The conversation turns to where the closest inhabited planet from Earth is located. This is the information Billy is given:
The closest inhabited planet from Earth Is called Planet AKART. It is one out of several inhabited planets in a star system about 5 light years from Earth. Planet AKART is located in Alpha Centauri in another Space-time-Configuration. It is therefore not possible to see the planet since it is not located in our dimension. The humans living there are a few years ahead of us in their evolution. That goes both for the consciousness evolution as well as technical evolution. In sum one of the races there are about 217 years ahead of us in their overall evolution. They have reached a stage where they are able to undertake basic space flights, and they also visit Earth. Their space flights however have limitation in that it is dependent upon a set of intermediate stations in space. They cannot fly the 5 light year distance to Earth in one stretch. They need to stop at these support stations. The size of planet AKART is about the same size as Earth. The planet had as per 1975 an extreme overpopulation with a total of 23 billion people living there. That is the reason why people of planet AKART often visit Earth in order to collect plants, vegetables, plant seedlings and seeds back to AKART grow and cultivate there.
Earth is not the only planet where the people on Akart visit. They also visit other planets in order to collect food. Their form of government is what we would describe as being a dictatorship. But it works for them. Their biggest problem is the overpopulation which they can only solve by emigration to uninhabited planets elsewhere. Currently their technology, in particular their gyroscopic technology is not developed advanced enough to undertake such an emigration. It will be some time before they reach a technological stage required to undertake such an emigration of their population. There are other extra-terrestrial races from their system that also travel to Earth. These other races from that system come here by entering through an old dimension door. These races are not willing, however to lend technical know-how to these people on planet AKART because they have not yet reached a mature enough stage where they can be entrusted with more advanced technology.