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Science of TRON

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Ryan Hall

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Another Night of Total Destruction

Night of Total Destruction

Superheroes smashing into buildings won’t do enough damage. An alien invasion probably won’t account for Will Smith saving the day. And robots taking over just feels overdone. So why must we worry about anyone else destroying our planet when we’re perfectly capable of doing it ourselves?

Science, Strategy, and Tactics of Naval Warfare

“Science, Strategy and Tactics of Naval Warfare” was the title of one of the most recent Exchange events held at The Great Company and moderated by screenwriter Will Staples (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3). Guests fortunate enough to attend were treated to a panel of Navy experts who gave a wildly entertaining crash course on how the way their maritime vessels and state-of-the-art technologies are helping to keep our country safe on a daily basis.

Packing Your Bags for Interstellar Travel

“The Earth is the cradle of the mind—but one cannot eternally live in a cradle.” —Tsiolkovsky

While the Russian rocket scientist quoted above may not have lived long enough to witness humans leaving Earth for space, I imagine he would be quite pleased to know not only how far we have come but also just how close we are to finally being able to go where we once only dreamed. 

Event Recap: Science of Psychopaths!

Phrases like “sense of entitlement” and “out of touch with reality” described every prominent person mentioned throughout the night.

Words like “arrogance” and “narcissism” were used repeatedly.

High atop the gorgeous SoHo House last Thursday evening, in a room filled with some of Hollywood’s finest and most scientifically-curious minds, a discussion was had about why some of the most famous names in history act the way they do.

However, those referenced weren’t quite the characters you might expect.

When everyone took their seats and the lights began to dim, Dr. Mary Ellen O’Toole, formerly a profiler for the FBI, took her place in front of an audience as engaged to a subject matter as I’d ever seen before. 

“Anything Is Possible”….which might be the problem

There’s a saying that’s meant a lot to me for quite some time.

It’s nothing new, it doesn’t change your life when you hear it and it’s not a wise observation on the complexity of life or an enlightening insight into our culture.

It’s very simple.

“Anything Is Possible”

I love that saying probably more than any other. 

One of the first movies I remember seeing when I was young was Star Wars.  I was just a kid but I could still appreciate the enormity of the world Lucas created.  Of course I had no clue how he made that world come to life but neither did a lot of people in the room much older than me.  Suddenly, space seemed real, it seemed that this might actually be going on in a galaxy far, far away.   Space finally seemed possible.