Larry Page, co-founder and CEO of Google.
Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman.
Ross Perot Jr., son of the former electronics executive turned presidential candidate, who has been a longtime space enthusiast.
Charles Simonyi, an early manager at Microsoft who led the team that devised Microsoft Office. He's been a space tourist not once but twice, using some of his personal fortune to pay for trips on Russian Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station.
James Cameron has lent his name as an advisor, according to the company. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJXKj2bxfME Recently discovered by Kapersky Labs in May, "Flame" is a modular computer malware created for cyber espionage/warfare, with the intention of slowing down Iran's nuclear weapons development. The virus is about twenty times as large as its "predecessor" (in other words, other notable and threatening virus), Stuxnet, and has data-snatching capabilities. It achieves this by having the ability to "activate a computer's audio systems to listen in on Skype calls or office chatter. It can also take screenshots, log keystrokes and -- in one of its more novel functions -- steal data from Bluetooth-enabled cellphones." Technology in 2012 Google Car http://news.discovery.com/space/spacexs-dragon-capsule-returns-safely-to-earth.html
"The mission marked the first time a private company had returned a spacecraft from orbit..." Autonomous drones - Controversies:
No pilot therefore no accountability.
-Proposed warrant-less searches may or may not violate the Constitution. Whether it does or doesn't, people don't like the idea of surveillance drones flying over their neighborhoods. Google's Self Driven car is based off technology from
the DARPA Grand Challenge, an open challenge from Darpa to create an Autonomous Vehicle capable of navigating a course unaided. The lead engineer of the winning car of the 2005 challenge, Sebastian Thrun, was recruited by Google to combine his car's technology with Google's own street view to create a car capable of safely navigating city streets.
-As of current, the car is capable of detecting various road signs, road dangers, obstacles, reacting to sudden events, and navigating to specified locations using google maps.
-This system is beneficial because the AI does not suffer from disabilities found in humans, such as distraction, intoxication, road rage, slow reaction times, ect.
-Google argues that a driver-less car would reduce energy usage, reduce traffic accidents, decrease traffic across crowded areas. References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_DARPA_Grand_Challenge#2005_Grand_Challenge - What is an autonomous drone?
-An autonomous drone is an aircraft without a pilot People part of Planetary Resources -Recent use:
- The Obama administration increased the use of autonomous drones in the war on terror
- Proposed domestic use (of nonlethal drones) by law enforcement officials Flame
Cyberwarfare http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/06/19/israel-us-collaborated-in-creation-flame-virus-to-slow-iran-nuke-efforts-report/ Higgs Boson Revolution 2.0 Superluminal Neutrino Occupy Movement Arab Spring The Higgs Boson is a mass field, similar to how photons are electric and magnetic fields. Middle East protests against the government The Higgs Boson moves at the speed of light. Social Networking Wars Facebook IPO "The particle is so central to the state of physics of today, so crucial to our understanding of the structure of matter, yet so elusive." -Leon Lederman January 2012:
Syrian president blames uprising on foreigners The Game http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/159888565.html June 2012
Egyptian president Mubarak sentenced
Tunisian president Ali sentenced
Morsi wins presidential campaign in Egypt February 2012:
President of Yemen resigned transferring power to the vice president The Higgs Broson particle has no charge, no mass,
and no friends. THE GOD PARTICLE October 2011:
Egyptian protesters killed by tanks
Civil war in Libya ends in October While it is widely considered that the boson is proven. CERN is this close to actually discovering the particle.
Scientists have only achieved 4.9 out of the 5 necessary standard deviations necessary to prove the particle exists by scientific standards. http://mashable.com/2012/05/15/facebook-google-advertising/ CERN's LHC (large hadron collider) collides high energy particles to measure changes in mass, and by doing this are searching for the Higgs Boson. The scientists use powerful, POWERFUL magnets to accelerate the particles. http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/facebook.com “Committing or facilitating online piracy to require the owner, operator, domain name registrant, or the site or domain name itself if such persons are unable to be found” “Has no significant use other than engaging in or facilitating copyright infringement” Started by Adblockers
Inspired by Arab Springs
Total surveillance over your computer, setting standards for distribution of copyrighted materials Planetary Resources
Falcon http://news.yahoo.com/factbox-facebooks-post-ipo-collapse-numbers-211613741--sector.html The neutrino is a weakly interacting (almost impossible to detect) particle,
with no charge and nearly no mass. Asteroids are the low-hanging fruit of the Solar System. There are close to 9,000 near-Earth asteroids, and nearly 1,000 more are discovered every year. FALCON http://www.ebizmba.com/articles/social-networking-websites DRAGON The United States Department of Defense has a very proactive stance on using cyber warfare as a tool to protect confidential information from foreign intrusion. The United States department of cyber defense uses the tactics of using cyber weapons to collect information and disrupt foreign countries' technology, rather than passively waiting to defend ourselves from foreign cyber invasion. Kiva systems- Creates robots for warehouse automation
- Battery powered remote controlled robots
Amazon acquired the company for $775 million and are planning to use the battery powered robots in their warehouses.
- There is a controversy over the robots replacing the jobs of the workers in the factory BACKGROUND • What It Is
An online campaign to arrest the head of the Lord’s resistance Army, Joseph Kony.
• The Lord’s Resistance Army
A rebel group that claims to be fighting for the Christian Holy Spirit
They have been reported for kidnapping young children and forcing the boys to be soldiers and the girls to be sex slaves
• Invisible Children
In 2003, Jason Russel, Bobby Bailey, and Laren Poole traveled to Uganda and learned about the rebel group. In 2004, they created the non-profit organization “Invisible Children” to try and raise awareness
• The Video
On March 5, 2012, Invisible Children uploaded a 30 minute video to YouTube which talked about Kony’s history and asked the viewers to support the cause and spread the word
The video also announces the event “Cover the Night”, on April 20th, when supporters would cover the streets with Kony 2012 and Invisible Children posters to raise awareness
Reaching 100 million views in just 6 days, the Kony 2012 video is the most rapidly spreading video ever recorded
On March 7, the “Visible Children” Tumblr was launched and posted a blog post criticizing Invisible Children’s use of charity money
“Last year, the organization spent $8,676,614. Only 32% went to direct services, with much of the rest going to staff salaries, travel and transport, and film production”
• Invisible Children’s Co-Founder Arrested
On March 16, Jason Russel was taken into custody by the San Diego Police Department, for being drunk, vandalizing cars, and masturbating in public. A video was later posted via TMZ showing Russel naked in the middle of the street, screaming and running around Hacktivism: "The use of legal and/or illegal digital tools in pursuit of political ends" -- US (NASA) and Soviet Union compete in space race; governments fund space research and technology
-- US first to put a man on the moon
-- NASA has been losing government support and funding b/c no more space-race and hard economic times
-- thus, new private companies have, for the past decade or so, been trying to independently work on spacecraft (hard b/c involves getting funding and having lots of support, etc.)
-- ...SpaceX arises, b/c Musk is rich, likes physics, and wants to further humanity! There are three kinds of neutrino:
-muon neutrino Defacing Web Pages: Changing the opening home page of a website
Email Bombing: Sending emails with large attachments
Web Sit-ins: Trying to send lots of traffic to a website so that it becomes overwhelmed
Website Mirroring: Bypasses censored websites by copying the material and using a different domain
Anonymous Blogging: Speaking out to a large audience SOPA: Stop Online Privacy Act PIPA: Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act ELON MUSK ACTA: Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberwarfare_in_the_United_States http://www.spacex.com/downloads/COTS-2-Press-Kit-5-14-12.pdf 2nd in traffic, United States and Worldwide Pointless, “feel-good” online activism that has no political or social effects whatsoever What is Cyberwarfare?
Politically motivated hacking to conduct sabotage or espionage/actions by a nation-state to penetrate another nation's computers or networks for the purposes of causing damage or disruption.
Declared a "strategic national asset" by Obama in 2009.
Used by the USCYBERCOM as a platform of attack SPACEX Slacktivism -- SpaceX succeeds in sending up Dragon and bringing it back home; first private company to dock at International Space Station
-- first private business to do so (only govts had done so beforehand)
-- seen as pioneering
-- Falcon 1: first to launch, 2008
-- Falcon 9, second, 2010
-- Dragon, 2012 45.1% of internet users visited yesterday -- co-founder of PayPal, funded SpaceX out of his pocket
-- NASA funds and supports significantly Slacktivists participate in online petitions, email chains, online groups and blogs. They have fun, but they make sure to stay out of trouble with the officials. Kony 2012 Most visited site in Pakistan, Argentina, Indonesia, Algeria, Malaysia, Egypt, Nigeria and the Philippines The neutrino is produced during nuclear fusion and radioactive decay. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHrFGe9OlwE&feature=player_embedded Amazon Acquires Kiva Systems Last year, in September, the Opera team from CERN announced results in which neutrinos were detected 60 nanoseconds ahead of the photons in light. •Who He Is
Sabu, really Hector Monsegur, is an American computer hacker and founder of the hacking group Lulzsec
The FBI had been looking for him for months, but he had always hidden his IP address through proxy servers. But just once, he logged into an internet relay chat room with his own IP address, and the FBI found him.
They watched him for weeks, monitoring his online activity and collecting evidence for charges against him.
On June 7, 2011, the FBI caught and arrested Monsegur. He plead guilty to the 12 hacking-related charges, and agreed to cooperate with the FBI. He then became an informant, keeping up his “Sabu” persona to lead the FBI to other members of Lulzsec.
On March 6, 2012, Hector was revealed to the world. CAIRO TUNIS SANA'A Sabu http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/myspace.com Only 99th in traffic in US, 163rd worldwide The whole physics community was greatly shaken by the discovery, however, them OPERA people were wrong. MANAMA DOUMA BAYDA Low cost commercial robotic spacecraft will
explore asteroids and determine their position,
composition, and accessibility of resources. Worldwide protest against economic and social inequality The significance of the Higgs Boson particle is that it is a large step forward in physics, because it greatly increases our understanding of science. Asteroid mining will allow the delivery of resources to the point of need, be it a fuel depot orbiting the Earth, or elsewhere in the Solar System. A group called Anonymous hacks government websites because of their opposition to censored internet surfing. People refer to them as the Robin Hood of the internet, freedom fighters, or they are also called cyber-guerillas. 27 km long
500 ft below the ground Wael Ghonim Egyptian revolution with the help of social media Leo Space Telescope
A commercial space
telescope within reach
of the private citizen WORK CITED: ARKYD SERIES 200 - INTERCEPTOR
Interceptor, a low cost asteroid mission
that enables accelerated exploration ARKYD SERIES 300 - RENDEZVOUS PROSPECTOR
Characterizing an asteroid’s value and preparing for mining operations .6% of internet users visited yesterday http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/google.com Not just for Google Plus, but Google number one for traffic worldwide "We Are All Khaled Said" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Higgs_boson
http://memebase.com/ PROTESTS I'm sad, because my head is a triangle. PONIES DID SOMEONE SAY SPIDERMAN THREAD? PRIME EXAMPLE OF HUMAN NATURE AND TECHNOLOGY: http://weboaid.com/facebook-vs-google-plus-infographics/ If the discovery of the Neutrino was to be confirmed, the a majority of the foundation of Physics would be recreated, since the last 100 years of Physics were based on the assumption that no particle can move faster than light.See the full transcript