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?