Movies like Independence Day would have us believe that the United States government has been keeping knowledge about alien life from the general population. I believe that this myth about alien technology being studied at secret bases like Area 51 has been promoted in part by the military-industrial complex itself as cover for their military training exercises. Aside from some blurry videos of moving pixels there has been no conclusive or clear evidence that there is extraterrestrial life. Not only is there no evidence that there is alien life, but there is no evidence that the world’s governments are keeping knowledge of their existence from us.
On multiple occasions, President Trump has tweeted classified information about military operations in the Middle-East. If he had any direct knowledge about alien life he would clearly tweet about it inadvertently in a early morning tweetstorm.
From a technological perspective, we have not made any significant paradigm shift or quantum leap in generations. We still depend largely on fossil fuel. We’ve essentially tapped out Moore’s Law. Even with modern advancements, medicine and the health care industry as a whole is still so primitive. Since the pyramids, there is no recent technological advancement that can be credited to an alien civilization.
By all accounts, we might as well be all alone in our corner of the universe.