Saturday, April 24, 2004

Did a Monolith create us? Will we ever know?

I woke up this morning and played Kingdom Hearts. I thought the intro was well done. And they give you a choice of two skills and that you have to give up one skill. The game has good graphics and is very colorful. I’ll have a review up soon. I won’t review the game unless I feel I can accurately judge the game for what it is…not what someone else says about it. Anyways, I got caught up with this monolith phonunuithom. I watched 2010 on Showtime. The movie was about Monoliths (spiral vacuums that move around on the surface of a planet) Anyway I wanted to learn more about Monoliths, I only now their vacuums. They do exist. What I didn’t know was they eventually become Suns. Red Suns (Suns colored red) are supposed to be resurrected into Suns by imploding themselves. When they are red, that means they are the oldest of any sun and are ready to die. Yellow means they are new. If a sun dies it either becomes a black dwarf (these sometimes explode into millions of pieces), resurrects into a new sun or becomes a planet. Although planets can also become suns. (first shown in 2001: A Space Odyssey where Jupiter became a 2nd Sun.) The movie was strange in that people in 1968 thought in the first year of the 21st century we would have technology to go to different planets, which is not true. And that we’ve developed a space station in 2008 between Mars and Jupiter. In reality, the UN is collaborating to build an International Space Station that’ll be completed 8 years from now. One that orbits around our planet. MIRS was a great space station, the new space station will be 10 times greater. It is said that in order to travel to distant planets, the United States will need a space station to harbor a shuttle large enough to go the distance. Thus this shuttle will be a mini space station in itself. Back to today’s blog subject, monoliths at large, the truth of it all is…..if there were mini-monoliths servicing on Earth, we all be died. So if that day comes…in 100 years or 1 million years, the human species would seize to exist, so there is no point trying to prevent it, now is there.

In a more interesting note, I read on the Internet that according to the book, The Sentinel (The book that the movie is based on), by Sir Arthur C. Clark - ape men (animals not quite human, and not quite ape) 100,000 years ago have come across a monolith (alien object) that made them much smarter and transformed them into human beings. It is true that humans look the same now then they did 100,000 years ago. Two things changed I think, we learned a lot more since then and we live longer, right?

In case of the monolith in “2001: A Space Odyssey”, this was suppose to be the 2nd monolith of an alien technology humans come across. In the movie, it looked like a giant 3D rectangular object made of elements not known to man, and it was on the planet Jupiter. At the end of 2010, a 3rd monolith was shown, this one was either on Mars or Neptune, waiting for a species intelligent enough to use it.

The single scariest part of the movie was the fact alien monoliths can destroy as much as they create. And that they existed 100,000 years before present day. Thinking of us as a species, we haven’t evolved very far…we can’t do warp travel! Thus not being able to mine minerals off other planets or to create more advance weapons and most importantly, solve that question that haunted man since the dawn of time, Are we alone in the Universe? If we are, it’s an awful waste of ‘space’. (William Shatner in Star Trek V: The Undiscovered Planet) But I also agree with if we want to find out we’re not alone in the universe. We had two very intelligent ancient civilizations, the Egyptians and the Romans which got destroyed by former slave armies. Two which got destroyed and we couldn’t do anything about it. I mean the Egyptians were very close of creating electricity 2000 years ago. One very ancient object shown a crude battery made from a pineapple. The Egyptians also invented pullies.

I know this paragraph has nothing to do with the movie or monolith theory, but I played this game, Xenosaga Episode 1 for the Playstation 2, which curiously has similarities with 2001 A Space Odyssey. Xenosaga represents a monolith given to Earth in 2001 holding immense technology that somehow holds data in itself that allows humans to boldly go where no man has gone before – outer space. Of course, it took us 300 years to get there. And when we got there we went to war with the Gnosis because they apparently hated our guts and our existence. O_o. The game takes place in the 25th century. The monolith looks exactly like the one at the end of 2010. The game is developed by Monolith. I don’t get why a monolith can be a large rectangular object and also a large spiral vacuum that moves. Does a monolith take two forms? Two forms of monolith are represented in the movies, 2001: A Space Odyssey and 2010. They are real but only exist in outer space. The math of a monolith confuses me, but one thing is for certain, monoliths and black holes aren’t the same thing. Monoliths can only exist on planets while black holes are in Space itself.

This entry was inspired by this movie review, http://www.filmsite.org/twot.html after I saw 2001: A Space Odyssey and 2010 back-to-back for the first time. In short, if you see the movie, don’t start saying that you’ve started seeing monoliths on moving in your back yard at night, okay. And if you have seen one, please record it so someone can’t say you’re delusional! The truth is I was very delusional and very curious about many things.

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