posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 01:20 PM
Interesting timing, I was just having a conversation with a friend of mine about this over the weekend.. I personally believe technologically advanced
societies have lived here before and either have fallen, or left the planet.
He cites our digital capabilities and the fact no other civilization has had that technology as proof that we're the most advanced our planet has
seen and my response was that it's really just our perception of technology.. I think the reliance on "digital" and "electronic" will ultimately
be more of a problem than a benefit.. plus I suggested what if this technology, or something like it, did exist? what do you think would happen after
millions of years.. we're becoming a green society, slowly.. and as we do .. the less likely it will be for remnants of our existence to stand the
tests of time.. digital media won't last millions of years, the magnetics that contain your data will become weak and be unreadable over time.. what
if that's already happened before..
I told him - imagine that tomorrow a large magnetic storm hits the planet and wipes out our electric grid, destroys the satellites in orbit and blanks
the digital media on the planet? square one.. many would die off as food production ground to a halt, many would die off from violence, disease and
famine.. the shift would be away from technological advancement and directly to agriculture as a need.. it would reset us essentially to the beginning
and would take generations to even have a semblance of recovery if the disaster was big enough to wipe out all of the electronics on the planet..
think very hard about technology you own that doesn't have some sort of computer involved? .. even your car has a computer.. gas pumps.. water
It's quite easy to imagine that another civilization as advanced, if not more advanced.. was once here.