Disclosure - the formal acknowledgement of the extraterrestrial presence by heads of state of nations - will bifurcate human history into the pre- and post-Disclosure world. It will be the doorway to a profound new era that transcends politics, religion, nationalism, ethnicity and race. These divisions will remain, but tempered by a world view shift that permeates the entire human race.
At a time when academic and media professionals are declaring a post-truth, post-facts reality, Disclosure has the magnitude to reverse the people's loss of trust in government and media. In fact, Disclosure could initiate an unprecedented, multi-institutional age of reform.
More immediate and pragmatic considerations include the likely revealing of sequestered extraterrestrial derived technologies with the potential to transform the human condition and the biosphere. These would include anti-gravitic propulsion and the energy systems powering extraterrestrial craft. Twenty-six years after the end of the Cold War, it is no longer appropriate to withhold these technologies for "national security reasons" in support of the truth embargo. Disclosure is inevitable. What remains to be determined is when it takes place, which nation's head of state goes first and how much damage is done during the interim by current geopolitical policies. - Stephen Bassett