Well, we are in a solar maximum period, and we seem to have quite a bit of activity as of late. We've dodged a bullet a couple of times when there were large solar X-flares but luckily facing away from our planet. We should expect that we will be hit directly by one of these eventually, as they are such a common occurrence during these cycles. Is there anything we can do about it, is there any way that we can be forewarned? Well yes, scientists are making good headway there, but I'd like to take this conversation to a higher level. Okay so let's talk.
There was an interesting article in Solar Science Online News recently titled; "New system could predict solar flares, give advance warning," by Staff Writers in West Lafayette, IN (SPX) Aug 16, 2012. It turns out the concept could give up to a one-day notice of a solar flare eruption thus giving a warning to private space flight operations and potential satellite communication or power grid disruptions.
Now then, I have a concept I'd like to throw out here to the world. What if we coupled this with the new science of how the solar flare plumes open up and pierce through our Earth's bubble created by the movement of the Earth through space? Then, what if positioned a system of swarming satellites with open funnels to the incoming charged particles to collect that energy? Then we could fill them up with energy, beam some back to Earth in certain places to use for energy, perhaps compressing gases underground to use later for geo-thermal or pressurized strategies to turn turbines.
Plus we might use some of that energy to power up space stations, space hotels, and even a lunar colony or refueling station allowing docking or laser energy transfers in space for space travel? You see, for us, it would basically be "free energy" and if we don't collect it and use it, we lose it.
There is a theory floating around that there are types of civilizations when it comes to intelligent beings on various planets. The theory being that once a civilization can control its own sun and the physics within its realm it advances to the next level. In being able to do so it can completely control its environment. Imagine if we could guarantee 72 to 78 degree Fahrenheit at all times everywhere on earth - the perfect climate for humans and the type of life allowing for abundance, for us anyway. Please consider all this and think on it.