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Re: Michael Wolf's Samples

From: Larry Hatch <larryhat@jps.net>
Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 15:30:39 -0800
Fwd Date: Thu, 01 Apr 1999 12:35:11 -0500
Subject: Re: Michael Wolf's Samples

>From: Kathleen Andersen <KAnder6444@aol.com>
>Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 12:51:00 EST
>To: updates@globalserve.net
>Subject: Re: Michael Wolf's Samples

>>Date: Sat, 27 Mar 1999 22:29:28 -0700
>>From: Bob Thrift - Institute for UFO Research <iufor@frii.com>
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>>Subject: Re: Michael Wolf's Samples

>>>From: John Ratcliff <jratcliff@worldnet.att.net>
>>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>>>Subject: Re: Michael Wolf's Samples
>>>Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1999 23:00:38 -0600

>>>What an exciting discovery!! I have only just now learned
>>>that silicon is not an ET element!!

>>>Hmmm..query? What's an 'ET element'?

>>All of the known elements are ET elements.

>I have a question. This is to everyone, not just above.

>Hypothetically if we are dealing with an intelligence that is
>perhaps, lets say even 50 years ahead of us, why would they be
>using silicon? To my layman knowledge, I thought that it is a
>given that due to the limitations of silicon (laws of physics)
>that even we today are looking toward new possibilities in
>technology (DNA, Protein Based,etc). Silicon in 20 years will a
>thing of the past. My child who works Microsoft was talking DNA
>computers almost 10 years ago.

>So if we are trying to vision what possibilities could exist
>with something ahead of us, I would think it would make more
>sense to talk about living organisms placed in our body to track
>us (if that is what they wanted to do), or microscopic robotics,
>or holograms. Heck, they don't even have to be physically here,
>they could just be visiting via the mind. I mean everyone has
>watched The Discovery Science channel to see how close we are to
>minature technology.

>I think we need to use more imagination when talking about
>aliens. How about taming bacteria, like it was a pet and
>sending it off to do some work. I don't know...I'm rather joking
>here but cannot grasp some of the stories coming out about alien
>technologies. It just seems too 90s!

Dear Kathleen:

I'm sure the next 20 or 50 years will bring amazing advances in
technology. But, old technologies don't really die, they just
fade away!

In the 1960s they were writing funeral dirges for the stodgy old
vacuum tubes found in every old radio. Those went, but VTs are
still found in nearly every desktop computer screen and
television set (the CRT). Radio stations (the main power
transmitter tube) Radar, microwave ovens and transmitters ..
the list goes on.

In some states ( Wyoming.. ) the sheriff patrols the outback on
horseback. The electric car is making a comeback.

As for elements, silicon is very very useful. Silicon is not
going away any time soon. Where I work they are using old
semiconductor technology for new devices, micro machining and
the like. The base material? Silicon. Cheap and effective.

If aliens have a "periodic chart of the elements", it may well
be longer than ours, with elements added at the end that we are
yet to discover.

It almost goes without saying that the regular elements would be
combined into new compounds, some with amazing properties.
Science and technology are coming up with new compounds all the
time. Look at the 'high temperature' superconductors!

But! I would wager that the first 92 elements ( not compounds!)
would be just about the same as ours; since they are not "ours",
but pertain to the universe at large, for as far as our

can see so far.

Best wishes

- Larry Hatch

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