When I read this article spotted by D.P. (and thank you for passing it along), I was immediately reminded of the Kardashev classification system for extra-terrestrial civilizations. In case you're not familiar with that, a brief review is in order before we get to D.P.'s article.

Kardashev was a Soviet astrophysicist who developed a classification system for extra-terrestrial civilizations based on the amounts of energy those civilizations required to sustain them. It's the sort of thing scientists do when they're contemplating the unthinkable, rather like Ufologist Dr. J. Allen Hynek's classification of UFO encounters (yes, he was the one who invented close encounters of various kinds, including the third kind). For  Kardashev, there were three types of civilization based on energy consumption: (1) Type One was a civilization so advanced it required an entire planet to sustain itself; (2) Type Two was even more advanced requiring an entire star to sustain itself; and (3) a Type Three required an entire galaxy. Note that this scale is based not only on the energy reguirements, but the ability to store and use energy at those levels. We'll get back to that.

When contemplating this system of classification, it becomes rather evident that humanity is more or less (depending on whom one talks to) at the cusp of becoming a Kardashev class one civilization. And with that in mind, contemplate D.P.'s story, because there's  something in it whose implications leaped off the page when I read it:

Ex-CIA officer talks US-China space wars on solar, fusion energy, mining

Most of the  article is about something I've blogged about and talked about many times: the growing commercialization of space and the race for space resources will inevitably lead to competition and the potential for real honest-to-goodness space wars.

But then there's this:

He added: “An even larger potential game-changer could be space-based solar energy. This has more near-term potential – and even if it might be a less significant diplomatic win, it would be much more of a political punch in the gut to either country’s population. It would be not just signals from space, but wireless power available 24/7.
“It would be a solar power plant, a solar farm of solar panels put into space. Instead of the [limited] day and night cycle on the ground, you have constant sunlight delivering energy via a microwave or laser link to the ground.”
The California Institute of Technology, backed by more than $100 million in private funding, is hoping to perform a small-scale solar array test as soon as 2023.
Chrisman acknowledged that because of the distance and the need to transfer the energy from space to the Earth, there would be some loss of energy depending on how strong the signal is, and wavelength, with an estimated loss of 10-30% of the power at some wavelengths, but a greater loss at other wavelengths.
But even with these losses “we would be talking mega- or giga-watt scale solar plants in orbit, which other than wear and tear, do not require refueling or other standard costs associated with transporting energy over long distances.”
Such ideas of mining direct sunlight to supply power via a satellite microwave relay to Earth have been around a long time. In fact, the USA did such a study in 1968, and came to an interesting conclusion: the power output would be so enormous that the region of the planet's surface would have to be automated, because the region would be literally baked in microwaves. (See Rosalie Bertell: PLanet Earth, the Latest Weapon of War: A Critical Study into the Military and the Environment, p. 84).  Under the guise of building a power plant, one could, by reconfiguring it, have a satellite platform capable of delivering electromagnetic pulse, or, as noted, frying an entire region and turning the Gobi Desert into... well... a desert. And it might be thus possible to weaponize space with such a technology while claiming it's  merely a peaceful commercial development, nevermind that the technology can be used for "other purposes."
Presumably we've advanced sufficiently since 1968 and learned how not to turn big satellite based solar microwave relay systems into desert producers, but that fundamental problem remains as an implied ability of the technology.
And that brings us back to Dr. Kardashev and his classification system. Some time ago, in relation to the UFO problem, I posited what I called the "Farrell Corollaries" to the system, namely, if one wanted to convince civilizations of a type I or II to think twice before tangling with humanity, one would have to demonstrate a capability to engineer and manipulate systems of a planetary or stellar scale  in a kind of interplanetary gunboat diplomacy. By raising this possibility, Mr. Chrisman has pointed out the dangers of a space race of this sort - for the ability to maintain such a power system - with China, for he also notes the close integrated of the Chinese economy with the Chinese military. It's a case of "who gets there first."
And for purposes of our high octane speculation of the day, there's a two-fold implication to his remarks that need to be carefully pondered, for the two-fold implication via the "Farrell corollaries" is that this technology enables an immediate jump to Class Two civilization type status, both for energy needs, and for demonstrated ability to manipulate planetary- and stellar-scaled systems. Do not pass Stage One, go directly to Stage Two.  So the question becomes, is this technology once again being contemplated not only as an answer to growing energy supply  problems, but as a matter of planetary security? Is someone "out there" and does that someone need to be deterred?
And hidden within those implications is yet another: if such a system were deployed, it would instantly change the financial system, making its deployer the unquestions master of that system.
See you on the flip side...
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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".

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  1. Michael UK on November 13, 2021 at 6:01 am

    I understand that there are some amongst us who are doubting that I am genuine and sincere. They will do their upmost to discredit and destroy me. Our institutions and places of research have been infiltrated and infected by those who are evil and will do us harm.

    The universal language of the Cosmos is geometry. Even on Planet Earth it is evidenced at the Pyramids of Giza, Angkor Wat, Paris and Washington DC. Plus, the Hoover Dam is the most magnificent recent single geometric marker made by Man in Space and Time.
    On Mars (Ares) the language of geometry it is evidenced at Cydonia; and at Saturn (Chronos) it is evidenced at the Moon Iapetus (a Titan, the son of Uranus and Gaia and father of Atlas, Prometheus, Epimetheus, and Menoetius).

    Please open all hailing frequencies across the Galaxy to receive the following message:
    Ex-President Obama mixed his metaphors at his address yesterday to the COP26 Summit.
    The Emerald Isle is now attributed to Ireland. Prior to that, it was attributed to the whole of the British Isles (including Great Britain and Ireland).
    The 2012 Olympic Games held in London explicitly referenced the Emerald Isle (British Isles) in the Opening Ceremony associating it with the theme “This Isle of Wonder”.
    It was produced by Danny Boyle who must have a sixth sense, as at one stage hundreds of NHS beds, doctors, nurses and paramedics flooded into the Olympic Stadium. I am sure this scene was a sequel to his blockbuster movie 28 Days Later. The scene correctly foretold the coming COVID-19 Pandemic to afflict Planet Earth in 2020.

    The true story of Shakespeare’s play The Tempest was told by a blockbuster exhibition held simultaneously at the same time as the 2012 Olympics at The British Museum. There were a number of rooms including The Merchant of Venice and Macbeth. The final room before exiting the exhibition was The Tempest. It was correctly and brilliantly illuminated and filled with white light, not dark light nor darkness.
    It should be noted that the original Emerald Isle was Corfu in the Greek Ionian Islands and Corfu is most commonly associated as where Odysseus was saved after being shipwrecked.

    Preceding the Tempest Exhibition, a radio show and accompanying book was produced jointly by The British Museum and the BBC. “A History of the World In 100 Objects”.
    The Museum’s Director correctly selected the final 100th object so far produced by mankind. Solar-Powered Lamp and Charger.
    It was manufactured in China.

    This final object, which harnesses the energy of the Sun is a superb metaphor and moral that neatly dovetails with mankind being granted entry to the next level of civilizations, a Type 2 Civilization. Entry will only be permitted on condition all nations trust one another and share together.

    This trust must include and be cemented between ALL countries on Earth.

  2. Michael UK on November 13, 2021 at 3:26 am

    It seems the World’s leaders have woken up to the Prometheus Paradox and Dilemma at the COP26 Summit in Glasgow, Scotland.
    For those that have been following events, the sermon given by Bishop Michael Curry at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Megan in St George’s Chapel, Windsor, England clearly elucidated and illuminated this for the people of the world.

    I believe that only the Commander in Chief and his wife Jill can make the call. They have demonstrated deep spiritual belief.

    We know that some of the worst carbon contributing and polluting countries; and those that are contributing to the greatest rainforest loss (Plane Earth’s lungs) do not have nuclear technology which would allow them to change their economic reliance on fossil fuels and or forestry or agriculture; and finally give them the ability to diversify their economies.
    If these countries are not shared the technology (including Iran), then the Planet continues to suffer from global warming and climate change which impacts everyone. This catastrophic fate for mankind would be sealed by inaction.
    Our world’s leaders know the solution to controlling and solving climate change but to make it work nuclear and next generation technology has to be shared amongst all countries on Planet Earth.

    By the sharing of nuclear and next generation technology, I believe mankind will be permitted to move to the next level of civilization, a Type Two Civilization.

  3. Loxie Lou Davie on November 12, 2021 at 12:50 pm

    For any interested….Kerry Cassidy had a recent, very interesting video interview with Sean David Martin.
    He points out that several civilization-ending events have already been avoided. That lets me know that there are other “players” in regard to what happens on this planet!! Like, right now, the volcano on La Palma is being “melted”….no need to worry about a huge tsunami indunating the entire Eastcoast!! Let’s hope so, anyways!! 😉

  4. Michael UK on November 12, 2021 at 11:28 am

    The Hoover Dam is a magnificent construction and feat of Man that perfectly locates mankind’s place in Space and Time.

  5. L on November 12, 2021 at 8:13 am

    Apparently they’ve known and been heading this way for a long time. I was amused this week to have my homeschooled fourth-grader working through the classic John E. Warriner’s English Composition and Grammar Introductory Course, benchmark edition (1988), and she had to fix the run-on sentences (p. 158). They were as follows:
    1, Space colonies will be important. They will be sources of raw materials and energy.
    2, A space colony might look like a big erector set. Each new section will be added as needed.
    3. Space colonies will be enclosed. Otherwise people woucl dnot live in the alien climate.
    4. Materials from the colony may come from the moon and asteroids. Construction will be difficult.
    5. Electricity will come from solar cells. They collect the sun’s rays.
    6. The space station’s orbiting platform could be covered with solar cells. Perhaps millions will be needed.
    7. The energy collected can be beamed to earth. Then it can be used here for electricity.
    8. Some people will build platforms. Some will grow food.
    9. Some kinds of materials may be manufactured in a space station. Computer chips, it has been suggested, could be made there.
    10. A space colony is exciting to think about. It is fun to imagine the future.

    • Allen S on November 12, 2021 at 3:15 pm

      To sad for words, on so many levels.

  6. Michael UK on November 12, 2021 at 3:58 am

    I will pose the next question now, as I know it needs to be answered.
    The Cosmos and Nature intended that there should never be interbreeding between different Genus.
    We know that within the Genus Homo there was successful interbreeding between Neanderthals and Homo sapiens and between Giants and Homo sapiens (such as in the Solomon Islands).
    However, the Cosmos and Nature’s design of DNA does not permit species from different Genus to interbreed on a natural basis in the wild.
    So, for example, Homo sapiens from the Genus Homo cannot breed with Chimpanzees from the Genus Pan, nor with Gorillas from the Genus Gorilla.
    Likewise, Genus Homo species cannot interbreed with Genus Draco species (flying lizards).

    However, in recent years some Homo sapiens have meddled with the DNA from species of different Genus in the laboratory and designed and created some very unnatural and abominable hybrid species that do not belong to any natural Genus.
    The X-Files never managed to answer this question.

  7. Michael UK on November 12, 2021 at 3:01 am

    I have watched every single episode (many twice) and all the films of the X-Files. I fully agree with Mulder and Scully “Trust No One” and “The Truth is Out There”.
    Frankly, I think humanity is beyond salvation following the COVID-19 Pandemic which increasingly seems to have been designed by humans in a laboratory through (potential bioweapon of mass destruction) virus gain of function and virus manipulation research by scientists(civil and military) in the lab. Even if the leak was accidental, it was totally unforgivable, and surely a final warning.
    It seems survival of the fittest is hard designed / wired into mankind’s DNA. Nation states continually strive to out do one another – whether with nuclear weapons, chemical weapons, biological weapons or EM and Microwave weapons.
    The Hollywood preferred native that all aliens are malevolent is malicious and ludicrous; and I believe, a disinformation and fake news campaign by those humans and states who wish us harm, who wish to control and dominate us; and who are megalomaniacs.
    I firmly concur and side with the Roddenberry, Spielberg and Cameron hypothesis and presentation of ET. Many are benevolent.

  8. Richard on November 12, 2021 at 2:39 am

    Tesla’s view of supplying priceless energy to the world continues to haunt the profiteers of regulating it. A control thing.

    Their perpetual babbling about percentile loss of energy by its transfer seems to miss the point of what Tesla was on about. Sunlight, microwave, radiant energy are parts of one big system already. The limits of human perception divide them into inefficient discrete somethings and in some cases parts for sale. In one’s view, there lies the crux of many-a-set-back from reaching some semblance of what Kardashev was on about. It seems Tesla and Kardashev have more things in common than what first appears apparent. One common item seems to be energy efficiency rather than energy for profits no matter how energy can be manipulated in its many forms.

  9. Myne on November 12, 2021 at 2:27 am

    I believe those underground cities and extensive caves were created for the benefit of the human population. Something like that is not built on a whim. Who created them is anyone’s guess, but they didn’t build themselves.
    It seems to me that anything you park in space, if you plan on it having a good life expectancy, would have to be able to withstand conditions such as the Carrington event. It would also need to be able to withstand missiles and the like. The vulnerabilities of such a system are huge. Unless those items have some super duper avoidance systems or defense capabilities, they are in trouble.
    If there is another such event, will there be warning enough for people to make use of those caves? And who will be allowed in? First come, first serve?
    Same goes for a a new ice age. Mastodons were found in Siberia with buttercups still in their mouths, they had frozen so hard and so fast. Will people have time to repopulate those underground cities?

  10. zendogbreath on November 11, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    Interesting thread on unexplained explosions in China

  11. marcos toledo on November 11, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    A question Mr. Farrell could the real reason Tesla power towers were suppressed was his technology couldn’t be weaponized. As for solar power satellites I have been reading about this since the mid-1960s this looks like the nuclear fusion is expensive and dangerous but what did the late Stanton Fridman say about Earth inhabitants whose major occupation was tribal war.

  12. FiatLux on November 11, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    Off the end of the twig speculation: If microwave weapons outside Earth’s orbit are the next big game-changing weapon, might putting particulate matter into the atmosphere be something the mad scientists are contemplating as a potential defense? In other words, might the spraying of metallic particles into the atmosphere be, in part, an experiment to assess the potential military (in this case, defensive) application of geoengineering tech?

    I always assumed Baal G’s insane proposal to block out the sun was born of some mixture of insanity, evil, and a desire to reduce competition for lab-grown “food” (no sun, fewer crops = bigger profits for lab-grown pseudo-food). But maybe he or somebody thinks blocking out the sun could have a military use as well? Plenty of profit to be made there too…

    • Joseph P. Farrell on November 11, 2021 at 4:09 pm

      So far as I am concerned, I am in agreement with Elana Freeland: it’s to increase the electrical conductivity of the atmosphere.

      • FiatLux on November 12, 2021 at 6:43 am

        I appreciate your input, Dr. Farrell, since this is admittedly a subject I’m not well informed about. I have the first two of Elana Freeland’s books, but they’re still in my “to read” pile…

  13. Robert Barricklow on November 11, 2021 at 11:36 am

    The Sun used as an energy source, as a weapon, and as a ?
    Something tells me the Sun as another play[or more],
    in this space wars theatre.
    Plus, someone else? in the solar system[either from here or not?];
    that may literary have skin in the game?
    How far ahead are the Breakaways?
    The Nazi International.
    Who[m]ever is way ahead;
    are there spies inside giving away nest eggs of technologies?
    Is an alien presence playing exopolitics?
    Are there more than one?
    Is[Are]there an Antarctica player[s]?
    Is everything under the sun, being re-newed?

  14. Terminal Tom on November 11, 2021 at 9:04 am

    Sorry this is off-topic but I wanted to share my thoughts anyway. My post deals with human survival during a polar excursion / eventual pole flip.

    When the magnetosphere diminshes past a certain point, life on the surface will be very dangerous for unprotected individuals due to radiation and especially UV effects.

    Let’s assume for a moment that the Davos / Bilderberg set are not simply cold-blooded murderers but have actually convinced themselves that they have human survival and the welfare of humanity at heart:
    (I know, I know)

    How are people going to survive the intense radiation and UV? the way they did in the past – by going underground.

    That means we are going to need to make use of all available caves (and there are some big ones, capable of providing protection for many, many people. Carlsbad springs to mind.

    However, other species, particularly BATS (corona reservoir) already inhabit the big caves. Millions of them, in some cases.

    Those bats, and their filthy guano, are going to have to go. the guano makes excellent fertilizer by the way, but is hazardous to humans.

    so in order to make use of these caves, humans will need to clear out the occupants, and disinfect the caves. this sounds like a monumental task and it is.

    Vaccinating people against the endemic coronaviruses would be a necessity, at least from some people’s viewpoint.

    Anybody got any thoughts on that high-octane????

    • InfiniteRUs on November 11, 2021 at 10:53 am

      When the Sun’s fields flipped recently the Sun’s magnetic fields never went away enough to cause any major problems and I suspect neither will Earth’s. It may weaken a little but should hold and continue to do it’s job just like the Sun did. Then it should strengthen again when it stabilizes. I suspect the only reason this meme is being pushed hard is it’s good for views and a useful excuse to get others to think eugenics is neccessary when it’s all a load of bull.

      • Terminal Tom on November 11, 2021 at 12:54 pm

        Carrington Event 1859… earth’s magnetic shield is assumed to have been considerably stronger at that time than it is measured now.

        Of course, it is evidently an assumption.

    • InfiniteRUs on November 11, 2021 at 10:58 am

      Plus there are plenty of giant city sized man made tunnels full of warehouses already dug throughout the US with no bats. My step dad and mom had to deliver and pick up loads from them occassionaly when they were truck drivers.

    • Joseph P. Farrell on November 11, 2021 at 4:10 pm

      VERY intriguing speculation!

    • best-fiend on November 13, 2021 at 2:33 am

      heellooow Tom, loook, Jen Psaki is off sick and we need someone with your type of quick thinking skills, let me know if we can get together and discuss.

      but seriously if this didn’t make the nighly news –
      (suncell ‘washing ‘ ‘ton/s’ demo) if link fails try reloading page as usual with bit chute)
      – then it seems likely mankinds wellbeing is not a high priority. thats a bit blue/red level stuff.
      Nor is blaming CO2 for most/any climate change considering the magnetosphere fluctuations(possibly pushed along by cern dropping strangelets and haarp donning a fat suit.
      i imagine funvax was a more popular presentation to our betters, maybe booster 4? added to the magnetogenetics iron-crystal wonka factory likely in place, ‘marked’ for future utilisation. and snap

  15. DanaThomas on November 11, 2021 at 8:37 am

    Let’s say that several players have the capacity to do this. Could the “microwave deterrent” replace the “nuclear deterrent”?

    • KSW on November 11, 2021 at 9:45 am

      I don’t think our functional government (whoever that may be) cares a whit about its citizenry, except as an owner would regard its flock (property), they only care about deterrent for the sake of their own control and power and will use whatever they have at their disposal. Nice kettle of fish, huh?

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