vara bungas: lekcija palīdz labāk izprast RU un US politikas patiesos iemeslus. Gandrīz nemaz politikas, gandrīz nemaz zinātniskā bulšita, jo klausītāji ir RU parlamenta augšpalātas locekļi. No 16:00 minūtes par to no kā RU baidās un baidās RU no US tehnoloģiskā pārākuma, ko RU nespēs panākt. Tad RU paliek divi ceļi: vairākkārtīgi aktivizēt centienus fundamentalās zinātnes laukā vai degradēt visu pasauli līdz savam līmenim. Iesaku.
UPD1 [..] “The secret is out that the American way of life, as well as the way of conducting warfare depends very heavily on space capabilities for global reach, command and control, precision timing and navigation, and folks have figured that out. Potential adversaries of ours have invested heavily in capabilities to either neutralize or take away the U.S. advantage in space.[..]
Winston Beauchamp, the deputy undersecretary of the Air Force for space
UPD2 [..] The Defense Department’s top researchers want ground-based miniature atomic clocks to avert a global catastrophe if the orbiting timepieces that make up the Colorado Springs-based Global Positioning System stop ticking. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced a crash program to invent miniature advanced atomic clocks that reflects growing worries about the vulnerability of Air Force Space Command’s GPS satellites.[..]
UPD3 [..] Scientists from the U.S., Britain and China were sufficiently worried about the potentially adverse effects of the new technology to convene a conference in Washington last month that explored how Crispr-Cas9 might be regulated or restrained before it falls into the wrong hands. But it is already too late. A thousand scientific papers have been published detailing how the new approach to gene editing can be used, and the necessary materials are readily available to any postdoc in biology.[..]