Spontaneously switching on the TV, I found a guy called Luis Elizondo talking through remarkable revelations about UFOs in American airspace. Some of the footage during the show was reconstructed. But not all. Some, it seems, was taken during the actual events witnessed from the plane.
50 seconds into this YouTube vid, a UFO they called a 'tic-tac' flies straight through the aircraft. That piece of film was taken by someone who was actually there. Unless someone says otherwise, of course... Flying straight through matter is something reserved for quantum-mechanical objects such as neutrinos.
The raison de tre behind Luis's mission involving top-flight Government officials and aviation experts surrounds the potential threat of advanced aircraft following American military exercises. I noted the absence of any suggestion that a civilisation capable of advancing its technology way beyond our punitive attempts at mechanics has survived the armageddon ours is potentially heading for. They have genuinely evolved. If they were hostile, that would mean they want something from us. Do we have anything that such a civilisation would want? If 'they' have the capability to breach matter by means of quantum propulsion, they have the capacity to travel in ways we have convinced ourselves (on the whole) to be impossible. We're still stuck with the speed-of-light constraint. Having said that, science has come round to admitting that it might be 'variable'.
Participants were not actors, but passionate contenders with top-flight credentials in a fight for transparency. My only bleat is with their insistence in fearing a presence that demonstrates to be so much more advanced, and so much more benign, than our ego-driven efforts at 'civilisation' could possibly contend with. Capacity to build something with quantum capability gives freedom of movement a whole new meaning - if they wanted to be destructive, they would have gone in for the kill by now.
Taking the above as evidence that other, more advanced civilisations are keeping an eye on us, what could we possibly do to step up to a plate of comparative interest? Three fields of social importance could be forerunning in the strive to spiral upwards, avoiding a terminal crash.
Few scientists, I expect, come to read this website, for it's a long way from conventional physics and argues with attitudes scientific academia has harboured for eons. But if a wish was good enough, I'd wish that some would defect from the privy coffers of institutions and installations, take some risks and give us some information that enables us - as a collective - to step into a future with fewer constraints, where we can learn to approach the precipice of global destruction with some version of common sense. A version based on quantum mechanics with potentials we all share.
Having worked with quite a few companies and seen the efficacy of quantum principles in operation, all the collectives in my experience have demonstrated a sound understanding of behavioural systems in relation to their environment, and take positive action from that understanding having also understood the principles behind those behaviours. People effect culture change through personal choice - giving orders doesn't work, it makes things worse. Improvements that sustain themselves are made through learning and working with principles which are on the one hand inescapable and on the other, indispensible.
Some relationships are characterised by a residue, an imprint if you like, of love that was real but could not reconcile with material reality. The anguish and grief accompanying certain stages of these relationships is, in hindsight, essential for fresh growth and whilst those living through it have to learn to let go, after-burn will tell you what you needed to know, illuminating aspects of the connection you never thought possible before being struck by this kind of lightning.
Relationships emerge from a point in spacetime wherein we have no choice. The whole question of choice is fundamental to our relationships - with ourselves, with others, with our concept of reality. Taking responsibility for reality is a tough call. We tend to blame others for the situations we face, and consequentially fail to take action that could change the situation. A bedrock of personal responsibility (and the freedom it brings) leads us to depths running far beyond anything we might once have wished for, allowing us to experience quantum-based connections that transcend anything we might consider to be 'normal'. From there, everyone's path is unique.
What connects these three groups? Intuition? The ability to shine leading light? It might even be fair to say that a passionate sense of purpose shared by these social systems could drive them into quantum realms not just to make sense of technology, sociology and personal energy, but to contribute to a global track of ascension en route to becoming one of the civilisations that made it past the point of self-destruct. One of the few.
I'm just making the point that if we seriously want to upgrade, we've got to look past the metal boxes we're so dependent on and investigate new levels of reality right here at our fingertips - to study the things we can change in knowledge, culture and relationships given the realms of quantum mechanics that haven't yet been given a chance to really shine... to take us beyond the reach of Fermi's black hole and guide us into clarity, community and continuation for our children's generation.
If we don't make it through, it'll be because we weren't smart enough - if we think we're smart enough, we'd better start taking on some chasers.
Kathy is the author of Quantumology. She met up with quantum mechanics in 1997, pledging allegiance to its sources thereafter. These are her personal thoughts and testimonies.