Saturday, December 19, 2015

They Would Be Gods - 59 - Future Technologies



by Anthony Forwood (2011) 

59: Future Technologies

Before we consider some of the discoveries of the recent past that have been lost to science, we should first consider the technological achievements we have reached at this point in our history, and where they might be taking us.

We have satellites that can read a car’s license plate from deep Earth orbit. This is the current state of the art in optical surveillance technology. Thermal imaging enhances this satellite-based technology by allowing those who control it to see heat sources, so that this surveillance technology can even see in the dark. Telemetry further enhances this surveillance technology so that it can peer through clouds and even penetrate through solid objects from high above. Imagine what the state of the art might be several centuries from now. Imagine, for instance, that we might eventually develop these technologies so that we can look at other civilizations on other planets in other solar systems. Does this sound preposterous to you?

With nanotechnology it’s possible to construct molecular-sized mechanical objects, and to condense electronic components to the point that computers can be built that are no bigger than the head of a pin. With this technology, it’s possible to create microscopic machines – robots – that can be injected into the bloodstream through an ordinary hypodermic needle, which then replicate themselves using materials from the host body, multiplying and spreading throughout the body to perform their designated tasks, such as seeking out and eradicating cancerous cells – or perhaps even creating them. ‘Nanobots’ can work with individual atoms and move them about, literally reconstructing matter. Such tiny technology can also be used in spying, creating tiny roving cameras, microphones, signal relay units, etc. the imagination is the only limit.

Genetics, cloning, brain research, and quantum mechanics are some other areas of science that promise to offer new and unforeseen possibilities that could alter the future of mankind in drastic ways.

Science doesn’t progress slowly and methodically, but rather evolves in leaps and bounds as new and revolutionary ideas and discoveries present themselves and force us to rethink what we know about the world around us. When they arise, these new ideas and discoveries are often treated like unwanted dinner guests by the scientific establishment, however, because they upset the current scientific framework that has been so carefully and meticulously constructed to reflect the order of the universe. These new and revolutionary ideas and discoveries make worthless much of the slow and methodical work that has occupied the careers of most scientists, so the scientific community is naturally reluctant to easily accept them when they occur. It usually takes a number of generations before they are fully accepted and incorporated into our understandings.

From the standpoint of the past, it has always been hard to imagine how we might ever possibly get from there to where we are now. Until all of the intermediary events or developmental stages that would be required along the way are known and conceivably within our capabilities, it’s impossible to ever know. Humans have always been able to accomplish whatever they set out to do, given enough persistence and determination. It is only our own self-limiting beliefs that have ever held us back from achieving whatever we might imagine was possible. Sometimes, a possibility only seems impossible because that’s what the current scientific framework dictates it must be. However, it is more the reluctance of stubborn scientists than it is the accuracy of their theories that stops certain things from being considered. There are certain discoveries that have been made that have refuted established scientific belief, or have been so profound as to threaten the balance of power, and because of this they have been suppressed from the public while continuing to be researched and developed in secrecy.

What might have been developed already, and what might be in development for the future? This is not an easy question to answer, because of the amount of secrecy that has been created to hide the activities of those who control these matters. However, an examination of some of the ‘hidden wonders’ of science that might relate to ancient technologies is possible, and should provide some insights to many of the mysteries that we have considered in the previous pages.

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