You know, L. Ron Hubbard said, ‘Be a professional in everything you do,’ and COB is like the ideal characterization of that—being a professional. Tom Vorm
You know, L. Ron Hubbard said, “Be a professional in everything you do,” and COB is like the ideal characterization of that—being a professional.
You know, we’re very serious about preserving the technology and, you know, there’s definitely—there’s no fooling around, like we’re going to get this done and we’re going to do it in the most professional way possible and we need to find out what that is. And in our preservation program, I mean that’s been done totally under his guidance in terms of, like—that has to be the top level of preservation anywhere. And it is. I’ve been in touch with National Archives, Library of Congress, many other organizations who do preservation work and no one has the level of preservation longevity and quality that we have. And that’s directly due to his guidance.
The other thing that I got from working with him—this is over a period of probably three months or so—was just in terms of the research. Like he was telling us, basically training us how to do research or how he does research. And I found that totally useful because it all comes down to asking the right questions and knowing what you’re looking for and it doesn’t have to take a long time. And I, prior to that, I really had the idea, well it takes as long as it takes. It really doesn’t. You go in, you find the right people, you ask the right questions. I learned that totally from working directly under him.
I did a project for him over a number of years and it was basically to introduce, to put there one of the breakthroughs that Mr. Hubbard developed back in the late ’70s of being—he discovered that you could actually increase people’s perception by drilling. And, you know, if someone wasn’t seeing or hearing or even the many other perceptions there are, you could actually drill them to where they could. And others had tried to put this project together and it just didn’t go anywhere. There was, you know—well, Mr. Miscavige picked up this project and it just became this, just totally exciting thing. Like for gravity we ended up getting a NASA simulator to put your body in any position you want to so you can actually perceive gravity from any perceptic. And many others on numerous, numerous perceptions. And that was all from his creativity, like he was looking at something that he wanted to put there and really make this a—something that would benefit people. And that totally came from him. That was like directly a good result. And you can see that, you know, the entire floor out at Florida is now filled with the equipment and it’s like—it was just an awesome project. But it was all, it was very inspiring, like it was a very technical project but it was also totally in a create, like an art, artist-type mode.
When I work with him, it makes me want to work for him, you know, and he has a vision for the Church, he has a vision for the technology that LRH left us and making sure that that technology is always going to be there.