posted on Feb, 13 2008 @ 02:31 AM
How many years ahead of mainstream do you think our
gov't is ahead in technology.
I think it's not practical for us to measure such a thing. If I say ten years...what exactly does that mean? If I say a hundred...what would that
mean? And you're talking 1300 years? If the government is even just fifty years ahead, that means that the entire lifetime (for most reading these
forums, I'm guessing) of technological advances that we're comparing to to come up with a number.
As SOON as climate change becomes popular, they unveil a 300 mpg car. What ironic timing to have the solution to a hot market
...ok, but there are people in here suggesting that the government is hundreds or even thousands of years ahead. Let's look back 1000 years.
Sure, no computers, no telephones, no cars...but no printing press? No gunpowder? Not even crossbows had been invented yet? Do you have any sense of
the scale of technologucal advance over the past 1000 years? Add a thousand years worth of technology on top of what we have today, and like
IMAdamnALIEN says above, teleportation? Time travel? Sure. No problem.
We're talking such a massive diference that simple things like having 300 mpg cars to address climate changes seems amazingly short sighted. If the
government is even only fifty years ahead, it seems far more reasonable to suggest that climate changes were deliberately engineered to create a
problem to be fixed.
Again...let's think about the scale we're talking about. At 2400 years, you're looking at people in huts. What's the quote?
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
Arthur C. Clarke
One man with a civil-war era musket rifle could easily pass himself off as a God, and arrange to be worshipped by the masses.
If the government really has that kind of technology...do we really think they're just making cars with better gas mileage?
[edit on 13-2-2008 by LordBucket]