Insights January 22nd, 2021

In early January 2021 Nikolas Badminton spoke to Jeff Sammut over on SIRIUS XM’s Canada Now about the proof of alien existence, the ‘Galactic Federation’, Element 115 and Bob Lazar, and the 40m+ exoplanets that could harbour other civilizations. There are compelling arguments and some wild speculations on this today, as there has been for over 80 years.

Listen to the discussion here.


Nikolas’ thoughts

On November 4, 2013, astronomers reported, based on Kepler space mission data, that there could be as many as 40 billion Earth-sized planets orbiting in the habitable zones of Sun-like stars and red dwarf stars within the Milky Way Galaxy. The nearest such planet may be 12 light-years away. This means – to me – that ‘life’ is highly probable

Many of these stars, and hence their planets, are much older than the Sun. If the Earth is typical, some may have developed intelligent life long ago – potentially millions of years (remember the ‘Industrial Revolutions’ are only 270(ish) years into their progress + The first cities developed in the region known as Mesopotamia between 4500 and 3100 BCE. The city of Uruk, today considered the oldest in the world, was first settled in c. 4500 BCE – ABOUT 6500 years – and walled cities, for defence, were common by 2900 BCE throughout the region.

So, it’s a speculation on probability and fantastical ideas that other civilizations – and probable alien existence – would follow a similar evolutionary and societal trajectory.

However there are many parts of the science of gravity, propulsion, quantum-level mechanics we have still not worked out and maybe others in the universe (subject to the same laws and phenomena) may have cracked it.

Richard Thieme – The Government and UFOs A Historical Analysis

This talk – recorded at DefCon in 2013 – is about the ways the many components of governments interact and respond to challenging and anomalous events–highly relevant to hacking by all definitions and at all levels.

If you don’t know the lay of the land, you can not engage in appropriate research and reconnaissance, counter-measures, and operations. The proliferation of reliable reports of unidentified flying objects from the 1940s forward represented just such a challenge. The phenomenon was anomalous, well-documented, and certainly challenging because, as Major General John Samford said, “credible people have seen incredible things.”

The UFO History Group includes some of the best researchers in the field. Richard Thieme was privileged to be invited to join the group and their project which resulted, after nearly 5 years of work, in “UFOs and Government: A Historical Inquiry,” an outstanding work of historical scholarship that nevertheless reads like a fascinating detective story. In almost 600 pages and with nearly 1000 citations, the work illuminates the response of the government since the early 1940s. how and why policies were set, and how they were executed.

The book has been recommended by CHOICE, the primary resource for academic libraries, for inclusion by libraries at all levels because the book stands out as “an exception” in a field filled with speculation (there is virtually none in this book). Other reviews say, “this is the best book about the UFO phenomena that was ever written” and “UFOs and Government is a triumph of sober, conscientious scholarship unlikely to be equaled for years to come.” You have never heard a talk like this — about a subject that has been ridiculed and marginalized intentionally for sixty years as a matter of policy and politics. As Don Quixote said, “insanity is seeing things as they really are.”

This speech uses UFO phenomena as dye in the arteries of “how things really are.” Richard Thieme (@neuralcowboy) has established a reputation for edgy thinking, the mindset of a hacker, and radical clarity (“insanity is seeing things as they really are,” said Don Quixote). Jeff Moss said of him, “His ability to be open minded. conspiratorial, ethical and subversive at the same time is inspiring.” Clint Brooks, Asst. Deputy Director of NSA (ret) said, “Thieme takes us to the edge of cliffs we know are there but rarely visit.”

Other points of reference

The following articles were used as reference points that support the idea of probable alien existence for this radio segment:

About Nikolas Badminton

Nikolas Badminton is a world-renowned futurist keynote speaker, consultant, researcher, and media producer. He helps trillion-dollar companies, progressive governments and media shift their mindset from “what is” to “WHAT IF…” The result is empowered employees, new innovative products and incredible growth that leads to more revenues and a more resilient future.

In addition to working with the amazing clients mentioned above, Nikolas advised Robert Downey Jr.’s team for the ‘Age of A.I.’ documentary series, starred in ‘SMART DRUGS – a Futurist’s journey into biohacking’, and features on CTV, Global News, Sirius XM regularly. His mind-expanding research and opinion has also been featured globally on BBC, VICE, The Atlantic, Fast Company, Techcrunch, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Forbes, Sputnik and Venturebeat. He is also writing a chapter for a 2021 book called ‘The Future Starts Now: Expert Insights into the Future of Business, Technology and Society’ for Bloomsbury.

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Nikolas Badminton

Nikolas Badminton is the Chief Futurist of the Futurist Think Tank. He is world-renowned futurist speaker, a Fellow of The RSA (FRSA), a media personality, and has worked with over 400 of the world’s most impactful companies to establish strategic foresight capabilities, identify trends shaping our world, help anticipate unforeseen risks, and design equitable futures for all. In his new book – ‘Facing Our Futures’ – he challenges short-term thinking and provides executives and organizations with the foundations for futures design and the tools to ignite curiosity, create a framework for futures exploration, and shift their mindset from what is to WHAT IF…

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