Humans lost many of their predator physical features as they developed and relied upon technology. I was thinking that the Yautja would have lost their fangs in a similar fashion, and long ago in their evolution, being they have spaceships and other highly-advanced technology.

This leads me to wonder whether or not they actually developed the technology themselves or not. If not, how and where did they acquire their technology?

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    @Valorum Isn't it reasonable to read the question as being Did the Yautja develop their own tech (the question in the title)? The point about fangs simply seems to be an explanation of why the question is being asked. – Blackwood Feb 2 '17 at 23:55
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    “Humans lost many of their predator features as they developed technology.” Er. Citation needed? “I was thinking that the Yautja would have lost their fangs and such long ago” Maybe they used to have even more fangs. – Paul D. Waite Feb 3 '17 at 0:05
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    @PaulD.Waite - Humans have lost most of their predatory instincts and features(we are slimmer and more fragile yet more agile and lightweight), you don't see people mistrusting and attacking on site if someone new is on their territory, we don't hunt to impress the weak and the women anymore, we don't kill the weak for the sake of a strong pack, and we certainly don't have duels for leadership(such a shame). – Schneejäger Feb 3 '17 at 0:09
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    Human ancestors never really had anatomical "predator features" in the classic sense (claws, carnassial or shark/crocodile type teeth, etc.) to lose - apes don't either, even though they're non-technological. @Balin son of Fundin: actually, humans' slimmer build is fairly likely to be a hunting adaptation ('persistence hunting' by chasing animals to exhaustion, before bows etc were invented). – cometaryorbit Feb 3 '17 at 0:29
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    @BalinsonofFundin: surprisingly, it doesn't work that way. Some humans used persistence hunting in recent historical times (later 20th century at least) and maybe still do. Now, modern people who live a relatively sedentary lifestyle don't develop those abilities -- but human anatomy hasn't meaningfully changed since the Paleolithic. – cometaryorbit Feb 3 '17 at 0:47

I will give my opinion, which I believe can constitute an answer (even though I am not sourcing any other information other than my ideas).

In the film Predators, we are introduced to the Super Predators that have a larger frontal lobe, swept back braids and are larger than the hunter-killers we see in the original 1987 film. These Super Predators stand at 7.5 ft tall. I believe that it is these predators that are partly-responsible for the advancements in technology and weaponry that we see in canon.

We obviously know that the Predators are divided into sub-species, of which these are but two, perhaps there are more variants that are totally responsible for design and build of flight-craft, weaponry and technology.

There is also an addendum to my opinion, that the notion that the species were responsible at all for the advancements in contrary to the fact that their visual acuity is not as advanced as (say) the human eye, that is, would the advancement in technology we see in canon be the 'preferred' solution if the species could only see in some range of the EM spectrum? that is, are the weapons and technology we see, advancements associated from a species who can see and develop arise from a species evolving like humans... perhaps the Engineers?

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  • I appreciate your input, but this really does feel like pure speculation. – FuzzyBoots Mar 9 '17 at 16:28
  • @FuzzyBoots I mention that a priori. Also, I can post speculation I am free to do so, in the same way, you are free to down vote (which I presume you did). – 808GroundState Mar 9 '17 at 16:31
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    {nods} I didn't want to vote and then walk away without comment. – FuzzyBoots Mar 9 '17 at 17:10
  • "We obviously know that the Predators are divided into sub-species" No we don't They can be older or more seasoned predators. Also for the sake of the answer their physical features can be "purchased" due to advanced bio thec – jean Mar 9 '17 at 18:01

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