nothing personal, it's just business

January 13, 2009

Could the reason why governments around the world are covering up alien contact be a business one? An alien species able to travel between solar systems is sure to have access to a highly efficient and plentiful energy source. If this alien technology should ever fall into human hands, the rich and the powerful among us would be out of luck according to this interview with conspiracy author Jim Marrs in a Discovery Channel feature…

So let’s review. Aliens land on our planet with the technology to make cheap, plentiful energy. If the general population finds out about it, the energy industry and automakers collapse almost overnight so to protect their fortunes, the executives and their allies in the government keep all evidence of alien contact hush hush. Nothing personal, just business. But that begs two rather important questions. Would oil companies, energy conglomerates and automakers go under if people knew we had access to a new energy source? And, to quote the narrator, why wouldn’t a corporate syndicate just license whatever alien technology was available?

Just because there’s a new energy source out there, it doesn’t make the old ones obsolete right away. We can’t just plug it in and reap the benefits. Cars, central heating and power plants don’t run on excitement. Until we can upgrade our infrastructure and phase out existing technology in favor of something brand new, we would still need to rely on oil companies and automakers. Only energy companies have the kind of reach and access to capitalize on alien reactors and as the technology yields the right kind of spin-offs, automakers would be next in line to benefit.

That brings us to the second question. Why wouldn’t the rich and the powerful use their wealth to license alien technology? Some conspiracy theorists might say that it’s way too expensive to make the upgrades they’d need to plug in a new energy source into our infrastructure. And it is very expensive, But it’s not like major companies can’t raise hundreds of billions of dollars and invest in a project when they can see the payoff looming on the horizon. That’s what happened with the internet. The communication cables on the ocean floor didn’t get there by themselves. Telecom conglomerates shelled out up to $600 billion apiece to connect as much of the world as they could in order to reap the benefits of running the planet’s electronic infrastructure.

So let’s say that aliens come with a cheap, powerful energy source. What would happen? Energy companies would probably need to run it at a tiny fraction of its intended capacity to meet our demand. After all, it takes a lot more energy to travel to other solar systems than we’d need for centuries to come. Even better, all the R&D and practical testing is done. Banks would be more than willing to put together massive loan packages on what would be a very high yield, low risk deal. So if the aliens wanted to sell us their technology (and that’s a very big if), they would find no shortage of potential customers. The likes of Shell, BP and ExxonMobil would be standing in line with contracts and credit agreements in hand, waiting to sell their output to utility giants like American Electric Power.

In five to ten years the new energy source would be plugged into the energy grids and for most of the foreseeable future, energy companies using it could sit back and watch the profits come in. Should global energy demand soar, all they need is to dial up the device a couple of notches after a few gird expansions. Automakers could use virtually any portable spin-off to build new engines and churn out a new generation of cars. There would be new jobs for anyone who can understand how this technology works and how to maintain it. Alien technology would create a a major economic boom that would last for decades. Why would the people who can even think of buying alien tech and who stand the most to gain from using it, keep it under wraps?

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  • Jim Marrs on the Discovery Channel? I never would’ve thought they’d broadcast what the mainstream media considers ‘nutsoid’ conspiracy theories. Must be they figure it has good entertainment value.

    If one takes the time to talk to esoterica folk like Jim, you’d find some are hucksters, religious fanatics or reasonable people such as David Biedny and Gene Steinberg who ask ‘why’, so it would be a mistake to lump them all together and say they are crazy.

    As for the question “why wouldn’t industry want to exploit advanced alien tech?”, the answer isn’t money, because if it was that, you’d be correct in your assumptions and we’d all be driving anti-gravity cars, enjoying an even higher standard of living, launching interstellar probes, and these companies would be richer than ever.

    No, the answer is ‘control.’ The people actually running things already have more money than they know what to do with. Money is for the flunkies.

    Power and control is the ultimate aphrodisiac. What better way to control entire populations than to control the energy and food supplies, metering each out selectively?

    Leave the supposed alien tech out of the equation for the moment and just take the tech the auto and oil industries suppressed for over thirty years concerning fuel cells, carburetors and injecters that were capable of giving vehicles 70 – 90 miles per gallon at that time? What could we have had now at this time? Would US auto makers be going bankrupt now if the tech was allowed to develop?

    Yeah, I know, conspiracies and all that crap.

    But check it out.

  • Greg Fish

    Actually, Jim Marrs is a fixture on pretty much any Discovery Channel show about UFOs and conspiracy theories. That’s where I first got familiar with him and his work. As I’m sure you know, I don’t think all conspiracy theories are crazy and I know that a lot of popular science writers are intrigued by many of them. Hence, there’s a good reason to have Jim Marrs on popular science shows.

    The problem with the control idea is that the rich and the powerful would actually have even more control with sophisticated alien tech and they wouldn’t just be the first to benefit from it, they would be the only ones who could benefit from it. How much more control can you get than having an alien on speed dial, standing by to deliver the pinnacle of its species’ accomplishments for your material gain?

    As for oil and auto industries suppressing alternative technologies, many of the inventions you mention either don’t work as well as advertised or are too expensive to go mainstream. Take electric cars. You’d need to shell out between $300,000 and $400,000 to get something with performance similar to a petrol car for which you’d pay around $20,000. If only the Porche, Bugatti and Aston Martin owners can buy it, automakers have no real use for it. There are no economies of scale for them yet and the billions that could’ve funded them were squandered by short-sighted executives who only care about their bank accounts.

    If anything, I’d blame lawmakers who repaid their bribes… err… donations with tax breaks which make it nearly impossible to wean ourselves off oil until the price per barrel gets around $200. That’s a big part of what keeps alternative energy so pricey by comparison. They don’t have the funding or the tax credits. With every break they get, oil companies get twenty times that at least.

  • If anything, Id blame lawmakers who repaid their bribes err donations with tax breaks…

    LOL! I have to agree with you on that one gfish, very true indeed!

    As for more control with alien tech, after thinking about it I’d have to agree with that too, they wouldn’t be able to resist toys like that.

    Actually, believe it or not, I’m pretty sceptical about alien tech. If it was true alien tech, by its very nature it’d be completely incompatible with anything we possess.

    But I suppose that certain tech could be recognizable since math and the laws of physics is considered to be universal, but I am only a layman in these topics, not an expert by any means.

  • Greg Fish

    Ultimately, it would have to produce electricity and as long as it does, there should be a way to make some sort of converter so we can plug it into our existing grids.