Multi disciplinary scientist Howard Bloom spoke about his new involvement with the space community as well as the state of NASA.He also shared his views on the Middle East, suggesting that the current Israel-Hezbollah conflict is a proxy war for Iran, and that the west is in the midst of a 1,400 year-long global war with Islam.
Because there is a real possibility that humanity could be extinguished due to warfare, he believes it's a necessity to set up a colony off-planet. Establishing solar power from space is another concept Bloom is exploring. There are two methods-- light to light laser and microwaves-- reportedly microwaves would be no more harmful than radio waves, though this has not been proven conclusively, he noted.
Bloom has been meeting with various luminaries in the space community in order to put together a consensus around these issues, which he then plans to promote.NASA's current plan lacks vision, and the upcoming Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) is a retread of Apollo, he added.
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