News — At The Edge — 8/10

A world of lies: Dispatches from ‘the war against reality’ —

‘’We all know there will be no real politics…[but] have to give our viewers the sense that something is happening’…the enemy this week…[so] feels ‘like a movie!’….

FBI memo warns QAnon poses potential terror threat —

“[FBI] identifies conspiracy theories as potential domestic terrorism threats, specifically…QAnon, a group that believes there is a ‘deep state’ working against [Trump]….

The evolving airspace ecosystem —

“Potential drone applications are limited only by our imaginations… [with] ability to operate them safely…[as] the last obstacle to…market for autonomous drones soaring….

  • There will always be non-cooperative aircraft…[so] the Mode C Transponder will be updated to an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) sensor…[that] transmits aircraft-to-aircraft and provides significant additional real-time precision to help both pilots and controllers achieve shared situational awareness….
  • [Finally] the drone needs to have an equivalent to the pilot’s eyes to avoid another flying object…with a camera that feeds into a real-time, onboard computer vision and deep learning algorithm to detect, track, classify, and if needed, avoid, other objects in the airspace to keep the drone safe throughout its flight….

Psychedelic Medicine Is Coming. The Law Isn’t Ready

“[FDA] approved esketamine, a drug that produces psychedelic effects, to treat depression [and]… granted ‘breakthrough therapy’ status…[to] fast-tracked research…study MDMA (also called ‘ecstasy’) as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and psilocybin as a treatment for major depression….

We must transform food production to save the world, says leaked report —

“Attempts to solve the climate crisis by cutting carbon emissions from only cars, factories and power plants are doomed to failure…[unless] transformation in the way the world produces food and manages land.

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