From MIT's 5th Sense Project ... this has been done in the past, but with non-wearable or barely wearable computers. The interfaces need a lot of work, but a lot of compute power in small packages is becoming available along with sophisticated vision systems. Expect a lot of movement in the next five years.
(you may wish to mute the soundtrack - lovely singing, but not relevant)
Kraus made his most surprising finding when he took the camera to look at the whales from the air in a helicopter. As the whales were skim-feeding, they left a trail of cool spots on the ocean surface that the camera detected because of the temperature difference. After dark, those thermal footprints disappeared. “The conventional wisdom is that copepods migrate to the surface at nighttime and we believed that the right whales do a great deal of skim-feeding at night because it would be easy for them to get the copepods at the surface,” Kraus says.
Instead he found the whales stopped skim-feeding after dark. Copepods’ vertical movements can vary, and the whales may follow the food at depths that infrared cameras can no longer detect. This may make conservation measures even more difficult to implement. “Ships are at the surface and fishing gear tends to be close to the bottom,” Baumgartner says. “We want to know how long the whales stay in these two danger zones.”
Abstract There is a growing consensus that future specific energy improvements in Li–ion batteries may not ever be sufficient to allow mass market adoption of electric vehicles, as we approach the physical limits of storage capacity of current Li–ion batteries. Several 'beyond li-ion' (BLI) chemistries are being explored as possible high-energy-density alternatives to Li–ion batteries. In this article, we focus on analyzing three BLI battery systems: Li–air, Li–sulphur and Na–air. We present a comprehensive discussion of the fundamental material challenges associated with these chemistries and document the progress being made in translating next-generation battery systems from the lab to the market. We also carry out a critical examination of the hype surrounding emerging battery technologies. We report, for the first time, a hype chart for batteries akin to those popularized by Gartner, Inc. for emerging technologies. We expect this hype chart to give us better insights on the respective standings of the current BLI technologies.
Actually it may have already died and become something else that is less sustainable.
Amazing to see what some of the hardcore conservative intellectuals are saying... here's Robert Kagan
Let’s be clear: Trump is no fluke. Nor is he hijacking the Republican Party or the conservative movement, if there is such a thing. He is, rather, the party’s creation, its Frankenstein’s monster, brought to life by the party, fed by the party and now made strong enough to destroy its maker. Was it not the party’s wild obstructionism — the repeated threats to shut down the government over policy and legislative disagreements, the persistent calls for nullification of Supreme Court decisions, the insistence that compromise was betrayal, the internal coups against party leaders who refused to join the general demolition — that taught Republican voters that government, institutions, political traditions, party leadership and even parties themselves were things to be overthrown, evaded, ignored, insulted, laughed at? Was it not Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), among others, who set this tone and thereby cleared the way for someone even more irreverent, so that now, in a most unenjoyable irony, Cruz, along with the rest of the party, must fall to the purer version of himself, a less ideologically encumbered anarcho-revolutionary? This would not be the first revolution that devoured itself.