Journalist Annie Jacobsen: Biometrics and the Surveillance State!

Journalist Annie Jacobsen in her latest book, First Platoon, investigates "warfare, good and evil in the age of biometrics, the technology that would allow the government to identify anyone, anywhere, at any time." Come for a discussion about the Pentagon's abilities to utilize iris scans, fingerprint scans, voice patterning, detection by odor, gait and more to track human patterns, as well as the ethical questions raised by what the author calls "a burgeoning surveillance state." From Commonwealth Read more [...]

If Aliens Invaded Earth | Alien Encounters (Full Episode)!

The Arrival has ended. A swarm of small spacecraft depart their huge Mothership, and hover in our atmosphere. The Ships open their hatches, and deposit thousands of mysterious pods on the earth's surface, Are they a message, a gift or a weapon. Why be so anxious to greet an alien race if we don't know what to really expect. Try to image the actual intermingling plus the complex issues of communicating. What are we really facing 'if this really happened'? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM00s5q6wJQ&t=1733s Read more [...]

Mark J. Lewis: Emerging Technologies and the Future of National Defense!

DISTINGUISHED ENGINEERING LECTURE: Dr. Mark J. Lewis, Executive Director of NDIA's Emerging Technologies Institute (ETI), gave this virtual lecture to the Purdue University College of Engineering on March 11, 2021. From Purdue Engineering. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odqCOmPEBtI&t=338s Read more [...]

Is Alien ‘Life’ Weirder Than We Imagine: Who Is Out There?

If we want to discover alien life out there in the universe, we first need to figure out where to look - and what we're even looking for. Will it be biological like us? Could it be artificial, or take some other form we haven't yet considered? And how do we find something so fundamentally different from ourselves? In this program, scientists devise plans for searching for beings beyond Earth while they grapple with the very definition of life. From World Science Festival. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kT9GqvgipOQ&t=1048s Read more [...]

Luis Elizondo, Former Director, Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program!

There is a bipartisan push in Congress to find out once and for all: Are We Alone? It isn't a philosophical query, but a demand to disclose any information the U.S. government has been gathering on unidentified aerial phenomenon (UAP), also popularly known as UFOs. Luis "Lue" Elizondo is the former director of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), an unpublicized U.S. U.S. government created in 2007 committed to the investigation of UAPs. From Washington Post Live. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcH5nuqa-0w Read more [...]

Battlefield ER: The Brutal Life of a Warzone Medic!

The 'Golden Hour' - US medics face a perpetual job of trying to keep casualties alive in the first vital hour after being wounded by the Taliban. This is the other side of the reality of war. From Journeyman Pictures. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmDL14dUkb8 Read more [...]

Implementing Decision-Centric Warfare and the Future of Joint Command and Control!

The U.S. Department of Defense is developing a new Joint Warfighting Concept to address the growing sophistication and capacity of great power adversaries such as China and Russia and regional opponents like Iran and North Korea. Operations using the new warfighting approach will be managed by Joint All-Domain Command and Control, or JADC2, which will define a new strategy for U.S. Military Decision-Making. From the Hudson Institute. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hK4kGxlBHrs&t=430s Read more [...]

What Is The ‘Great Game’ Between Russia and the United States? | The Bottom Line!

Dimitri Simes has been in the thick of United States-Russia relations for the past five decades. Born in Moscow, he arrived in Washington in the 1970s and never left. He has advised U.S. Presidents Richard Nixon and Donald Trump, and met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45KvUGnfmrg&t=601s Read more [...]

X-37B Autonomous Spaceplane Live Launch!

The autonomous X-37B spaceplane on its next mission for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force. A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket boosted #x37B into orbit. X37B has some 'innovative' NASA, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and U.S. Air Force Academy research onboard this United States Space Force-7 mission. This test bed has spent (at this time) 2,865 days on-orbit for the test vehicle program, up to this point. From Boeing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kVDCg0YWHM&t=1002s Read more [...]

Hypersonic Hype and the Ethics of Emerging Weapons Technology!

Hypersonic missiles have been receiving a lot of attention lately, but do they deserve the hype? And what kind of implications do these nuclear advancements have for equity and justice? The Union of Concerned Scientists hosted a conversation featuring Dr. Cameron Tracy, Kendall Fellow for the Global Security program at UCS, and Dr. Aditi Verma, Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctor Fellow at the Belfer Center's Project on Managing the Atom and the International Security Program to answer these most Read more [...]