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Predator-The real alien Question

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posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 07:49 PM

Predator-The real alien Question

I was Wondering in the AVP movies the predator although advanced seems to use some very low-tech stuff, Do you think this could also be true for real aliens if they exist.

Its a Very Basic question i know and to some probably not worth the effort answering but its really bugging me. Does anyone feel the same way.

posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 07:52 PM

Originally posted by True-seer
I was Wondering in the AVP movies the predator although advanced seems to use some very low-tech stuff, Do you think this could also be true for real aliens if they exist.


"Predator" is probably not the best source material to compare actual ET life with.

posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 07:54 PM
reply to post by FOXMULDER147

Ofcourse it isnt but thats not the point.

posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 07:55 PM
reply to post by True-seer

I felt compelled to reply, since AVP is on tv right now. Anything is possible at this point. Wouldn't their lowtech technology still be superior than ours? perhaps hollywood cant depict advanced technology all that well. you know how some people like listening to cds or even records because downloaded music doesn't sound all that great? it could be that these beings continue to use "lowtech" equipment because it suits their appetites.

predators, only attack people that are equipped to fight back, perhaps they use lowtech stuff to make it a somewhat fairer fight for the human?

posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 08:01 PM
reply to post by The Endtime Warrior

They use lowtech to make it fairer.....Well if earth ever gets attacked i will be hoping that also is true about our invaders.

posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 08:05 PM
its thier macho.
how bad ass they can be.

posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 08:08 PM
Looks like we are watching the same programming. I always liked the Predator movies, now they are creepy! I would not want to encounter them at all.

As for your question anything is possible.

posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 08:08 PM
reply to post by mblahnikluver

I loved the films till i realised thier could be lifeforms like them.

posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 08:16 PM
reply to post by True-seer

the predator although advanced seems to use some very low-tech stuff

He was a thrill-seeking hunter.

Bombing the planet from orbit would have made poor sport.

posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 08:17 PM
I saw Predators the other day, and although a fair question, you have to think about why this question was asked in the first place?

1) Futurists use their imaginations with what is available to them in scientific format at the time of writing/producing. Predators is a movie and although shows plot, is made for entertainment and education. Does it represent real alien life? Probably, probably not. I concentrated more on the humans with their expert training in killing.

2) Aliens think in 'alien' thought patterns. So they could destroy the human race in 9 minutes like in "Battlefield Earth", or they could have some sort of civilised manner and try diplomatic relations. But this is too a 'human' understanding of it, im not alien, so i really can't answer how and alien would do it. Only how I would do it, and in case of predators, how the producers/script writers would do it...perhaps.

3) In my opinion, I don''t think there is any threat to earth anytime soon. Why would they come, resources? We've destroyed the planet enough for them not to come for that. Saving us? Could be, but what would be learn if we needed to be saved all the time.

I could only think of three things that could happen. Destroy us to prevent us from spreading and polluting the rest of the universe, let us destroy prevent us from polluting the rest of the universe, or.....become allies, to...pollute the rest of the universe...

I would like to think we can solve our own problems before any type of alien contact is the public that is

posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 08:17 PM
Seeing that they are seen as pack hunters and that to them it is a right of passage, it makes sense that they would use "lower tech" weapons like the wrist blades and spear. Its all about the honor of the hunt. Their status in the clan might be raised if they killed prey via hand to hand combat.

As for actual possible alien races using low tech...... why not? anything is possible.

posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 08:24 PM
Why does everyone assume that aliens must have some super weapon technology? Yes im sure that lasma rifles or some energy based weapons are possible. But it seems much more complicated and maybe just maybe projectile weapons are better at killing things?

Im sure military tech has some peak even for aliens. For all we know we may be soon reaching the peak(we are developing rail guns).

Unless aliens have some kind of energy shield we can pretty much kill them.

If we made ships missles and electromagnetic rail guns could take the ship out.

yes they probably are miles ahead of us in medical technology,electronics,and robotics.

But who to say they have tanks? we built tanks because our bodies were weak. Its basically like a crap getting tino a bigger and better shell.

For all we know we might have one of the best militarys in the galaxy. Yes they would win because they would have more advanced planes and ships. But the basics im sure are still grounded in reality.

Projectile weapons and explosive weapons such as tank rounds,missles,etc.

posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 09:23 PM
i understand completely and my answer is probably yes. even thoseof us today who have a strong sense of culture and tradition still use ancient methods for many daily routine.

although their technology, aside from their ships and energy weapons, seem low tech, i bet the material they use is very hi-tech if they are to really exist.

posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 09:37 PM
If aliens do in fact exist in the same physical world we do, then yes I am sure they have a mixture of both high tech and low tech tools and methods. I mean, a lever and fulcrum here is no different than a lever and fulcrum there so....

But as far as weapons go, I doubt they would have anything primitive such as Predators kick-ass blades. I would assume that a real alien, with or without hostile intent, would not put themselves in a position where extreme close physical combat would happen. I imagine they would counter any resistance at a safe distance..whether that be some sort of orbit based weapon, or some sort of personal weapon designed to maintain a safe perimeter for them at all times.

Who knows really, fun to think about though!

posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 09:45 PM
Rather enjoy movies like Coneheads,
if you even going to waste your time with watching programming programs

posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 11:18 PM
reply to post by IgnoreTheFacts

I doubt they would have anything primitive such as Predators kick-ass blades.

I imagine they would counter any resistance at a safe distance

Deer hunters usually carry knives. Doesn't mean they plan to go jumping on the back of a buck and play rodeo while they slit their throat.

But they do carry them.

posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 11:41 PM
Fire, wheels, knives.

Three of our oldest inventions, still used on the battlefield everyday. Probably will be for millenium to come.

Even if you have energy weapons, a lead projectile or a steel blade will still kill.

As for the movie they hunt for sport. So just dropping nukes would be a waste of time. Well the first predator did use a nuke, but that was a revenge type device. After he was mortally wounded.

posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 12:02 AM
if you read the preadator or preadator vs alien books they explain why some times they use low tech vs high tech

1.if hunting Ooomons as they call us they need at least 3 blooded(battle tested and initated warleaders) authorization to conduct the hunt as they regard us slightly more dangerious then the "aliens"

2 common methods of "blooding" a blooded leader takes those wishing to be blooded on a hunt of anekhanide(there name for aliens) and depending on the type of alien there hunting and the type of weapons used they are considered blooded if they a kill a drone in unarmed (wrist knives only) that is grounds for a blooding if they kill several drones with spears shoulder cannons etc it is up to there elder to see if they are worthy of blooding and to use atvanced weapons they have to be "worthy of them" or the prey has to be worthy of useing them
the blooding process is complete when they break off a finger of said dead alien and mix there blood with the acid of the aliens to neutralize most of its effects and the severed limb is then used to BURN an image of said removed limb on to there forheads and usualy on there masks

one of there most decorated warriors killed a queen useing his wrist knives only in the books he is refered to by the human on that world as Broken tusk
he was blooded with a queens finger a high honor
and as far as the books go the only human accecpted into there hunting partys as she in armed(10mm pistol) and spear killed a queen and was later found by the preadators that came to investigate what had happend to there ship they had sent earlyer

inregards to how the preadators hunt and find there prey ususaly they are widely belived to seed various worlds with aliens and there queens for sport like big game intergalatic hunters on rare ocasions they visit earth or run into human occupied worlds but as i stated earlyer the hunting of humans is highly regulated (if you rember the ending scene of predator 2 after danny glover kills the preadator on the ship others materalize and after scareing the bejebus out of him and he drops the disk they spare him as he has proven him selve as a warrior and then hand him a black powder pistol belonging to captian cook)they also refuse to kill pregnat women and unarmed humans as its deemed a dishonor THEY WILL KILL HUMANS if they try to steal there technology though regardless

so they are the progenetors of the alien race and more or less try to contol the spread of said race through the galxy but they seem to loose a few queens here and there sorry for the scatter brained posts but im doing most of this from memory but figured id explain how they operate

in regards to the orginal post the reason they have bolth advanced and "primitive" technology is as orginaly stated for sport but when the prey gets to dangerious they bring out the big guns and say to hell with honor hene there self destruct devices .if any one has any other questions on this ill be glad to answer them if im able......
thank you for finaly letting me talk on a subject whic im an expert on

[edit on 12-7-2010 by KilrathiLG]

posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 12:13 AM
reply to post by alpha chino

the nuke's they use are designed as a fail safe against there technology falling into less advanced races hands and as a method of trying to control the aliens they seed on planets the rational being that if there gonna die they have to clean up there own mess or atleast try to (ie kill the queen so no more alliens can take over the planet )

but as a side note like insects if the queen is killed any survieing drones can then geneticly change to a queen so all thats nessisary to spawn more aliens is a single egg and a single facehugger

posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 12:16 AM
basically the predators are a cross between ancient samurai and a Klingon warrior and were also a heavy influence on star trek ds9s alien race the Jem'Hadar personal cloaking fields no fear of death etc but just like the members of these races there are bad apples or those who don't always follow the rules of the hunt sorry for rapid posts but again i actualy know alot about these topics

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