Joined: June 2007
Been having a quick skim through some of Mapou's bible-based science at his website. Based upon
every science fiction trope imaginable his interpretation of certain key passages we can expect the following....
Current energy production (power plants), storage (batteries and fuel cells) and distribution technologies (power grid) will be quickly superseded. Every home will be energy self-sufficient and will have its own compact, self-contained power generation unit. An ecological and economic windfall will follow. Developing nations will no longer depend on imported oil or have to use charcoal and wood for fuel. This will lead to the regeneration of denuded tropical forests. Air pollution and greenhouse gases will be a thing of the past. Hydroelectric dams will be dismantled and the flooded fields will be reclaimed for agriculture or wildlife sanctuaries. Since oil prices will plummet, oil-producing nations will no longer be able to generate income from their stockpile of oil. This will create a dangerous shift in the balance of economic power around the world which will likely lead to catastrophic wars. Some of these nations will see no way out but to invest their fast dwindling wealth into acquiring military power based on the new technology.
All current ground, sea, air and space transportation systems will become obsolete. This means there will no longer be a need for things like combustion engines, wheels, tires, rockets, railroads, transmissions, brakes, propellers, sails, airports, paved roads, highways, bridges, traffic signals, etc... As a result, transportation related industries will have to undergo a severe transformation in order to adjust to the new reality. Future vehicles will go almost anywhere with no visible means of propulsion and they will make no sound as they move. They will be able to do so at extremely high speeds. Even right angle turns will be negotiated at high speeds. Inertial effects will not be felt because every atom or particle that comprises a vehicle and its cargo will undergo equal acceleration. This means that moving vehicles will be able to come to a full stop within a fraction of a second without incurring any damage. City dwellers will use small personal devices (flying chairs?) to float around effortlessly. Normal walking will no longer be a necessity.
Many buildings and even entire cities will float in midair and, in the event of inclement weather, will rise out of harm's way. Many people will choose not to live in cities at all, preferring instead a nomadic lifestyle. Indeed, why live in a fixed apartment if the entire apartment can move almost anywhere. Many inhabited outposts will be built in outer space and on off-world bodies such as the moon, Mars or Jupiter's moons. All heavy industries will be moved off the surface of earth to minimize pollution and accidents. Most of the accessible planetary bodies in the solar system, including asteroids, will be mined for minerals. International disputes will flare up with regard to the administration, ownership and mining rights of space resources.
Sounds relatively idyllic, no? But wait....
Given the potential of the new technology for abuse, governments will find it necessary to impose strict control over its use. All vehicles intended for public transportation will have to be either self-operating or severely restricted so as to prevent accidents and unauthorized uses. Electronic-enabled, invisible highways will have to be installed in order to automatically guide vehicular traffic along approved routes. However, the simplicity of the new technology means that almost anybody will be able to conduct experiments and build powerful and dangerous machines in their own homes or backyards. Governments will be forced to enact stringent new laws against private experiments and impose severe penalties for unauthorized use. Somehow, I doubt that any regulation will stop people from tinkering with gadgets on their own. Worse, there are those who will immediately start building automated delivery systems for weapons of mass destruction since distance and international borders will no longer be a deterrent. Authorities will have to rely heavily on widespread surveillance technologies to maintain security.
|Wars and Rumors of Wars|
The nations of the world will waste no time seeing the military implications of the new technology. The powers that be will use the new science to develop extremely powerful offensive weapons and sophisticated countermeasures for their own protection. Many weak and poor nations will become strong and rich. Countries like the US, Russia, Brazil, India, Japan and China will become much more powerful than they already are both economically and militarily. The more powerful nations will find themselves under tremendous pressure to preemptively strike their weaker enemies before the latter can have time to build up their military arsenal.
Mapou concludes on a hopeful note. While it might get a bit scary in the future chances are someone will have our back. Can you guess who?
Brave New World
We are about to enter an age that is both dangerous and promising. The short term outlook is very bleak indeed. Global disaster looms menacingly on the horizon. Will we survive? Will we acknowledge the sacred source of the new science and change our ways? One thing is certain, whatever happens will not happen overnight but it will happen very fast. I hope I am wrong but my understanding of Biblical prophecy leads me to think that, at the last minute, the world will be rescued from its collective madness and the brink of disaster but not before going through a brief period of intense tribulation. After that, utopia.
All Science So Far