It wasn't exactly a shitpost, but it wasn't literal either, it was mostly meant as a tongue-in-cheek rhetorical argument. So it kind of was a shitpost.
The point of the post was that the article linked was regurgitating old conspiracy, psyops or not, and I didn't give it any credence - especially when it started about ayyliums.
That being said, it wasn't like the entire thing had no base in reality - or at least in conspiracy.
Although, first off, the concept of 'dreadnoughting' actually is 100% a real industrial concern for any developmental industry, although it goes by many names even in the defense and military industries - I believe I've also heard it referred to as the more generic Auto-Obsolescence Theory. The logic presented in the previous post is sufficient explanation of it, in short nobody can afford to obsolete themselves and only madmen (read: anyone trying to create the perfect AI) would be willing to try.
>I can find nothing on any of that just by searching keywords
That would be because, as with pretty much any conspiracy theory, they all go by a million different names; with the exceptions of the ones that get really popular such as Blue Beam, HARP, and the Aurora Project, but even those had other names before they were popularized.
I'll just go over the ones I presented because I'm bored.
Of course, as with any conspiracy theory involving technology, all of these hedge on the (quite popular) belief that anything that the public has or knows about, the black projects are 20-50 years ahead of. Itself not exactly an inherently unbelievable position, due largely to the fact that the masses simply don't care about what actually is the bleeding edge of development moreso than any conspiracy to hide theoretical scientific developments.
>Noble Pilot Isolation/Coffin System concept
In short, the 'Noble Pilot Isolation' concept is using a inertial mass reduction system that utilizes the resonance of microwaves reacting with certain noble gases inside a charged chamber to create a thin vacuum around the shell, essentially isolating it and everything contained within (the pilot) from any and all external forces (including G-forces).
Conspiracy holds that this system was conceptualized by Johnson and co. in the mid-to-late 50s, but as the pilot was completely isolated from the outside world by solid material it was deemed entirely useless. The conspiracy claims that Bill Rich and his team later managed to make it work by creating the 'Coffin System', which was a network of cameras, displays, and computers to provide the pilot with a near complete picture of everything going on around him, a HUD, and basically the entire information stream; and, of course, the conspiracy claims that the later information systems of the F-22 and F-35 are all stemmed from this.
This conspiracy as the 'Coffin System' would make a pop-culture appearance as an actual thing in the Ace Combat series, but mostly for its information/data processing capabilities.
>All Domain Warfare vehicle demonstrator
While there's no actual proof that said ever vehicle existed, especially back when the conspiracy originates, the US Navy actually did file a patent for something that basically is it in 2016 (US10144532B2, if you're wondering).
Incidentally, this puts public theory to the Noble Pilot Isolation concept, but on a larger scale (the entire craft) and for greater effect (gravitonic propulsion systems, for example).
It's also worth pointing out that many conspiracy theorists explain the appearance of the 'Tic-Tac' UFOs that the US Navy and Air Force complain about with production versions of this vehicle.
Both of these names are simply refined applications of the God Beam conspiracy, unless the conspiracy you're following holds that the Tic-Tac UFOs are actually ADW Vehicles.
Honestly, this one isn't really far out there as far as conspiracy theories go, since it never claimed to be anything insidious. Which is probably why it isn't a popular conspiracy.
It simply holds that three things are true:
1) crossing certain forms of radiation beams will generate noise at the location of the beams crossing
2) by modulating the frequency and strength of the radiation it is possible to control the resulting noise
3) it is able to be refined enough to use as a remote speaker
All three points have been found to be true, although you'd practically have to be buried in a technical institute to know that since the development is conventionally useless - concealed speakers are infinitely simpler to set up.
1) crossing certain forms of radiation beams will generate visible plasma at the location of the beams crossing
2) by modulating the frequency and strength of the radiation it is possible to control appearance of the resulting plasma
3) it is able to be refined enough to produce a sufficient three-dimensional image made of this plasma
Again, all three points have been proven true. Look up the recent developments in Three Dimensional Volumetric Displays.
1) the US, be it the military or some spook organization, attempted to combine and weaponize these systems in order to create 'ghost' aircraft to serve as decoys, training targets, and harassment systems, as well as to be used as near-perfect optical camouflage systems for secret bases, ships, vehicles, and the like.
If you believe in the 20-50 year technological delay, this isn't exactly an outlandish conspiracy theory. It's actually relatively grounded.
Blue Beam took it several thousand steps farther into the realm of absurdity, however.
>Project Blue Beam
Project Blue Beam is, or at least was, a very well known conspiracy theory believed to have been created by Serge Monast.
It likely the most well known conspiracy theories in the entire world, almost rivaling that of Area 51 being an alien research facility, even wikipedia has a page on it. It's actually more well known than the HAARP conspiracy.
In essence, Monast took God Beam and the New World Order, the wet dream of the globalist elites, and took them both to their logical conclusion: using thousands of God Beam systems in satellites they would basically create a god ad-nihilo which, combined with space-based weaponry systems to act as their bespoke god's 'fury', they would use to create a one-world-religion where membership was mandatory and the elites would basically be the clergy.
A daft conspiracy, but not entirely unbelievable on the technological scale. The only things it requires are God Beam to work, since the plasma generated by the imagery side would be sufficient to publicly 'smite a few heretics'. Of course, it would also require there to actually be a cohesive global elite that could actually agree on enough to do anything of such a scale, which is where the entire thing falls apart.