Guess who's back? Joe Firmage. You didn't really think after all the fuss about believing in UFOs that he'd just go away, did you? One Internet insider is spreading the wild rumour that Firmage invented the whole alien thing as a way to unlock the old golden handcuffs and skip out of his USWeb CEO gig without taking a financial beating. Now that's what I call a conspiracy theory.
Anyway, Firmage has resurfaced. As he writes in a broadcast e-mail, he's been preparing a series of presentations on the topic of "propulsion, energy and the physical dynamics of consciousness". They'll air online, he writes, sometime after June 1, when the International Space Sciences Organisation, Firmage's new venture, officially launches.