reply to post by eric52081
I think what is most eerie is....more advanced 'intelligent' species have moved beyond emotions. The small cyborgs, are of course, machines....but
the taller 'greys' who build them either have no emotions, as you or I experience them, or have gone into a deeper understanding of how they, and
we, fit into the Universe.
I continue to use the kindergarten analogy. Humans, for all of our great beauty, are still a very young species. We have created incredible art, and
also incredible hatred, on each other.
Similar to children, in a playground.
We haven't evolved very much, to my thinking. And, ponder this: The last sixty years of incredible advancing technology may, in fact, be due to
back-engineering, of stuff we've found.
It's like, if you could go back to the Stone Age and give a man a revolver...and some rounds of ammo.....he would, if he figures it out, become a
King!! Not sure if he could back-engineer the gun...but I hope this makes a point....silly point, I know, but trying!!
Anyway....point I'm trying to make is, we have no way to understand anyone else's technology, without context.
I'll try another example: Suppose you had a time machine, and took a TV and DVD player (and some DVDs) back in time. Let's say, 1925, because they
had electricity then.
They knew what a film was, of course. Not sure if color photography had been invented yet.....but imagine trying to explain to a person from 1925 how
a TV works!!! Or, even worse....the DVD!! It is read by a laser....lasers weren't invented until the 1960s.....see, it goes on and on.
We take these things for granted, mostly, because they (the tech) is what we learn about, as we grow up.
Was it Arthur C. Clarke who said, "Any sufficiently advanced technology would be indistinguishable from magic" ??? I think it was Sir Clarke....