5th Gen Fighter Planes, Diamonds, Darwin, Neo-Computing, PUMA

USArray, Black Swans, Ultra-Tech, Grid, Sentience, CTIA, Facebook

London, UK - 9th April 2009, 08:06 GMT

Dear ATCA Open & Philanthropia Friends

[Please note that the views presented by individual contributors are not necessarily representative of the views of ATCA, which is neutral. ATCA conducts collective Socratic dialogue on global opportunities and threats.]

  • ATCAOpen: 5th Generation Fighter Planes http://ow.ly/2pQ3 Virtual Reality Overtake: Stealth, Aerodynamics, Knowledge, Support, Air Dominance F35 & F22

  • ATCAOpen: De Beers, the world’s biggest diamond miner, is planning for its turnover to halve this year http://ow.ly/2pLO Production cut by 40% yoy...

  • ATCAOpen: It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. [Darwin]

  • ATCAOpen: Isaac Newton: Computer Derives Natural Laws From Raw Data http://ow.ly/2oqE Developed by Cornell researchers computer can derive ab initio!

  • ATCAOpen: GM, Segway Roll Out Project PUMA (Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility): 300-pound, zero-emissions Electric Vehicle http://ow.ly/2oq2

  • ATCAOpen: Listening to the Earth's deepest secrets http://ow.ly/2opB The most ambitious seismological project ever conducted. Its name is USArray...

  • ATCAOpen: 10 Principles for a Black Swan-Proof World http://ow.ly/2ogZ Black Swans Age of Insecurity http://ow.ly/2oi2 G20 Scenarios http://ow.ly/2okA

  • ATCAOpen: 10 Technologies to Watch http://ow.ly/2oeF Whole Genome Scanning, Stem Cells, Gene Therapy, MicroRNAs, Nanotechnology, Implantable sensors.

  • ATCAOpen: Electricity Grid in US Penetrated By Spies http://ow.ly/2odR The spies came from China, Russia and other countries officials have said.

  • ATCAOpen: Next Big Future: Sentience Driving Software Can Reduce Fuel Usage 5-24% Starting in 2012 http://ow.ly/2ocR Path to complete robotic driving

  • ATCAOpen: Top five take-aways from CTIA -- The annual wireless industry trade show -- including "Video is mobile’s Next Big Thing" http://ow.ly/2ocs

  • ATCAOpen: Does Mark Zuckerberg think he's Steve Jobs? http://ow.ly/2o0x Small blow-up over the departure of Facebook's CFO seems under control but...


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We welcome your thoughts, observations and views. Thank you.

Best wishes

ATCA: The Asymmetric Threats Contingency Alliance is a philanthropic expert initiative founded in 2001 to resolve complex global challenges through collective Socratic dialogue and joint executive action to build a wisdom based global economy. Adhering to the doctrine of non-violence, ATCA addresses asymmetric threats and social opportunities arising from climate chaos and the environment; radical poverty and microfinance; geo-politics and energy; organised crime & extremism; advanced technologies -- bio, info, nano, robo & AI; demographic skews and resource shortages; pandemics; financial systems and systemic risk; as well as transhumanism and ethics. Present membership of ATCA is by invitation only and has over 5,000 distinguished members from over 120 countries: including 1,000 Parliamentarians; 1,500 Chairmen and CEOs of corporations; 1,000 Heads of NGOs; 750 Directors at Academic Centres of Excellence; 500 Inventors and Original thinkers; as well as 250 Editors-in-Chief of major media.

The Philanthropia, founded in 2005, brings together over 1,000 leading individual and private philanthropists, family offices, foundations, private banks, non-governmental organisations and specialist advisors to address complex global challenges such as countering climate chaos, reducing radical poverty and developing global leadership for the younger generation through the appliance of science and technology, leveraging acumen and finance, as well as encouraging collaboration with a strong commitment to ethics. Philanthropia emphasises multi-faith spiritual values: introspection, healthy living and ecology. Philanthropia Targets: Countering climate chaos and carbon neutrality; Eliminating radical poverty -- through micro-credit schemes, empowerment of women and more responsible capitalism; Leadership for the Younger Generation; and Corporate and social responsibility.

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