Grab every opportunity to take responsibility and do things for which you are unqualified.
You can't push history off its course. You can, however, accelerate it.
It's only by having some distance from the world that you can see it whole, and understand what you should be doing with it.
Two weeks ago, Matthew Ho and Asad Muhammad launched a homemade balloon carrying a Lego passenger and four cameras. It fell back down to Earth 97 minutes later with astonishing footage from an estimated 24 kilometres above sea level, three times the typical cruising altitude of a commercial aircraft.
Their jerry-rigged contraption recorded the Lego man's journey from a soccer pitch in Newmarket to the stratosphere -- high enough to see their two-inch astronaut floating above curvature of our planet, clutching a Canadian flag with the blackness of space behind him.
The project cost $400 and took four months of free Saturdays. It wasn't a school assignment. They just thought it would be cool.
Officially known as the Congressional Unmanned Systems Caucus, the panel was formed in 2009 to inform members of Congress on the far-reaching applications of drone technology.
The ability of 5 billion people to instrument the world and share their experiences in a low-cost manner has forever shifted power away from the hands of the few to the network.
The Los Angeles Police Department is warning real estate agents not to use images of properties taken from unmanned aircraft. "We are just trying to inform the public to ensure that before hiring these companies to operate these aircraft in federal airspace, that they are abiding by the federal regulations to ensure safety," said police Sgt. George Gonzalez.
Even if it was done right it would be the wrong thing to do.
People perpetrate atrocities and other people say, 'We didn't see it coming.' The idea that people actually wear themselves on their faces seems to me to be less real than what life actually is, which is a series of concealments and containments.