Tom Delonge, front man for the band Blink 182, began researching the UFO phenomena a few years ago. His fame and money opened several doors for him, which eventually led to the formation of this academy, which is a public benefit corporation, in which we can invest ($200 minimum). The purpose is bring the info about UFOs into the mainstream with the intent to help people ask questions, think of possibilities, and create new technology and film.
To The Stars Academy is a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC), which means our public benefit purpose is a core founding principle of our corporate charter alongside the traditional goal of maximizing profit for shareholders. Our public purpose: Education – Community – Sustainability – Transparency.
PBCs have enjoyed a surge in popularity as the public becomes more interested in corporate responsibility, transparency, and more recently, the concept of impact investing.* It’s clear that an expanding portion of the general population is looking to make an impact on the world around them, not only through volunteering, or speaking out on social media, but through financial decision making.**
We believe raising resources through Regulation A+ crowdfunding will allow us to expedite expansion of TTS Academy’s PBC initiatives, like promoting citizen science, enhancing traditional education with science, engineering and art-related programming, supporting veterans and their families, and promoting underrepresented people in film. (https://dpo.tothestarsacademy.com/)
A friend sent me a link to this announcement about the To the Stars Academy and asked what I thought. Well, at least I get to use one of my favorite words — flummoxed. Some aspects are on the money, such as bringing together science and entertainment/creativity. Others make me cringe, such as the app that allows everyone to report on sightings — just give them your info and you will get an alert when something is happening near you.
The members of the board will surprise you. Some are retired from accredited government and private agencies/companies. Watch the body language — these guys are not retired – they are in another branch of their jobs.
So, the one thing all the experts are saying is that UFOs are real, and they want to figure out how to build those kinds of ships so we can explore and so we can protect ourselves. They even have a drawing of a prototype.
Given the previous positions held by these men, I cannot believe that they simply are allowed to walk away with all their knowledge. Their former positions read like a dream team of knowledge and experience, which you read on their website noted above.
As much as I want to believe in this type of venture, my spidey senses are going haywire. Could it be heavy handed management — OR — is it a way to broaden input and actions away from crumbling agencies and companies. Here is what they say about why they are taking this approach.
Bottom line — cautious interest and I won’t be signing up for that app just yet.