convoluted. Has to do with difficulties in doing sky/water/earth simultaneously.
That leaves 3. Transparency, which matches all of our
observations. What about 1. you ask? It was there as a safety net in case our understanding
of current technology has no parallels to what was observed. If there is an understood parallel
technology, we start there.
And the point of all this was to answer the challenge presented by quote ::
amantine ===>A truly transparent creature should have a way to adapt their optical
density to their environment. I don't think this can be done.
Amantine, you perfectly stated the BELIEF many of the above team members
would have to overcome in order to procede. The above scenario demonstrates how
anything can be attempted. But first you have to believe it can be done.
A hundred years ago everyone believed man could never fly. I think they would have
locked you up back then if you told them about "Spirit" and "Opportunity" on Mars.
The final comment here is that "Radar Stealth" already exists. Although Netstorm used
the term "vibration", we are actually talking about the "frequency spectrum",
and his visual frequency wave lengths, though only a few orders of
magnitude less than radar frequencies, do have strong parallels. The F117 represents
the Wright Brother's first flight and the "Predator" device
would be "Spirit" on Mars.