> You mean other then the Fame & Fortune thing? You
> do know how popular this would be, right.
Actually, I don't know how popular it would be. Rather, I think they have a good reason not to live stream anymore.
On the last live streaming of exploration in G1 (National Geographic, robot exploration of the QC southern air shaft), Hawass didn't expect what was discovered at all. He fully expected evidence of the real burial chamber, but instead he got a totally unpredicted and equally inexplicable result. Egyptologists still are having difficulty trying to squeeze those findings into what had been a relatively clean narrative of the funerary paradigm. This is not good for a discipline trying to maintain its self-consistent ideology. The fact that the north channel hasn't been explored, or that no sample has been taken (publicly) of the metal loops, or that no attempt to drill into the far wall of the mini-chamber, or that no sample has been taken of the "green trickle" on that far wall, or that the glyphs on the west wall of the shaft toward the southern end (revealed by the Djedi robot) have not yet been investigated should be a clue regarding their motives.
I do think the MoA would enjoy all the fame and fortune it can get, but no, I think "fame and fortune" is not what the MoA would necessarily expect if it risked live streaming the exploration of that void. I think there may be a concern that what's found there might either not at all be what they thought was there (they're still not even calling the "void" an open space but rather are leaving open the possibility that it could just be filled with sand and/or loosely piled stone rubble), or worse, contradict and raise any question about the funerary paradigm (e.g., steel drums full of grain, drawings of the pyramid deflecting meteor shrapnel falling from space, blueprints for a nuclear power plant...or simply a water pump, etc.). Perhaps the Egyptian military got it right with Zawyet El-Aryan and the "void" is just full of garbage.
> I mean, why did NASA Live stream the Moon Landing and what
> would have been the world's reaction if the had not have?
NASA live streamed the lunar landing because it had already scoured that part of the Moon earlier with unmanned satellites, and those photo sessions were not live streamed. So no chance of streaming any views of an alien base, a granary, a tomb with a mummy, or instructions for seeding life on Earth. Of course, one can always ask why that particular stretch of land was chosen for the first landing site other than it being a great place to install a laser reflecting panel.
Does anyone here honestly believe there's no chance that the MoA might already have explored that void in a classified investigation?
Live streaming of a previously unexplored area has proven to be too risky. Just look at what surely must have been an embarrassment when Goneim made a public event out of opening the alabaster "sarcophagus" of Sekhemkhet. Instead of supporting Goneim's initial notions of what lies behind the door of an intact box, he found himself having to defend the intact but empty box ("dummy tomb", "ritual burial") for not contradicting the notion that pyramids were designed to be tombs. The press called it a "Pharaoh Fiasco" among other things. Hardly the stuff of fame and fortune.
I would assume the MoA is quite aware and sensitive to such a risk and would rather not go through the damage control just to get them back to their current shaky standing. If G1 turned out to be nothing more than a water pump to provide irrigation to the surrounding population, then the glamor of the pharaonic funerary paradigm would fizzle, and there goes the tourist industry in Egypt. Likewise, if it contained a craft equipped for interstellar travel, then all hell would break loose, and an international coalition of foreign states would barge in and have that site locked up in a heartbeat, and there goes the tourist industry in Egypt.
I don't see any live streaming happening unless they go in first, in secrecy, to be sure there's nothing unexpected that can't be explained within the funerary paradigm.
That said, why do you think MoA doesn't get more involved in live streaming their explorations?
How can any of us ever know, when all we can do is think?
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 14-Jan-18 20:46 by Origyptian.