UFO Conjecture(s)

Sunday, April 03, 2011

UFOs: The Computer Model

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UFOs, the truly unexplainable objects, may be computer rendered models or computers themselves.

A current New Yorker piece by Adam Gopnik [New Yorker, Get Smart, April 4th, 2011, Page 70 ff.] deals with the question, “How smart are computers, really?”

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But Mr. Gopnik’s piece deals with prosaic computers that are extant.

A better source for the idea that computers can be real in themselves, and create realities that are, for all intents and purposes, actual is:

Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments - Premier issue, Volume 1 Issue 1, Winter 1992, Editors: Thomas B. Sheridan Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge and Thomas A. Furness, III Univ. of Washington, Seattle, Published in: Journal Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, MIT Press Cambridge, MA,

Let us assume that what are seen in the skies, sometimes – not the mistaken Earthly aircraft or misperceived meteorological manifestations – may be images produced by computers, or computers themselves.

In the Bosco Nedelcovic revelations about the CIA/DoD contrived Villas Boas event, covered here, in this blog, in a very early posting and also in Nick Redfern’s Contactees, (Chapter 20), Nedelcovoc a CIA-AID operative relates that the military used holographic imagery to produce an alien ambiance in tests related to extraterrestrial encounter experimentation, of which the Boas case was one of several.

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(Another CIA contrived event, according to Nedelcovic, was the Scoriton incident, also covered here in the archived postings.)

That the United States military used, allegedly, holographic imaging is not the point of this posting.

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The reference is to indicate that computer generated imaging can be foisted upon the public or military, in airplanes (such as the B-29 or RB47 sightings mentioned here recently), and that such imagery manipulation may account for some sightings which have an inherent intangibility.

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The argument that radar returns wouldn’t be affected by holography can be set aside as radar manipulation would be a concomitant ruse, either by the military or government agency, or by an advanced alien species, if you wish.

But then there is the proposition that what is seen in the skies and sometimes on the ground are actual computers, programmed to interact with humans or Hastings’ nuclear military installations, for instance, duplicating a physical presence without the actual probability of an interaction that would cause problems of an unexplainable kind, something less explainable than a sighting of an amorphous, disappearing UFO.

The Rendlesham incident would be such a contrivance.

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But by whom or what exactly?

The UFOs are computers of a virtual kind, without mechanical substance, machines that “think” and act just as virtuality thinks and acts in computer gaming today, and early on in computer simulations created during World War II.

(Alan Turing is the progenitor of such computer modeling and programming.)

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A source for what can be done with such virtuality can be found in Marvin Minsky’s
The Society of Mind [Simon and Schuster, NY, 1985/1986] and more pertinently in his Computation: Finite and Infinite Machines or Perceptrons.

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What we’re proposing here is that some UFO sightings may be virtual realities and some may actually involve computers (machines) of a quasi-tangible nature programmed to intersect and interact with humans.

The idea is not as farfetched as one might expect, if they see the gist of Gopnik’s piece in The New Yorker, or if they read the MIT papers we’ve loaded at our UFO web-site.

More will follow on this “hypothetical” thrust, you may be sure….but, meanwhile, for a truly brilliant exegesis of what computers may be capable of CLICK HERE

9 Comments:

  • "What we’re proposing here is that some UFO sightings may be virtual realities and some may actually involve computers (machines) of a quasi-tangible nature programmed to intersect and interact with humans."

    One of the many ideas that the late Mac Tonnies played around with over the years.

    I've always thought that if we are dealing with an extraterrestrial intelligence, then it would almost certainly be a machine-intelligence of some sort.

    And yes, the idea of using holography as a way of testing military readiness is one I'm willing to consider.

    PK

    By Blogger Paul Kimball, at Sunday, April 03, 2011  

  • Of course, to extend the idea even further, there's always the possibility that all of reality as we think we know it is really just a "computer simulation" (let's call it a virtual reality), and that UFOs are just one of the many things programmed into that sim for one reason or another.

    PK

    By Blogger Paul Kimball, at Sunday, April 03, 2011  

  • I have never heard of Bosco Nedelcovic but I do know that a Dr Leon Davidson in 1960 put about the idea that all of Adamski's contacts, and the trip to the moon, were organised by the CIA 'dirty tricks' department (Adamski being an innocent victim). He also told us how the CIA caused the famous Washington radar sightings.

    It sounded new and plausible at the time but got few adherents and quickly faded from the UFO literature. It just 'didn't wash' as they say.

    I presume Nedelcovic adopts a similar stance to Davidson, but extends the CIA shenanigans to other countries. Which makes it that much more incredible, more akin to SF.

    Interesting that you mention Alan Turing. His death in 1954 has an aura of mystery about it, according to some. The common assumption is that he was gay and facing likely prosecution, but some insist there is more to it than that.

    By Blogger cda, at Sunday, April 03, 2011  

  • Nice post and a heck of a lot to digest from the links. The ‘Global Superorganism’ is an interesting read and calls to mind Asimov’s Multivac scenario whereby the abstract intelligence of a supercomputer becomes God-like. If such a thing became reality, Multivac is preferable to HAL.

    Where the writer lost me was attributing Google’s spellcheckers to the Level III concept of an autonomous superorganism. This was further compounded by the suggestion that superficially similar features in the charts of global financial crashes were indications that markets ‘were responding to a signal.’ The notion of these levels of evolving AI makes sense, but the supporting examples seem weak.

    Could aspects of the ‘UFO Enigma’ be instrumental virtual reality and projections? Why not? It seems as good an idea as some others. Vallee likes the idea and implied much the same in ‘Revelations.’ IIRC he also targeted Rendleshem as an example of a psy-op holographic projection. In his examples there was a cloud (dry ice?) on to which the projections were made. In terms of UFO reports involving visual descriptions of technological craft, clouds are either absent or not specified so it’s a tough call to make. At the same time, Vallee has taken the occasional wrong turn ‘at East Gate’ over the years. In 2000, he was asserting that US militaries had 1’ spheres under remote controls. In ’09 he was of the opinion that UK crop circles were created by satellite microwave weaponry platforms.

    Project Palladium was apparently able to mislead radars as far back as the early 60s so it’s anyone’s guess as to where the technology is today for creating false reports. On top of that is the over-looked reality that Western advances run a loose race with our allies and competitors.

    I guess what I’m struggling to point out is that, whether ETH, IDH or virtual reality projections, if any of the reports are accurate, we’re still looking to explain the instrumentality of the phenomena. The technology, or medium of expression, is wide open to reasonable speculation…as far as anyone can tell. Who, or what, is behind the wizard’s curtain?

    By Blogger Kandinsky, at Sunday, April 03, 2011  

  • Nedelcovic, CDA, is found also in the UFO UpDate archives as a guy who was caught in a CIA sting that involved child sexual abuse.

    Nedelcovic contacted my organization in the 1970s for financial help with a thing he called "Basic Livelihood" -- a kind of communal living.

    He imparted the Boas information and other stories to ingratiate himself with me for money.

    We checked into his background and he did work for the DoD and AID in Brazil and had bona fides of an intelligence nature.

    A few yeras ago, a former FBI guy sought me out about a lawsuit, I think, stemming from Nedelcovic's activities.

    I didn't get the nature of what that was all about, as I was out of commission with an illness at the time.

    But the child-sexual allegations were a late surprise, discovered long after Nedelcovic had stopped contacting me.

    He died a few years ago.

    Leon Davidson was also a contact, and a friend, providing me a lot of material that implicated the CIA and government in UFO activities.

    I think we have some of his mail to me online (here) or at one of our other sites/blogs.

    Turing was a genius -- all gays are geniuses aren't they?

    His death has the patina of a Tchaikovsky-like suicide but I, like you, think there is more here than we've been told.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Sunday, April 03, 2011  

  • Kandinsky:

    The UFO community had a fellow, Mac Tonnies (as Paul Kimball relates), who was truly adept at outlining the obtuse interconnectivity between UFOs and the computer reality or virtual reality.

    The topic is rife with possibilities, as the link we included indicates.

    We'll try to tie some of the hypotheses together, as best we can, to open a "discussion" of what may be an explanation for the UFO phenomenon -- that is, if the Super Programmer doesn't decode us beforehand.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Sunday, April 03, 2011  

  • Hey Rich

    I actually talk about Rendlesham as a hologram in my Final Events book. This is actually what Anglican priest and former MUFON State-Director was told in 1991.

    See more:

    http://eventsfinal.blogspot.com/2010/12/holograms-at-rendlesham.html

    By Blogger Nick Redfern, at Monday, April 04, 2011  

  • Nick:

    I am aware of your hologram thesis, and , like Kimball and the departed, brilliant Mac Tonnies, think this is an evenue for more "research" by UFO mavens.

    Holography and holograms provide reasonable explanations or hypothetical cogitation for some UFO events, if one reads reports of the sightings, as you do, carefully.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Monday, April 04, 2011  

  • Excuse my bad english, I live in Europe, Belgium, and speak french
    You would maybe be interested to read "ufos; the military unmasked" from E Dehlinger, especially the chapter ( prolog) where he explains how maybe it was possible to create with some tricks the extraordinary situation observed by Leo Sprinkle in a Colorado ranch (Elbert County)in 1976: a big bluff if one know that the principal "victim", always alone when the most important things happened, had been a military officer . The book is free on line.
    http://ovnis-armee.org/prologue_ufos_book.htm

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Saturday, June 11, 2011  

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