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Originally posted by prizim
If an alien civilization visited earth there is NO WAY any group of humans could hide this fact. The intelligence of a visitor from another world would be exponentially higher than our own and there would be nothing we could do to stop their visit from being known to the entire planet. to think that our silly government would be able to hide this fact is laughable.
If there was any technology that was reverse engineered from some kind of alien craft I have yet to see it.
some people mention computer technology as being reverse engineered from an alien craft. I find this to be completely ridiculous. an alien civilization that has the ability to travel to distant solar systems is so beyond our thinking we can't even begin to understand what would be needed. they would look at our technology like we look at a bird who builds a nest out of twigs and leaves.
This part >>> "some people mention computer technology as being reverse engineered from an alien craft. I find this to be completely ridiculous. an alien civilization that has the ability to travel to distant solar systems is so beyond our thinking we can't even begin to understand what would be needed. they would look at our technology like we look at a bird who builds a nest out of twigs and leaves"
To those who say we couldn't have reverse engineered any part of recovered objects??.........
Originally posted by wutz4tom
reply to post by SplitInfinity
I would have to say look at the advances in circuit chips, fiber optics, lasers, night-vision equipment, super-tenacity fibers (such as Kevlar plastic armor), stealth aircraft technology, in a relatively short period of time......
Answer being - Absolutely 100% convinced
Alien astronautics is a subject predicated on the existence of intelligent alien life forms whose evolution occurred on an extraterrestrial world and who developed means to travel from their world to other worlds in spacecraft. Reverse engineering is predicated on the fact that we have acquired alien hardware through flight systems failure of an alien spacecraft or through communication and negotiation. Reverse engineering of mechanical parts requires extraction of information about an instance of a particular part sufficient to replicate the part using appropriate fabrication techniques.
Some of the systems that would be studied include:
• The energy or fuel the spacecraft uses for power
• The propulsion system
• The navigation system
• The information system(s)
• The life-support systems
• The communication systems
• The weapon systems
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Originally posted by Slave2Fate
Originally posted by SBMcG
Originally posted by winofiend
point is, what purpose do aliens visit us?
I doubt that any intelligent civilization would attempt travelling such distances if they hadn't already dealt with the food issue beforehand.