I sat and watched the movie Star Trek First Contact tonight and lived again Captain Jean Luc Picard travelling back in time to save mankind and the inventor of the warp drive from the evil Borg robots.
I watched in fascination as the oft repeated faerie tale developed … as soon as mankind made the first faltering steps in the creation of viable interstellar technology – a self-determination that merely awaited an opportunity to actually make the time to do so – then along will come the extra terrestrial good guys – the rational and very reasonable Vulcans to lead us all into a new golden age where we can live long and prosper.
Ah many an evening I too dreamed that dream – All we need to do is produce something reasonable and advanced and then there would be dramatic change !! So I worked diligently away at solving the paradoxes that kept mankind’s science in a dark age.
Once I had worked out what was wrong with particle physics and artificial intelligence and computation…