Battle for Earth sets the stage for the five books series by introducing the conflict between Triangulum and Earth. By using conflicts around the world as a source of distraction, the characters in the first book are introduced. With a lot of embellishing, I create a scenario leading to World War III. That’s when the aliens attack. Wars throughout history have accelerated the development of technology. This is the foundation for the last three books of the series.
Emma Henderson is at the forefront of technological advancements that are explored throughout the series when the RAI (robotic artificial intelligent) humanoids are developed. As a spoiler, I will tell you RAIs don’t save the day in Battle for Earth. Emma does have a significant role to play in developing new technologies as she finds and loses love.
An example of how technology can progress over time is solar energy, a product in our lifetime that has reached the market. In 1839 Edmond Becquerel, a French physicist, at age 19 discovered the effect of photovoltaic. Click the link (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmond_Becquerel) to learn more. Becquerel probably never envisioned how solar power would develop into the products we see today. It wasn’t until 1954 that the first silicon solar cell was developed at Bell Labs, a gap of 115 years. In the 1980s, solar panels gained market share as the price of solar panels lowered and government incentives made them more affordable. What is amazing is that states don’t require solar panels to be part of every new home build.
I hope you enjoyed my first ever, but brief blog. Look for my next post. Leave me a comment or ask a question.
Jerry W Martin