Why aliens have not attacked us till now

I have figured it all out.

There have been numerous alien sightings all over the world. People have seen discs flying overhead, pilots have seen strange objects flying next to their planes. People diappear around the world and when they come back, they have no recollection of the missing days. It does not shock us anymore. Of course, Hollywood’s brainwashing antics have a role to play here which cannot be ignored. There isn’t a city in the world which has not been destroyed by the very human-like aliens who want our resources (as if we haven’t sucked the Earth dry already) or want us as slaves (as if we haven’t done that already to each other). Buildings topple, humans scream and then the countries unite (surprise! Surprise!) to defeat the villians before they can go back to bombing each other for oil.

Of course, no alien attack has happened in reality. They haven’t even made a friendly appearance (how snobbish of them!). But prey, why?

Here’s why.

They are keeping an eye on us. They are the guardians of the universe and they are holding the door so that we do not escape and unlease our destructive potential over the universe. Think of them as the item girl in Bollywood movies who keep the villians (us) engrossed in their pelvic thrusts so that the good heroes (kind aliens) keep the universe intact. Imagine the havoc the villians will create if the item girl is not there.

Let’s admit that we are a shitty race. Look at the turtles or the snails. Even the spiders. They live in perfect harmony with Earth.  But not us. There isn’t anything left on the Earth that we haven’t monetized for profits. We have raped her of her dignity and we will keep doing it till she dies. We are cutting the branch on which we are sitting but who cares till we are mid-air falling to our doom. We believe our religion will come to save us and a wad of notes will cushion our fall. Our children are not our priority and the aliens in their flying saucers know this. They know that if (heavens forbid) we become capable enough of flying outside the solar system to inhibit other planets (which is highly unlikely. We will probably have a World War 3 before that), we will end up repeating our Earthly mistakes on it, killing it in the same way.

As Agent Smith rightly said to Neo, we are the virus of this universe.

And the aliens are here to contain us. So, will they ever attack us, you may ask?

The answer is – Yes, they will.

If they ever get the slightest hint in the future that humans are capable of moving their house out of the Solar System, you will see a full Independence Dayish assault that day. They will spray their pest control laser beams on us and finish us long before we start the countdown of our Noah’s Ark into the space. Just like what you will do if you see an increase in the cockroach population in your house.

So, humans you have been warned. Please stay where you are. Send probes to Mars and Pluto. Gawk at the ice mountains on them. Be surprised at the Earth size storm on Jupiter. But, never ever dare to develop a technology that will let you find wormholes and travel to other galaxies. Because that will be the day when the alien mothership will direct a high precision laser beam at the Earth and break this begging-for-euthanasia planet into a million pieces.

Tell me your dreams

While reading Xylene’s post on dreams, I started to ponder over the dreams which my brain cooks up while I am fast asleep. Earlier, I used to remember quite a lot of them but now a days, the memories just fade away too soon to grasp as soon as I wake up. Guess, I am getting old. My dreams are very vivid and colorful and yes, weird by all means.

So, here are my top four personal favourites from my kitty of dreams which I remember with all the minute details because of various reasons, one of them being that they scared the shit out of me. Here goes –

  • I am sitting on the top stair of a stairway and someone is climbing the stairs and coming towards me. I can see the feet, the dangling palms and my own terrified face. He catch hold of my hand and drags me down the stairs, very much like the vamp dragging the heroine out of her husband’s house. I am crying and pleading and its hurting like hell and there is blood all over my legs as I reach the bottom of the stairs. [ The dream ends here and I wake up completely terrified. This was a recurring dream for a long time and I could never understand the significance. ]
  • I am in a deep sleep when a whisper wakes me up. Its my mother calling me, slowly in a very soft whisper. I get up and see her standing next to my bed. Its very dark but I can still make her our. There is something terribly wrong with her. Her face is twisted and her hair are all over her face. Her hands are lurching forward towards my neck and the nails are longer than usual. Her feet are not on the ground but twisted backwards from the knee and she is floating in air, inches above the ground. She floats towards me and I scream in horror and run towards my sister’s room. I open the door and call her name and there she is, floating towards me and hands stretched out. I run towards the master bedroom where I am confident of hearing my father’s glass shattering snores, but before I reach there I wake up. [ I was drenched in sweat when this one finished and was constantly looking at the female population in the house with suspicion for a few days. ]
  • I wake up and look outside the window of my bedroom. Our house now stands in the middle of the ocean. I get up hurriedly and look out of each and every window but all I can see is water all around. Suddenly Pirate ships appear and start attacking each other with cannons, with our house standing in the middle of this attack [ This dream came much before “Pirates of the Caribbean” was released. Gore Verbinski must not have even thought about the concept when I encountered this dream ]. Anyways, the fight intensifies and soon many of the pirates were flooding our house to save themselves. I and my family were the innocent victims who happen to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. We try to help and save as many pirates as possible and our house is hit by the cannon balls too. Soon the fight is over and we are left with a half broken house in the middle of the ocean and a few sinking ships around the house. One thing which I very distinctly remember is the glittering water in sunlight when I looked out of the bedroom window. That scene was spectacular.
  • I am with my sister at the terrace and we are playing with the stars. We are arranging them in the sky in various patterns with the motion of our fingers and they move according to our command. I motion a group of stars to fly like birds across the sky while my sister commands a few of them to fall like shooting stars. Suddenly the sky is covered with very dark clouds and all the stars vanish. My mother comes and tell us to stop playing with the stars and get inside as she is having a very bad feeling about this. We move inside the house and suddenly the sky is filled with alien ships. We stare at them in horror as the aliens start descending and start marching on the road in front of our house. We can see a lot of our neighbours who are being pulled out of their houses are killed. One of the alien turn and see me and my sister watching them through a half opened door on the terrace. He breaks away from the formation and plunge towards us and enters our house as we run away screaming. [ This is where I wake up ]

I could never understand what those dreams meant. They might be my mind’s reaction to various facts and incidences collected by my subconsciousness. They might be a lot of Neurons overworking. Till date, there is no concrete theory on the occurrence of dreams. The only thing known is that most of the dreams occur during the REM(Random Eye movement) sleep, when the eyes flutter beneath the closed eyelids. That is why we always remember the dream if we wake up suddenly during this period. And maybe that’s why I remembered those dreams.

Anyways, I am moving back to Delhi tomorrow. My friends here are sad, I am sad, my mom is reacting the way a spider would react who has just spotted an entrapped fly in his web and I think all this is a dream. But more on it later. 🙂

Invisible dimensions

cosmicharmony2.jpgThe concept of Parallel universes is not very old and the initial hints can be dated back to 1957 when Hugh Everett gave the “Many worlds interpretation” of the quantum mechanics. Ironically, even after being a Physics student for almost half a decade, I came across this concept while watching an episode of GhostBusters on Cartoon Network. 😐 In the said episode, it so happens that the parallel dimensions overlap suddenly and people are able to move from one world into another. The Ghostbusters come across a set of people from the other dimension and befriend them and so on and so forth. 🙂 I was so amazed by the concept that it remained with me for long.

Also, its surprising to know that the idea was initially proposed in the 1941 short story titled “El Jardín de senderos que se bifurcan(The garden of forking paths)” written by Jorge Luis Borges more than a decade before the actual theory came into picture.  

web.gifThe idea actually caught fire with the Superstring theory, which focused towards explaining all the fundamental forces of Physics by considering them as the vibrations of a tiny super-symmetric string. Suddenly a four dimensional world in which we live was not enough and scientists started talking about 10,11,20,100 and then n dimensions.

The theory also lead to a better understanding of the Big Bang Theory, which has been a topic of debate since its inception. If we consider the M-Theory(which is nothing but a super-set of the Super-string theory), then the universe consists of 11 dimensions out of which we are aware of only 4 as the rest of them are very tightly wrapped and thus are not accessible to us. So, basically our universe is just another bubble amongst the many bubbles occurring simultaneously in the eleventh dimension. And when two such bubbles collide with each other, then a Big Bang occurs which gives birth to another universe. So in a way, the Big Bang was not actually the “beginning of everything” but just happened along the way.

Scientists like Lisa Randall have further fuelled the parallel dimension theory by proposing that Gravity is a very weak force as compared to electromagnetism simply because it is concentrated in another dimension and just seeps into our dimension. You can read further about this here.

big_bang_2_3_2.jpgAll this talk has been a topic of fascination and fiction for decades but Physicists have now started taking it seriously as it simplifies a lot of theories. On the other hand, ever since the concept took wings, there has been numerous fiction stories and movies based on this concept like Alice in Wonderland, The wizard of Oz, Spirited away, Gulliver’s travels, Chronicles of Narnia, The Hitchhikers’s guide to the galaxy to name a few.

On a personal note, I myself have been completely smitten by the idea and ended up writing a short story titled “The loop” based on this concept. You can read the story here.

Well, come to think of it, doesn’t this theory also answers the questions of the appearance of Aliens and UFO, Ghosts, werewolves, Witches, Yeti, Demons and so many other phenomenons which are beyond our understandings. Maybe they all exist in some other dimension and pay us a visit at times. 🙂 What’s wrong in imagining??

wormhole-medium.jpgIts a known fact that the speed of light is not fast enough to travel across stars or galaxies. A round trip to Mars would take more than a year of travelling at the current speed of our spacecrafts, or less if this new rocket technology is implemented. Then how would we explain so many UFO sightings? If Alien crafts travel at the speed of light(technically you can’t travel faster than that), then it would take them ages to reach our planet. There has to be some other mechanism. This is where the theory of parallel dimensions start making sense and this also gave rise to the theory predicting the presence of wormholes or wrap drives which is an equally interesting theory. But more on it later. 🙂

In the meantime, enjoy the following video titled – Imagining the Tenth Dimension

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