Oct 25, 2022 • 1HR 8M

Is Outer Space the New Wild West? (Robert Wright & Douglas Ligor)

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Robert Wright
Conversations with a series of people who have nothing in common except that program host Robert Wright is curious about what they’re thinking.
Episode details

1:49 How worried should we be about the “Kessler Syndrome”?
7:46 The nightmare scenario for anti-satellite weapons anarchy
13:34 How an attack in space could trigger WWIII
25:13 International law is way behind the curve in outer space
40:45 Why isn’t the grave threat of space anarchy getting attention?
54:10 How the new Cold War makes conflict in space more likely

Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero, Why Buddhism Is True) and Douglas Ligor (Rand Corporation). Recorded October 12, 2022.

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