What happens when we run out of natural resources like wood, coal, oil, minerals, etc.? How can we sustain our existence with such non-renewable resources?
What if we could literally create matter out of energy to build atoms and molecules into whatever substance we require?
In Star Trek, there are things called matter replicators that can create food and other matter by assembling raw energy into the desired product. Whether we’re speaking of wood, metal, plastic, glass, or ceramics, everything is built out of the same fundamental, elementary source…energy.
As discussed in the last chapter (Transport Shock) of Aliens Above, Ghosts Below: Explorations of the Unknown, everything we know of in the universe is a composite of sub-atomic particles that aggregate as atoms which then further compile to form various molecules, which then translates into the matter were so familiar with.
Even us human beings are complex compositions of atoms and molecules resulting in an infinite diversity of biological matter. If science is ever capable of “transporting” matter as in Star Trek (and there is some intriguing evidence that it might have already been achieved with help from above), we will then be able to create matter directly from energy, which is what the transporter is all about.
So when you want to buy a new car for example, its cost might be substantially reduced as we no longer must mine minerals for metal or use petroleum products for plastic or even create rubber from trees, or kill animals for leather.
As there have been recent successes in “transporting” photons as well as assembling crude types matter from energy, we may eventually be able to create all the food and other resources we’re in so desperate need of.
So you go to order your new Corvette sports car and you pick all the various options you desire which are programmed into the energy-matter organizer/compiler, and the result is an exact copy made from a template of the ZR1 Corvette you desire, without any form of conventional manufacturing whatsoever. Even the color is correct.
Think of this process as a three-dimensional copy machine. We use copying machines almost every day of our lives, but now they can serve us in a far more productive way while preventing us from further stripping the Earth of its limited resources as well as providing everyone with the potential for a common future free of hunger, poverty and waste.
Might this new method of building things lose jobs for production workers in factories? Maybe, but we might then employ far more people to assemble, train and operate such matter integrators.
But aren’t we missing something here? Of course we are, what about replicating human organs or even people? If we’re able to solve the problem of 3-D matter replication, might we not also discover a way to arrest or reverse the aging process by limiting or completely eliminating entropy and atrophy in living organisms without the use of pharmaceuticals.
See a problem here? Little did Gene Roddenberry realize what he was creating way back in the middle of the 1960’s? You may not think this information is relevant to parapsychological research, but I can assure you that it is, especially as it relates to apports and the psychokinetic breakdown and reorganization of molecular matter experienced when Uri Geller was being studied during the 1970’s. Once again, we’re at the loci of all of this. Let’s hope we can use such new technology wisely to improve ourselves and opposed to deconstructing what we’ve already created.