Originally posted by dc4lifeskater
not that i believe either way.. but I will say this. You do realize that the military and gov technology is vastly superior to the tech that we have
on our daily lives.. People say anywhere from 40-60 years ahead of us in tech
In regards to film and video tech, this doesn't make sense at all.
If the government is 40 - 60 years ahead in video technology, who
is developing it? The development of signal processing (one of the major
things that lets us do what we do today), film, and video technology is quite well documented and easy to follow ... even if it is an incredibly dry
The government wants
you to believe they are ahead; especially the governments of the 60's and 70's. They wanted the Russians and everyone
else to believe that they were so far ahead that they could shoot nukes out the sky, mind control the planet, develop a hidden technology, and still
have time for tea and lunch. They were protective of their actual capabilities. In forensics for example, telling the public about techniques was
considered wrong until the last decadeish. Forensics was much weaker than thought for sometime.
Governments during the cold war got taken in time and time again due to their lack of knowledge and fear ... Psychics, remote viewers, mind control -
billions spent to try to get ahead. The fact of the matter is most army technology is requisitioned civillian projects from known developers. The
drone for example, was in its third prototype before the army
signed a contract to evaluate it.
This agreement certainly came with a non disclosure agreement, but that makes the army five to ten years ahead of private industry at best
What most people think is modern technology isn't even that difficult in this age. For example,
. Governments just take existing technology and buy it out or legislate against it.
They spend huge amounts because it shuts people up.
The film making industry around this time was also at odds with the American government due to the
House of Un-American Affairs
. It would be an area of extremely poor
visability for the American government at the time.
I love film history, and I'm fairly certain I could demonstrate large numbers of easy traceable innovations that simply weren't in place yet to make
faking a moon landing a reality.