Humanity is facing an imminent energy dilemma in that limited proven reserves of fossil fuels could be exhausted at mid-century, and no current alternative terrestrial energy options can be sufficiently scaled to achieve the goal of divesting from fossil fuels by 2050, as called for by many governments and international organizations to address the climate emergency. Energy from space is the only near-term, technically feasible and scalable alternative currently available to humanity, but it is seldom mentioned as a potential solution. The Space Option Star (SOS) is proposed as an orbital artwork to alert the world population to the imminent energy dilemma and to the space energy option, as well as being an in situ demonstration of space-to-space wireless power transmission.

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