Friday, June 10, 2016

Episode 53 - War in Heaven

Recorded: 10 June 2016
Released: 11 june 2016
Duration: 98 minutes, 44 seconds

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Host Paul Carr is joined by panelists Adam Smith, Marsha Barnhart, and Nick Nielsen to talk about
the future of human conflict.

  • Intro
  • Cyber warfare
  • Snowden and the NSA information
  • Snowden hero or traitor?
  • Drawing the line where cyberwar starts
  • Defining warfare
  • The cold war and limited war
  • War in low Earth orbit and cyber warfare
  • Easy and cheap to bring down big expensive satellites
  • Anti satellite weapons
  • Kessler syndrome
  • Weather satellites and the military value of weather data
  • Warfighting platforms in space
  • GPS and their military value
  • Boots on the Ground in space.
  • Supersoldiers?
  • DARPA does proof of concept.
  • Asymmetric warfare
  • Camouflage and concealment
  • Suicide bombers as smart bombs
  • The enemy gets a vote
  • Counterinsurgency warfare
  • Suicide bombers in space?
  • Humans really a warlike species? Are we done with big wars?
  • What purpose would war in space serve?
  • Proxy wars and shadow wars
  • Plausible to send large military forces into space?
  • Private companies quietly supporting government spying?
  • An analogy to Chinese new islands?
  • Transhumanism a moral horror? Would it make wealth inequality worse?
  • The first CRISPR baby soon? The first cloned baby?
  • The great firewall of China
  • Weapons in space  and the Soviet pistols
  • Space the next flashpoint?
  • recommendations
  • recruiting,nagging, begging
  • brief pitch for the Wow! Signal
  • Final round of goodbyes
  • outro

TheCosmonaut's TP-82 pistol

Avoiding War in Space
NOAA Weather Satellites
The Weather Forecast that Saved D-Day
The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact
Chiquita admits to paying terrorists
NSA Infiltrated RSA Security
AT&T Helped NSA Spy on Internet
The TP-82 Pistol
Chinese Test Anti-Satellite Weapon
The Outer Space Treaty and Lucite Balls


Marsha: DARPA
Nick: Alain de Botton: Status Anxiety
Adam: Star Wars Audiobooks: Darth Bane Trilogy
Paul: Raging Bitch


Host and Producer: Paul Carr
Music: DJ Spooky

1 comment:

  1. My blog post on the conversation:
    Thanks for the opportunity to participate again.