“Soaring” article now on YouTube!

On May 7, I gave a seminar at Google based on my article “Soaring, Cryptography and Nuclear Weapons.” That talk is now available on YouTube. and has been viewed almost 6,000 times. So it really is helping get the word out on the need to consider the critical, yet largely ignored, issue of the risk associated with nuclear weapons.

The talk contains some new material, added since I wrote the article, plus video provides one more way to encourage friends to think about the need to reduce the risk of a nuclear catastrophe. If your TV has Internet connectivity, you might consider hosting a “reduce the nuclear threat” party as a way to get people involved. If you follow the Suggestions for Discussions, it really can be a party, not a downer.

The “Soaring” article is the most frequently viewed page on our web site with over 6,900 hits, averaging nine minutes each — an eternity on the web. If your friends prefer reading to watching, they can find the article at http://nuclearrisk.org/soaring_article.php.

To help build public awareness, please consider passing this message along to friends who might be interested, and encouraging them to sign up for these updates by entering their email address in the JOIN US box on our web site http://nuclearrisk.org.

Thanks very much.

Martin Hellman
Member, National Academy of Engineering
Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
Stanford University

About Martin Hellman

I am a professor at Stanford University, best known for my invention of public key cryptography -- the technology that protects the secure part of the Internet, such as electronic banking. But, since 1982, my primary interest has been how fallible human beings can survive possessing nuclear weapons, where even one mistake could be catastrophic. My latest project is a book, co-written with my wife Dorothie, with the audacious subtitle "Creating True Love at Home & Peace on the Planet." It's on Amazon and a free PDF can be downloaded from its website: https://anewmap.com.
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