Broadcast 1854 (Special Edition)

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Guest: Dr. Bruce Cordell. Topics: Maslow Windows and a coming economic and space exploration boom. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We welcomed back Dr. Bruce Cordell to discuss new information pertaining to fractal Maslow Windows, a possible coming economic and space exploration boom. In our first segment of this 2 hour 15 minute program, Dr. Cordell provided us with an overview of his Maslow Windows research and conclusions. As Dr. Cordell has been a guest on The Space Show several times, this particular overview is short so if you want more information on the history behind Maslow Windows and his research, please listen to the earlier discussions with our guest and visit his website, We also talked about his presentation at this year's Mars Society Conference. You can follow along with this PowerPoint by visiting After his overview, Dr. Cordell talked about earlier economic panics, comparing them to today, plus two other influencing factors, war/conflict, and a political realignment seeking prosperity. During our discussion, Dr. Cordell makes the case that history is repeating itself and given current events including recent events in the Middle East, with our economy, and globally, it is very likely that around 2014-2015 we will be entering another Maslow Window opportunity for prosperity and a great exploration which he believes will be something to do with space exploration. Several listeners called the program to ask him questions about his theory. Some of the questions dealt with our present manufacturing & industrial capabilities as compared to the 60's, global as well as domestic economic conditions & pressures, and human spaceflight risk assessment. In our longer second segment, Doug was the first caller with questions about planetary missions around water, mission economics, and how this factored into the analysis Dr. Cordell was sharing with us. Bruce made a point of being specific that it was the history that was helping to predict the future, citing the numerous historical periods similar to the one we are in now and the great projects that followed including Apollo and the Panama Canal as examples. In this segment, he discusses many other relevant historical periods and examples as well. I asked him how he knew that the great project being predicted would be in space rather than in something else. You will find his response interesting but Jerry emailed in the idea that the great project could be The Bering Straights rail freight tunnel. This sparked a bit of a discussion during the balance of the program. Later in this segment, Bruce said he had looked at more than 200 years of our history. He also suggested that if we miss the current Maslow Window coming up, history points to the next one happening around 2070. During both segments, Dr. Cordell was asked about factors in our coming presidential election making a difference including education, culture, the media, and ultimately who gets elected. We discussed Maslow Windows from the perspective of their helping to make a great leader rather than a great leader bringing about the window. Near the end of the program, Terry asked about our $16 trillion deficit. Don't miss what Bruce had to say about this. He also addressed cultural and media issues. Please post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog. If you want to contact Dr. Cordell, do so through me.



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16 Sep 2012 Dr. Bruce Cordell
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