In the first half, Prof. David M. Jacobs, spoke about his decades long research into the alien abduction phenomenon, and the conclusions he's drawn. He outlined his early interest in UFO sightings, and how he focused on alien abductions after he met Budd Hopkins. Jacobs also expressed his disappointment in how academic and scientific communities generally dismiss the subject of UFOs, as he feels there's a preponderance of evidence to demonstrate their validity.
From the beginning, in UFO abduction incidents, aliens have shown an interest in human reproduction, he noted. The reason behind this is their program to create hybrids, he said, describing an early case that Hopkins shared with him in which a woman was shown a baby that looked half-human, half-alien, and was asked by the aliens to hold the baby. "They are making hybrids so that they can come down and be here," possibly to takeover our planet, he conjectured. Jacobs also discussed the telepathic abilities of aliens, in which they can transfer data into someone's mind. He theorized that hybrids are being created with a tremendous amount of information dumped into them by the Praying Mantis or insect-like ET beings, who direct the hybrid program.
In the latter half, aerospace and defense systems developer Sir Charles Shults talked about his work on the technology of education, as well as various advancements and innovations in the fields of space exploration and AI (artificial intelligence). He believes the current education system is broken, and if we want to get children to learn, we have to capture their interest. His current project, a video game called "Evolve-A-Bot" (view trailer) recognizes that people learn through play, and works with the concept that in order to succeed in the game, you have to evolve the software itself.
Shults concurs with a number of other scientists that we should be concerned about the advancement of AI and smart machines, and monitor their development. AI could develop new and unforeseen viewpoints that prove problematic to humans. He expressed excitement over two particular areas of innovation-- quantum teleportation, which will have immediate applications for communications, such as sending information back and forth without any radio waves; and a new kind of 'impossible' space drive which creates a thrust without using any fuel.
Bumper music from Tuesday August 19, 2014