Originally posted by DUSA922
reply to post by SoulVisions
What is the point finally. let's assume the craft work by virtue of an unexplained phenomena (there are so many around us that most scientific theories need to be updated deeply) what would be the use of it if we (our consciousness) could be able to learn how to manage the process in play for example when a person die (and..come back) , in case of remote-viewing, devination, telepathy, intuiton in general, out of body experiences and so on. In such a case we should be able to teletransport our consciousness everywhere and explore the universe instantaneously.
If we could all do those things, especially teleport or remote view, then there'd be no reason at all to use a vehicle to travel.
Still though, I think that's an awesome question, DUSA. This was similar to what I had asked Matrix in regards to why a craft would be necessary if we could travel just by "interfacing."
This is only my personal conjecture but aside from the "fun" or challenge of it, I believe that endeavors into the unknown, be it space or new technologies even, keep us focused and even happy.
Ever speak to an individual who let's say has money, but is not currently working or involved in things of that nature? 95% of the time they actually are unhappy. There's something to the whole "need" to work and have your worth re-affirmed when a goal of any type is met. We'd go mind-numbingly crazy if every single thing was provided us our whole lives. More than boredom; closer to "purpose."
There are so many benefits to be gained, as well. New sights, adventures, chances to learn, expand mentally, physically, socially, spiritually, and test our own abilities or virtues when the aforementioned challenges occur.
These are all things that would go towards the betterment of humankind. Just as soon as (and I hate to go here but) greed, fear, jealousy, and pride are put aside. Unfortunately, only a life-threatening situation galvanizes everyone together anymore. (almost like when a loved family member dies, rivalries are put aside)
Please excuse my brief jaunt there into the philosophical realm. I could go on forever on this subject.
Things like spaceship design and whatnot like this thread was to be on, would work to bring people together too! But almost exactly as this thread's story played out, there are a few people out there that just aren't ready to do it yet. People have their own agenda most of the time. For instance, I plan on sharing what I know about how these airships could potentially be made. Do I know what will happen when I do? Yes, I do. Again, look at this thread here on ATS.
So then why haven't I already? Because, even though it's used for military purposes, I totally respect the hours, weeks, and years spent in thought that it took to create such things. If someone other than myself started a business based on selling a new flavor of ice cream that I knew how to make too, would it be kind at all of me to tell the world how that person's ice cream is made so that the customers can go and make it at home, ruining that entrepreneur's hard work and only means of living? I don't think so.
More than any other single reason why not to do it, of course, would be if it could be used as a weapon. And this isn't paranoia on my part, it's concern for other people's welfare. Think about something like a fisherman's net: Someone, somewhere took this net and used it on someone else.
I'm not saying anyone here necessarily would do something like this, and I very much admit my great wonder , curiosity, and desire for Matrix to continue towards this thread, but if I think something might hurt someone else in any way, I am going to say something about it. You wouldn't let a child play with a gun like it was a toy, would you?
This doesn't mean I want anything to remain a secret, or for people to stop everything they're doing just because it holds risk, I just want to let them know to be careful. That's it. Almost everything is risky, true, but I'm still gonna tell a child (someone who is unaware) to look both ways before crossing the street, you know? Not every crosswalk is safe.
edit on 5-2-2012 by SoulVisions because: (no reason given)