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Overlooked clean transport technologies & how to reduce Global Warming with vaporized Gold

 Record temperatures, increasing numbers and intensities of storms, floodings, blizzards, wildfires, droughts... After decades of public and scientific debates concerning the causes of climate change, countless computer models, and conferences about how to respond the recent trends are speaking for a severe change of the global climate within an, alarmingly, short time. The atmosphere and oceans are showing signs of an escalation towards deteriorating life conditions on earth. Nobody can stop the accumulating methane gas which is escaping faster and faster from the permafrost regions and seabeds, triggered by the heat-trapping global greenhouse made of CO2 and by the soot particles coming from all sorts of human plus natural burning processes which are reducing the Albedo (reflectivity) of our planet, making the ice melting even faster.

Accurate computer scenarios are hardly to expect when no one is able to feed them with complete and correct data. When the released amount of methane from the thawing permafrost, from livestock, plus all the 'natural' CO2, and all the other greenhouse gases is not, fully, predictable, no computer can tell the
tipping points or the characteristics of change. Multiple positive feedback loops and interactive connections emerged, making it hard for the scientists to catch up with the ongoing battle of academic studies and statements, books and action plans, which is also 'escalating'.  

The reliability of the climate models has been questioned by the 'climate skeptics'. But what is if climate change is progressing much faster as expected? Will mother nature surprise us with an inbuilt 'mechanism of forgiveness' so that we can
go on with, slightly, modified industrial processes based on fossil fuels? Just with certain quotes and regulations? Just burning a little less, or finding ways to capture and storage CO2? Improved filter technologies? Perhaps, new industries providing new workplaces? The intricate palette of variables makes it hard to tell the future pace of change, or the achievable influence by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The facts are looking uncanny enough. So where are the remaining options to avoid mass extinction on earth? Or should we stop searching - rather enjoying the remaining bearable years?

 More and more warning voices are leaving the establishment and their economic priorities. But even the logical concept of new international contracts and rules to enforce the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions seems not enough to tackle the scary development. It is like scratching on the 'surface of a melting iceberg'...
The question is not anymore, only, how to reduce the greenhouse gases. We have to find additional ways to get down the earth temperature directly. Our planet has become a lab for a vast stress experiment that is damaging our natural habitat in the universe. We are studying and documenting that depressing process in plain detail so that we can learn about it in the news and science forums. Reports of disintegrating life zones pull a lot of media interest. New revolutionary green technologies or keen ideas of GeoEngineering - however weird they may appear - are, rarely, introduced in the mainstream media. Some have been attacked or ridiculed. Many useful inventions or important research findings for a sustainable and happier civilization can't make it to the major markets, or it happens too slow. If there is a 'stop button' for the doom, where is it?
 Organic photovoltaics could throughout trigger a revolution to generate electric power in daylight because certain versions could become cheap AND lightweight. Photovoltaics can be created even in the form of transparent layers. Screens and windows can contain it. We may see highways and skyscrapers coated with photovoltaics. Cheap saltwater batteries could be saving the renewable energy. The existing power grids can throw entire countries into darkness when something goes wrong and they require insane amounts of materials, heavy construction, and maintenance efforts!. Photovoltaics on cars could, at least, partially, recharge their lithium-Ion batteries. Yet, we are throwing away up to 30 clean free kilometers per car/day, depending on the efficiency, sunshine intensity, tare and payload. Since the nineties, we learn of active individuals, entrepreneurs, PV electric racing competitions, or academic research engineering teams working on it. Steps in the right direction at an interesting point of the technical history when considering the introduction of the first Solar Cell in 1954(!) by researchers at the Bell Laboratories. And what did we achieve in terms of electric recuperation of the lost kinetic energy due to braking? Recently, certain electric cars are proving that it is well possible. However, commuter trains were featuring that technology a century ago. But the most cars are using sheer friction to stop the ride, thereby producing millions of tons of unhealthy sorts of dust!

 Thousands of billions of dollars went in the development of the modern automobiles and their infrastructures. Weighing about 2 tons, they are rolling with,
oftenly, one or two persons on board, emitting greenhouse gases and harmful substances, killing animals and plants, and also humans (e.g. through nitrogen oxides, dust particles, greenhouse gases, accidents). The fossil-fueled automobile is pulling ores and oil out of the earth while turning natural rainforests into rubber plantations. After 130 years, our cars are still heavy, thirsty, dirty (in production and operation), and they still can't fly - unseen certain upcoming spectacular developments by certain companies of courageous private inventors and investors.

The heavier a car is, the more rubber will be needed to run it safe enough and the more oil will be needed to produce and to drive it. The easier-to-build electric car carries a heavy battery and takes a bit long for charging. Not to mention the limitations in terms of range and temperature, and the economic hurdles. And yet there is not everywhere solar-, hydro-, or wind power to feed electric mobility. A situation that is rather 'fueling' the critics of the electric car. Shouldn't e-cars and hybrids have a photovoltaic coating, finally? Imagine, the huge surfaces of trucks or buses, or even ships and planes! I'm not sure why this has not been identified as a paramount pro argument during the ongoing electric mobility discussion. Potential future generations of technology historians will sometimes prove that it could have been done decades before, in various designs and at every scale. The climate change experience of today was, simply, unnecessary! It could have been avoided with the right decisions back in the nineties when it became clear that a) too much greenhouse gases do harm our environment, b) better designs and smarter (cleaner) drives are possible, and c) economic growth has to be placed behind a healthy happy planet. Economy, actually, has to strive for a healthy happy planet with healthy happy people, animals and plants. This point is obviously seen controversial. Too many suppliers and consumers still think this planet is, mainly, a playground for making or reaping individual profit, period. That entrepreneurial concept still rules over vast industrial sectors. It is the philosophical pillar of the economy of fossil fuels and minerals: We can extract, burn, and move away what ever we want. Some think this principle is the essence of human civilization and that this is what sets us apart from the animals who are dependent on whatever their physical conditions - like wings, legs, fins or their environment (food) - allows them to live on. The main problem with this classic anthropocentric view is that we tend to forget our own growth rate (beside all the other ethical aspects). We can not organize our population in terms of quantity and we are even dependent to an actual growth of consumers to keep that old competition system alive. When it stops to grow it will not
shrink, healthily, but rather collapse in a dramatic way. None of the possible future scenarios are fun to think of. Some people hope that space travel could allow us to escape when it gets too hot here. But the technical exploration of space shows slower than SciFi authors in the past had expected. It seems we will be sticking around on our messed up planet and someone will have to sort it out or we fade. This sounds really not new but, globally, we appear to be unwilling to decide, strictly, for smart and clean solutions. One old sustainable and simple mobility and energy storage solution goes with air. Air as we breath it, a mix of Nitrogen, Oxygen, and certain trace gases incl. the natural little amount of 0.4% CO2. Yes, we could drive on that stuff...

 Obviously forgotten, or nearly unknown: the old and simple compressed air car. When we would combine that super lightweight technology with a smart electric compressor and photovoltaic layers all over the bodywork, the air compression tank could get refilled in daylight. Speed and range are, mainly, limited by the possible air pressure and volume of the pressure tank, and by the design of the motor. Creating these air pressure engines could e.g. save parts of the yet existing combustion engine industry. A filling at the 'air station' will cost a fraction of the price for diesel fuel or petrol (for the same number of miles). The many technical and economic advantages are hard to overlook. The proof of concept is long existing... It's just not drinking oil, or eating so much ores... No oil tankers, no drilling rigs, no pipelines, no fuel refineries etc. are required for making and driving that 'boring' thing...  Nearly no inflammables... Little rare earth metals REM... Almost a bit too 'clean', some may think. But it is true.

 A lightweight compression tank of composite materials could integrate in the bodywork, nearby supporting the structural stiffness. That could propel a spacious and lightweight vehicle. It could also become a very safe car because the compressed air tank could be connected with an outside&inside airbag system. I
maginable that an outside airbag technology could be even helpful when cars get submerged in water. A seldom but critical type of accident, barely, adressed by the automobile industry, although it has taken the lives of many people worldwide. And, probably, millions could have been saved from the consequences of road traffic accidents when retrorockets would be an integral part of the safety architecture of every automobile. In a compressed air car, an ejected jet stream could assist emergency braking when the tire traction is not enough. It could work like simple 'water rockets'. Jet Assist Emergency JAEB braking could stop a car fast and effective!

 The compressed air car could turn out rather affordable and could
make the driver nearly independent. The engine would not produce much heat. That means the engine can be made of lightweight materials. Compressed air cars could have every thinkable design, whatsoever. They can be made for the delivery of Pizza, or they could transport your family. They could work in form of a school bus or as a tractor. When a small water tank and a splitter for hydrogen is connected (additionally) besides the compressed air tank, the power of the engine can be boosted, gradually. Also a converse method could make sense: converting air compression energy into electric power (e.g. with a turbine generator). The air pressure tank will weigh less than any known battery. 'Refilling' takes just a couple of minutes. Autonomous filling by solar power will be slow but it happens, continously, throughout the day. Further advantages are the high longtime-efficiency and the least possible complexity to build a car. And the toxicity and recycling issues of the batteries? ...Not a problem with a tank containing dry compressed air made of composites, living much longer than a battery!

 Or will the hydrogen car win the 'green' race in terms of overall efficiency? But there are the big infrastructure and the hydrogen storage issues...  

 Here is a nice fuel cell two-seater, made by a company in Wales, UK: The RASA. Motors in the wheels, four wheel drive, recuperation, the entire car is weighing less than the batteries in some of the best electric cars.

 Everything will depend on how effective, heavy, how expensive, and how 'green' the coming generation of batteries for electric driving and flying, can show. The efforts and costs to get them to market have become terrific. However, the simplicity and the low weight speaks for parallel research on the air compression drive technology that is offering a rather simple way of efficient civil mobility. The scalable energy density
profile (per mass and volume) could make it interesting for aviation, too. To build an air pressure tank very strong, safe, and lightweight is possible and certainly easier as making batteries with a comparable energy capacity AND weight. When no, or not so much metals are used to build engine and tank (or the battery), a dramatic weight reduction will be achieved. As long as it is not becoming too hot, composites will beat metals in most technical aspects. Also heating and cooling, thermal recuperation, and the compressor technology have improved and could improve further. The claim that a compressed air drive system is less appropriate than a fully electric system, is perhaps not (anymore), entirely, true when we consider all the economic and environmental questions. Certain combinations, e.g. hybrid versions, could throughout complete the list of technical advantages and options for a smart, clean, economic, or even independent driving experience. The air compression car is running far behind in the shadow of the electric car while the available materials and components are greener, lighter, and cheaper than they were decades ago - while the batteries are still struggling to lose weight.The cost for more research is, likely, a bargain, compared to the planetary scale of devastation, or the long economic and geographic chain of unpleasant dependencies, caused by any(!) sort of an environmentally problematic traffic system used by a billion people all over the globe!

Here some news on the compressed air drive technology - The very city-specific design is certainly not showing the limits...

 In the future, cars could also get airborne. Retractable wings could make them flying low level over
green speedways. The 'Ground Effect Vehicle' could become a solution to close the gap between driving and flying because a GEV could have retractable wings and wheels, so that it can drive downtown, right after a foot-level flight over a green intercity expressway (yes, why not with lawn on them). Controlling the traffic safety of airborne GEVs, by modern computers, should be easier than running a classic car, driverless, through the city rush hour. A GEV could be propelled by electric impeller jet drives. The retractable wings can be designed smaller as of a conventional plane, but they would increase the active photovoltaic surface in comparison to a conventional SUV, or so. Interesting is also that they can travel over water, and over snow, and ice, or over sands, or over marshland... Certain versions will even lift off and land vertically (VTOL). Lilium, Atlas, Terrafugia, Black Fly, SkyDrive.

 Time is needed to make tools and toys different or better. But time is running out due to the runaway development of the atmospheric and oceanic parameters. We need a radical reforestation policy asap, photovoltaics, virtually, everywhere. Biopolymers and Biocomposites, wooden materials wherever making sense. Much less burning, mining, and smelting. Instead of the traditional high-energy consuming production of bricks and cement/contrete and iron materials, we should try to melt desert sand into glass bricks using solar mirrors in automated production plants. Everything could be running on WWS (Wind, Water, Sun). There are promising next generation energy resources that are also clean but now it is about speed. Fossil fuels must be stopped asap, as long as the carbon compounds can't be captured and stored, efficiently enough.
 Wood is a building material with astounding properties - it's fun to see how it works even with cars - when it is used in the right way. Hopefully, advanced wooden log homes will become popular. Of course, in connection with significant global reforestation campaigns. We have to put Carbon into our building materials (e.g. timber, cellulose) while getting it out of the atmosphere (more and more forests would do that). Storm, earthquake, even fire can not so easily destroy a properly built log home. Wood can be mineralized to make it fireproof like stone. Bamboo has a tensile load like steel but it is 6 times lighter. Researchers are trying to use it with a certain bio resin to reinforce new types of concrete.

 Should we consider asphalt, cement, concrete, and steel as the best material for construction? The raw materials for cement require milling, then heating up to 1450C, then again milling... Next is blending the concrete... The temperature to melt iron and steel is even higher. With these energy-intensive efforts for mining, transport, and smelting, we are (nearly worldwide!) using the most expensive ways of construction! Durable for a century, not much longer, but it is some sort of 'dead' material.

Many of us love to have plants or pets, to make the house feeling a bit 'alive'. Our human 'instincts of comfort' prefer a 'living' environment, not a 'dead' environment. We are creating parks and gardens etc. to overcome that uncomfortable feeling of living in a gray world of concrete blocks and tarmac streets. The tourism industry is depending on our desire for an environment that is rather 'alive'. Why not pushing global politics to "make nature great again", thereby using sustainable building materials without the requirement to burn or smelt so much?  

 Lightweight eco-friendly drives could surpass the traditional paradigm of 'making & moving by burning'. Many sorts of plants, besides cotton, can be used for making superb fibers and textiles with specific properties, e.g. hemp, bamboo, nettle, flax, sisal etc... Some can be used in the form of composites, to create all sorts of durable and lightweight products. And why not eco-friendly wearables made of these natural fibers, instead of petroleum-based chemical textiles? How about silent wind turbines, designed to take advantage of the funnel effect? They could be embedded in the architecture, for charging simple and cheap saltwater batteries, maybe, inbuilt in the structure of your home, nearby improving the thermal insulation, just like the photovoltaic roof tiles on top...

 It appears to be a great idea to use recycled plastic materials for building roads. Our oceans, meanwhile filled up with plastic stuff, could become a resource for road materials! (I know, an industrial thinker might say "It's not yet enough plastic in the seas for using it for production...") I am hoping new transport technologies will carry us to the point where we need no roads at all. But we will still need weatherproof landing and parking grounds for aircraft.

 Sand dams are a clever and well proven rural irrigation strategy. They can create oases in desert conditions, performing almost like a miracle. Quicker to set up are the fognets that are catching water out of thin air. At the moment we have quite a lot of arid land on earth! We could perhaps learn to survive on a, slightly, warmer rainforest planet, but not on an overheated planet with raging superstorms and flooding. 'Terra Forming' is a term meant for the future exploration of other planets, though, besides settling on Mars or so, we might be well advised to launch a Terra Reforming project on Earth. We need to concentrate on improved organic/renewable ways of production, transport, and distribution or the planet will get rid of that flimsy layer of life that is covering him. We need to rethink what politics and economy should do and what it should not do to man and nature. We have not made it. We are not the owners. We are a part of it. And we have no right or mandate to destroy it.

 Once we were told that a significant rise in the sea level could happen in 500 years or so, then in 100 years... It is getting obvious that the global warming process is, and will be threatening, presently, living generations (especially in the likely case of an 'Abrupt Global Warming' scenario). Meanwhile, severe weather is raging in many places on earth, noticeably, more often and more intense. The shrinking of the glaciers is progressing, evidently, exponentially. We have expected it but not as fast as we see it occurring. Though, yet, we're burning oil and coal as usual. So many ingenious people have presented great ideas over the past decades, but the breakthrough seems obstructed by an distorted understanding of how our blue planet works. The concern of earning less seems outweighing the fear of sitting at an empty table in a storm-damaged home, attacked by flooding and lightning, with a car in the garage that cannot even swim. Still, some people claim that it's not all coming from mankind's carbon emissions, or that it is, mainly, the solar factor changing the climate etc... Looking at the graphs, however, it could be too late for that discussion.

We need an Air Conditioner for Planet Earth!  

 My utopian novel A TIME OF GOLDEN SKIES features a pretty strange fictional concept. The protagonists/adventurers learn that the Great Pyramid of Giza has been identified as a gigantic gun. A secret thermodynamic system of gas ex
plosion chambers, created to push gold through the upper two diagonal 'airshafts', liquefying it and ejecting it so fast that it will be evaporating due to the heat resulting from air friction, on the way high up in the sky. It shall surpassing the top layers of the atmosphere and then re-entering for further transformation into gold gas to cover great areas of the dry earth surface with gold particles. Just like a global molecular confetti rain or so. The entire process shall enhance the infrared reflectivity of the planet whilst reducing the average temperatures of the, otherwise, heating up atmosphere, oceans, and soil. The Great Pyramid - a divine/alien/human installation to prevent extinction on Earth?! Yes, that is an initial element of my Christian science fiction adventure story, inspired by a mysterious prophetic text in the Bible, a little ball of stone, and further historical sources. However, the longer I was pulled into that overwhelming and overused "pyramid stuff" topic, the more I had to wonder: "Could it even be true?"

 In the meantime, a senior professor of a German Institute of
Thermodynamics has, roughly, calculated (scalable) the necessary pressure to around 3500 bar to occur in the 'King's Chamber' for escalating a 10kg liquid mass (yes, I know, these numbers sound even more ridiculous as the idea, but read on...) of gold to fly into near earth space, pushed through the northern and southern s.c. 'Air Shafts'. That is a similar pressure occurring as in certain Common Rail Diesel motors. A highly inflammable gas mix from the so-called 'Grand Gallery', containing hydrogen, methane, and other rising gases (to be generated by pyrolysis and decomposition, inside the deepest chamber, the 'Subterranean Chamber') shall be compressed into the Kings Chamber. An initial gas explosion in the 'Queen's Chamber' and in the adjacent access corridor (without pre compression), shall produce enough sudden pressure to push a huge piston on a sled, diagonally, upwards whilst running on roller bearings inside the sloping 'Grand Gallery'. It shall compress all the air/gas from the GG into the KC...  

 The 'King's Chamber', located, centrally, inside of an artificial mountain of rock, is certainly solid enough to withstand a far higher gas pressure as in a Diesel motor. Theoretically, it could push significant masses of a precious metal through these upper airshafts, far into the northern and into the southern skies and countries. It  would have to be transformed into a liquid and then into the gaseous form, spread by the jet streams, the Coriolis force etc... The diagonal angles of these remarkable shafts, could throughout indicate the intended technical function as acceleration-channels or gun-runs, with their over 60m
(!) effective lengths. That would be enabling unprecedented long ballistic trajectories of a liquidizing dense metal material (becoming a gas during its hypersonic flight). The air friction, at such multiple supersonic velocities, will be furtherly heating up the, partially, liquid metal (the core of the charges could be yet solid while exiting the shafts). It will transform into the gaseous state while being trapped in the slipstream behind an (assumed) shock-burned ceramic lump of clay... The liquefying charges will be pushed by the gluing/sealing clay (or plaster) inside the shafts, or, maybe, through special embedded tubes. The inner walls of the shafts (or tubes) will catch a thick gilding layer, reducing the friction. Specs and details may become subject to thorough research, but I hope, the physical principles hinted herein appear, basically, plausible enough to consider that roughly presented, seemingly, 'absurd' suggestion of a new alternative pyramid theory (after the initial laugh has calmed down). Someone attempted or rather planned ahead for the eons of human civilization to come, enabling rescue of life and nature on earth. Someone who ruled or influenced the deep ancient past (at least) and, who, obviously, could see sharply into the future!

 Vertical rail-grooves exist in the 'Antechamber', an access room made of granite, leading to the KC. Apparently, that room is designed to function as a huge 'high load' valve system consisting of three massive bulkheads, or portcullis, running in steel rails, fitted into these grooves of the granite walls left and right. Presumably, the bulkheads - to be built from steel - shall be pulley-connected with the titanic sized sled-piston system in the Grand Gallery. Also that sled has to be a rust-resistant steel construction to stand the dynamic forces, the big range of temperatures, and the humidity. The vertical steel rails, enabling the three bulkheads/portcullis to shut and open, will have to be anchored in these grooves carved in by the ancient masons. Presently these grooves are partly damaged but, certainly, repairable. That triple portcullis valve system will be defining how much gas pressure the red granite block lined King's Chamber can take. Thus, how far the gold gas can fly in the slipstream. Inside the GG, there are two rows of small, rectangular niches, surely, made to contain imbedded roller bearings for supporting the piston sled in the GG. These small niches had been carved into the ledges in a regular distance to each other, 26 on each side. It should be a feasible job to cement suitable roller bearings into these niches whilst aligning them by using a construction laser beam. Much of these essential interior installations and surfacial repair works could be completed by mortal humans of today, with stuff that is to find in a building materials & hardware store.

 The mysterious five 'Relief Chambers', stacked on top of the King's Chamber, will as well contain inflammable gases. Their reaction shall dampen AND increase the pressure in the KC, at the same time! Their counteracting
cascade-like reaction will happen in a prompt succession, within a fraction of a second, ignited by the piezo effect occurring between the stone beams on top and below each chamber. Between the ceiling beams, the gas can flow in and out since they had not been made airtight, fully intentionally! The countless quartz particles will produce sparking, due to the sudden change of static pressure in all the contact points. The resulting firing cascade will stretch the duration and the maximum gas pressure in the KC. Splashing water, contained in the 'Stone Sarcophagus', has now enough time to steam up. Thereby, increasing the insane gas pressure inside the KC, even more! The highest attainable pressure will finally release the clay-sealed gold charges, pushing them through the upper two shafts, to let them whizzing high into the northern and into the southern sky (there is still an important mechanism to ensure the synchronicity but it would take too much space to tell, here).

 It is, of course, a good question, how high the gold charges will have to climb because that will define the necessary pressure in the KC and the ballistic flight mass. When you look at the map, you will find a lot of mainland in the north (east of Europe and west of Russia) and even more in the south of Giza (the entire African land mass down to the Cape). Interestingly, the, somewhat unequal angles of the two upper shafts could match the two different ballistic requirements to reach and cover as much as possible of these landmasses, before AND after the reentry. Some of the precious metal gas will be leaving the flying charges while ascending. The rest will come down from orbital space, later. About like a
kind of a global sprinkler system. The extreme density of the ballistic flight mass will be penetrating the air, highly efficiently. The gaseous gold will be spreading out an invisible veil of gold on that same globe that our species has sprinkled with blood and deprivation for thousands of years.

 Gold is, effectively, covering extremely large surfaces with surprisingly tiny masses so that a very thinly gilded surface can be reflecting highest levels of infrared radiation. That's why it is used by the space industry to protect spacecraft from radiation, mainly from the heat of the sun. A gold coin is enough to gild a full-size sculpture of a rider and his horse! We need, of course, not a, visibly, closed gold coating of the earth's surface. Just a transparent, invisible veil of gold particles is enough. The gold gas could be orbiting the planet and, partially, falling back down covering the dry land. It will remain as an active reflector as long as it occurs in the sky or in the upper layer of the dry surface of the earth. Every single gold atom, in the low orbit, in the atmosphere, or on the ground, will be fighting Global Warming whilst increasing the infrared reflectivity (Albedo) of our planet!

 Yes, that 'Stone Age' mega-monument is meant to gild our planet, to halt or to interrupt the Global Warming spiral for a certain time. Long enough, so that we can have the opportunity (mercy would be the better term) to 'clean' our motherland in space, rethink our technical haste and greedy habits, our questionable ways of transport and food production, and our bizarre social-economic concepts of wealth distribution. Perhaps, we can finally end political or racial unfriendliness and cruel traditions, replacing them with a deeply engraved desire for love and peace in our hearts and minds... Hopefully, humanity will opt for life before running out of time and options because no human technology of geoengineering will come, remotely, close to the efficiency of this, in prehistoric times hermetically sealed and, kindly, deposited gold spray machine!  

 Many Ancient Alien theorists are expecting a powerful alliance, or a delegation of alien astronauts, coming back to earth in an unknown future. Certain cultures, traditions, and religions were praying for the return of their gods, an inevitable core element of their belief concept. That wish, hope, faith, or fear remained immanent in ancient depictions, rites, texts, and buildings, reaching back to the stone age. Pyramids and temples have, mainly, to do with the expected God-given eternal life, or the belief in it, like the expectation in something that will happen
, indubitably, in the future. Interestingly, during the "age of reason" when it became - scientifically seen pure 'nonsense' or 'supersticion', the ancient dream of immortality made it on the discussion board of modern science ethics. In an age of supercomputers, artificial intelligence, and 3D printing of lung tissue, liver, kidneys, veins, or bones, you will scratch your head and think again... Perhaps you may ask your local Pastor concerning the future of mankind. What will he say when you allow him one single sentence? When he is leading a Biblically oriented congregation, he might say something like: "The Son of Man and His Kingdom of Heaven will return to bring eternal life, removing fear and terror forever, but it will make a difference if He will find us looking up, or running away."

 Could the Great Pyramid made of 6.25 million tons (estimated total mass) of seamlessly set 2.5 tons heavy stone blocks (average), take such a high pressure in her red granite block armored King's Chamber, for propelling the, instantly, liquifying Gold so high into the sky? Perhaps, daily, during the coming decades, or even centuries? Could she distribute the gaseous gold towards the northern and the southern hemisphere, reaching far out, thus covering the globe with a super thin golden layer that shall be reflecting more and more of the infrared radiation of the sun? Could that ancient enigmatic monument be meant to interrupt the terrible dynamics of Global Warming caused by our (obviously expected by the ancient builder/s) industrial societies of the modern age? Can it give us enough extra time to overcome mankind's economic think barriers, destructive habits, and harmful technologies? Could it make us sometimes giving to each other instead of selling, receiving instead of buying? Could we still learn to become a human family of love and peace? Could we, eventually, connect to potentially existing interstellar or intergalactic networks out there? Can we even become a new building block of that Kingdom of Heaven? Or will we choose to live on as economic conquerors and warriors, ruining our blue house in space?  

 Obviously, the Great Pyramid of Giza is, in addition to her other functions, a planetary life rescue apparatus, to say it in a nutshell. Her many mathematical, numerological, and geometrical references reflect
the character of a divine memorial. It's a preeminent monument that proves the serious intention and power to fix the endangered life conditions on earth! Certain incorporated sacred numbers and features are, without doubt, indicating Biblical connections as several researchers had noticed, already centuries ago. Possible that yet hidden chambers, in the Great Pyramid, are containing the essential parts and components to complete her true destination. The Giza Pyramids were built to perform things surpassing everything a Hollywood filmmaker could dare to dream.

 Isaiah, a prophet of the Old Testament, had announced an 'altar of stone', important enough to become a 'sign and a witness to the LORD of hosts'. A written prophecy, obviously, expected to be met in a remote future. That 'altar of stone' shall be located in the 'midst of the land of Egypt' and 'at its border'. 'Border' translates into "Giza", the elevated frontier point between Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt. It is not believed that Isaiah had seen or known the Giza Pyramids, or if he even knew more about their specific technical functions. I guess that God had let him use prophetic words, hinting Giza but, concurrently, protecting it as long as necessary because, otherwise, the monument site would have become a focus of worse destruction and seizure, like countless other significant places of conflicts in the human history. The specified location, however, and the term 'altar' is fitting, perfectly, because it could hint an elevated place to sacrifice something of value.

 A second object of stone that is mentioned in Isaiah 19:19, the 'stone column' or 'pillar of stone', is still standing in a place that is, Biblically, named 'Ir-Ha-Heres', the 'city of destruction'. Once, it was known as 'Heliopolis' (Sun City) in ancient Greek, or 'IUNU' in Egyptian language. Huge temples had been destroyed and then removed from there. Today it is a district of Cairo. One single obelisk survived, miraculously, still pointing skyward, to be found in a little park, illuminated at night...

 Will A TIME OF GOLDEN SKIES remain science fiction or could it even be?
Could the Great Pyramid of Giza become the last way out to halt Global Warming, nearby mitigating those notorious warmongering attitudes of certain nations and individuals, finally helping the leaders to see and feel how precious the gift of nature and human life, actually, is before everything fades? Has the 7th World Wonder been defying time for so long, to bail out mankind? ...Inviting us to invest (or sacrifice) into a future of life, and can we fix that ancient prophetic monument to let it embrace our (yet) blue planet with its miraculous arms of gold?

 As it appears, we can still do something against Global Warming. It will require getting humble, forgiving, wondering, learning, and looking up to the skies & heavens...

 We shall overcome that stone age system of fear and competition! We have overused it, from generation to generation... It is not good for us since we are tied to that globe. We have to study the art of uncompromising friendliness. That's not weak, that's right. Cold hearts were running this world with an unutterable ruthlessness over thousands of years. We need to learn to care for the homeless and sick. This must become a civil priority, even beyond any economic considerations. We must turn, previously, warlike countries into holiday resorts or wildlife reserves. We must learn peace AND joy until every weapon factory is closed. We need to understand why to believe and what. Rigid or merciless traditions are not carrying a life covered planet through time and space. When we believe in God, we need to learn what He really wants and how we can improve the entire spectrum of life on our planet, not only a few hundred super rich who can build rockets to Mars.

 Countless fruits, cereals, herbs, roots, or leaves do feed or heal us. There is no substitute for food, water, and air. We need to preserve the original physical and chemical condition of nature so that plants, animals, and humans can stay alive. Besides that we need an international attempt of grace, a common sense of share and care. That includes a worldwide edict of affability and charity, however the ethical traditions or religions may have divided our perspectives and concepts. Whilst sharing the human genome, an ultra complex biological form of life, a super miracle-gift - not a billion year long chain of accidents or so, we have to insist on the introduction and implementation of new international principles or standards of human kindness. It's not only about the ban of guns. Not violating the law, is not enough. Giving shelter to someone for some time is not enough. 'Human Rights' are not enough. Even gender equality and LGTBQ rights are not enough. We must become friendly hosts and, concurrently, grateful guests, appreciating our priceless blue 'globotel' in space!

Who are they? How are they? Will they come?

 The concept of earth and life being an intelligent creation made by God appears, predominantly, outdated, wiped away by proper science. While horizontal evolution is well understood, questions concerning vertical evolution remain unanswered. Normally, there should be a, nearly, infinite amount of species. Far more "in-betweens" should live when thinking it through. I find it remarkable that several microbiologists and geneticists do not believe in vertical evolution. A clear minority of academics are not believing it while they do their research in their labs all the time, just like their colleagues. Interestingly, not all of them say that they believe in God, as a well-known professor who doubts on vertical evolution, had once expressed it in a keynote speech. Some say this would be outside science. Some do believe in God and say it straight. Some may conclude that we live in a created life habitat that has been, likely, intentionally, created or manipulated, so that it can support life in that way as we can see it, feel it, or reconstruct from the fossil documentation. 

 Intelligence in space is expected to be either neutral, very strange, or hostile, in the media and artwork. Sometimes, moderately, friendly what makes us humans looking bad again. When aliens would be here,
already, in public, the landscape of science would change dramatically. Priorities of research would shift into new directions. Imagine, aliens would be holding lectures in the universities. Will they have humor? Are these aliens playful or more like robots? Are they looking like we or rather like Hollywood's creepy crawlers or the Klingon warriors? Imagine, your next afternoon lecture on cosmology is coming from a brain in a hovering bottle, or so. How do they communicate? Will they radiate radio signals all over the place, like we do it? Is it possible to have an alien friend? Could we even marry them? The list of questions is endless. Enough for centuries of science fiction to come, even, if they should not make it to visit us.

 Theoretical scientists are using conceptual models to tackle or to identify problems. Still, many theorists seem to be influenced by the so called Fermi Paradox, by the Drake formula, or by several other (important) theoretical principles based on the available list of assumptions that was (and is) never complete. A, kind of philosophical 'triangle' came into existence. The three corner points are religion, science fiction, and facts based science. We are jumping around in that triangle, trying to understand... to decide... to explain... at least, something.

 A lot has happened in the past decades that should have influenced each of the corner points by each of the other ones while discussing alien life. But this is somehow not working so very well. There is an ongoing development, newer concepts are coming up so we should be, perhaps, not too impatient. Though, I think, there is a fundamental issue of how we assign or interpret facts brought to light by archaeology, history, and by theology. Sometimes by geography, by biology, or by many other disciplines - even arts or medicine. A cosmologist is, of course, not interested in ancient walls or giant temples made of huge stone quaders, and an exobiologist will rather search in acid lakes or plumes, not in the caves where alien beings have been, possibly, painted by the prehistoric artists. A Sumerian cylinder seal that is depicting a god two times taller than the mortal humans, is just a piece of art, an artifact, a historical evidence of culture etc. An ancient coin with a conus pointing to the skies may not make a NASA engineer scratching his head. Also, cutted granite blocks without any cut loss in the cutting lines, to find in the Valley Tempel of Giza and elsewhere... (We could not do this, not even with a Laser or so.) ...b
ut no reason for research. Mainstream science is still not assuming a context between the measurements of certain ancient structures of very different epochs(!) and their positions while they can, obviously, tell us of an influencing superhuman mind power that was stretching over all ages and cultures. They stand on ley lines or are even encompassing the entire globe like a pearl necklace. When a temple or a pyramid was built too big or too perfect, better than we could do it today, then it's, only, to thank the human creativity and willpower under the psychological pressure of rigid religious worldviews or cruel political systems. To make a god happy, or to appease him, was the first goal of a ruler. The comfort of the citizens came far behind their gods... What would we humans not all do under such circumstances...? This is the ever repeated number-one explanation for the megalithic wonders of antiquity...
 But what is when it was not about invented fantasy tales to make the workers jumping to cut and haul the stones for erecting these incredible monumental buildings, to honor their 'fantasy'-gods while suffering from the fear of their wrath or living up in the desperate hope for their reward? And how can we keep our positive motivation with a more logical worldview, today, to find hope for our future, more dignity, more peacefulness, and more wisdom than in these dark pagan ages, or, now, in our culture of the love of bits and bytes while guarding everything with atomic weapons instead of arrows and spears? Is there anything positive that we can believe and that makes sense to think of a good future, a peaceful and kind future? The Gospel contains a catolog of logical answers. The superiority and glory of the "Lord of Hosts" are/is owning and ruling the "Kingdom of Heaven". He is offering us the gift of peace, to be implemented and supervised by the "Prince of Peace" (one of the several attributes of Jesus Christ) who will rule on our planet (and beyond). While this sounds like a fairy tale to many, it remains an anchor of the belief system of those people who do feel that certain traditions and chronicles of the ancients do matter today and in the future, however old they are.
 The so-called Ancient Alien theory offers convincing scenarios to explain the - otherwise - inexplicable. There are more and more controversial views on, potentially, incorrect interpretations of historic facts, not less. Certain historical and technical enigmas could be solved with that assumed AA background. But we may also need theological explanations and interpretations to complete the picture. Ancient scriptures are filled up with breathtaking descriptions and hints of technical forms of air and space travel, weapons, levitation of things and people, and miraculous building processes with super hard stone materials but without the sound of a hammer.
The basic scholastic concept of exaggerations, invented tales, religious fantasies, and superstition depreciates the scriptures of antiquity. A divine civilization-design process that was influenced by alien antagonists could offer better explanations for the countless descriptions of miracles, of giants, or of other non human beings. If we are a part of something that was made or grown by someone, we have to re-evaluate our world view or, actually, everything. I'm not saying that Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream or Mozart's Magic Flute should be treated as factual reports of historic events from now, but even the great composers and novelists of the past had sources of inspiration we can't all know. When you would write up a tiny fragment of the reality of today, jump in a time machine to meet the most fantastic writers of the past, showing it to them as a draft for a new fairy tale, they would, likely, criticize it for showing a bit too unplausible, too far fetched, or too unbelieavable.

The "Kardashev Scale" is trying to classify a space civilization based on how big they can utilize their physical environment for gaining power. This is a too little thought vision, I think. It's just about the idea of civilizations using stars or entire galaxies as technical 'power plants'. But it says nothing about where everything goes and why. What is when we are candidates of a divine aptitude test? What is when a true and solid civilization of peace is waiting for us?

 'Technology' in the highest thinkable form will not need any CAM cutted wheel, and no fuel or electric power. God is almighty. He can heal or fix the damages that are a result of our erroneous ways to deal on the planet. God can do everything. He could create the same lifeforms again, plus a renewed planet under their feet, again and again. Hypothetically, His next humans could go on with drilling for oil to sell and burn it and to make plastic from it for throwing it into the oceans while making their cars from heavy steel. When it gets too bad, or when the ineluctable wars are becoming too overwhelming, God could doom everything and print it all new, but with upgraded people, to start it all again... and again... This scenario would apply in the case that the creation is a little cogwheel in a mysterious kind of cosmic clockwork mechanism, to keep it all running and flowing, or otherwise resetting it. But the Gospel states that He has an eternal plan with us that is based on love and peace, and on grace and righteousness. We shall learn that from Him. This is an offer, a recommendation, a proposal. Eternal life, based on abundance, not on scarcity or fear. For a limited time He is - for an important (legal) reason - bearing this terrible situation that humans are killing the biosphere of their beautiful planet while throwing millions of people into death, poverty, or desperation, nearby erasing hundreds of species every day. We're experiencing and witnessing a planetary 'proof of failure' demonstration. Sounds a bit frustrating, after all these wonderful supersonic aircraft, oil tankers, and banking systems, telecommunication wonders, and AI to run the office. But our failure to live affable, supportive, and sustainable on earth is also the door handle of the gate to heaven. When we press it down, it will stop at a certain point and then it will go up, again. The (small) door will open and we can enter to start to live. But it will begin on our knees, not standing proudly. We cannot buy it or earn it. And we, definitely, don't deserve it.

Our mortal version represents the 'advertising block', a 'demo version' so to say. The 'prime version' is yet to come. The nations of the mortal humans, and their principles of competition, exploitation, and domination will fade away like a haunting nightmare of the past. We will see and meet the real 'aliens', the 'citizens of heaven'. And we will
be surprised how nice they are. Otherwise, Jesus would rather not have called us to join Him in His Kingdom that is 'not of this world'. The Kingdom of Heaven must have existed eons before us (also Sumerian and Babylonian sources are indicating this assumption). It must be greater than everything we have seen or imagined. We better take on the kind invitation.

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