This one has been on my mind for a few months now
Wakanda (/wəˈkændə, –ˈkɑːn-/) is a fictional country located in Sub-Saharan Africa created by Marvel Comics. It is home to the superhero Black Panther. Wakanda first appeared in Fantastic Four #52 (July 1966), and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.
The black swan theory or theory of black swan events is a metaphor that describes an event that comes as a surprise, has a major effect, and is often inappropriately rationalized after the fact with the benefit of hindsight. The term is based on an ancient saying that presumed black swans did not exist – a saying that became reinterpreted to teach a different lesson after black swans were discovered in the wild.
The theory was developed by Nassim Nicholas Taleb to explain:
- The disproportionate role of high-profile, hard-to-predict, and rare events that are beyond the realm of normal expectations in history, science, finance, and technology.
- The non-computability of the probability of the consequential rare events using scientific methods (owing to the very nature of small probabilities).
- The psychological biases that blind people, both individually and collectively, to uncertainty and to a rare event’s massive role in historical affairs.
Unlike the earlier and broader “black swan problem” in philosophy (i.e. the problem of induction), Taleb’s “black swan theory” refers only to unexpected events of large magnitude and consequence and their dominant role in history. Such events, considered extreme outliers, collectively play vastly larger roles than regular occurrences.:xxi More technically, in the scientific monograph ‘Silent Risk’, Taleb mathematically defines the black swan problem as “stemming from the use of degenerate metaprobability“.
IS THE EXISTENCE OF WAKANDA POSSIBLE IN THE REAL WORLD?
My Answer is……….
YES, it is possible..
I looked over a few things and realized I was facing Plato’s cave by thinkers.. Listening to several things it dawned on me they are peddling and researching
I have to do some thinking here and organize my thoughts
First we must outline the fictional conditions that compose Wakanda
Second we must look into the possible evolution of Wakanda, with historical evidence
Then we have to look at Africa herself, comparing the fictional kingdom to IRL
This is all speculation and hopefully makes you think. I can see how it would occur and what slight evidence their might be..
Where the F#$% do I start
A simple spot. Ages ago I got into a conversation over the Dominion of Draka..
Origins and demography
The world of the Domination diverges from our world at the time of the American Revolutionary War, when the Netherlands declares war on Great Britain, resulting in the loss of its Cape Colony to the British. After defeat in Revolutionary War, the Loyalists who historically went to Canada are instead resettled in the new Crown Colony of Drakia (named after Sir Francis Drake) in South Africa, taking their slaves with them. Thousands of Hessian German mercenaries who fought on the Loyalist side are also paid off with land grants in the new colony. The Crown Colony of Drakia (later, the Dominion of the Draka) is an aggressive militaristic slave-owning society, massively influenced by the inherent racist attitudes of these American slave owner settlers that are allowed to run unchecked, reinforced over the course of the late 18th and 19th century by 25,000 Icelanders fleeing their island after the 1783-84 volcanic devastation. French royalists, 150,000 defeated American Confederates and other reactionary refugees also emigrate to the colony. The much earlier Dutch Boer settlers are completely assimilated by these subsequent immigrants.
There were several sites over the pure implausibility of the Dominion of Draka having succeeding and expanding.
Reading this I had to wonder if I am just a damn outlier.. Or the fact the American education system has fallen so D@#$ far! These people writing it had not clue of the vast history of africa, ignored ground conditions, and worst of all.. No clue over human nature.
They ignored human greed, they ignored technologies effect on society, and the high crime of ignoring mass psychology..
I am jacking my understanding of history and research I had done over this thought to get me here.
I disagree with this video and I will come back to it. it is an example of unintentional ignorance of .. Well Plato’s cave..
WHAT ARE THE FICTIONAL CONDITIONS THAT COMPOSE WAKANDA
Ultra rare metal, Isolationistic, African
1)Vibranium from an asteroid strike
a) asteroid strike
Lets take a few key elements of this. The asteroid and then the metal
Asteroids are minor planets, especially of the inner Solar System. Larger asteroids have also been called planetoids. These terms have historically been applied to any astronomical object orbiting the Sun that did not resemble a planet-like disc and was not observed to have characteristics of an active comet such as a tail. As minor planets in the outer Solar System were discovered they were typically found to have volatile-rich surfaces similar to comets. As a result, they were often distinguished from objects found in the main asteroid belt. In this article, the term “asteroid” refers to the minor planets of the inner Solar System including those co-orbital with Jupiter.
This list of impact craters in Africa includes all 20 confirmed impact craters as listed in the Earth Impact Database. These features were caused by the collision of large meteorites or comets with the Earth. For eroded or buried craters, the stated diameter typically refers to an estimate of original rim diameter, and may not correspond to present surface features.
A meteorite is a solid piece of debris from an object, such as a comet, asteroid, or meteoroid, that originates in outer space and survives its passage through the atmosphere to reach the surface of a planet or moon. When the object enters the atmosphere, various factors such as friction, pressure, and chemical interactions with the atmospheric gases cause it to heat up and radiate that energy. It then becomes a meteor and forms a fireball, also known as a shooting star or falling star; astronomers call the brightest examples “bolides“. Meteorites vary greatly in size. For geologists, a bolide is a meteorite large enough to create an impact crater.
Meteorites that are recovered after being observed as they transit the atmosphere and impact the Earth are called meteorite falls. All others are known as meteorite finds. As of August 2018, there were about 1,412 witnessed falls that have specimens in the world’s collections. As of 2018, there are more than 59,200 well-documented meteorite finds.
Meteorites have traditionally been divided into three broad categories: stony meteorites that are rocks, mainly composed of silicate minerals; iron meteorites that are largely composed of metallic iron-nickel; and stony-iron meteorites that contain large amounts of both metallic and rocky material. Modern classification schemes divide meteorites into groups according to their structure, chemical and isotopic composition and mineralogy. Meteorites smaller than 2 mm are classified as micrometeorites. Extraterrestrial meteorites are such objects that have impacted other celestial bodies, whether or not they have passed through an atmosphere. They have been found on the Moon and Mars.
Makes me think.. Beside isolationism and the atmosphere, why else might we not see the asteroid/meteorite strikes
In earth science, erosion is the action of surface processes (such as water flow or wind) that removes soil, rock, or dissolved material from one location on the Earth’s crust, and then transports it to another location (not to be confused with weathering which involves no movement). This natural process is caused by the dynamic activity of erosive agents, that is, water, ice (glaciers), snow, air (wind), plants, animals, and humans. In accordance with these agents, erosion is sometimes divided into water erosion, glacial erosion, snow erosion, wind (aeolic) erosion, zoogenic erosion, and anthropogenic erosion. The particulate breakdown of rock or soil into clastic sediment is referred to as physical or mechanical erosion; this contrasts with chemical erosion, where soil or rock material is removed from an area by its dissolving into a solvent (typically water), followed by the flow away of that solution. Eroded sediment or solutes may be transported just a few millimetres, or for thousands of kilometres.
Most people do not realize the scale or power of erosion over time
The sahara itself is acknowledge as having been green
The Neolithic Subpluvial, also known as the African humid period or the Holocene Wet Phase, was an extended period (from about 7500–7000 BCE to about 3500–3000 BCE) of wet and rainy conditions in the climate history of northern Africa. It was both preceded and followed by much drier periods.
The Neolithic Subpluvial was the most recent of a number of periods of “Wet Sahara” or “Green Sahara“, during which the Sahara region was much moister and supported a richer biota and human population than the present-day desert.
Mother nature has covered a lot of things up
impact strikes are hidden by the natural forces of this world.
So asteroids do hit the planet.. check
Vibranium (/vaɪˈbreɪniəm/) is a fictional metal appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. This fictional metal is noted for its uncanny ability to leverage thermodynamics in absorbing, storing, and releasing kinetic energy in a controlled manner. Vibranium is associated with Black Panther, as his suit is made from vibranium and is found in his native homeland of Wakanda. Antarctic Vibranium or Anti-Metal is created by artificial means, in contrast to natural, or Wakandan, vibranium. Vibranium is also commonly known as one of the materials used to construct Captain America’s shield.
So this is fictional
but for the sake of this discussion lets take just a peek
Is it possible
Most atoms on Earth came from the interstellar dust and gas from which the Sun and Solar System formed. However, in the space science community, “extraterrestrial materials” generally refers to objects now on Earth that were solidified prior to arriving on Earth. In October 2011, scientists reported that one form of extraterrestrial material, cosmic dust, contains complex organic matter (“amorphous organic solids with a mixed aromatic–aliphatic structure”) that could be created naturally, and rapidly, by stars. In February 2014, NASA announced a greatly upgraded database for tracking polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the universe. According to scientists, more than 20% of the carbon in the universe may be associated with PAHs, possible starting materials for the formation of life. PAHs seem to have been formed shortly after the Big Bang, are widespread throughout the universe, and are associated with new stars and exoplanets.
The best way to put it is we have unknown objects coming from space, entering atmosphere, and landing all over the globe
So could a naturally occuring object matching vibranium exist..
All I have is the black swan, we have not found any.. And the government d@#$ sure would not tell us
b2) Artificial Vibranium
This is a different hog of shapes and sizes
The worlds industries have been working on a few things
A shape-memory alloy (SMA, smart metal, memory metal, memory alloy, muscle wire, smart alloy) is an alloy that “remembers” its original shape and that when deformed returns to its pre-deformed shape when heated. This material is a lightweight, solid-state alternative to conventional actuators such as hydraulic, pneumatic, and motor-based systems. Shape-memory alloys have applications in robotics and automotive, aerospace and biomedical industries.
A composite material (also called a composition material or shortened to composite, which is the common name) is a material made from two or more constituent materials with significantly different physical or chemical properties that, when combined, produce a material with characteristics different from the individual components. The individual components remain separate and distinct within the finished structure, differentiating composites from mixtures and solid solutions.
So artifical Vibranium
My guess is yes
I see way to create it
Using maybe one of the above things
So DARPA if you are listening
Can I borrow twenty million dollars?
I am being deadly serious in that it can be done.. You should be able to create functional Vibranium..
The science exist and is merely a synthesis of existing technology
On this part.. It is a go
We have asteriods and meteorites have crashed to earth
Vibranium may exist naturally under the black swan rule, however it is very possible to create vibranium under various processes
I believe we have answered part of the conditions of Wakanda.. So we will move onto the next part in part two
The isolation of Wakanda.. Seeing if it is possible via history for an advanced society to hide under our noses..