I've no doubt that a lot of military and former military, as well as civilian pilots, know perfectly well that something is going on. You could say the same about the astronauts, cosmonauts, etc.
Agreed. . . Not to mention thousands of technicians, engineers, and life science staff. Are there jobs waiting in cross disciplinary fields, or what, eh? A few months or years in training could well exceed expectations not dreamed of before – To say little about establishing some meaningful purpose filled goals across the board of possibilities.
I tend to agree with Col Corso, ‘Let the kids have it – know about it – they’re not stupid.’ I would add, they need to know what do and learn how to interact toward establishing a dialogue with some of the others for future survival matters as well as how to utilize resources even if they’re currently ignorant of the specifics. . . .
Knowledge is power – Power to overcome ignorance. . .
Although using language is not often what it’s yak-yak-yaked-up-to-be new things usually happen when they happen, unannounced and in surprising ways. They [kids] ought to continue to learn how to engage their sensory apparatuses as well as learn how to adjust and adapt them for change.
Stagnation is an extinction level process, in my view, one I personally do not share in. Humankind’s sensory apparatuses are not cut-n-dried robo responses and are presently subject to what is called the natural aging process – something most folks in the upper decades of life wished they knew less about.
But, yes, there’s more going on then generally known and in ways yet to understand better. It also has its own kind of fun and excitement associated with it while learning and knowing. I’ve not known it to be any other way.