To The Stars Academy of Arts and Science Launches, With Big Questions
On October 11, the To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science (TTSAAS) consortium of scientists, aerospace engineers and creatives was launched in Los Angeles. It claims to be about exploring research at the outer edges of science for all, but when one digs deeper, concerns are raised.
The press release that announced the new enterprise was full of promise – and promises. As company President and CEO Tom Delonge stated, “The public interest in the outer edges of science and the understanding of phenomena has always been suffocated by mainstream ideology and bureaucratic constraint.” He added, “We believe there are discoveries within our reach that will revolutionize the human experience, but they can only be accomplished through the unrestricted support of breakthrough research and innovation.”
The new organization, structured as a public-benefit corporation, seeks “to collaborate with global citizens in all efforts to advance science and build a powerful community of interest.” It is also working to raise capital both from accredited and – surprising – unaccredited investors as opposed to going to venture capital. Presumably that’s so that people just like “the rest of us” can get a piece of all this exciting action.
To whet investors’ appetites, the press release came with the above rendering of its Advance Electromagnetic Vehicle, described as “a concept for an international point-to-point transportation craft that could dramatically reduce the current travel limits of distance and time.” The graphic shows the vehicle, but the text provides a better understanding of what is currently real and what is not yet even understood. It says, “We have glimpses of how the physics of this works, but we need to harvest technologies from the Science Division to ‘realize’ the capability.”
That Science Division is the first of three groups structured within TTSAAS. The press release describes it as “a theoretical and experimental laboratory to challenge conventional thinking with the discovery of new world physics and consciousness-related possibilities .” The website for the group,dpo.tothestarsacademy.com/, goes on to say that it intends to cultivate a “global team of research scientists with advanced knowledge to pursue projects that include Human Ultra-experience Database, Engineering Space-time Metrics, Brain-computer Interface and Telepathy.”
The Human Ultra-experience Database will include information on different kinds of supranormal (paranormal) experiences around the globe.
The Engineering Space-time Metrics group will be focused on next-generation propulsion technologies. The Brain-computer Interface technology will promote “direct brain to computer interfaces.”
The second of the new organization’s groups is the Aerospace Division. Its objective is “finding revolutionary breakthroughs in propulsion, energy and communication.” It will include “beamed-energy propulsion,” using remote lasers to propel space-based vehicles, and claims to be investigating the old faster-than-light drive concept popularized on Star Trek as “warp drive.”
The Entertainment Division is the third of the three groups within the business structure of TTSAAS. It will focus on “real life” science, leveraging two different existing media providers: Sekret Machines, a “TTS franchise that explores the real and well-documented events behind Unidentified Aerial Phenomena,” and Poet Anderson, a “dystopian young adult franchise based on a Stanford University study of how our dreams can prepare us for real life events.” In all cases, it appears that the Entertainment Division may be a media means of getting the world prepared for what the other divisions are developing more quietly, behind the scenes.
That all sounds interesting enough, but besides the obvious of exactly what the investments in this enterprise would be used for, there are two other parts of the new organization’s announcement that raise concerns.
The first is that this is (according to the group’s website) work to be done by a broad range of former government agency and military contractor individuals “without the restrictions of government priorities.”
The second is about the makeup of the senior team guiding the group. It includes the following:
Thomas Delonge (Co-founder, President and Interim CEO): He is from the music industry. His background includes having sold more than 25 million records while he was with the bands Blink 182 and Angels & Airwaves. While that background is intriguing, none of it makes a strong statement for why he would be in charge of this leading-edge science and technology enterprise.
James Semivan (Vice-president, Operations): According to the press release, he “is a current consultant to the U.S. government on national security matters and recently retired from the Senior Intelligence Service from the Clandestine Directorate of Operations, U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.” This at least points to where some of the unusual ideas of the organization may be coming from: the CIA. His position begs the question of how, if there are indeed such important and highly secret ideas to be unveiled from within the CIA, the government would allow someone like Semivan to bring them forward – unless, of course, this whole enterprise is, in reality, connected to the U.S. government in some way not yet disclosed.
Harold Puthoff (Vice-president, Science and Technology): He is, according to the website, “a current consultant to USG on national security matters and is an experimental physicist with backgrounds in CIA and Dia-funded research programs.” Once again, there is a mention of the CIA, and now the Defense Intelligence Agency has been added. Puthoff led the government’s early research and development into remote viewing and certainly has extensive knowledge of highly advanced technology and Human Ultra-experience and telepathy. Some claim that he has helped reverse-engineer alien technology.
Steve Justice (Aerospace Division Director): He comes from Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Development Programs group, also known as the company’s “Skunk Works” operations. The website describes him as having been “Program Director for Advanced Systems after a 31year career developing advanced aircraft that contributed to the security of the United States.” Government and top-secret projects are part of his background too, then.
Luis Elizondo (Director of Global Security & Special Programs): His experience is deep government military, with extensive experience with the U.S. Army, the Department of Defense, the National Counterintelligence Executive and the Director of National Intelligence. He also previously held the position of Director of Programs to Investigate Unidentified Aerial Threats for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Again, here is someone with the background to know about many potential hightech warfare secrets and likely subject to strict constraints on any work he may do without the approval of the U.S. government.
Chris Mellon (National Security Affairs Advisor): He is currently Chair of the Science Committee at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. He also happens to be Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Minority Staff Director of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Except for CEO Thomas Delonge, every other person in a senior position at this organization comes from high places in military and defense strategy within the
U.S. government or U.S. intelligence or is a key military contractor in the famous Lockheed-martin Skunk Works group. That such a group might form outside the halls of government is not the only thing that raises eyebrows here. What is more curious is what the real objectives – and who the real backers – are.
If the company really does intend to bring advanced technology into the mainstream, it should be supported. American tax dollars have already paid for the development of technology that could not just save the country but save the planet from destruction at human hands.
The reality is that deep black American military tech is 50 to 100 years beyond current public technology and if allowed to be used for the benefit of humanity could solve many of our problems. The team at TTSAAS know this, and if they are not evil and/or stupid, then they are deeply disturbed at our current future and would want to change it for the better.
But most of the team are bound by security oaths and would not be allowed to contribute their knowledge of advanced technology to the public. Are they planning to break their oaths and put themselves at grave risk? Most of them surely know what happens to people who pose a significant risk to the powers that be.
The oligarchy does not want the public to know about the advanced technology that has been kept from us, and the only way TTSAAS would be allowed to do as it promises is if it’s hidden away in another country with a small army with advanced tech to protect it – or if it is developing technology for oligarchs competing for power, with their own means of protection.
Could the newly minted billionaires behind Trump be attempting to develop their own technology to take on the old oligarchy? If so, why make it public? Perhaps it is because they are greedy by nature and want other people to pay for their grand project and actually think that the organization could raise significant funds.
Could this be a project of Elon Musk, intended as a buffer against potential controversy? He certainly has the means and motivation to launch something like this and doesn’t mind using other people’s money to further his own progress. Making it public makes it plausible. Seeking public funding could help conceal his own funding of the organization.
Our efforts to interview someone within the TTSAAS organization have not yet been successful, but we will keep asking questions and trying to get answers about this important new organization and its true intentions.