ALIENS GOT INTERNET !!!!!!

IN 1956 HOLLYWOOD and Ray Harryhausen gave us a movie which includes a quote that I am surprised no one has ever noted before.

Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956).   Unrated | 1h 23min | Horror, Sci-Fi | July 1956 (USA)

Extraterrestrials traveling in high-tech flying saucers contact a scientist as part of a plan to enslave the inhabitants of Earth.

Director: Fred F. Sears Writers: Bernard Gordon (screenplay), George Worthing Yates (screenplay)

Stars: Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor, Donald Curtis | See full cast & crew »

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049169/

When asked by the good guys how they knew our language and so much about us, the aliens reply – 

We learned about you using our:

INFINITELY INDEXED MEMORY BANK (of all knowledge)

They apparently had the Internet 13 years before the first transmission of information from one computer to another over a significant distance. Our earthbound Internet was established by DARPA and the University of California –– as follows (from Internet Society historical webpage):

All this came together in September 1969 when BBN installed the first IMP at UCLA and the first host computer was connected. 
One month later, when SRI was connected to the ARPANET, the first host-to-host message was sent from Kleinrock’s laboratory to SRI. Two more nodes were added at UC Santa Barbara and University of Utah. … storage displays to deal with the problem of refresh over the net, Thus, by the end of 1969, four host computers were connected together into the initial ARPANET, and the budding Internet was off the ground. 

Brief History of the Internet

BTW; The good guys (Us) defeated the alien invasion using a sound canon.

JGL

 

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About Jerry Laiche

Jon (Jerry) Laiche, B.A., M.A. is a  working historian, writer, and co-author of “The Petticoat Rebellion; A Culinary History of French Louisiana”.  He is a twenty-year veteran teacher and scholar, having taught courses in Louisiana, American, and World History. An unabashed bibliophile, for three years, he owned and operated “The Philosopher’s Stone” a bookstore on the New Orleans’ Northshore specializing in rare and antiquarian volumes.  He and his life partner, Elizabeth, currently live at Beltane Grove, one acre and a cottage, 30 miles north of New Orleans’ Lake Pontchartrain. (Rev. April Fool’s Day, 2020) jlaiche@earthlink.net https://jerryandbeth.com (alt.) nola1718@icloud.com Home Office: (985) 795-2372 Primum est Edare, diendi Philosophari