The family photo that Charlie Duke left on the Moon on April 23, 1972…. On the back side of the photo a message reads “this is the family of astronaut Duke from planet Earth. Landed on the moon, April 1972”.
In 1974 a group of scientist that included Dr. Frank Drake and Carl Sagan, sent out an interstellar radio message to a cluster of stars (M13 which is 25,000 light years away) in the hopes that extraterrestrial intelligence might receive and decipher it. Some people believe that in 2001 (27 yrs later) we finally got a response.
The message we was called The Arecibo message, and at the time it was the most powerful radio broadcast made by mankind. Dr. Frank Drake, then at Cornell University and creator of the Drake equation, wrote the message with help from Carl Sagan, among others.
The message consists of seven parts that encode the following (from the top down):
1)The numbers one (1) to ten (10) (white) 2)The atomic numbers of the elements hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and phosphorus, which make up deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) (purple) 3)The formulas for the sugars and bases in the nucleotides of DNA (green) 4)The number of nucleotides in DNA, and a graphic of the double helix structure of DNA (white & blue) 5)A graphic figure of a human, the dimension (physical height) of an average man, and the human population of Earth (red, blue/white, & white respectively) 6) A graphic of the Solar System indicating which of the planets the message is coming from (yellow) 7)A graphic of the Arecibo radio telescope and the dimension (the physical diameter) of the transmitting antenna dish (purple, white, & blue)
(please note that the original broadcast was not in color, they are added for explanation purposes)
In 2001, a large crop circle appeared on a crop field near UK’s largest telescope and observatory, the Chilbolton. The crop formation looked very much like the Arecibo message (the original pictured on the right). There were of course some changes to the “response” which seemed like they were straight out of alien folklore which leads us to think that this “response” was simply a clever joke.
These were the changes made:
In the section detailing important chemical elements, the main focus is altered from carbon to silicon, and the diagram of DNA is re-scribbled slightly. At the bottom, the pictogram of a human is replaced with a shorter figure with a large, bulbous head.
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Moon in Aries: You impulsively act on your
feelings without thinking them through. You need adventure in order to feel
complete. You are moodiest when you feel impatient. Very passionate and
deliberate. Straight and to the point, you prefer not to dwell on or analyze
your feelings. Precocious, eager to get
going in their pursuits. A strong sense
of autonomy, insistent on doing things on their own, a lust for independence.
Moon in Taurus: When provoked, you become stubborn
and hardheaded. You have a hard time understanding the feelings of others. You
can get stuck in emotional ruts, but what’s good about this is the fact that it
gives you determination. Various smells, tastes, textures, sights, and sounds
have more of an effect on your mood than they do for other people. Your
emotions are less fickle than anyone. Once you feel a certain way about a
person or situation, it is unlikely that you will change. An emotional need for affection, you love to
Moon in Gemini: You feel the need to talk about
your feelings and get it all figured out on a mental level. Indecisive, you
understand both sides of a story and often feel strongly about more than one
opinion on an issue. Acting shallow, letting loose, and seeing things from a
lighthearted point of view helps you become emotionally at ease. Sometimes
viewed as inconsiderate, you have a hard time understanding why others keep
their feelings secret. When provoked, you try to weasel your way out of the
situation. You consider all possibilities before making up your mind. You are
moodiest when you have gone a long time without having fun.
Moon in Cancer: This is the moon’s favorite
position, as Cancer is ruled by the moon. You are lovey-dovey, touchy-feely,
affectionate, soft spoken, sensitive, nurturing, gentle, considerate, motherly,
but whiny at times. You are ruled by your emotions and have difficulty seeing
things objectively. You have a need to feel needed and love being a shoulder to
cry on. You love deeply, laugh wholeheartedly, and sadness stings you more
painfully than it does for others. You are clingy and have a hard time letting
go of old feelings. You are guarded and might not show how emotional you truly
Moon in Leo: You have an emotional need to have
your ego stroked. You can fill a room with your presence and enjoy being the center
of attention. When you feel passionately about something, you express it with
full enthusiasm. You are not one to keep their feelings private. Some may view
you as demanding, others admire the fact that you really know who you are and
aren’t afraid to show it. You are dedicated at getting what you want.
Moon in Virgo: Little things tend to set you off,
and you notice things more than others would. You can be thoughtful and
nurturing, but cynical as well. You feel like your good deeds go unnoticed, but
you give appreciation to other peoples’ favors more than many would. You really
think through your feelings before acting on them; you feel that you must
analyze your feelings to get them perfectly figured out, then you tell people
exactly what you feel. Sometimes you get bogged down in details and miss the
bigger picture. Men who have moon in Virgo are in touch with their feminine
side. Sometimes the fact that you are considerate of others’ feelings gets in
the way of pursuing what you want.
Moon in Libra: You have an emotional need to be
balanced and to please other people. Against separatism, you strive to make
everyone feel included and comfortable around you. You will refrain from speaking
up about how you feel out of fear of disturbing someone else. You can be
resentful as you often put your own needs on the back burner to help someone
else. You are indecisive about how you feel but after collecting enough
information, your opinions are stronger than anyone else’s. You care about what
other people think of you and try to be as fair as possible. You use your charm
to get what you want. You are pretty good at seeing the bigger picture but
often miss important details.
Moon in Scorpio: You are emotionally intense and
occasionally you erupt. You feel the need to get down to the bottom of an
issue,finding the very source of a conflict. You use your emotions to give
your life more meaning. You are annoyed by shallow people and prefer to view
everything from a deeper perspective. You lack the ability to be carefree as
you thrive on feeling everything to the extreme. You are not afraid to face the
more painful things in life, and you prefer to heal yourself from the inside
out rather than cover up the surface of a problem. When people hurt you, it leaves a deep
impression on you, and you have trouble forgiving or forgetting.
Moon in Sagittarius: Emotionally, you are all
over the place and unstable. Trying new foods and broadening your horizons fills your explorative heart. You have an emotional need for action, adventure,
and freedom. You have this “go go go” attitude and other people tell
you to slow down. When you feel passionately about something, some people may
perceive you to be radical. You are open about how you feel, to the point that
people see you as tactless. Nothing can extinguish your flaming enthusiasm and
zest for life!
Moon in Capricorn: You take your feelings to the
next level, always wanting to experience them at full complexity. You have
supreme sensibility and logic that keeps you emotionally stable. You like to be
seen as sophisticated, and so you often hide your passion and intensity behind
a well composed, serious disposition, and well-crafted speech. You thoroughly
contemplate your feelings before acting on them; you feel that you must analyze
your feelings to get them perfectly figured out, then you tell people exactly
what you feel. Some people who have moon in Capricorn ignore their emotions all
together, for the sake of practicality, while other people with moon in
Capricorn are the most emotional people you know, whether or not they show it –or
even admit it to themselves! You have been wounded so many times to the point
that you have grown to have thick skin, and get annoyed by people who are
overly touchy. You have an “it is what it is” attitude and will tell
the cold hard truth without sugarcoating.
Moon in Aquarius: Having your uniqueness stroked
makes you feel fulfilled. Inspired by science and literature that has morals,
you enjoy an intellectual challenge! You have a rebellious streak to fight for
what is right. You rationalize the way you feel, a few friends of mine born
with moon in Aquarius write what they feel in order to make sense of it. You
prefer to view things objectively. You may have a hard time understanding the
way others feel as you can be quite opinionated. You are good at thinking
outside the box and seeing a situation in a new light.
Moon in Pisces: You have an emotional need to
just go with the flow, meaning that you will act based on whatever feels right
at the time, without analyzing the possibilities or considering the outcome.
Though you are easily hurt, you are good at letting go and getting on with
life. Others see you as hard to hold onto or pin down in a situation. Your
personality is hard to fully grasp, even you aren’t sure of yourself. Your
emotions are almost never concrete, you tend to change your mind and you are
easily influenced by others. This makes you very agreeable and easy to talk to,
but spineless. Very conflict-avoidant and evasive, you have a hard time facing
your fears or having conversations that require you to be honest about your
feelings. You feel like your good deeds go unnoticed and that you get walked
all over, because it is hard for you to stick up for yourself. You have a
lovely imagination and intuition.
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This is a very hasty opening section to a story I’m going to write about Humans being the weird ones. For the most part, I’m just going to use the concepts I like and leave out the ones I don’t I also refuse to make the aliens talk like fucking morons such as everyone else does. it pisses me off. there is no reason for them to be both polite and also use regular words instead of sounding like they are vomiting a thesaurus. I also used terms like Light Year and Light Minute even though they are subjective terms applicable only to the ear’s solar cycle because it is better than making up terms that have no context but essentially mean the same thing.
Also, I suck at writing so I apologize in advance.
It started three hundred million years ago. The Dareth
species was spreading across the galaxy. In only a few hundred years, they had
completely conquered it, and had devoted their resources to moving beyond to
other galaxies. After a few thousand years, they had taken more and more
regions, never stopping, declaring all space to belong to them. But finally, in
a supreme effort through the combined forces of 538 hundred species, one galaxy
worked together to reclaim their systems. After that monumental and unique
victory, the other galaxies followed suit and fought to own their systems
again. It took nearly 5,000 years, but the efforts of 247 galaxies containing
350 million species drove the Dareth down to a single solar system. Trillions of lives were lost from all sides,
but the megalomaniacal Dareth were nearly destroyed.
Once they had won, the leading species of the revolution
held mass executions, reducing the Dareth to a few hundred children, all in
their adolescence. Stripping them of all clothes and tools, they were marooned
on a hostile planet in a distant galaxy over 50 billion light years away,
devoid of life. The planet was carefully chosen, a careful balance of being
able to support life, while also being borderline inhospitable. It was filled with
dangerous animals, few edible foods, and was plagued with extreme biomes and
No one really expected the children to live, but they
thought that they would at least offer the chance. Once they were on the
planet, deemed “prison 1”, all species immediately broke contact. And
after a few hundred years, they also slowly stopped monitoring the Dareth
children who miraculously survived. Since they were children, they were mostly
uneducated in the ways of production and the manufacturing of advanced
technology, so they initially were capable of little more than cave dwelling
and hunting with stone weapons. They developed very slowly, and it seemed that
no one had to worry about the Dareth again. After several million years, people
referred to them mainly as a mythological monster race, no one really believing
that the Dareth really ever existed. They faded into obscurity, eventually
remembered only in a legend only history fanatics knew of.
Until one day several millions of years later, that is. An
expeditionary task force was exploring a barren galaxy, and came across a
primitive radio signal. They traced the source to a solar system a few
light years away. Upon entry, they must have triggered an ancient outpost; a
message appearing on the main screen. The words were incomprehensible, but a
translator ran a few algorithms and after several minutes, showed the message
in the crew’s native language. Unfortunately, the message was so short that the
software could not fully translate the whole message.
W-rn—: You h-ve e-tered – forb-dde- sector. You h-ve f-ve
m–utes before –uthor-t-es t-ke –ct-o-. To -vo-d arrest, e-ther e-ter your p-ss
code or le-ve –mmed—tely for your ow- protect-o-.
A count down timer followed the message. Unfortunately, the software took a few
minutes to translate, and by the time it finished, the counter was in the last
“What language is that?” Admiral Hot’ath asked no one in
particular, knowing full well that all known languages (over 2 trillion) were
in the ship’s computer and would have identified it within seconds. Typing a
search into the fleet’s contact list, he called the head Archivist “I need you
to analyze this message.” He ordered, attaching both the original and
translated message to a file, sending it to the Archivist. “Tell me if you think
it is an ancient language, or a foreign one.” The female only glanced at it
“Ancient. I can’t read it, but it strongly resembles
Standard Intergalactic it is either a more archaic and older form, or a
language that coincidentally is similar to our ancient dialect.”
The admiral nodded in understanding. The message was nothing
to be concerned over. The solar system was cordoned off so long ago, that
everyone had forgotten that it was even there. Thusly, there were no authorities
coming to get them, so they had time before deciding whether to leave or not.
“Sir.” The captain of the flagship interrupted. “Even if no
one is here, there is a reason this area was blackzoned, and if anyone finds
out we were here, legal actions can still be taken against us.”
He nodded knowingly. “Where did this message originate?”
The communication officer answered. “A small outpost on the
planet furthest from the system’s star.” The man brought the co-ordinates up on
the main bridge screen. The navigation officer quickly followed up with a map
of the system, marking where the planet was.
“We can at least go there.” The admiral said firmly. “If
nothing else, we can legally go that far and collect data.” The captain nodded,
plotting a course on the map and sending it out to the rest of the fleet.
They planned a small expeditionary force to explore the
station and gather artifacts and information. What they found astounded them.
It turned out that one of the planets in the solar system was an ancient prison
of sorts. The records that had survived was enough for a complete translation
of the archaic language, but even so, no one knew who these Dareth were, or why
they were exiled to such a distant galaxy, barren of life. No one, that is,
except the archivists.
The Admiral again called the head archivist, “Proffessor
Lart-tch, do you know who the Dareth were?”
Immediately, the blood drained from the archivist’s skin,
the grey flesh turning a sickly white. “T-the Dareth?” she affirmed, hoping
that she misheard.
The admiral slowly nodded, grimacing. The reaction was
enough to let him know that there was in fact a very good reason they were
exiled so far away. “I take it they are not good?”
“To put it lightly.” The female answered. “Though the legend
is so old, it is probably exaggerated. But we all thought it was just that. A
legend. Or more like a horror story.” She added the end with a shudder. Then
with a flash of fear, she started. “We came here because we picked up a radio
signal.” Her voice was a whisper, cracking with terror. “We need to leave now!”
The admiral was surprised. “Are they really so dangerous?
Only a single outpost was here to watch them, and it was peacefully abandoned.”
“This was a race that had conquered over 500 galaxies. Not
planets. Not Solar systems. Not Starfields. Galaxies.”
This time, the blood drained from the admiral’s face. The
largest empire recorded in history was a single, unified galaxy. Two was
unthinkable. But 500? That was terrifying. “You said that the legend is
probably exaggerated though.” He tried to assure himself.
The woman nodded, “Yes, but only in the hundreds. There is
lots of evidence that at some point in the distant past, some sort of empire had
spread across between two and three hundred galaxies. No one is exactly sure
how many, but at that scale, even a hundred off is little difference in scale
of even the mightiest empire.”
“H-how did we ever defeat such a force?”
The woman merely shrugged. “The legend is vague on that
part. But it ends with a few hundred children being left on a hostile planet
with nothing to help them survive. They were essentially sent back to the stone
age, and were expected to die. But they didn’t. And they will eventually learn
how to leave their planet again and return to kill us all.”
The idea was enough to send a cold stab of fear through the
Admiral. “We should leave.”
But before he could give any orders, the communication
officer called to him from across the bridge. “Sir, we have received a message
via the radio waves coming from the planet identified as Prison 1.”
Another cold stab tore through him. “Can we translate it?”
The officer nodded. “it is primitive, but I have made the
adjustments to decipher it. It seems that they are repeating the same message
over and over.”
“Is there enough to translate?”
“Barely. It is difficult to read, but it boils down to
saying, ‘We are here and want to talk.”
The admiral had no clue what to do. If what he was just told
was true, then potentially the most dangerous species to ever live was asking
making contact with him, the first foreign species they have seen in millions
After several moments, he decided what to do. “Tell them
that we are on the edge of a restricted zone and may not come any closer. We
also need to leave as soon as possible before we get in trouble.”
He was visibly shaking in fear, and he knew that there would
probably be more messages before they were able to leave. There were still
units searching the outpost, and it would take around 30 hours before they were
recalled, even if they left immediately. They were 327 lightminutes from the
Prison Planet, but that still left time for quite a few messages before they
were able to leave.
Sooner than expected, another message arrived. “They are
asking if they are in the restricted area, and if they will get in trouble as
“N-no. Tell them it does not affect them.” He stammered out.
This was getting out of hand. He was neither a military officer, nor a diplomat
and this was something that no one in the entire fleet was capable of dealing
Again. A reply much sooner than he wanted. “They are asking
why the area is restricted.”
This one was surprisingly easy to answer. “Tell them that we
don’t know.” He lied
A few hours later, “They want to know what our protocol
for First Contact is.”
The answer to that question was drilled into the explorer so
hard, that the words came out before he realized that he was speaking. “Observe
and learn until they contact us, then send a survey team to the surface to
directly learn as much as possible about the new species. Providing any
technological knowledge is prohibited until intergalactic diplomats arrive and
officially classify the species and permit trade. Ideally, the envoy will make
the decision before any contact. In the unavoidable circumstance that contact
is made, we are to treat said species as a Class Three.” He finished, then
realizing that the Dareth probably didn’t know what planet classes were, he
quickly listed, “Class 1: lower intelligent, incapable of societal structure.
Class 2: Upper intelligence, incapable of leaving planet. Class 3: Capable of
limited space travel. Class 4: Capable of extended space travel under light speed.
Class 5: Capable of FTL travel. Class 6: Capable of Intergalactic travel. And
the hypothetical Class 7: Capable of instantaneous travel.”
He listed these quickly, momentarily forgetting the insane
levels of danger they were in. fortunately, the message came slower than the
others. But it still came. “They are asking if contact takes precedence over
This was the first question that the admiral was completely
at a loss for. The majority of blackzones existed because of environmental
dangers the others were for military secrecy and they all took up several solar
systems. This was by far the smallest blackzone he had ever even heard of and
it did not fall under either category. “T-tell them that….” He started talking, but
he couldn’t think of anything. Fortunately, they didn’t wait for a reply. “Sir,
they have sent us a file that seems to be a compilation of their history,
biology, anatomy, and information of their planet’s wildlife, fauna, geography,
“A-are you serious?” he blurted out. The officer nodded.
They labeled and organized everything for us. There is even information on
their technology and mass medical records. They gave us everything.”
“Are there images of them?”
“Yes sir. Also, they call themselves, ‘humans.’”
A series of pictures flooded the main screen showing hundreds
and hundreds of the Dareths. Some were professional, and some were impromptu.
They also greatly ranged in age with varying degrees of quality from brown and
a little blurry to full spectral and crisp The newest ones even being three dimensional
video. They did not look particularly dangerous, though they did have predatory
features. They were bipeds with joint articulation and front facing eyes. It seemed that they had full body skeletons
and were mostly hairless, except for their heads and some of their faces. They
were also very diverse. Some had pale skin, some were brown, some were yellow
tinted, and more. On top of photographs
and videos, the Dareths also included a single diagram of a Human in a circle.
It did not take long for the Admiral to understand that it was a mathematical
diagram of the Human’s physiology. “Fascinating.” He whispered. But there was
one thing above all else that astounded him. The photographs genuinely looked happy. There were pictures of Humans who
were angry and sad as well, but for the most part, they all had kind
expressions. If they were the Dareths in the legends, then either they had
changed, or they were trying to trick him into letting down his guard.
“Sir,” the intelligence officer spoke up. “The planet has an
open network database containing the planet’s combined knowledge. We can cross-reference
everything they gave us with that system to see if they deliberately left out
information or lied.”
“Unfortunately, I don’t think that we have enough time for
that. I want to leave immediately.” Though he was still scared, he did not feel
like the Dareths were of any danger or were lying to them. To the communication
officer, he ordered. “Record and transmit as follows: Thank you, humans. You
have saved us much time and deliberation. With this, we can go back and deliver
the information you provided to our government and they will decide what to do
next. We are merely an expeditionary unit and have no authority. You have
provided us with an easy answer to deal with such an abnormal situation. We
will leave as soon as possible and return to our home system without delay.”
When he finished talking, the captain spoke. “Sir, the
expeditionary force has returned.”
“Good, we are leaving immediately!” he blurted out.
While the fleet left, they received one last message, “Good
bye. We look forward to your return.”
Once they were safely in FTL, he ordered the “human” file to
be distributed to all of the ships. In the months it took to return to their
home system, everyone had poured over the files and read as much as they could.
And frankly, no one knew whether they should be terrified or relieved. By now,
the legend of the Dareths had spread throughout the fleet, and despite the
history of war and violence that was in the files, there was just as much goodness
in them. They seemed to be a fiercely loyal people, extremely innovative, and
often benevolent to a fault. This was the trouble. There was no solid trend to
determine their species overall personality. Even in war, they would often be
kind to their enemies even while they killed them. But when they made an
alliance, it was not easily broken; and when they decided to help someone in
need, they did everything in their power to do so.
And none of that was even touching their bizarre physiology.
They could handle an incredibly wide variety of biomes and conditions, they
could survive and recover from what most species would consider life
threatening injuries, they ate anything and everything, even if it had no
nutritional value or was even dangerous to them. They often underwent drastic
changed to their physiology for completely aesthetic reasons. And their medical
methods were nothing short from horrific. They actually cut themselves open and
put the organs of their dead inside their own bodies and survived. They cut out
their organs, and replaced parts of their bodies as though they were machines.
By the time they reached their home, the crew had split in
two as to the opinion whether the information they had was true or not. Some
said that it made sense for such a domineering race to be capable of such
things, while the others insisted that the information was designed to confuse
them and make the humans seem stronger than they were. As far as the admiral,
he was certain that the information was true. It was all nonchalant, and so
strange that it didn’t seem right that the Dareth’s purposefully made it up.
He dutifully handed it over to his superior and up the chain
it went. A few weeks later, he was summoned before the King. He knew
immediately why. What he didn’t know was if it was a good or bad thing. The
escort gave him no time to prepare. They took him from his office to the planetary
palace across the continent. He was searched and taken into the throne room,
the King and his wife lounging on a large sofa while other nobles of high
office lined the room.
Admiral Hot’ath walked forward and knelt before the King and
Queen “My liege.”
The king was a large man, but his weight was deceptive, he
was an intelligent and cunning man who only appeared to be a lazy slob. So when
the King looked down on him with his beautiful wife leaning against him,
Hot’ath felt a stab of fear just as powerful as the one he felt facing the
“So you are the man who says that there a monsters on the
edge of the universe?” the King’s voice was slow and deep, but his tone did not
“I kid of course.” The king interrupted, speaking just as
slowly. “I have read through all of the reports made on the subject and looked
at the Human’s files personally. I understand why so many believe them to be
the Dareth’s in the old story, and to be honest, I agree.” His voice gave
nothing away, he spoke in nearly a monotone.
Hot’ath relaxed slightly. “I am sure that you know, but I
feel that it bears repeating. My fleet did not enter the BlackZone. We remained
on the edge and only got so close to explore the outpost, which is not against
The large king laughed, his bulbous core jiggling as it
heaved. “Again, I agree. You have done nothing worth punishment. I have ordered
your presence to ask your personal opinion on the information. Do you think
that it is reliable, or a Dareth ruse?
After a moment, the admiral replied, “May I speak freely, my
“I insist it.”
Hot’ath took a breath, “I think that it is all true, my
liege.” The crowd around them broke out in a quiet deliberation at his
statement. “It is all far too strange to have been made up.” He continued. “I feel
like it is subtle and presented as normal. If they were lying, then the
lies would have been emphasized and presented as proud aspects of their race.
But they record these traits as nothing special. I am certain they would be
genuinely surprised if they were to learn about our own physiology and how we are so much weaker compared to them..
The king nodded. “I feel the same. But this is far too
dangerous to act one without facts. Tell me why you think they gave the files
to us if not for deception.”
“I think that it was an act of trust. I believe that they
did so because I was hesitant to go visit their planet. I had told them that
they were in a black zone, so they understood that I was not allowed to spend
time and wanted to make things easy for me. Also, I do not believe that this
was in my report, but my Intelligence officer had access to a global network of
their combined knowledge. It was open to everyone. As far as we could tell in
the short amount of time we were there, they only provided information that was
on the network, that is to say, none of this is a secret to them, and they have
no problem with others knowing.”
“That is new information.” The king muttered. “New Knowledge
New Light.” The old saying seemed especially applicable here. “I order you to
go back. I give you permission to enter the blackzone and go to their planet. Keep
at least one ship on the edge out of their range. Under the slightest hint of
suspicion, have it leave immediately and return directly to me so we know that
they cannot be trusted.
“Do not misunderstand. You will have diplomats go with you and
a small military escort. But you seem to have earned your rank and are capable
of subtle discernment. You will not be doing anything more than your regular
job, just with the added knowledge that everything could be a lie. I merely
need you to let us know if that is the case.
“NIKOLA TESLA FOR THE FIRST TIME DESCRIBES HIS NEW SYSTEM FOR SUPPLYING WIRELESS POWER TO RUN ALL THE EARTH’S INDUSTRIES.”
By a series of discoveries and inventions just perfected, Nikola Tesla, the electrical scientist, has upset what has hitherto been regarded as one of the fixed laws of nature. “Every effect diminishes with distance,” is the way the textbooks have expressed it. Tesla now says that instead of decreasing like other forces, electricity may be made to increase in intensity with the distance traveled.
The full significance of this discovery may not be at once apparent. It is obvious, however, that it annihilates space. There can be no limit to the power of the electric wave which increases in intensity the further it travels.
For nearly 20 years Tesla has been working on his plan, he calls it his wireless “World System.” If it is put into successful execution it will convert the earth into a gigantic conduit, which will pass power for all earthly activities, and make possible communication with other planets.
From time to time Tesla has made partial announcements as his work progressed. This, however, is the first comprehensive account of his system as a whole that the inventor has consented to give to the world.
“Through ages past man has anyways attempted to project in some way or other energy into space. In all his attempts, no matter what agent he employed, he was hampered by the inexorable law of nature which says every effect diminishes with distance, generally as the square of the same, sometimes more rapidly.
“I saw at once that space was annihilated in all the three aspects; in the transport of our bodies and materials and in the earth, transmission of the energies necessary for our existence. You can imagine how profoundly I was affected by this revelation. Technically, it meant that the earth, as a whole, had certain periods of vibrations, and that by by impressing electrical vibrations of the same periods upon it, it could be thrown into oscillations of such nature that innumerable benefits could be derived.
“It is difficult to convey an idea of these inventions without resorting to technical terms. The first and best known of these is my transformer, which enables the production of electrical vibrations of transcending intensities. I have already attained activities of many millions of horse power; but this is nothing compared to those which I am expecting to get with my improved apparatus.
“The second is what I have termed my magnifying transmitter, which I look upon as my best electrical invention, and with which any distance can be bridged. I have already passed of this wonderful instrument and am confident that a message can be flashed to such a distance as the planet Mars.
“Some technical men would be disposed to look upon such statements as those of a dreamer, but it is only because they have not had opportunities to see experiments which I have actually performed. The third invention I have designated as the “Art of individualization,” which enables the transmission of an unlimited number of messages through a wire or wireless, without the slightest interference. Not before this improvement is universally adopted will the world fully realise the benefits of telegraphy and telephony. The fourth invention is my receiver, which concentrates the energy transmitted over a wide area into the operating device.”
What would the voltage in your transmitter be?
“In the transmission of telegraphic and telephonic messages I shall employ from five to ten million volts, but in transmitting power in great quantities, as much as one hundred million volts will be used.“
How will your “World System” compare with those now in use as regards to cost?
“We could easily afford to offer a transmission of telegraphic and telephonic messages to any terrestrial distance for five cents a word. In a short while no one will think it anything out of the way to dictate or to write a long letter across the Pacific.”
How long does it take for the transmission of a message, by your system, around the world?
“The exact time is, according to my measurements, 43-1000 of a second, which is a speed about 50 per cent greater than that of light.
“The impulse starts from my magnifying transmitter with infinite speed, slows first rapidly and then at a lesser rate until, when it has penetrated to a distance of 6000 miles from the transmitter, it proceeds with approximately the speed of light. From there on it accelerates, first slowly and then more rapidly, and reaches the opposite point of the globe again with infinite speed only to rebound and pass through the same phases on its way back to the transmitter.
“This movement of electricity through the Earth, which takes place strictly in accordance with a mathematical law, and enables a great number of accurate measurements and determinations to be made, which are of immense practical and scientific value.”
Is your universal marine service based upon this principle?
“Largely so. In setting up and maintaining stationary waves in the earth its entire surface is subdivided in perfectly definite zones of electric activity, so that any observer of all those data which are of importance to navigators as the latitude and longitude, the position with reference to a given point, the speed of travel, and the course followed. This method is quite exact and reliable, and once introduced will be instrumental in a great saving of time, life and property.”
When your system of time distribution is introduced what kind of devices will be used for indicating the hour?
“They will be ever so much simpler than the ordinary clocks or watches, being entirely devoid of wheel work. For personal use a small case will be provided resembling that of a watch which would indicate precisely the time and require no more attention than a compass for instance. The large clocks on towers and public edifices in general will be replaced by extremely simple devices operated on the same principle.
“All these will be ‘tuned’ to a wireless wave sent out at a certain time. This will automatically set the hands of every ‘tuned’ time piece.”
In operating stock tickers, will the present instruments have to be replaced by others?
“Not at all, they will remain intact. A great financier told me that this should be one of the most valuable and practical applications of my system, inasmuch as the instantaneous operation of such instruments all the world over will go far toward allaying panics and failures which are at present mostly due to the inadequacy and stagnation of channels of information.”
“A business man will be able to dictate in his office a letter which will appear in type at any other place he wishes without loss of time in the transmission. It will be exactly as though he had his stenographer close by. In the same manner it will be practicable to send a handwritten letter or even a check, and what is more important, it will not be possible to falsify the signature.”
Will the transmission of complex musical productions require complicated apparatuses?
Not at all. The apparatus at any of the master plants, transmitting a great number of musical compositions, will be of necessity complicated, but the subscriber will need only a telephone receiver, and, if he desires exclusiveness, and individualizing device in connection, which, however, will be rarely required. He will be none the less able to listen to the most complex opera played in some remote party of the world. What is more, he can carry the entire outfit with him on his walks and travels, and whenever he desires to listen to the music he can do so.
The wireless system which I have developed does not contemplate competition with established lighting systems in densely populated districts, but it offers an ideal solution for the illumination of isolated places. The light will be furnished by exhausted glass tubes, bent in all sorts of ornamental shapes, and is of surpassing beauty, resembling closely the daylight. The lamps will last forever. The entire apparatus for lighting the average country dwelling will contain no moving part whatever, and could be readily carried about in a small valise. It will be quite immaterial in which region of the earth the house to be lighted is located. Distance will not affect the charge.“
How far from the Earth’s surface can power be transmitted by this wireless system?
“To any distance; in fact, the greater the elevation above the ground that easier it is to supply the power to the vehicle, such as an airship crossing the ocean.”
What do you consider the most important application of your system?
The transmission of power, of course. The operation of aerial machines alone will be of a revolutionizing influence, in as much as it will afford a perfect solution of this important problem. Another great field will be the irrigation and fertilization of the soil by wireless power. The time is not distance when a farmer will have installed on his place an apparatus for continuously manufacturing, from the gases of the atmosphere, nitric compounds which will be used to fertilize, while a motor will pump the water and perform other duties; all the energy being supplied from a plant perhaps thousands of miles away. This system can be extended so as to make productive vast tracts of now barren lands located in various countries. I believe that the export of wireless power will be one of the chief resources of the United States and other fortunately situated countries in times to come.“
By Marcel Roland. New York American, September 3, 1911.
Communication and work ethic are being internalised. This may lead to a shyness when talking, or not being able to outwardly share ideas with ease. This person may also lack a stern work ethic even if they have the ideas in their minds. This can be frustrating because often they know what they want to say, but simply can't find a way to let it out.
Style, love and relationships are shining inward. This person may struggle finding a 'look' that fits them and makes them confident. They may feel talentless at times. Often shining away from PDA, Venus retrograde people will feel like they never give enough in relationships and never make enough moves because these elements are stuck on the inside of them.
Energy, anger, passion and drive are being internalised. This can make it very difficult when they are upset or feeling something very strongly because they can't unleash this feeling easily. They may struggle to physically make something of the drive and passion they have inside of them, which can frustrate them further.
This is the internalisation of luck, growth and success. This may not feel as negative as the other retrogrades because it shines internal growth and luck into the individual. It can be frustrating, however, as they feel this internal growth, but may observe the world isn't quite as lucky and growing as they are inside.
Internalised Saturn means that barriers, restrictions and life lessons are shining inwardly within this person. This can feel very hard because there are internal battles going on. They may be prone to feeling not good enough or not able to do things because the struggles of Saturn are internalised their message.
Change, revolution and ideals are being internalised here. Being a generational planet, these ideas will not often feel too personally relevant, but the individual may be aware that the views and ideals they have inside are not the same as those they see and experience out in society. They may also feel the need to speak out against this, and yet feel unable to. This may be a generation more prone to radical views, as their ideals are internal, and more close to the soul, so may end up being more extreme in their manifestation since they take a more personal trend.
The internalisation of Neptune means that dreams and illusions take an inside perspective. Being a generational planet, this may not always taken an obvious effect, but still these people may see they're more likely to daydream than others in society. They are also more prone to inner illusions, such as intense feelings blinding outer truths. This generation may be one more likely to believe misinformation and ideals, as idealism is internalised and closer to the soul, and so believing nicer truths that fit with them is desirable.
When Pluto is in retrograde, transformation and chaotic change is being internalised. This is another generational planet, so the effects may not be as obvious in an individual. Pluto retrograde entails inner traumas and suffering. This may be a generation of more self destructive tendencies as Pluto is destructive and being directed upon the individual themselves.
Rocket Raccoon: „I don’t care if it’s mean. Everybody’s
got dead people! But it makes no excuse to letting everyone else around get
killed along the way!”
reminder that, at least by the end of the second movie, Rocket’s words go for
every last one of the Guardians and almost Guardians, in a way.
to watch both of his parents die in front of him.
her family and planet to Thanos.
his wife and his daughter.
had to watch Groot die for them once, and lost a newly made good friend in
died himself, came back, and, like
Rocket, lost Yondu, whom he also clearly had started to like.
had to watch all of his friends (family?) from the Ravagers die a cruel death, and lost Yondu.
had to watch several of Ego’s children die and then had the one man who, albeit
cruel and cold, had been the only home she had ever known die in an explosion.
of the Guardians has lost, has hurt, has bled. They are not perfect – like Peter
once said of himself, “a-hole, but not
100 % dick”. They are thieves, thugs, assassins, murderer even.
chipped and broken, with all the loss they have experienced, they are still
going strong, and there is one thing they all simultaneously agree on.
It makes no excuse to letting everyone
else around get killed along the way.
note, I would love a scene where, somehow,
by some power or phenomenon, the Guardians get to meet the people they have
lost, and are left with the decision to stay with them – in sort of a peaceful paradise
– or to go back to the real world,
the world of the living, which is not perfect and which hurts and takes and
… and each
of them individually decides to go back, because albeit far from perfect and
peaceful, that’s their world, and
they are going to save it.)
Incoming message: “Oh– hey there. Yeah, we’re still stuck here on this planet. Me and um… these folks. I’m starting to get seriously bored here are there any little ladies or other peeps I guess who’d like to ask the great pilot of the blue lion a question? Or these fellas too anyway-”
Any 12th house planet indicates that a person downloads messages of the universe, taking on the feelings of others, and thus, isolation is required to process their life purpose of dissolving the sadness, angst, and joys that other humans don’t fully sort thru. As many humans are assigned jobs on top of the family they care for, they hardly have time for sorting thru emotions, and so they spill over to the 12th house people, those who do have the opportunity of solitude. The person with 12th house planets becomes the pond of secrets;they are chosen by the universe to understand what others overlook. What a complex life mission! 12th house planets don’t have to be problematic if the person chooses to be introspective and honest with themselves about the way their mind works, in order to go a step further, finding compassion for humanity by being that sponge that holds the thoughts and emotions of humans and even animals, perhaps unconsciously feeling the pain of mother earth.
So we all saw in the episode Tailing the Comet, that Lotor had his Galra Generals secretly attack a Galra base and mind control Throk into releasing the teledav. What we don’t know exactly know yet is why.
Well as we all saw at the end of the episode, Haggar told Throk that he “must pay for his failure” and we saw Lotor lurking in the shadows behind her.
I didn’t realize why Lotor would be so interested until I saw this page from the new Voltron Guide Book page about Robeasts.
If you can’t read it, it says “Robeasts are created by Haggar to serve the Galra Empire. They are not quite robot and not quite beast. They are made from Zarkon traitors, transformed by Quintessence and weaponized with Galra tech, like the former Commander Prorok” . I did not remember this about the Robeasts.
Lotor’s next move is to have Throk turned into a Galra Robeast so he can unleash it against Voltron. He can use that to tag-team Voltron alongside the Robeast, use it as a distraction keep working on the Comet Ship, or plan his next move.
Now, why couldn’t Lotor have just ordered Haggar to take Throk or some random Galra and turn him into a Robeast? Don’t forget that Lotor is manipulating literally everyone. Lotor has been trying to send a new message of loyalty and mercy to the Galra and the planets they enslaved. It doesn’t look merciful when you go back on your word and punish that potential usurper you had already forgiven by turning him into a Robeast.
Hi Greer, I just wanted you to know that I think you are extremely beautiful and I would love to go on a big Gay™ museum date with you. I also really love all of your beautiful Goblins! Your blog makes me smile every time I'm on it and I hope you're having a good day and I hope this message doesn't seem weird. Sorry for rambling haha - Shy Anon
thank you so much!
this was a v sweet thing to read. I hope you don’t mind me saying something more general in response, as well? there’s a lot of extremely nice messages that I haven’t responded to. sometimes I have a hard time thinking of what to say even to my closest friends, so replying to people I don’t know makes me panic a little, & I don’t always have enough energy
but every single message like this seriously affects me, & I’m so grateful that people are just randomly kind & cool. you’re good people! thank you!!