Just about everyone has heard the words, “The Galactic Federation of Worlds.” Sometimes the words even pop up in the mainstream news, such as when Haim Eshed, the former head of Israel's Defense Ministry's space directorate stated bluntly in December 2020 that the organization exists and that some governments have interacted with it. In quite a number of projects here at Farsight, the words “Galactic Federation of Worlds” have been used to reference a group of planetary civilizations that seem to be supportive of humanity, and opposed to the influence of other groups and species that appear hostile to humanity.
Well, now it is time to find out more about what those words mean. Exactly what is the Galactic Federation of Worlds? Or perhaps, who are they? Are they one species, or a group of species and civilizations, sort of like a United Nations of the galaxy? Do they have meetings? Do they work together on projects, such as a project that may involve Earth and us humans? Are they a diverse group with diverse interests, or are they all of one mind? And importantly, if they really do desire to help humanity in its hour of need within the context of a galaxy that contains a significant number of threatening or hostile forces, can the Galactic Federation of Worlds really do something helpful? What are its resources? Moreover, does it really need Earth humans to step up to the plate in order to help us out, or is it strong enough to help us out regardless of what we humans do?
Those are big questions, really big questions, and they are exactly the type of questions we set out to answer when we began this new project at Farsight.