"With further improvements, it's hoped that not everything that goes up has to come down. The solar-powered aircraft could stay in the sky indefinitely, acting as a permanent surveillance source or temporary communications relay during an emergency."
"The U.S. government had lavished $15 billion on a program to fingerprint and photograph visitors at the border, and hadn't caught a single terrorist. Clearly, the public sector was not equipped to Do Search Right."
Summary: Win the 700mhz spectrum auction. Become a monster ISP / mobile telco. Use a wifi mesh networks + 700mhz tower network buildout + fiber backbone to link it all up. Eat the dinosaur mobile telcos for lunch.
"Hedge fund money from the United States has paid for the development of not just better video cameras, but face-recognition software and even newer behavior-recognition software designed to spot the beginnings of a street protest and notify police."
"Exercise is short-term self-punishment for long-term gain. Back in the day we used to have motivation coaches like lions, tigers, warring tribes, and who knows what. We didn’t have computers, televisions, radio, or desk work to keep us tied down."