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Guest: Dr. George Robinson; Topics: Human space migration as an imperative and why. Please direct all comments and questions regarding specific Space Show programs & guest(s) to the Space Show blog which is part of archived program on our website, www.thespaceshow.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm.
During the first segment of our 1 hour 41 minute discussion, Dr. Robinson introduced us to the idea of human migration to space as an imperative. He also explained how human migration to space differed from space settlement. As part of his introduction, he talked about bio-chemical, bio-physical and the human genome. He also went into detail about space law, especially by providing us with a factual analysis of treaty issues.
Michael Listner called to continue talking about treaties and agreeing with what George said about them. Article 9 was cited as an example, plus Michael and George talked about the concept of Res Communis.
I asked George for his timeline for human migration to space. Don't miss his response. In addition, he talked about federal money and budgets as a potential limiting factor. This discussion led to listener Paul asking about the possibility of planetary protection interfering with human migration to space. George worked in comments about meta law and the panspermia theory which he said he supported. He also talked about the importance of spiritual belief.
Toward the end of the segment, a Chicago listener as about genetic intervention based on Space Show programs with Dr. Rowe and recent comments made by Dr. Griffin when he was guest a few weeks ago. George had much to say about genetic intervention which he thinks will happen. Don't miss his comments on this subject.
Before the end of the segment, we discussed the private sector, cybernations and enforcement through cyber space. Be sure to listen to what he had to say about this important topic.
In the second segment, a listener asked about a possible disconnect with what Mr. Musk and Mars One say about going to Mars compared to what George was saying about human space migration. George had much to say about humans to Mars, our curiosity, and our survival being dependent on our curiosity. He questioned much of what is proposed about Mars settlement so again, listen to the full discussion. Tell us what you think by posting on TSS blog.
Technology was a big part of the discussion in this segment. So was the Space Propulsion Synergy Team which George referenced multiple times. This discussion then took us to a discussion about the essence of the biotica. Roger sent in a note asking if NASA was on the same page as George regarding migration as compared to settlement. George spent a few minutes talking about the late Lewis Peach who he said did understand and "get it." For those of you not familiar with Mr. Peach, you can read about him here: http://rascal.nianet.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/RASC-AL-2015-Program-Special-Tribute-to-Lewis-Peach-Final.pdf.
Another issue brought up in this segment focused on space trash or debris and deep space resource mining. Our guest was asked how people would be selected for getting off the planet if government was involved in the migration. George had much to say on this latter point.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) was brought up by another listener, especially the warning comments Mr. Musk and others have put forth regarding AI. Listeners brought up concern about the mad scientist risk. George said all of this depended on the values we have and how we incorporate those values into genetic intervention with the human genome. Again, don't miss this important discussion. Near the end of the segment, Bonnie sent in a note about the importance of animals and pets to humans asking if there would be genetic intervention with pets and animals to take them with humans as space migration takes place. George had much to say about animals, pets, and the need for emotional support. He also talked about taking animals and pets to space for the migration if people had the money and wanted to do it.
For his concluding comments, our guest urged listeners to look up the definition of migration and the reasons for it. He directed listeners to read some of his articles and papers suggesting they find them at the Annals of Space Law at McGill University He also suggested listeners email him with questions or for assistance in getting to his research work. He provided his email address on air as the program was ending.
Please post your comments/questions in the comments section of The Space Show website. You can reach Dr. Robinson through me or the email address he gave out on air as the show was endin