Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Old Ones

While watching one of the “History” channels last night, H2, this thought popped into my head:

Imagine some type of apocalypse hits the earth.  Our entertainment complex is so, so, so into apocalypses these days, be it Zombie, or Nuclear, or Biological Warfare, or whatever.  Ninety-nine point nine-nine-nine percent of mankind is wiped out.  The sands rebury the Pyramids.  The rain forest reclaims Manhattan.  Small packets of humanity, regressed to the primitive in the quest for mere survival against the elements and each other, gather together, and all knowledge is lost.

Fast forward two or three thousand years.

Man has now mastered the elements, mastered the innate desire to dominate his fellow man, and a new civilization has sprung up, similar in technological level as ours now is.  Archaeology is all the rage as the Masters of Culture wonder: What were the Old Ones like?

Two books are found and deciphered:  One, a history book of the 1960s, with a special section on the Space Race.  The other, a Star Wars DVD.

Might there not be media outlets in the year 5000 AD similar to our H2, who will trumpet that based on these two pieces of evidence, the record is conclusive: the Old Ones of Earth built massive space ships and space stations, developed hyperdrive, and colonized the universe?

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