Well, I've got as much of a theory as I'll ever have without compartmentalized clearances I'll never see in this lifetime.
The thing that kinda surprises me at ATS of all places ....is how long people have been talking about Blue Beam and other projects rumored or
whispered with the singular focus of generating illusions across the sky that are 100% believable and emotionally compelling to the population viewing
it. I don't know how it would be done. Then again, you could fill libraries with what I DO NOT understand the workings of. I once saw an Elephant
vanish from a stage... the damn thing just went Poof. Now we all KNOW elephants don't really just dematerialize and illusion was all I saw. It doesn't
make any difference to the mind though, does it? If the illusion is high enough quality, the mind will accept it as really occurring. Whole courses in
psychology and military applications of it are taught on this subject.
Now last night I had to ask myself.... Why?? Prior to suggesting the WHOLE SKY is given the illusion of motion, it's important to have a reason that
would make the mind boggling cost of making the technology for this worthwhile. I think anyone who has been to Disney has seen aspects of this on a
small scale...but this? This would require war changing outcomes to justify the effort it would require. Right? Well .. Consider three things.
#1. The United States and other Western Powers in particular are almost ENTIRELY dependent upon GPS computer navigation. Celestial Navigation wasn't
even being taught at Annapolis anymore, the last I'd heard that talked about.
WHEN the Satellites fail as a network, problems come instantly to a
large % of the world's military. Not ALL of them....but Western ones in particular.
#2. Anti-Satellite Weaponry has advanced with test shots from the major powers in recent years to prove to each other beyond question that each is
fully capable of targeting and destroying anything they'd like to in Orbit. I.E. GPS Satellites....Which, for any MAJOR power facing the United States
...Or visa versa depending on whom, would be among the first priorities in the opening moments of actual war.
#3. IF Satellite GPS navigation fails for whatever reason...there IS a backup. A fail safe. THIS is what I spent time last night confirming...because
without this, nothing else makes ANY sense for development effort on an illusion like this. That backup system is computer controlled star
tracking/celestial navigation. I came across units for Aircraft in-flight and I came across development systems good to go soon touted as being near
to as precise as GPS itself.
So.. Tell me... If you''re a major power...and getting your butt kicked by the U.S. as a matter of inevitable outcome isn't something you plan to just
'let happen' as so may would assume Russia or China would do.. (Or the US, again, developing systems to fight a *REAL* enemy for a change) What do you
do? You NEGATE the technology advantage as close to the opening shot as possible. When GPS goes down.... Errr... well.. can't do a damn thing about
those stars for the backup system..can we?
This would be the kind of strategic surprise in battle that books are written about and studied in war colleges for. We've also seen in our own nation
and others...OBSCENE amounts of money 'vanishing' into the ether.. God knows where..and no one is flashing personal fortunes to account for it being
It's worth at least considering....that the OP and others on this thread got a very quick look at something which should't exist as a capability ..and
you'd think, was beyond human ability as a whole. ...but then, everything was impossible until someone thought it up, someone else solved the problems
and then the last guy just up and did it.
edit on 29-12-2012 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)