About 5 years ago, it was made public that aerospace R&D projects are creating airplanes that have surface skin able to conduct electric current and send individual signals to all of the plane's circuitry, sensors, and other devices without the use of wires. An aircraft with no wires. Further, this surface material would be able to collect and store energy within itself. Going even further, this surface material can optimize itself and adapt according to flight conditions, all the while changing shape without gears or other mechanisms. A form of "smart mesh" in today's terminology.
72 years ago, we had the Roswell Crash of New Mexico... The crash material was non-terrestrial by identifying isotopes not from this planet, let alone this solar system or galaxy. The material could be wrinkled and would immediately return to a crease-less shape. Retaining its original shape. It couldn't be permanently bent or broken apart by a pick axe. Here we are today, 72 years later, being told that airplanes are expected to take different shapes by the surface material itself.
Four years after Roswell, the Invention Secrecy Act of 1957 came into motion. Since then, thousands and thousands of patents are classified for national security reasons. We're just being told that these ideas have just been thought of, but I can tell you this... It's already been thought of (or known of) for at least 3/4 of a century. We are marveling at the idea of these technologies we hold in our hands everyday, distracted from a greater picture, but at least the gates are more open to it.
It's called "trickle down" technology... What was discovered in secret, would slowly and eventually make its way down for public consumption. It would be dreamed up by someone or some organization and put out there in a more acceptable state.