I guess thank you, FBI - but what's extremely concerning to know is that the FBI can carry out unauthorised modifications to private software installations with full backing of the authorities (themselves) for essentially non-criminal evidence gathering reasons.
Astroscale just successfully launched their new ELSA-d magnetic satellite into orbit as a demo for their space junk cleanup effort.
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OK So Idina Menzel isn't working with NASA or Elon Musk yet. BUT this company had an almost-too-simple idea and showed the world what they can do... for all the new space junk at least.
Ok so they're gonna litter then pick it up to show they can lol. Weird flex, but OK
WHY we need Idina Menzel in orbit:
The echo will be PHENOMENAL!
Space Junk is a SERIOUS issue. On top of posing a risk to any satellite-based communication or service we've come to rely on, it could literally prevent us from accessing space in the future. In the case of bigger satellites, it can pose an impact risk for earth as well.
So what they're doing is attaching a docket magnet to any future satellites. If and when a satellite dies or stops communicating, Elsa can dock with it and release it into the atmosphere to burn up
It seems almost too simple a concept, but it might make a very big difference. The situation with space junk has gotten so bad as technology has advanced and more satellites are in orbit.
We badly need a solution for what is already there though.
There are a few ideas floating about
I have my doubts about how well the software will work. Like if I say to someone "great play you are the shit" will that get filtered out and they think I was insulting them? Toxicity in games is definitely a problem but I'm not sure this is the solution. Also some of these filters are for concepts that are a lot more abstract than I think the AI would be able to understand.
Someone also pointed out that this would be nice for streamers if they want to bring on guests or have TTS donations enabled as an extra layer of security.