2022 – 2041 / Mobile devices’ future is Crystal Clear

Check out the previous post on this matter here2016 – 2021 / Mobile devices’ future is Crystal Clear

So (Smart) glasses are great but they still interfere with your image and personal lifestyle.

Apple is probably wondering why their smartwatch is not selling as much as they expected. They thought they could do with the watch what they did with the smartphone: world domination (or a 30% slice of it) – but perhaps the first question they should be asking is why do people still wear analog watches in the 21st century when their 1980s digital-quartz counterparts were far more accurate? Because a watch is far more than just “a watch” to those who (still) use it.

Back to transparent tech: the same thing could/will happen with smartglasses!

But how can you wear smartglasses and not wear glasses? That’s an easy one: contact lenses. Contact lenses that allow you to seamlessly access augmented reality and virtual reality environments. Basically, they seamlessly grant you total privacy in taking your first steps into larger worlds.

Ultimately, that’s where we’re headed.

 

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Kirkus Reviews describes Future Man as a “Highly imaginative (…) action packed novel” … “This wildly creative work certainly takes readers to many unexpected places.

RevolutionSF calls Future Man a “Thrilling adventure based on World War II history (…) made better by dialogue that really sounds like it comes from real people” adding that “The story takes place in present tense (…) It ratchets up the tension, as if it’s happening right now and you, the reader, are right there” concluding with “Future Man is a potent combo of history, science and adventure.”

Future Man is available now!

Amazon US (Worldwide) http://www.amazon.com/Future-Man-Bruno-Marques/dp/1480818143/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1442492225&sr=8-1&keywords=future+man+bruno

Amazon UK (Europe) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Future-Man-Bruno-Marques/dp/1480818143/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1442492273&sr=8-1&keywords=future+man+bruno

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Mankind | Are we an “advanced civilization”?

When considering countries or regions that benefit from peace and a stable political system, like the U.S, Europe, most of Asia, Australia, NZ … it would seem fair to see us and call us an advanced civilization. Even if, objectively, we don’t (yet) have another to compare it to. If you are reading this, chances are you are probably from one of these countries. In these, it’s reasonable to say people make a relatively comfortable living. There are a lot of things wrong with the world but, let’s face it, they hardly ever pass onto this side of the screen.

It helps to think that there were once services that only a century ago where exclusive to millionaires – which you can now afford – like travelling to distant locations. And most of us, with a little luck, will live to see their 90th anniversary when, a few centuries ago, you’d be nearly an elder at 50. Medicine has also reduced child mortality to virtually zero. Again, not a hundred years ago, families were large because they knew most younglings would not make it into adulthood. You can now get a smartphone relatively cheap that allows you nearly instant access to basically anything you need. You couldn’t get that a decade ago. And we went to the moon and all.

So, an advanced civilization we are.

But are we really? We’ve created a society so complex it takes us nearly 20 years in school to earn a decent place in it. Teaching methods and tools have improved but we still take the same 20 years as we did for decades. It’s a good thing we live to nearly a hundred now. Some people are lucky enough to make it big in life and make a lot of money. To these, life will bring on different challenges. But, to most of us, we have to work hard to pay our bills. We spend a significant part of what we earn in energy (home electricity, car gas …) and in the supermarket (food et al.). And, of course, then there are the mortgages (the roof over our heads), transportation, education and healthcare. All of these are, in a way, “basic needs”. Some are more basic than others, sure, but the truth is, for most people, there is very little left after you pay for the basic stuff.

Why? Because we’re NOT an advanced civilization. Not even a rational one, it seems.

What would an advanced, thinking, civilization do, before starting to put out, say, new smartphones, smart TVs and car models nearly every year? A thinking civilization, an advanced one, would try to take care of people’s basic needs with the least effort – or, in the world we live in, the least cost. This would – should – be its prime directive! Pretty obvious, right? Apparently not. By this I don’t mean to have the Government pay for everything. Quite the contrary, actually. I mean to put the trendy word “sustainability” to the test and try to make basic goods and services as cheap as they can be for everyone. Ideally, at no cost at all.

All the basic needs stated above – and some more that may feel basic to you – should represent like 5% (at most) of what you earn. Or less. You should have 95%, or more, to invest, create or do whatever pleases you. In an advanced civilization, basic needs shouldn’t “eat up” 95% of your earnings. How’s this possible in this day and age? Some may say the world is too divided for this but, frankly, I don’t think that’s it. Any medium-sized country could take the reins and do the right thing, start walking in the right direction. Is this rocket science? I don’t think so. Not yet.

Point of fact is: that’s what our great minds should be focusing on. Is there a doubt in your mind that if the people who are working on smartphones and smart TVs were to focus on, say, solar cells, you would have a solar panel the size of, say, a tablet – irony intended -, able to provide for free/clean energy for your car and perhaps even your home? And all this probably before the end of this decade? And, of course, in the long-term, this progress would release resources for much needed and not-immediately-profitable enterprises, such as expanding our world.

We need an “intelligent” civilization. Not (more) “smart” phones. We need Future Man.

Bruno De Marques.

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Kirkus Reviews describes Future Man as a “Highly imaginative (…) action packed novel” … “This wildly creative work certainly takes readers to many unexpected places.

RevolutionSF calls Future Man a “Thrilling adventure based on World War II history (…) made better by dialogue that really sounds like it comes from real people” adding that “The story takes place in present tense (…) It ratchets up the tension, as if it’s happening right now and you, the reader, are right there” concluding with “Future Man is a potent combo of history, science and adventure.”

Future Man is available now!

Amazon US (Worldwide) http://www.amazon.com/Future-Man-Bruno-Marques/dp/1480818143/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1442492225&sr=8-1&keywords=future+man+bruno

Amazon UK (Europe) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Future-Man-Bruno-Marques/dp/1480818143/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1442492273&sr=8-1&keywords=future+man+bruno

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Astronauts, pilots, dancers and princesses | Why not?

I could bet that, at some point in your life, you once dreamed of being a pilot, an astronaut or a ballet dancer. What about a princess? Am I wrong? At least, you’ve seen small children say it, without even being able to explain exactly why, right? If not, you should get on your feet and find a way out of that deserted island, pronto!

How many of these dreams survive our or theirs 12th anniversary? What about adulthood? Such small a percentage that, statistically speaking, it would probably be meaningless.

What do these “dream jobs” mean exactly? Surely there are hundreds of studies from people far more qualified than me, but here’s my two cents:

We are a daring people, born to be explorers. But not only that. We were also born to create and we’re particularly keen on beauty. What “beauty” means, of course, is different to each of us, coloring our wonderful diversity.

What if children’s dream jobs were unbiased interpretations of these primal drives?

As we grow up, our surroundings and the people we connect to condition us towards the practical aspects of life, such as putting a roof over our heads and the need to make enough money to pay the bills. With little room to breathe, our ambition rottens. Instead of driving us to dream and to personal accomplishment, it deceives us into thinking that “having more” is better than “being more”. As we grow older, those dreams start to look more and more foolish every time we manage to pause our daily grind and look back.

Is our mind actually maturing or is it slowly rotting?

It’s not your fault, though. It’s our society’s fault. But perhaps not as you may think: our society never allowed the future promised to us “to step forth”.

You see, if instead of one blue planet, Mankind were to be present in 100 planets, there would be opportunities and room for a lot more successful ballet dancers and astronauts. And other “fringe” jobs, as I like to call them. There would be enough resources and money to go around (if properly distributed … yeah, I know). Nobody would have to worry about making a living off fringe jobs.

All the new events we’d witness and be exposed to: there would be a lot to discover, a lot to inspire us into creating new things – not the endless reboot-remake-sequel-ridden era we seem to be living and see going on in pretty much everything.

Now let’s go wild: Our daughters want to be Princesses? Fine! If we were to be present in 100 worlds, we could have a new political system for these new planets where politicians would have a temporary royal status (remember the political system in Naboo, in Star Wars Episode I?). I’m not judging if royalty makes sense or not here. I’m just trying to make a point. That even the hardest thing we may conceive could be within our grasp.

You see, “space is boundless”. “The possibilities are endless”. And “The limit is (indeed) our imaginations”. The clichés are all true.

Our old world, on the other hand, as it stands today, is slowly collapsing onto itself. This reboot-remake-sequel-ridden era is just the beginning. Repressing our dreams and, with them, our primal drives could eventually drive us all mad. There’re already several events, apparently unrelated, that substantiate this (ex.: growing suicide rates among the young, hideous crimes in our schools, depression figures among young adults …)

Nothing was ever accomplished without someone having dreamed it first. But our dreams of late are having no consequence (except perhaps in the video-game market)

In space lies the answer.

And the realization of the dreams you no longer dare to dream.

Bruno De Marques.

Mankind | Can we get any less interesting?

If you’re anything like me, at least once you’ve wondered how it would be like to live in the Old West, be a Cowboy roaming the frontier, or perhaps a Knight in medieval times. But there’s no need to look so further back: some of us would settle for being a glamorous movie star in 1930s, a WWII hero in the 1940s or part of the American space program’s “Original Seven”, in the 1960s.

This is the result of hearing stories or reading or watching romanticized and “action-alized” versions of tales from those periods. We all know now that those were difficult times for most people. And the further back you look, the more difficult they were. Misery, disease and war. In short, most of these times would have actually been rather terrible to live in. And if you think of how uptight your grandfather probably feels/felt to you, just imagine how uptight his grand-grand-grand x 20 x grandfather from 500-years-ago would feel. Yeah. Chances are he wouldn’t laugh at any of your jokes. Maybe the ones with funny dismemberments.

But there was still, to some degree, truth to those stories – I mean there were once Cowboys roaming the frontier and Knights fighting just causes. And there were glamorous Hollywood stars in the 30s, WWII heroes in the 40s and brave astronauts in the 60s and 70s.

You’ve probably noticed that, apart from recent armed conflicts, fiction is failing to romanticize the following decades: the 1980s, the 1990s and the 2000s. Have you read or watched a movie that romanticized these times? If you did, it’s probably the exception. There aren’t a lot. Or, at least, not as much as there should be anyway, considering we’re talking about 4 decades ago already, wouldn’t you agree? Someone might say we’re still too close to those times for us to be able to “distanciate” ourselves from them and find the substance and charm to romanticize them. But that was never an issue in the past: you had “Back to the Future”(1985), that romanticized the 50s, only 30 years before it was produced. You had the “Right Stuff”(1983) that romanticized the American Space Program in the 60s – only 20 years before. And countless examples in literature.

So what’s wrong?  I don’t know for sure. I doubt anybody does. But I have a theory – again, my 2 cents on the matter. I believe we’re getting less and less interesting. That our times are getting less and less interesting.

There’s a Chinese saying that goes “May you live in interesting times.” I found out like 10 years ago that it was actually a curse and, by interesting, it actually means “troublesome times”. As in war and people-dying-for-no-reason kind of times. I was very disappointed. Before I knew what it actually meant, I liked it a lot more as it made a lot more sense to me than it does now. So indulge me in pretending it means what I first thought it meant: its literal meaning. So I may simply say that the last 40 years have not been “interesting times”.

And the fact that writers haven’t found the necessary substance in the 80s, the 90s or the 00s to romanticize these periods is (almost) undeniable proof of just that.

Just think: the most stressing global fact we’ve lived in the turn of the year 2000 was the “Millennium Bug.” Remember when we all thought computers would fail with turn of the millennium and that, by the next day, there’d be no record of your bank account or that you ever owned the house you live in? That bug. The actual issue was that the date-field in computers only had 2 spots instead of 4 and that meant it would go from “99” (1999) to “00” (2000) and, since these weren’t in sequence like before, nobody knew how computers would react. Now romanticize that! Not easy, huh? How exciting can you make it? How jealous will people feel in 50 years for not being here to live these days? This is the kind of crappy substance writers have had to work with for the last 40 years. No wonder so many turned to science fiction. Unless you spice it up with superheroes, vampires, aliens or time travelling robots from the future, there’s not a lot (with epic-story potential or cinematic “spectaculararity”) going on in the present. Or in the last 40 years for that matter. Nothing truly worth fantasizing over by future generations.

If you consider that the 80s where the times when remakes, reboots and sequels kicked into gear, along with the evolve-and-not-revolutionize wave – in just about everything – it’s not hard to see why there aren’t exciting subjects to write about.

Being a child of the 70s as I am, I thought this couldn’t get any worse. Turned out I was wrong. I wasn’t counting on how smartphones and tablets would take over our lives. And so we went down a few more steps in the “uninteresting-lives” scale. I’m sure you’ve seen evidence of this yourself. You enter a room, be it your living room or some party lounge, and you find everybody checking stuff out on their smartphones. You can tell something’s wrong with that picture but you soon ignore that feeling and join them. True?

Can we get any less interesting? Yes, apparently. Unless we do something about it.

But fear not: Future Man is here.

Bruno De Marques.

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Kirkus Reviews describes Future Man as a “Highly imaginative (…) action packed novel” … “This wildly creative work certainly takes readers to many unexpected places.

RevolutionSF calls Future Man a “Thrilling adventure based on World War II history (…) made better by dialogue that really sounds like it comes from real people” adding that “The story takes place in present tense (…) It ratchets up the tension, as if it’s happening right now and you, the reader, are right there” concluding with “Future Man is a potent combo of history, science and adventure.”

Future Man is available now!

Amazon US (Worldwide) http://www.amazon.com/Future-Man-Bruno-Marques/dp/1480818143/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1442492225&sr=8-1&keywords=future+man+bruno

Amazon UK (Europe) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Future-Man-Bruno-Marques/dp/1480818143/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1442492273&sr=8-1&keywords=future+man+bruno

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The 7 Most Powerful Figures Shaping Our Future.

The Real “Future Man”

Regardless of the apparently exciting space-related news we come across every day in traditional and social media, the rather sad truth is:

For nearly 2 generations, transportation technologies have failed to take mankind any faster or further. It seems we’ve lost the thrill and desire to explore. Apollo 17 remains the MOST RECENT manned flight beyond Earth orbit. That was 1972.

It surely feels like we’re not doing enough.

But not every man has gone idle. There are seven.

Seven men who are working, shaping our future. These seven have moved beyond what riches can buy and are dedicating a large portion of what they have to give you a chance at a better future. A more fulfilling future.

What do these seven men have in common? They’re all, without exception, building spacecraft.

In no particular order:

 

In my opinion, these brave pioneers, they feel this in their bones. That Mankind is lacking. That it’s failing.

Some say they’re doing it for the money. Like they need it 😊. But they could be doing it to show – to prove – that it is viable to create a space-bound enterprise, be it tourism, mining or just carrying satellites to the space.

And that’s a good thing. No. A great thing!

There are no certainties as far as the future goes. Except for one: there’s no hiding from it.

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What if someone was to call upon himself the task of making “the future”, as foreseen by classical Sci-Fi authors, happen in our lifetime?

Walk Vincent’s path in Future Man and learn how, thanks to him, everybody will have a chance at a different kind of life.

Kirkus Reviews describes Future Man, the movie-script-based novel, as “Highly imaginative” … “Action packed book” … “This wildly creative work certainly takes readers to many unexpected places.

Available in Amazon US (Worldwide) http://www.amazon.com/Future-Man-Bruno-Marques/dp/1480818143/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1442492225&sr=8-1&keywords=future+man+bruno

Available in Amazon UK (Europe) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Future-Man-Bruno-Marques/dp/1480818143/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1442492273&sr=8-1&keywords=future+man+bruno

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Today is “Future Day”

October 21st, 2015. The future is today. Another important date has arrived, much like Kubrick’s “2001” and “2010” had and “Space 1999” before that. Soon it’ll be Blade Runner’s “2019” turn.

Back of the Future II has anticipated interesting things for 2015, some of them, in some way, are now a reality. But there’s two of them that would surely be interesting to have today but are nowhere to be found: flying cars and hoverboards. There are approximations, sure, but – for example – the anti-gravity-like tech, as it’s portrayed in the film, we never even came close to developing it.

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But let’s be realistic: would “flying cars” have a place in our world? Probably not.

So who cares, right? Perhaps you should.

Please indulge me in a little parable of sorts. Let’s call it a honest attempt in showing you why we should all care.

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The young Mayan engineer and the wiser man of their times

There was once a young Mayan engineer who asked his elders: “Don’t you think we have enough pyramids? What about investing resources in exploring the huge mass of water that surrounds us? Shouldn’t we labor to find a way to navigate it and see what lies beyond it?”

The leading elder, the wiser man of their times, answered: “We’ve journeyed far enough. There’s nothing out there! Our resources will be put to better use in building a new pyramid, 10 feet higher than the last one.”

“Seriously? But it took us like a decade to build the last one!” The engineer said in dismay. “What will a pyramid that’s only 10 feet higher than the last one do for us?”

“It will bring us closer to the Gods!” The leading elder explained, raising his arms “We’ll be able to communicate with them a lot better!”

“But what if there’s another civilization out there, beyond the horizon?” The young engineer asked, “What if they come here and –“

“Silence!” the elder interrupted, “What evidence do you have of that?”

Unable to substantiate his claim, the young engineer gave up and returned to work.

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There’s no “hiding” from the future

The next day – or perhaps 500 years later – a small Mayan party, on their way to carry out their daily fishing duties, arrives at the beach and finds a huge unfamiliar object polluting a rather familiar setting. It looks like a boat but it’s nearly the size of a pyramid (a Spanish caravel / galleon). Soon they would find it carries people, not that different from them.

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Once the hostilities began, the Mayans also found out that these strangely dressed folk (the Spanish “conquistadores”) also brought along an animal they could mount (the horse and the stirrup). On top of this beast and making use of nothing more than a lance, a single foreign warrior could take out 15 of their bravest. This in a single run.

A few years later, the Mayan civilization was no more.

This wasn’t an isolated event. Many civilizations disappeared, seen their people killed or enslaved during the so-called “Age of Discovery”.

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What “tipped the scale”?

It’s easy to think that it was weapons and military technology that were responsible for this. But was it? The Mayan example above hasn’t been chosen at random. The guns in the Spanish ships couldn’t reach the Mayan cities. It was extremely difficult to advance in the jungle, let alone carry military equipment, such as cannons. The bulk of the Spanish victories were achieved with half-equipped “knights” charging Mayan warriors with long lances.

So, what tipped the scale? Was it the weapons or was it the ability to cross the “ocean-sea” and, once on land, the use of the horse and stirrup? In my humble opinion, Transportation technologies tipped the scale. Without them, there would be no “Conquistadores” and no “Age of Discovery”.

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Back to the Future: 2015

So it’s 2015 and there are no flying cars. If you add the fact that the Concorde’s (the supersonic airliner) retirement in 2003 made it impossible for the common folk to cross the Atlantic in under 3 hours – and so, for the first time ever in transportation history, distances have become longer – plus the fact that Apollo 17 remains the most recent manned flight beyond low Earth orbit – That was 1972 … this leads to one conclusion: Transportation technology has not ceased to evolve but it’s not taking us any further or any faster.

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History has showed us, more than once, just how important the development of transportation technologies can be in the long term survival of a civilization. And the extinction-level effects that may – will – arise from neglecting it.

Are we and everything we know at risk? What do you think?

Thank God, “Future Man” came along.

It’s not the novel. It’s the man. Meet Vincent De Marcos in “Future Man”.

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Russian documentary on the possibility of a III Reich base in Antarctica

Presenting a Russian documentary on the possibility of a III Reich base in Antarctica and the German Nazi regime’s interest in the occult.

It’s nearly 44 minutes long, granted there are minor issues with a couple of pictures in it but it goes to show how widespread this hypothesis actually is. It should prove especially interesting to those who are beginning to get acquainted with the notion.

It mentions the German Expedition to Antarctica in 1939 and Operation High Jump in 1946, both subjects of previous posts.

This is the only place where you’ll find the actual documents and reports that substantiate these claims.

For your consideration.

“If aliens visit us, the outcome could be much like when Columbus landed in America.” Stephen Hawking 25-09-2015

If aliens visit us, the outcome could be much like when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans. Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they can reach. To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational. The real challenge is to work out what aliens might actually be like.” Stephen Hawking 25-09-2015

Full article: http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/09/25/inenglish/1443171082_956639.html

That’s exactly what our previous post The Next Great World War advocates.

Analysis | German Expedition to Antarctica 1938/39 – Part 2

In the four previous posts of this series, we have established that there’s a reasonable chance that there was – and may still be – a III Reich facility of some kind in Antarctica. Either energy or research related. But WHERE could it be?

BOOK ANALYSIS / “Die Deutsche Antarktische expedition 1938/39 – Volume II: Erster Band | Bilder | Und Kartenteil”, by Alfred Ritscher

Introduction

In this last post of the series III Reich in Antarctica: The key to unlocking ‘the Future’?, we’re going to formulate a hypothesis as to where the III Reich facility may be. The sort you see in movies and books that could justify a full-fledged expedition by an interested party.

Disclaimer Before you read any further, bear in mind that Antarctica is probably the most dangerous region in the world. So dangerous that even your own sweat can kill you. As you’ve seen, even military expeditions had to retreat in a hurry duo to harsh climate changes – and they went in during the Austral Summer, the supposedly “milder” season. Not to mention that if, in fact, you were to find a III Reich base there, there’s no reason to believe they’d be “friendly”. Quite the contrary. For these and several other reasons, I do not recommend individuals, even with Artic or Antarctic experience, to embark in such an endeavor by themselves. I hereby decline any responsibility in such actions. Proceed at your own risk.

“X” doesn’t mark the spot

Does the “X marks the spot”? Unfortunately, no. But, quoting Indiana Jones, it hardly ever does. Still, you’ll surely notice that this will be a very short post, when compared to previous ones and that is because, well how can I put it? – There’s not a lot to say.

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About this book

There’s a few things you should know about this book:

  • This second book (or “volume II”) is actually some sort of “Images and Maps” appendix for the main volume, addressed and analyzed in the second post of this series.
  • It has come to my attention that the US Government might not know of the existence of this “volume II” or appendix.
  • It would be easy to mistake the appendix for the main book as the cover is nearly identical, both with the Schwabenland (the ship) in the background, expect for the footer (Fig. 1 and 1.a. below) Still, this book is a lot slimmer than volume I.

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  • Rainer Daehnhardt bought the two books at an auction, in the 1990s. The auction was for items ceased by the III Reich during WW2, that once belonged to Jewish families, but to which the original owners could not be located. The proceedings from the auction would go to a Jewish organization helping victims from the holocaust.

Additionally, Rainer also told me that:

  1. He had been looking for these books for decades and never expected to find them in such an auction;
  2. Unexpectedly, he had to bid and pay a small fortune to get the two books;
  3. Before shipping the books, the auction house tried to void the sale, saying that the items had vanished and willing to return more money than he had paid – But Rainer insisted, “pulled some strings” and, eventually, finally got them. Why all this trouble? “Speculation time” anyone?

The Azores

The Azores were one of the most important ports of call to the German expedition to Antarctica in 1938 (the main book showed plenty of evidence, although I’m not sure I’ve shown pictures of it as it’s not very relevant. Still …). There’re many stories regarding secret operations in Azores by the III Reich during and after WW2, involving submarines, underwater bases and even German “UFO” sightings – most of these even got published in local newspapers. And then there’s the permanent American base there. “Base das Lajes” it’s called. A story of in-and-out black suits and underwater explosions at sea is popular among the personnel stationed there. Some like to link that event to the demolition of an abandoned III Reich submarine base. A few boats got to approach the blast site and found floating debris, described as very light metal (probably aluminum). Huge chunks of it could be lifted up easily by a single person.

There’s also an odd story about ancient Jewish scrolls found hidden in a beach cave in Azores. This one story is actually true – Rainer got to examine a sample of these scrolls – But how did they get there? The local Jewish community couldn’t explain their existence or why they were hidden in a beach cave.

Speculation time: The “Nazis in Antartica” lore

Those who follow the “Nazis in Antarctica” lore – those who did not need these posts and the evidence they contain to believe in the existence of a III Reich facility in Antarctica – will surely be aware of the rumors that:

  • In November 1944, the III Reich research base in Antarctica severed all bonds with Nazi Germany;
  • The reason why German submarines started “popping up” pretty much everywhere in 1945 was because they were serviced and refueled but denied entrance in Neu-Schwabenland (the German “state” in Antarctica);
  • The reason why part of the German surface fleet and several U-boats never turned up was because there was a confrontation over the latter;
  • The reason Wernher von Braun – the scientist whose research and oversight would put mankind on the moon 24 years later – stayed behind and did not board the submarines headed to Antarctica was because he had broken his arm and would have trouble moving around the submarine and probably wouldn’t survive the trip and/or the cold. And – get this – because he was a “lesser mind” and was not worth the hassle.

To ludicrous to believe, huh? Here are some pictures of Von Braun and part of his rocket team when they turned themselves over to the Americans in Reutte, Austria on 3 May 1945.

Von 1 von 2

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Back to analyzing the book: German Expedition to Antarctica, “volume II” (or the “Images and Maps” appendix from Volume I)

Would you believe if I was to say that you would not need to know a word of German to reasonably formulate a hypothesis where the German base in Antarctica could be? It looks like something out of a movie, right? But it’s the truth.

Answer: what would be your conclusion if:

  • In the only recorded German expedition to Antarctica, that took place in 1939, the same year WW2 started
  • Where the German claimed an area of more than 250,000 km2 which they named Neu-Schwabenland
  • In the “Images and Maps” appendix of the expedition logs …
  • There was a recurring region that kept coming up, in the form of maps and pictures? (Fig. 3 to 7)

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It’s called the Wohlthat Massiv, about 80 miles inland.

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Do you want to know what it looks like, if you were standing right next to it? Here it is:

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What if …

  • Disappointed at the reality of the “future”—the 21st century is nothing like classic sci-fi writers had foreseen—and fed up with the world around him, someone decides to go there?
  • Against all odds, he finds a forgotten Jewish community composed of elite, scientific thinkers?
  • Knowing that a handful of the so-called “lesser minds” in the German III Reich were responsible for putting us on the moon, what awe-inspiring wonders could be accomplished with most of its “greatest minds”?

What do you think would happen?

Something wonderful,

 Future Man.

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_ About the information in Future Man_

What you’ve seen in this 5-post series is evidence based in documents that have been, at some point, declassified. You probably noticed the wooden floor over which these pictures were taken. It’s the floor of an embassy’s library. There were many other documents, to which I wasn’t aloud to take pictures – for my own safety – but from which, at the time, I took extensive notes. Namely interviews to captured German Scientists and reports about their lives during the 40s, up until the 70s. Surprisingly enough, some of them are Jewish or half-Jewish (mostly), revealing the technology being developed at the time. “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire”. Let’s leave it at that.

In a few weeks, an “extra” post will come out for this series. It will show, beyond the shadow of doubt, the kind of tech research the “brightest minds” of the III Reich were up to – no speculation – an actual myth-shattering document.

Since most of this information remains classified to this day, although romanticized in Future Man, there’s truth behind every claim, behind every aspect of their technology.

After reviewing the existing material extensively, I strongly believe that whatever is left in Antarctica is not a “Nazi base” but rather a scientific research facility. When you check the origins of those who might be involved, it’s very easy to reach the conclusion – or, at least, formulate an hypothesis – that its members (today) would be Jewish and half-Jewish scientists, engineers, mathematicians, physicists, astronomers ... and their families.

Future Man is what I expected to find there, what I hoped to find, had I gone to Antarctica in the late 1990s/early 2000s – an idea I entertained for at least 5 years, before getting married. Although slightly better than winning the lottery, the odds of actually finding anything would be slim and, let’s face it: it’s a one way ticket.

But “history” only accounts for about a quarter of Future Man. This novel is about a man’s struggle, Vincent De Marcos, in bringing the “Future” – as it was once envisioned by 20th century classic sci-fi authors – to fruition. A future, he believes, where everybody would have a chance at a different kind of life.

Are you ready for Future Man?

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Thank you.

Bruno De Marques

#thefutureneedsyou #futureman

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Analysis | Operation Argus, nuclear weapons tests 1958

REPORT ANALYSIS / “Operation Argus” – US atmospheric nuclear weapons tests, 1958. Nuclear test personnel review, 1982” by the Defense Nuclear Agency as Executive Agency for the Department of Defense.

Introduction

The reason why Operation Argus is under discussion here is due to the hypothesis we’ve been persuing that:

  • There was some sort of facility from the III Reich left in Antarctica after WW2
  • Operation Highjump was launched by the US to investigate that claim
  • There was a confrontation with an unknown force during operation Highjump and, possibly, during follow-up operations in the region

Also that Operation Argus here – allegedly, a series of US atmospheric nuclear weapons tests, in 1958 – was the best way the allies could find to neutralize such a threat from a distance, in a swiftly and decisively fashion.

More information on this in previous posts (links on the bottom). All the documents and figures are gathered in the bottom, along with aditional pages

Here, today, we’re going to check out a classified “Operation Argus” report and take a brief look at the treaty that would regulate nuclear tests in Antarctica.

Operation Argus

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Argus was a series of United States nuclear weapons tests and missile tests secretly conducted during August and September 1958 over the South Atlantic Ocean. It consisted of three very high altitude test shots – three modified X-17A missiles armed with 1.7 kt W-25 nuclear warheads (below) to investigate the effects of nuclear explosions outside the atmosphere (bursts between 120 and 300 miles).

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In particular, how the charged particles and radioactive isotopes released would interact with the Earth’s magnetic field, which could potentially interfere with radar tracking, communications, and the electronics of satellites and ballistic missiles (Fig. 6.b. e 6.c.)

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Interesting facts in Operation Argus

  • It was (again) “the greatest scientific experiment ever conducted” Fig. 6.b. (above – a direct quote from the New York Times). Organization diagram (Fig. 7.l. – bottom). 9 ships and 4,500 men (Fig. 2.b., 7.i. e 7.j. – bottom):

– Aircraft carrier USS Tarawa (CV-40)

– Destroyer USS Bearss (DD-654)

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– Destroyer USS Warrington (DD-843)

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– Destroyer USS Courtney (DE-1021)

– Destroyer USS Hammerberg (DE-1015)

– Tanker/oiler USS Neosho (AO-143)

– Tanker/oiler USS Salamonie (AO-26)

Guided missile ship USS Norton Sound (AVM-1) – below

– Seaplane-tender USS Albemarle (AV-5)

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  • Operation Argus was the only clandestine test series in the 17-year history of atmospheric testing (Fig. 6.a.)

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  • Between 1945 and 1962, Operation Argus was the only atmospheric nuclear weapon test in the South Atlantic (Fig.2.a.). There were 235 tests during this period.

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  • The first shipboard launch of ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead (Fig. 6.a. and 14)

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  • 3 missiles with nuclear warheads were launched (2.b.) plus another 4 with telemetry heads (fig. 7.l.)

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  • Approved by US president Dwight D. Eisenhower (Fig. 7.a.), the operation and tests were suggested by Nicholas Christofilos (6.b.), an American raised in Greece, a former elevator repairman in WW2 who studied physics in his spare time (source: Wikipedia and other specialized sites – not this report)

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  • Although “expected (nuclear) fallout was not a consideration for the high burst altitudes“ (Fig. 7.r.), Task Force 88”, created specifically for this operation showed higher-than-normal number of leukemia claims (Fig.2.a.), more than the troops who had been exposed – within 6 miles – of low yield nuclear bombs on the ground.

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So, basically, what this report’s saying is that:

  • US president Dwight D. Eisenhower has approved Argus, a huge operation apparently meant (almost) exclusively to test the theories of a former elevator repairman who studied physics in his spare time
  • In 235 tests between 1945 and 1962, Argus was the only one to take place in the South Atlantic and the only to be kept secret in 17 years
  • An “atmospheric experiment” that involved an unparalleled combination of means at the time (9 ships and 4,500 men) and involved the first shipboard launch of ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead
  • The missiles were detonated between 120 and 300 miles up in the air (actually, in space) – still, military personal on the ships developed the same illness, leukemia, as soldiers that were only within 6 miles of low yield nuclear bomb testing on the ground did.

That makes a lot of sense.

According to the charts (Fig. 7.p. and 9.), the operation took place between 1,400 and 2,200 miles north of the Dronning Maud Land coast – the German III Reich territory in Antarctica – and involved shooting nuclear ballistic missiles “straight up” and, apparently, for rather murky reasons. The Mach-13-capable missiles could easily make the distance. And, accepting the official scenario, people aboard getting contaminated by nuclear fallout is utterly inexplicable. Unless Task Force 88 was much closer than they care to admit.

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But okay. Let’s move on.

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BRIEF TREATY ANALYSIS / “The Antarctic Treaty” – Signed at Washington December 1, 1959

In December 1st, 1959, the Antarctic Treaty was signed in Washington by the twelve countries. It entered into force in 1961 (Fig. 11 – below).

Article 1 of the Antarctic Treaty reads “Antarctica shall be used for peaceful purposes only. There shall be prohibited, inter alia, any measures of a military nature, such as the establishment of military bases and fortifications, the carrying out of military maneuvers, as well as the testing of any type of weapons.”

By “weapons”, it means “nuclear weapons”. This is a fact and, therefore, not under discussion here.

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This is funny. Let me ask you a question:

Do you think that there would be a law preventing, say, whale hunting in the South Atlantic, if no one had never hunted whales in that region? Or that metal-detectors would’ve been installed in airports (and schools) if there was never some kind of incident that would legitimate such measures, such laws? I don’t know about you but I’ve never seen it happen. Not once.

Well, this is what’s happening here: The Antarctic Treaty’s first order of business is forbidding something THAT NEVER HAPPENED. “There have never been any nuclear tests conducted over or near the Antarctica”, says a letter from the British Antarctic Survey, confirming this fact (Fig. 13 – below).

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Why would the Treaty mention something specifically, when it never happened? Not even once? That’s easy: BECAUSE IT HAPPENED. I would add that it didn’t happen only once or twice. To be the nº1 topic of a Treaty, it happened often. So often, in fact, that got everyone worried. That’s when laws and treaties emerge. The Antartic Treaty basicaly and euphemistically says “No more nuclear tests in Antarctica.”

Can you guess which are the only nuclear weapons tests that have been acknowledged by a nation in the region? You’ve guessed it! Operation Argus, by the US. But how can that be? Operation Argus didn’t take place in Antarctica. It involved shooting nuclear ballistic missiles “straight up” into space, in the South Atlantic, 1.400 miles away from the alleged III Reich base location. The fact the people aboard the ships developed nuclear fallout illnesses is, apparently, irrelevant.

Speculating time

There are several intriguing facts about Argus. It should be pretty obvious by now that there’s a chance that this operation’s goal was to bomb the region where, supposedly, a III-Reich facility existed. A last resort measure when conventional military approaches had failed in the past, like operation Highjump. The fact that military personnel from Task Force 88 developed  nuclear-burst-close-proximity illnesses, could be an indication that they weren’t exactly where the report says they were. One can only speculate that these people could be on the ground, waiting for the nuclear bursts, to then verify that the target had been destroyed.

The letters

As part of his research, Rainer Daehnhardt sent letters to both the US and British Governments, asking about nuclears tests in the Antarctica or its vicinity. While the US government’s answer to his letter (Fig. 12) would be “Operation Argus”, the British government forward Rainer’s request to the British Antarctic Survey, that categorically denied nuclear tests in the region or its vicinity (Fig. 13).

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This is interesting, not only because of this discrepancy, but also because of the apparent need to not disclose information regarding this issue. As mentioned in my previous Cover Up post, this could mean that there’re ongoing operations in the same context or in the same theatre and disclosing information about past operations – even as old as this one – at this time, might compromise them in some way.

This could mean the “Allies” are still looking for them. To this day.

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Coming next

10-Sep: “The ‘X’ never marks the spot.”

  • Die Deutsche Antarktische expedition 1938/39 – Volume II: Erster Band | Bilder | Und Kartenteil”, by Alfred Ritscher. Book analysis, relevant pages and contextualization.
  • Final conclusions

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Thank you.

Bruno De Marques

#thefutureneedsyou #futureman “Future Man” You guys ready for something different?

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