posted on Oct, 31 2004 @ 10:40 AM
In these early years of the twenty-first century our world is being watched closely by intelligences greater than our own. We know that as we human
beings busy ourselves about our concerns we are being scrutinized and studied. With infinite complacence we wander about to and fro over the earth
about our petty little affairs, serene in the assurance of our supposed dominion over this small, spinning fragment of solar driftwood which, by
chance or design, we have "inherited" out of the dark mystery of Time and Space.
Yet across an immense galactic gulf, minds that are to our minds as ours are to the beasts in the jungle, intellects vast, cool and unsympathetic,
regarded this earth with envious eyes and slowly and surely drew their plans against us. In the fourth year of the twenty-first century comes the
great disillusionment. Fear of terrorism, while ever-present, has become the chicken-little background noise of the droning talking heads on cable
news. While unemployment is down, business is better. While war burns and election rhetoric spins out of control, the great scare seems to be over.
More men are back at work. Sales are picking up. On this particular moment in history, over 200 million people turn to the Internet for news and
events every day. Very soon, the day will come when a different fear, long forgotten and often ridiculed, will rise up and grip the cyber world in