Thursday, October 6, 2011 3:19:45 PM
As for the idea that a species with such staggeringly advanced technology that they can easily travel thousands of light-years would come to Earth for resources...well, that's just plain silly.
Even if gold is the magic material you think it is (for no known reason - you`re just making it up), it`s not only found on Earth. It`s not even common on Earth. Besides, if they wanted it that much and their technology is that advanced, they`d just make it. *We* can make gold from more common elements, with our current level of technology. Interstellar travellers, with their vastly more advanced technology, would surely be able to do it, probably very easily.
You are sadly lacking in both knowledge and imagination, despite your fantasies of magic gold and god-aliens.
Thursday, October 6, 2011 3:09:55 PM
@Angilion: your summing up of the number of years it would take to "survey the universe" or "get to us" is very ignorant in the sense that you're applying our own limitations as human beings and the techknowlogy we have (in main stream).
Yeah, because we totally have technology in the mainstream that would allow us to do detailed surveys of 10,000 stellar systems per year. I use a device that allows me to instantaneously teleport across any distance every day just to pop to the corner shop. It`s so mainstream, I just bought one for my dog.
Are you trying to make a fool of yourself or does it just come naturally?
Thursday, October 6, 2011 2:14:29 PM
Other thoughts: for those of you wondering why an ET race would be interested in us, try taking this for a spin. Imagine that there's races like us in the sense that they have a napoleonic thirst for conquest that is fueled by the idea that, like us, think they are the be all, end all, of intelligence in the universe. Also consider the idea that our planet itself is an inhabittable one, that is rich in many resources (ones we are destroying) that are very valuable not only on an earthly scale but a universal scale. take gold for instants, we`ve yet to tap into the true value and potential of gold. we do take advantage of it being an excellent conductor, like bose audio did for the first time with gold plating for the male pieces on head phones and other sound cables, but I think that it can do so much more. we can`t even imagine the possibilities of what some of our resources can do.
Thursday, October 6, 2011 2:01:51 PM
@Angilion: your summing up of the number of years it would take to "survey the universe" or "get to us" is very ignorant in the sense that you're applying our own limitations as human beings and the techknowlogy we have (in main stream). DO NOT assume that other civilizations are limitted by the same techknowlogies as us, or even the same physical dimensions as us, for there are being out there that are spiritually more evolved than humanity and live conciously in one, two, three, or even four dimensions past our three dimensional existance.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 10:54:10 PM
I like the guy at 01:09 saying "back in the 50's the question was `do they come from Mars or Venus?` and by the 60`s the question became "do they come from Alpha Centauri or <another name>`" and continues "now the question is `do they come from this dimension or another?` or are they from another time?" and that`s hilarious. Basically the guy is saying that their people believed ETs were from Mars, then as we could get better pictures of it they moved on to the next galaxy, then as we came to see them more clearly they moved on to something that cannot be (un)proven to exist. Nice job, crazy people!