posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 12:03 PM
There have been several (numerous, actually) documentaries on the History type channels. For a while they had a series of them about ancient
technology. The Antikythera device was the subject of one of them. Another was about how the Greeks used water to manipulate and to calculate
Apparently, the ancient temples had large, grand doors that would open at certain times of the day, automatically. Torches would light. A large
statue of the deity would emerge from the far end of the room, moved forward by hidden mechanisms ---all "powered" by the weight of water, the
timing controlled by precision dripping of water to set off certain effects at certain times. On a large scale.
If something disastrous happened this moment, within a hundred years a LOT of what we have would be overgrown, eroded and disintigrate. Over the
course of a thousand years, almost none of our technology would survive --nor would *evidence* of that technology. Plastics disintegrate over time.
Mostly everything is made up of plastic. Steel rusts and concrete crumbles. Grass, roots and weeds eventually have their way with roads and
buildings. Imagine what might be hidden in the rainforests of South America, or under the ice in Antarctica.
The point is that after the Greeks came the Romans and when Rome fell, the world was plunged into the Dark Ages, about 500 years. Imagine what might
have happened to ancient tech if "barbarians" gained control of delicate instruments. They would have bashed anything they didn't understand to
bits. Or, traded it. Or picked it free of valuable jewels and metals, using bits and pieces for this and that. 500 years of ANARCHY. Imagine all
of the LOST artwork and manuscripts. It is a miracle we have any of it today, for knowledge is fragile, and once lost on a civilizational level, hard
to regain if not impossible. Knowledge of things can become EXTINCT.
And, indeed, for most of us on this planet, it has. Some few, I believe have misered away ancient knowledge, mystical knowledge, perhaps "magical"
knowledge. These would be the global elites, the folks with the ancient secrets and the latest fantastic technology.
The academic field is kept under a tight leash. Look what happened to Tesla's work after he died: confiscated IMMEDIATELY by the government.
Supposedly "all" of it was released back to his family for inclusion in that museum they dedicated to him years later. Truth is, we will never
really know. Personally, I think they still have a good chuck of his information under lock and key. Perhaps for our own good, for Tesla did claim
that he'd tapped into technology and energies that could "resonate" the world into immense planetary chunks floating in space. Maybe this is what
happened to the planet that once existed between Mars and Jupiter.
Maybe the elite keep this knowledge from us until the 'masses' can prove oneday that they are not "barbarians." If that is the case, I don't see
us ever learning those secrets on a societal level. Too many of us are as chaotic as the barbarians and mobs that have plagued civilization
throughout history. Until then, we have only the clues about numbers in Mona Lisa's eyes, masonic symbols, ancient texts and devices like the
Antikythera to illuminate our way to a deeper understanding of our Universe and the role we play in it.