This isn't a matter of your knowledge not being applicable, it's simply a matter of technology and magic: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. You understand this as technology, I wonder in awe at it as magic. My descriptions and understanding are bound to be quite different from yours, and are pretty much bound to be wrong. Unfortunately, in post #9, you gave up trying to explain it.
I'll completely understand if my level of ignorance isn't something you want to deal with, but please don't assume that anything I say is intended to disrespect you.