(I must admit it's still kinda freaky, the
way he talks in your head.)
How do you like being a member of T2M America?
It is an honor and a privilege to serve the better
good with such fine companions such as those of Team Tomorrow.
Any rivalries starting between you and T2M
None that I am aware of. Rivalry has no place
in the teams. We are all working for the same goal and everyone has a place.
Project Utopia has gotten involved in some
major projects over the last few years. Some of it has already been covered
previously, but could you give us a summary of any major involvement you've
had in any of them?
My endurance allowed me to work to rebuild Sao
Paolo around the clock for many days after I had a chance to return there.
Though I lack formal training in the engineering arts my strength more
than made up for its lack as long as I had some direction. The situation
was similar in Ethiopia though there my other abilities allowed me to do
work deep beneath the surface of the Earth, altering the very bedrock underneath
the area with minimal disturbance to the land above.
What do you think of the XWF?
There are always those that will make their profit
off of the sensationalism so often enjoyed by our society and others. I
can not blame those involved for doing so, only the weakness of those that
would choose to watch violence over any other form of quality entertainment.
So you consider it rather "low-brow" and don't
My opinion is not without research. I have watched the XWF and find
it lacking in quality. It seems an excuse for base Novas to fight and be
hurt for the entertainment of the fawning masses.
Any chance of you competing in an XWF match?
The big news for T2M America is the recent
departure of Voyager for. Do you have any insight as to why he left?
Yes I do and his reasons are his own. I will
not comment upon them.
What about the allegations that it had something
to do with the incident involving his partner?
Was I unclear in any way in my statement? I will not comment upon Voyager's
reason for leaving. This line of questioning is over.
Can you confirm reports of a conflict between
Voyager and members of T2M in the Bowery neighborhood of New York?
With Voyager's departure I lost a friend and
I must ask that you choose another line of questioning.
Do you think he's coming back? Would Utopia
really welcome him with open arms?
I would welcome him. Voyager is always welcome
to the hospitality of my home.
What do you think the next year will bring
One can only hope for
less of the same. Novas have been used in conflict far too long and we
have lost many of our finest in war. History has taught us that conflict
gains us nothing but more conflict it is only through cooperation and healthy
competition that advances are made, not through war and destruction. Albert
Einstein once said that you can not simultaneously work for peace and prepare
for war, it seems that Novas are used to prepare for war leaving the rest
of the world to live in peace. I am not certain that this is a positive
On the other hand, Novas
have unparalleled opportunity on a level that is difficult to fathom. Any
of our abilities can easily be marketed for great sums of money. It is
perhaps the first time in history that a person is worth more due to an
accident of birth and less for their skills. I am not certain that this
is healthy either, baselines and novas must learn to stand on their own
as individuals. Novas can not solve all the world's problems, nor should
they be expected to, it is asking too much even of those that can accomplish
You may want to check your history books again.
In any case, aren't most Novas who make these vast sums using their extraordinary
skills and talents?
I must admit that history is not my strongest subject. Many and most
Novas have no need of the money. It gains them nothing. It is vacuous.
For example, what need do I have for money? I do not eat or breath unless
I wish to. I do not need rest and alcohol and narcotics have no effect
upon me. What exactly do I need money for? Simple, one needs a purpose
in life. A cause if you will, whatever it might be. It is here that the
money can be spent and put to good use. Get yourself a fine car and a beautiful
house if that is what you want, and then accomplish something worthwhile.
I work with and fund the Cetacean Institute out of Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
So you think being a Nova is a purely genetic
trait? You don't think the Galatea explosion caused some mutations?
It is possible that the Galatea explosion caused a certain amount of
activation of the M-R node, but no, the data does not correspond to the
Galatea being the cause of all Nova eruptions. The distribution of Novas
is too even in diverse populations for the cause to be any single outside
source. This leads me to believe that the root cause of Novas is genetics.
You've become involved in charitable and scientific
causes, others in Utopia are involved in charity, politics and the media,
do you see a trend of Nova involvement in these areas?
As for charity one could certainly hope so and for science we already
know that certain Novas have an edge here. As for politics and the media,
one can only make conjectures but I find it unlikely that the trend, at
least in the media, will turn around overnight and we can expect to see
many more Nova media personalities for the foreseeable future.
You're big project lately has been working
with cetaceans. Why is it important to you? What are your goals? How is
the project doing?
Cetacean's are, at least I believe they are,
another sentient species, or at least house one or more sentient species
in their midst. We have cleaned up the oceans for them but there is so
much more to do. I, and the scientists involved, are trying to prove that
the sonar and noises that cetacean's make underwater are actually a complex
form of language. It is already widely accepted that it is a form of communication,
like that of bees giving direction to a source of pollen, but we are trying
to prove that the cetaceans, or some of them at least, communicate on entirely
In short, the goal is to prove that we share
the Earth with at least one other sentient species. My abilities as a universal
language center telepath should prove most useful, though deciphering the
code used in cetacean language will no doubt take some time.
What do you think the world's reaction would
be to a U.N. declaration that cetaceans are sentient? Are you seeking "human
rights" for dolphins, whales, etc?
Until the proof exists of their sentience I doubt that the UN would
declare anything of the sort. Until the proof exists, conjecture on the
nature of the world's response will do us little. I would hope that the
proof would be all that would be required of the world. As far as "human
rights" are concerned, if my conjecture is correct about our seagoing cousins
wouldn't a more appropriate term be sentient rights? Would you deny another
thinking and reasoning being the same rights that you share with the other
thinking and reasoning beings on this planet?
What one thing should Project Utopia be doing
that it's not?
Utopia's stated goals are fine and good. The betterment of the world
we share is both healthy and excellent. A world of peace and prosperity
is as much as anyone, Nova or otherwise, could hope for. Despite Utopia
having the largest cadre of Novas in its employ in the world, we as a people
of the world must stop looking to Utopia to solve all our problems. Looking
outside of yourself for solutions is not a healthy way to live your life.
If those solutions present themselves, take advantage of them, but do not
expect that someone else will always be there to solve problems for you.
Is Utopia doing anything that you think it
should stop doing?
Any of my concerns have been declared along the appropriate channels
within Utopia. This forum is not an appropriate channel.