THE EDGE: Have We Been Looking At The Electromagnetic Spectrum The Wrong Way?
This line equates to the linear list of things that humans have so far done with the EMS, ie:
Taking this further; 3D cones all joined together make a circle or sphere, ie:
So if the Electromagnetic Spectrum is not a simple line but a 3 dimensional sphere of emmissions, could there be multiple Electromagnetic Spectrum Spherical Spectrums, each slightly out of phase with the other, ie:
Mind blown, yet?
Our eyes are naturally designed to detect visible radiation, or visible light waves. Our eyes are not the only emmission/ transmission organs in the human body. You have many other ways to detect and process electromagnetic energy and data. In this study science proved that you sense more than you know: LINK: How Your Brain Tracks Moving Objects
Also in this study, a new product was created to help you see what you don't know you can see: LINK: DARPA's Cybernetic Binoculars Tap Soldiers' Brains
Many university studies have uncovered a 'sixth sense' in projects like this: LINK: TEST TO PROVE That Human Beings Have A SIXTH SENSE
Are they finding that people have a kind of EM Sonar like dolphins, but one that uses energy? In fact, U.S., Chinese and Russian military scientists have spent over TWO TRILLION dollars in defense budgets to try to optimize these abilities: LINK: The Men Who Stare at Goats: Jon Ronson
In fact, there are hundreds of technologies and devices that amplify, record and read what your "invisible" senses and abilities are doing when you are not aware of it. Subliminal messaging in advertising and search engine manipulation controls you, why not develop your subliminal senses to control other things? You are only limited by your imagination and by what you are not aware of.
Some people can see what your intentions are, what you might do next and even guide you, or a whole population, to do that next thing just by steering energy. Google steers millions to vote or make online purchases one way, or another. Why can't others steer other things? Energy processing and perception are the same thing. You just need to understand energy in a new, broader way, relative to the limitless nature of physics. Einstein's 'spooky energy' has now been photographed, tested from Earth-to-space, documented and shown to (although defined as 'spooky'} still be part of the Electromagnetic Spectrum.
Light is the type of radiation that penetrates our atmosphere, and can be detected on the Earth’s surface by the naked human eye and it is what we usually think of; but physics tells us that the EMS is unlimited. Visible light is just a tiny, tiny part of it. Animals and bugs can see more of it than humans can.
Some radiation we can see, but there are many types of radiation that we actually can’t see, this is referred to as the electromagnetic spectrum, which is made up of 8 different parts:
- Radio Waves
- Terahertz Radiation
- Infrared Light (IR)
- Visible Light
- Ultraviolet Rays (UV)
- Gamma Rays
All of this radiation travels at the speed of light…
The only difference between these types of radiation, is their wavelength (which increases) or frequency (which decreases).
- Visible light
- Some infra red
- A tiny amount of ultraviolet radiation
This is the radiation that reaches us on the Earth’s surface, from outer space.
We are lucky that the atmosphere helps to block out all the rest which is deadly.
The Weaponization Of The Electromagnetic Spectrum
The information age is evolving the very nature of warfare. Today, each nation increasingly depends on closely integrated, high-speed electronic systems across cyberspace, geospace, and space (CGS). But, it’s a cause of great concern if an enemy can easily use a weapon like a small, inexpensive EMP device. An EMP weapon can deny any individual or entity across a nation the ability to use electromagnetic waves for their digital infrastructure and digital connectivity, e.g. radio, infrared, and radar. Moreover, a nuclear blast can also trigger an EMP effect, as can a solar storm. Individually and collectively, this emerging reality understandably changes the nature of warfare, the focus of the war, and the target of warfare, shaking up the very foundation of security.
Electronic warfare is on our doorstep, and no nation seems to be fully prepared. Since electronic warfare appears to already be on our doorstep, in order to meet the complex EMP warfare challenges that are seriously threatening the very progress and advances nations have made in CGS, it is essential to evaluate how prepared each nation is today in their defensive as well as offensive capabilities. How are nations addressing the security challenges to their CGS?
The weaponization of the electromagnetic spectrum is becoming a reality. Acknowledging this emerging reality, Risk Group initiated a much-needed discussion on Electromagnetic Warfare with Colonel Avraham Cohen, Head of National Security Cyber Research Group and the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Sphere-SOC based in Israel on Risk Roundup.
Risk Group discusses Electromagnetic Warfare with Colonel Avraham Cohen, Head of National Security Cyber Research Group and the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Sphere-SOC based in Israel.
Changing Nature of Warfare
Rapid advances in science and technology are creating asymmetries across nations: its government, industries, organizations, and academia (NGIOA) in many unforeseen ways. As nations move towards a highly digitalized society, there is increasing uncertainty on all fronts across CGS.
While the emerging technology is on its way to changing the way we communicate, collaborate, work, and socialize, it is also changing the way in which wars can be fought. This is primarily because today a briefcase-sized radio weapon could wreak havoc in our digitally connected world. The threat is genuine and growing. Electromagnetic (EM) attacks are not only theoretically possible, but they are also already happening. Many have been reported previously. A GPS failure was reported in South Korea in 2012, and it is believed that truck-based jamming systems were behind the attack. This is just one example. So, what threats are nations facing today from the EM weapons? What threats are possible in the coming tomorrow? Is any nation prepared for electronic warfare today?
The increased need for information for all our electronics and the rapidly evolving digital systems, 4G/5G, makes many vulnerable to anyone who may wish to create problems. That means any enemy: hackers, criminals, vandals, or terrorists, can easily cause irreparable harm to anyone they want to. That brings us to an important question: how resilient is each nation’s infrastructure in cyberspace, geospace, and space to EM attacks?
This is a rapidly growing concern because unlike many other means of attack, EM weapons can be used without much risk. For example, in geospace, any terrorist gang with firearms and other weapons are noticeable and can be caught. In cyberspace, a cyber hacker may raise some alarms while attempting to slip through many firewalls. In space, any attempt to launch an attack requires extensive planning and preparation that is visible. However, for an EM attacker, it is challenging to notice any attack until electronics and computer systems begin to fail. Moreover, even when electronics or systems fail, the victims may still not know why they failed.
As seen today, the critical infrastructure across CGS is either controlled by the military, public or private entities. From defense systems to financial systems and communication systems to power systems, each system today is vulnerable to electromagnetic attacks. Not only is the personal digital infrastructure of any individual or a family at risk, but also the smart: meters, homes, enterprises, cars and so on are at risk as well. That brings us to some important questions: what role does electromagnetic energy play in the digital infrastructure of a digital global age? What kind of EM pulses are more dangerous to digital infrastructure? Also, fundamentally, why is it that easy to destroy electronics?
The digital revolution is transforming individuals and entities across NGIOA, and the military is no exception. As militaries acquire a host of new sensors and communications systems that allow their forces to establish information dominance in the fight against enemies quickly, the same capabilities can be seized by an electromagnetic weapon and exploited for the tactical advantage of the enemies. This is a complex security risk facing most nations today.
There is a growing concern that nations are vulnerable when it comes to secure communications links or access to GPS signals. If that is true, in a potential electronic war, can any nation protect its electronics? Who is responsible for safeguarding a nation’s electronics? The military? Can a nation’s military protect an entire nation worth of electronics?
As we evaluate the complex security risks facing nations’ electronics and digital infrastructure, the question arises as to why our electronics are vulnerable? Why have we not designed them to be resilient to EM attacks?
It seems that electronics are vulnerable because they were designed to handle naturally occurring electromagnetic radiation, but not harmful. This understandably makes not only military operations vulnerable, but also perhaps individuals and entities across NGIOA vulnerable. Moreover, unlike other means of attack, EM weapons can be used without much risk as they are almost undetectable. So, the question is: is there no way to make electronics resilient? Perhaps chips can be developed that are EM resistant!
That brings us to an important point: whoever owns the electromagnetic spectrum will win the next war. Who owns the electromagnetic spectrum today?
Protecting Electronics from EMP Weapons
What steps can be taken to guard against EM Weapons? While it is recommended to always put as much distance as possible between any electronics and the potential attacker, how do we know who the attackers are, where they come from, and how they look? How can we surround each electronic with a barrier that can resist the EM attack?
It is essential to understand and evaluate how the EM spectrum is being controlled today and what steps can be taken to ensure EM security. The current focus is on securing the critical infrastructure which is vital to everyone: individuals and entities across NGIOA. But it is not just critical infrastructure that is important, for individuals and entities across NGIOA also care about their private infrastructure as well. That brings us to an important point: is there any practical way to limit the damage to electronic equipment? Is there any way to make electronics EMP resistant?
The electromagnetic spectrum is where the wars of tomorrow will be fought. Since the weaponization of the electromagnetic spectrum impacts our individual and collective security, each one of us has a role in ensuring the safety and security of the electromagnetic spectrum. Let us begin a discussion on how to secure the electromagnetic spectrum, what innovations are essential, how to transform electronics to make them resilient to any EMP attacks, and how to secure the future of humanity in cyberspace, geospace, and space.