I think Crystals are the way to the future.
They hold extreme amounts of energy and once someone taps into it, they can use energy to fuel the ships. Of course the crystals would have to be
different because thats their blue print, and not only that there could be different crystals on different planets, but then again, the crystals are
made form earthly minerals so they should be the same or very similar (the structures should be).
Not only that the crystals can hold vast amount of information, which would be useful, very useful; you could be a spy with all the info in your
earings or on your "pre-wedding" ring or something. And this has been proven.(not in that kind of scale...as far as the human public civilization
You know crystal sculls? Well scientists have analysed them and found they contained information...which they could not interpret and that the sculls
actually held the five senses inside them and spiritual people say that there is even the sixth, which if you can tap into you can gain the knowlage
of what the crystals have gained thorough the thousands of years being around.
So what I'm saying is that crystals can be used to power the ships, and can be reused because they are regenerative materials (again very useful, and
not only for ships, but also supplying electricity), problem is, you either need a powerful enough light, or the sun. I don't think Aliens would use
fuel because it is a waste, and using regenerative material such as crystals, which are everywhere especially
Clear Quartz, which allows the
flow of energy (entering and exiting) more freely than any other crystals.
All we and Aliens would have to do is to find a way to access the crystals storage space and energy sources.
This might remind those who watch Stargate:sg1 of the crystals used to power the ships, hold information and configure it (also seen in minority
report for information). Well Stargate:sg1 the film and independence day were directed by the same people:Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin....
Stargate:sg1 is very real, very close to the truth and I wouldn't be suprised if the government DO
have their own stargate, obviously feeding
it into a program to down cast rumours making the nation think those people (the people who have "seen" it) have just lost it...become too obsessed
with the series and film. There is definatly a visual-mental stargate, that has been painted on a wall:
"Also, oxygen would not be used on fusion, fission, antimatter or ion propulsion engines, so why do you believe it necessary?"
It was just a thought...but then again, what we humans know could be nothing to what aliens know, lol...so it could be possible...nothing impossible I
and...you never know...
"Am I designing a spaceship or am I not designing a spaceship, that is the question!"
[edit on 19/7/04 by PhoenixSGC]