Charles, Russia, Spain discussed on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
And welcome back to Costa kosher Charleston third with us. We'll take your calls. Charles on. What's your reaction to President Trump's plan to develop a space force? Another branch of our military up there in space. You know, it's actually not a bad idea. If nothing else it's going to help us drive, our technology, and a lot of people think of this as he's going to drop troops somewhere in the world in forty five minutes, or so, but that's not really the case. It may be the case, but mostly would probably drop thrown hardware all over the world fast. We wouldn't really need to send a lot of human beings around fight a war. We've got some pretty advanced drones and robots. Well, why it's I think it's a great idea in we should have had this a long time ago, we need to protect our satellite systems in an excellent excellent point. You know, I think one of the things I'd like to point out is our slow development of space travel has really been due to the fact that government treats space industry, as if it's a socialist thing, they set the market they design the product state shoes who gets divide them, and it excludes everyone, and the Asian isn't there when private industry got involved all of that changed? So this is a great step forward because he's from Spain. Typically stated he was a call in private industry you had to. I mean, if you are in war with a country or about to go into war with a country. One of the things we take out as command and control in you have to take out the satellite system because their cell phones will go down there communications. We'll go down. And it's just it's an unfortunate part of war. There may be cleaner ways to do it. I mean, imagine launching a large aluminum foil bag that simply snags satellite wraps, it up and blocks all the radio waves breaking it into fragments. Absolutely. Are you ready for some calls? Absolutely. All right. Let's start by going east of the Rockies, Sherry is in Memphis, Tennessee. Hi, Sherry, welcome to the program. Best really men. Well, thank you. Which is kinda pen knocked out our satellite. My second question is how do we stop passed away from heading this planet? Why get say also that three reasons why I believe in God if the has proven true because of healings in the bible and because of the answer prayers. All right, great, what we were just talking about the satellite systems and developing space force to possibly knock them out. If we're at war or battle, but they have capabilities now, don't they take out our satellites Charles will, absolutely. And one of the ways to do it is simply set a Saka beebees up there in a reverse orbit. It's not hard to take out satellites, and in some cases, it can be done with an intensity microwaves from the ground. You know, there are numerous ways. Russia and China both can take out an awful lot of satellites, and we would really be invest, but the problem is the damage would also spread to their satellites and one of the things right and doing this is that'd be a stalemate what they refer used to refer to a Mexican stand-off. They destroyed their own systems in the process quite likely and as far as stopping an asteroid hitting the earth. You know, there are some some the simulation going on Nasr's doing a lot of work in that area right now, it's all over the news these days. Yes, they're doing a simulated maneuver to see what would happen. That's one of the things that are planning as we speak. Now. What are the easiest ways to do? It realize that you don't blow it up with them weapon. You don't send a big bomb up there and blast it because now you have millions of fragments coming down does damage spread out over huge area. It's just as bad if not worse what you need to do is get a spacecraft there quickly that can then if powered by the sun thrust, the satellite constantly in one given direction to make it Mr. yours because if it's. Headed to the earth. It only takes a certain number of seconds for the earth to get out of the way. If you have seven minutes, you have an opportunity to miss the planet if you can deflect its course by seven minutes of arrival, miss the earth. That's all it takes. And you really don't want to blow it up because the fragments could be just as damaging as original asteroid. Exactly. They can do a lot more damage in some cases. I would think and here's the other thing. Most asteroids, we expect to be a solid rock or a piece, but many of them are rubble piles piles of rock and dirt. You know, how do you push that gently very gently Charles, do you think that they're satellites in space right now that have nukes on them, whether they're hours Russia or China's I have no doubt of that. And I often wonder sometimes if the developments in space travel were intentionally slowed down to prevent people from accessing some of that hardware that's dangerous looks terribly dangerous. But you know, we live in a dangerous world, isn't perhaps. A I don't know. Is it a deterrent key? Does the the fact that maybe all three countries? No. We have them up there. Everybody has them up. There. Does that keep things at bay? It may it may. But I mean that only works up to a certain point. And you know, it only takes one accident things off we've been very close to an eilly a couple of times in the past. And you know, if you go do history research, you'll find that we've been saved by the skins of our teeth. Just a few a couple of times at least, but having weapons of that sort in orbit all the time, it just means faster delivery. But the fact is we can deliver almost anything to orbit very quickly right now, I can assure you there are vehicles ready and fuelled to launch at a moment's notice. The put weapons in space so that they don't stay there and Arctic sessile to people are wildcard line. Let's go to Walton Pennsylvania. Hey wild. Go ahead. I joined Julius is great to be on me, George. Thank you, sir. Job. Search Charles's the best best of out on since Dr L stone. Well, thanks. That's pretty good complement. Therefore, you Charles. Sir. Charles would agree with Dr Carl Sagan, obviously, he was a great advocate of space exploration. But the doctor say said that always said that the great extension space exploration was providing obviously the redundant life support systems to support things. So I think with all the we have on the smart robots. I don't think there's as much of a reason anymore to risk human life in space. I mean, obviously, you know, go back even sixty seven at side for me to understand why the Apollo one fire occurred. You know, why didn't he engineers realize that you know, to atmosphere would be very conducive to fire? They probably never thought they'd spark. I guess they actually yes. They did know that it would. And that's why. Later. They went to they were at four point three pounds of oxygen pressure your oxygen? They went to five point six pounds of oxygen and nitrogen to lower the risk of fire greatly. But they never expected the arc of it set it off, and that was the issue people were aware of it that you're trying to make the hardware as light as they possibly could. And it was a devastating loss. But as I and space, we are getting better systems that have the capability of doing things, and we meet it because if you're a spacecraft on Mars around Jupiter, you don't have time to send instructions wait and see what happened the machine has to know. What to do? Here's the issue if you make it so smart that it can figure anything out. It may ask why am I doing this? Am I going to get killed doing this? I mean, a thinking machine might have just as much ability to want to stay alive thinking Uman sounds like Cal from Smith's on a C. Exactly. I could happen though. I mean once AI become so emotionally intelligent. It will begin to protect itself. Well in many systems, particularly the ones that are building for warfare. Have those capabilities building they recognize threaten they defend themselves. Otherwise, would be useless. Indeed. Indeed. Well, thanks for your call. Let's go next to first time caller ally in San Antonio, Texas. Hi, good morning. Hi, george. How are you today? Thanks. Question. But again. In my first question is what is Charles opinion on the picture of the black hole recently and question number two is what are his number one concerns of humanity? Maybe living on on the moon and other planets in the future. Like what is number one concern? Okay. Concerned. Let's take that one first surcharges as you know, we had the Michio Kaku believes that we need to leave the planet. The the late Stephen hawking believes we need to get ready to leave the planet. Well, what about you? You would never as a bird would never grow up in the nest you grow up, and then you leave you don't live your life in the nest and the earth is our nest, and it was very verbose about that, you know, and why I would say that our biggest concerns would be when you have large populations of humans living in isolation from each other. There can be. Be some things that change in their viewpoint their their information their environment. It will change the way they think and feel about humanity as a whole in many cases, this means the development of, you know, antitheses people who don't like the way things are being done by the people that sent them there or people who don't like what the colonists are doing out there. We have to be cautious that by relating ourselves. We don't create different factions that I would be my greatest concern. One of the great things about having separate colonies, of course, is great new ideas emerge in different environments, and they can go with them without a hazard to the rest of humanity. Right now, we're in one glass cage, and if anything happens to our environment where all gone, so it certainly makes sense for us to spread out to other environments. Absolutely. Now the picture that was released a couple of weeks ago of that black hole. What did you think of that? I think it's an amazing achievement. And I I think I'm also a little disappointed by so many people saying, well, it's all blurry. Well, yes. Zillion miles away. And it's all done, you know, second and third hand inferring from the data, and then reconstructing what must have created that image. I think that it's really important for us to recognize that we're getting better is on the universe that whole picture. The black hole picture is the first of its kind, and it took an astounding amount of work degenerate it, but it shows us that our theories are correct. That what we thought is true is actually happening out there. That's an amazing achievement. The universe is a message, and we read it and interpret it where the interpreters winning site you the most Charles about space. I think it is limitless possibilities that embodies for me. There is unlimited resource energy places to go. It is an exotic place to think of living, and and you know, in a sense, we all do that were stuck on one planet right now. You know, I think the marvels of the universe are. So extensive everything I think is just wondrous. Don't you think? Oh, I do. I mean just picture this. You know, like the Exo planet around practice in Tari that place has got to be truly weird. Your son is only about five percent the distance. It would be about three times larger in the sky, and it'd be very very dim orange your your planet, but undergo four hundred times as much x-rays from its star. That'd be flares. All the time you'd be living in twilight and your year, it'd be eleven and a half days long. Yeah. That's to live, you know, back to the other wildcard line. Carlos is with us in San Francisco. Hi Carlos thanks for calling. Good. Good evening and good morning, gentlemen. Interesting call I like to say comment to your guest. I really appreciate it. Our relation about the God factor with regards to being creation and creation happening with intensity. Holly. And how that somehow translates into hope I really appreciate that line of team that having been said the guest at the top of the hour said something to the reference about the privatization of space exploration, which things the great thing. But what I would like to posture post to question is is that is that even better that stays is becoming more times say you on my skin like, given the increased acrimonious climate of politically to the to the preservation of the space station program nationally and internationally in the US in second. Lindley? The second question is was regards to say initiative like the green you deal and stuff like that is these kinds of initiatives somehow could they potentially undermine the advancement of space exploration. Whether it's politically, you know, our government promoted or or sustained or by private industry, and and so in third my last question is is that is there anything from experts exploration that indicates that we can somehow repair our zone, and that's my questions thing. Stay stuck the ozone one. I if you well the ozone does seem to be getting better there are not on its own in it. Yes. Because we stopped expects hailing a lot of the free.