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Small Drones in the USA

“This is not a video game” says one of the Air Force people interviewed in this documentary on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). In 2015 the airspace in the USA will be open for roaming by UAVs run by the average person to the militarized police forces in the country.

These small UAVs discussed in the documentary are possible thanks to a whole bunch of disparate technologies greatly improving. Think smartphones meets AI meets improved energy efficiency.

I wonder when we’ll see augmented reality games that use cheap drones.

The Armageddon Letters

This month 50 years ago the world almost ended because of the Cuban missile crisis. The near-death experience for the entire human species was already been captured on film in the film Thirteen Days which was good for drama but was short on historical accuracy. The Armageddon Letters is centred around historical accuracy and it delivers it in a powerful way.

The website is a series of interactive and passive content that allows one to fully engage with the history of the crisis. It goes into great detail about the people and the decisions they made by providing films, books, graphic novels, podcasts, and even fictional blogs to flesh out what happened over those thirteen days. Jim Blight from the Basillie School believes that the Cuban missile crisis can teach us more than we previously thought about how close the world came to destruction because of a few men.

An iBook which accompanies the series from Brown University is also available on the App Store.

Found listening to the CBC’s Sunday Edition.

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