>From: Peter Lakbar <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: Alien abductions and supertechnology
>Date: Sun, 04 Jul 1999 05:11:29 +0200
>At 21:50 1999-07-03 -0400, you wrote:
> >This isn't meant as an endorsement of any particular interpretation of
> >so-called "alien abduction," so please don't inundate me with allegations
>Crank! Occultist! Heretic! Supersti......sorry, force of habit. :)
> >I _do_ think that the abduction phenomenon deserves scientific
> >study; also, I would be surprised if we found out the perpetrators were
> >"extraterrestrials" in the classic sense.
>I agree on both points.
> >But what I read on the subject sometimes strikes me as descriptions of
> >extropian technologies. Witnesses describe the aliens' uncanny ability
> >levitate and walk through walls: sounds like utility fog to me. And I
> >remember a description of a levitation "ray" used by an apparent craft
> >looked "grainy": possible refraction caused by the presence of copious
>This is a definite possibillity, and unfortunatly, as far as I'm aware, not
>one that have been mentioned in any book on the subject. (UFO's, that is,
> >Also, most of the saucers sighted by witnesses are sleek and seamless.
> >Interior lighting is apparently sourceless. This sort of thing is right
> >of "Engines of Creation." One witness said the inside of the craft
> >"poured from a single mold," which is exactly what we would expect from a
> >vehicle sculpted by nanomachines.
> >Maybe the so-called alien presence is some form of projection showing us
> >what's ahead on our technological horizon; remember that the UFO
> >in its earliest modern form, took the appearance of "ghost rockets" over
> >Scandinavia during a period when rocket research was in its infancy. And
> >I even need to mention the phantom airships of the late 1800s?
> >Maybe this is a form of quantum mentation in action. (Or maybe it's
> >aliens--transtemporal, ET or otherwise. But that's not the focus of this
>*whimsical speculation mode on*
>One 'transhuman possibillity', put forward by John Keel and others, are
>that we are being not-so-subtly tested/influenced by a Power. Perhaps the
>Singularity has already occured and we're the descendants of the neophobes
>who refused to take part.....
> >Mac Tonnies