SciTech Now Episode 15

Episode fifteen of SciTech Now brings you the latest breakthroughs in science, technology and innovation. We talk conservation with famed primatologist Jane Goodall and learn about a company that’s trying to send us (back) to the Moon.

TRANSCRIPT

> COMING UP, THE WORLDWIDE SPACE RACE

WE ARE LANDING NEAR A PIT O THE MOON IT'S ROUGHER TERRAIN THAN WHER APOLLO LANDED.

THE FUTURE OF SOCIA NETWORKS

THERE WAS THIS PROMISE OF PRIVACY THAT WASN'T TRUE IT'S THE FACT THAT SOMETHING ELSE CAN HAPPEN TO THE WEBSITE THAT YOU TRUSTED

WE MEET THE WORLD'S EXPERTS ON CHIMPANZEES

HE WAS REALLY SCARED.

THEY HAD NEVER SEEN A WHITE AP BEFORE THEY GOT USED TO ME AND CAME T ACCEPT AND TRUST ME.

IT'S ALL AHEAD.

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HELLO WELCOME TO SCI TECH NOW, A PROGRAM BRINGING YOU THE LATES BREAK THROUGHS IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION.

AS THE EXPLORATION OF THE FINA FRONTIER MOVES FORWARD DESPITE TRAGEDIES AND SETBACKS, 18 TEAMS ARE COMPETING TO GET TO THE MOON WITH A $30 MILLION PAYOFF IN THE GOOGLE LUNAR PRIZE COMPETITION TIM STEPHENS FILLS US IN

Reporter: WELCOME TO TH MIDDLE OF THE MOJAVE DESERT, THE AIR AND SPACE COURSE THIS IS WHERE TEN YEARS AGO, THEY WON THE X PRIZE IF ALL GOES ACCORDING TO PLA THIS WEEK, THIS IS WHERE A TEA FROM PITTSBURGH IS TAKING IT STEP TOWARD WINNING THE GOOGLE X PRIZE.

THIS IS VERY IMPORTAN HISTORIC PLACE FOR X PRIZE IN 2008 I BELIEVE IT WAS, WHER WE ARE TODAY, WAS THE WINNER O A LUNAR LANDER CHALLENGE WHICH WAS IN FACT THE SAME -- THE VERY SAME VEHICLE YOU SEE BEHIND ME WHICH IS GOING TO BE USED FO THIS TEST.

WE HAVE BEEN PREPARING FO THIS TEST FOR THE LAST FOU YEARS ABOUT.

THIS IS THE CULMINATION OF A LOT OF HARD WORK

I DID THE VISUAL NAVIGATION WE WILL USE A CAMERA ON BOAR THE LANDER IT TAKES PICTURES.

I TAKE THE IMAGES AND MATCH THEM TO A MAP EACH PIXEL IN THE MAP OR EAC SQUARE IN THE MAP CORRESPONDS TO SOME VALUE IN THE REAL WORLD LATITUDE, LONGITUDE.

I CAN FIGURE OUT WHERE WHERE H IN SPACE USING THAT DATA WE CAN FIGURE OUT WHERE TH LANDER IS JUST USING A SINGL CAMERA IMAGE AND A MAP

WE ARE STANDING ON THE PLAC WHERE THE TEST SHOULD LAND SUCCESSFUL IT WILL GROW STRAIGHT UP AND GLIDE IN AT A 25-DEGREE ANGLE.

THE LANDER WILL BE USING LASER SCANNERS TO POINT DOWN AND FIGURE OUT WHERE THE BEST PLAC TO TOUCH DOWN IS THERE ARE THREE CONCRETE PAD BEHIND ME.

THE LANDER WILL DETERMINE WHIC OF THOSE IS THE BEST FOR IT TO USE.

YOU SEE THE SANDBAGS AROUND.

THOSE ARE SIMULATING BOLDERS O THE LUNAR SURFACE.

IT DOESN'T WANT TO TOUCH DOWN ON THOSE.

IT WILL PICK THE RIGHT PAD AND TOUCH DOWN GENTLY.

IT COULD BE QUITE DIFFICULT THEY REALLY HAVEN'T DONE I BEFORE COMMERCIALLY.

THEY'VE DONE SOME PRIOR TESTS TO THIS SO THEY HAVE SOME PRETTY GOO CONFIDENCE IN GENERAL, COMMERCIAL COMPANIES DON'T NORMALLY DO THIS IT'S R AND D REALM

WE ARE LANDING NEAR THE PIT ON THE MOON.

IT'S ROUGHER TERRAIN THAN WHER APOLLO LANDED OR THE OLDER MAR LANDINGS WE WANT TO GUARANTEE WE WILL B SAFE

THIS IS ONE COMPONENT OF TH OVERALL LAND AND DEVELOPMENT AND MISSION DEVELOPMENT.

THE OTHER THINGS THEY WILL D BEFORE IT CAN LAUNCH AND LAND ON MOON IS COMPLETE THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE OTHER SUB SYSTEMS OF IT LANDER PROPULSION, STRUCTURAL SUB SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

THE PANEL IS LOOKING AT THOSE AS WELL EVENTUALLY, THEY WILL HAVE TO --

DESPITE SETBACKS, THE JUDGE WERE ABLE TO EVALUATE TH LANDING SYSTEM HERE IN THE DESERT AND WE ARE WAITING TO HEAR WHETHER IT'S ENOUGH TO WI THEM THE PRIZE IT WAS A BIG STEP FORWARD.

THEY ARE HOPING TO LAND ON THE MOON

WE ARE GOING TO FLY OTHER TEAMS TO THE MOON.

SO THERE'S NO OTHER TEAM THAT IS ACTUALLY GOING TO DO THAT.

IT'S INTERESTING THEY ARE TAKING OTHER PAYLOADS WITH THEM AS WELL AS THEIR OWN

ME PERSONALLY, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MY SOFTWARE BE USED FOR LANDINGS THAT'S EXCITING.

I'M TIM STEPHENS.

> THE LIST OF SEVERA NETWORKING SITES AND APPLICATIONS ARE GROWING BY TH MINUTE WITH MORE THAN 1.8 BILLION SOCIAL NETWORK USERS AROUND TH WORLD, TRACKING THE LATEST TREND HAS DEVELOPED NEW LEVELS O SIGNIFICANCE OVER THE LAST DECADE I'M JOINED BY THE SENIOR EDITO AT C-NET.COM WHAT IS THE CURRENT STATE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN TERMS OF THE TENSIONS THAT PEOPLE SEEM TO HAVE WITH, I GET THE IDEA OF SHARING, BUT I ALSO WANT PRIVACY AND CONTROL.

I THINK WE'RE IN A TIME WHERE THERE'S PUSHBACK OVER FACEBOOK WE'RE ALMOST COMING FULL CIRCL TO WHERE WE WERE BEFORE.

IT WANT THAT LONG AGO WHERE WE HAD ANONYMOUS USER NAMES ON CHAT ROOMS WITH BIG DOG 76.

THEN WE GO TO OUR REAL NAMES NOW WE ARE OVER SHARING AN FRIENDING TOO MANY PEOPLE.

SOMETHING HAPPENED IN THE PAST COUPLE OF MONTHS WHERE YOU HEA STORIES ABOUT HOW YOUR DATA IS BEING SHARED THAT YOU DIDN'T REALIZE HOW IT WAS BEING SHARE OR HAVING EXPERIMENTS PUT ON US.

YOU HEAR THE PHRASE YOU ARE TH PRODUCT, NOT THE CUSTOMER.

PEOPLE START TO TAKE A STEP BACK AND GO, WAIT A SECOND, DO I NEED TO PUT MY LIFE OUT THERE IS THERE SOMETHING ELSE TO B ANONYMOUS WHEN I'M SHARING NOW THERE'S MORE INTEREST IN APPS THAT GIVE US MORE OF OU PRIVACY AND ABILITY TO B ANONYMOUS.

THAT'S WHERE THERE'S A HUNGE FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT OU THERE.

THERE WAS A DROP AND PUSH AND WHISPER AND ALL THE LITTLE WOR APPS THAT ALLOW YOU TO SHARE BUT DO IT ALMOST TOTALLY ANONYMOUSLY.

EVEN SNAPCHAT GOT INTO A MES WHERE THAT -- THE IDEA BEHIN THAT APP WAS THAT IT'S DISAPPEARING INK YOU POST AND IT DISAPPEARS BUT AS SEVERAL HUNDRED THOUSAN PHOTOS PROVE, THEY DIDN' DISAPPEAR.

THERE WAS A THIRD PARTY THAT COULD GRAB THEM AND THAT WAS HACKED

THERE WAS A PROMISE O PRIVACY THAT WASN'T TRUE SOMETHING ELSE CAN TAP INTO TH WEBSITE THAT YOU TRUSTED YOU ARE SEEING A LITTLE BIT OF A MOVE TOWARDS APPS THAT KEEP YO SECRET OR APPS THAT KEEP YOU DATA SECRET AND NETWORKS FOR THAT YOU HEARD A LITTLE BIT OF BUZZ ABOUT A NETWORK CALLED ELLO.

IT WASN'T READY FOR PRIME TIME IT'S VERY MUCH IN BETA IT'S NOT THE GREATEST SOCIAL NETWORK.

PEOPLE WERE JUMPING TO IT.

THEY DIDN'T WANT ADVERTISEMENT OR THEIR DATA BEING SOLD T ADVERTISERS.

YOU LOOK AT THAT YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT APPS LIK YIKYAK IT'S POPULAR WITH A YOUNGE CROWD.

YOU ARE ANONYMOUS AND SENDIN OUT MESSAGES TO PEOPLE NEARBY.

THERE HAVE BEEN SCHOOL EVACUATIONS FROM PEOPLE JOKING AND POSTING BOMB THREATS YOU HAVE TO WONDER, NOW WE HAV TO BALANCE THIS.

CAN YOU BE ANONYMOUS BUT NOT B NASTY AND CRUEL WITH GOSSIP AN NOT CAUSE CHAOS?

HAS FACEBOOK JUMPED THE SHARK IN THE SENSE THAT THIS IS WHER MY PARENTS AND THEIR GRANDPARENTS HANG OUT AND THEY WANT TO SHARE PICTURES AND THI IS NOT WHERE YOUNG PEOPLE AR INTERACTING AND ENGAGING I THEIR NATIVE FORM WHER INSTAGRAM OR SNAPCHAT MIGHT BE

IN A WAY, YES THERE WILL ALWAYS BE FACEBOOK.

YOU CAN REACH EVERYONE ON THERE.

BUT WHEN YOU WANT TO REACH PEOPLE YOU CARE ABOUT, YOU ARE GOING TO OTHER APPS.

FACEBOOK IS TRYING TO CHAS AFTER THE TREND.

THERE'S TALK THAT THEY ARE WORKING ON AN APP WHERE YOU CA BE ANONYMOUS IN A WAY.

I'M INTERESTED TO SEE HOW THAT WILL TURN OUT.

IF THEY CAN DO SOMETHING LIK THAT, MAYBE THEY CAN BLEND THE WORLD OF STILL PROVING IT'S YO BUT NOT SHOWING THE WORLD YOUR REAL NAME WHEN YOU POST.

THAT WILL BE INTERESTING IF THEY CAN COME UP WITH AN ALGORITHM TO VALIDATE THAT THAT'S YOU POSTING BUT WE WON'T TELL ANYONE IT' YOU.

WHAT ABOUT THE ROLE THA SOCIAL MEDIA IS INCREASING - INCREASINGLY PLAYING NOW IN TH WORLD OF PROTEST FROM THE ARAB SPRING WE SEE THAT GOVERNMENTS HAVE BEEN TRYING T SUPPRESS SOCIAL MEDIA AS A WAY FOR PEOPLE -- THAT THEY CA FIGURE OUT HOW TO CONTROL PEOPLE FROM EXCHANGING INFORMATION WITH EACH OTHER, PHOTOS AND ALS EXCHANGING THAT INFORMATION WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD.

SOMETIMES YOU HEAR CRITICIS THAT THE MEDIA WON'T TELL TH FULL STORY WHEN YOU HAVE TWITTER AN INSTAGRAM THAT GET IT OUT THERE, THE FULL STORY IS BEING TOLD IT CHANGES POLITICS.

WHEN YOU HAVE AN ISSUE IN OU BACKYARD LIKE FERGUSON, GROUPS CAN'T DOWNPLAY WHAT'S GOING ON WHEN THEY CAN LIVE STREAM VIDEO AND SHOW THIS IS WHAT' HAPPENING.

IT DOES BRING MORE ACCOUNTABILITY TO WHAT'S HAPPENING AND MAKE AGENCIE REALLY RESPOND TO -- INSTEAD O DOWNPLAY THE ISSUE

YOU ALSO SEE THESE AR PLATFORMS.

OFTEN TIMES JUST LIKE IN REA TIME, THE RUMOR SPREADS MUCH FURTHER AND FASTER THAN TH FACT IT'S MUCH HARDER TO CHASE DOWN AND OVER A CORRECTION TO EVERY PLACE THAT A LIE WAS RETWEETED

YEAH.

TWITTER ISN'T EXACTLY THE BEST PLACE TO GET THE FULL STORY OU WHEN YOU HAVE 140 CHARACTERS T DO IT IN PEOPLE CAN REALLY NOT TELL A FULL STORY YOU HAVE TO HAVE MORE AGENCIES REALLY ON TOP OF SOCIAL MEDIA SO THEY CAN CORRECT AND GET THE RIGHT WORD OUT IF YOU HAVE PEOPLE THAT AR WORKING AND SAVVY WITH WHAT TH LATEST THING IS.

SENIOR EDITOR AT C-NET, THANKS SO MUCH

> 2%, THAT'S THE SELF-IDENTIFIED NUMBER O AFRICAN-AMERICANS THAT WORK AT SOME OF THE BIGGEST TECH COMPANIES IN AMERICA THERE IS SOMEBODY TRYING T CHANGE THAT.

KALIMA WORKS WITH KINO LABS IN OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA.

JOINS US NOW THAT'S PRETTY DRAB STATISTIC WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT A CUTTING-EDGE INDUSTRY THAT THERE'S A HUGE GAP O REPRESENTATION IN THE WORK FORCE THAT DOESN'T REFLECT AMERICA

YEAH.

AND IT HAS VERY LITTLE TO DO WITH HOW MUCH SCIENCE DEGREE THAT MINORITIES AND WOME GRADUATE WITH.

IT HAS MORE TO DO WITH THE EMPLOYMENT PIPELINE.

HOW MANY PEOPLE KNOW OR HAVE FRIENDS AT GOOGLE OR FACEBOOK OR OTHER TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES AND THOSE WHO DO WORK AT THE TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES TEND TO HIRE THOSE WHO SOUND AND LOO LIKE THEM AND WENT TO THE SAME TENNIS CLUBS SO IT'S REALLY ABOUT BEING ABL TO MAKE SURE THAT A LOT OF OUR TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES ARE CONNECTED TO AND PLUGGED INT ALL OF OUR TALENT THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES.

HOW DOES KINO LABS WORK WHAT ARE YOU DOING

WE MAKE HACK-A-THONS.

WE IDENTIFY AS HIGH POTENTIA YOUTH.

YOUNG PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO BUILD AN APP WITHIN A DAY OR THREE DAYS, TYPICALLY THREE DAYS, AN THAT APP REFLECTS THEI EXPERIENCES.

SOME OF THE PROBLEMS THAT THEY WANT TO SOLVE.

WE SUPPORT THEM BY PROVIDING THEM WITH THE TRIFECTA OF WHAT IT IS TO BUILD AN APP.

WHAT'S THE TRIFECTA

DEVELOPER, DESIGNER AND INNOVATOR.

DEVELOPER IS THE CODER PROGRAMMER WE CALL THE HACKER THEN WE HAVE THE DESIGNER, WHO IS THE ARTIST.

A PERSON WHO JUST -- WHO DECIDES WHERE THE BUTTONS ARE GOING TO BE ON THE APP.

THEN YOU HAVE THE INNOVATOR, THE PERSON WHO IS ABLE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM, WHAT ARE THE SOLUTIONS, TALKS T PEOPLE, FIGURES OUT WHAT'S THE DATA THAT NEEDS TO BE THERE IN ORDER TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE AROUND THIS SOLUTION

THE STUDENTS COME UP WITH THE IDEA FOR THE APP

YES THEY COME UP WITH THE IDEA A LOT OF YOUNG PEOPLE AR AUTOMATIC INNOVATORS WHEN THEY COME UP AND PITCH AT THE BEGINNING.

AND THEN THEY GET TO SHADOW ON OF THE THREE THROUGHOUT OU HACK-A-THON.

WE EXPOSE EACH OF OUR YOUN PEOPLE TO A CERTAIN LEVEL OF CODING, BUT IT'S UP TO THEM AS TO WHO THEY SHADOW THEY PLACE AN EMPHASIS O MENTORSHIP WE BELIEVE THAT IS HOW YOU CREATE THAT PIPELINE

WHAT DOES THIS DO FOR - WE'RE NOT USING THE PHRASE AT-RISK YOUTH.

WE ARE USING LOW-OPPORTUNITY HIGH-POTENTIAL WHAT DOES THIS DO FOR A CHIL WHERE THIS WAS NOT AN OPTION BEFORE

WHAT IT DOES IS THAT IT EXPOSES THEM TO A WORLD OUTSID OF THEIR OWN WHEN I GREW UP IN BROOKLYN, GREW UP IN A GROUP HOME.

I HAD A HUNGER STRIKE AGAINST MY GROUP HOME WHEN I WAS 8 TO GET MORE BOOKS INTO OUR LIBRARY.

THE FIRST THING I DID AS A KID WAS THAT I HACKED MY OWN ISOLATION.

I BECAME A TECHNOLOGIST WHEN I WAS AROUND 14, 15.

STARTED MY FIRST COMPUTE COMPANY WHEN I WAS 16.

WHAT MADE ME A HACKER, WHICH I ABOUT EXPLORING THE LIMITS O WHAT'S POSSIBLE, ALTERING TH PARAMETERS OF SOMETHING, STARTED WHEN I WAS 8 A LOT OF THOSE KIDS, A LOT O OUR KIDS, THEY WANT TO HAC THEIR OWN ISOLATION.

IMAGINE THAT KID WHO WANTS TO GO TO SPACE CAMP, THAT KID THAT WANTS TO BECOME A CHEMIST AN THEY GET TO BE IN A LAB.

WE GIVE THEM THAT EXPERIENCE FOR THREE DAYS OF WHAT IT IS FOR THE WORLD TO INDICATOR TO THEIR CATER TO THEIR CURIOSITY.

WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO TH STUDENTS THAT HAVE GONE THROUG THIS

SO ONE OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE, WHEN SHE LEARNED ABOUT OUR HACK-A-THON SHE ENCOURAGED HER MOM TO TAKE HER AND SHE ATTENDED IN NEW ORLEANS SHE LIVES IN NEW YORK CITY WHEN THEY COULDN'T TAKE A FLIGHT TO NEW ORLEANS, THEY DROVE THEY DROVE FROM NEW YORK CITY TO NEW ORLEANS.

SHE RECORDED -- SHE GAVE US PITCH OF HER APP IDEA WHILE SH WAS IN SOUTH CAROLINA ON THE ROAD BY THE TIME SHE ARRIVED IN NEW ORLEANS, THERE WAS ALREADY A TEAM THERE WAITING TO HELP HER DEVELOP ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING APP.

SINCE THEN SHE HAS BEEN WORKIN ON THAT.

HOW MANY STUDENTS GO THROUG HACK-A-THON?

HOW MANY DO YOU WORK WITH PE SEMESTER HOW DOES IT WORK

SURE.

WE LAUNCH PER CITY PER EVENT, DO ONE OR TWO A MONTH AND THEN THROUGH ORGANIZATIONS -- LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS THAT WE WORK WIT AND PARTNER WITH, THEN WE AR ABLE TO RECRUIT A LOT OF THE YOUNG PEOPLE AS WELL AS WE KEE THE HACK-A-THON AS OPEN AN PUBLIC AS POSSIBLE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO APPLY.

SO THEY APPLY AND THEN ONCE THEY ARE ACCEPTED, BECAUSE USUALLY WE HAVE AROUND 60 SLOTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WE MAKE IT ABOUT 120 TWICE A MANY APPLICANTS.

ONCE THEY GO THROUGH THE PROCESS, THEN THEY ARE KIDS FO THOSE THREE DAYS THEN WE MAKE SURE THAT AFTER THE HACK-A-THON THEY ARE STILL PLUGGED IN TO LOCA ORGANIZATIONS.

DO YOU SET UP -- DO THEY GE ACCESS TO INTERNSHIPS AT SOME OF THE TECH COMPANIES AFTER THE HAVE DONE SOMETHING LIKE THIS?

HOW DO YOU PLUG THEM INTO THAT PIPELINE WHICH WE TALKED ABOUT IN THE BEGINNING THAT WA LACKING IN THIS DIVERITY AND TALENT

YEAH.

IT'S THROUGH OUR LOCAL PARTNER THAT THEY GET PLUGGED INTO OPPORTUNITIES.

WE SORT OF LAY OUT OPPORTUNITIES.

EVEN DURING THE HACK-A-THON WE ARE WORKING WITH PARTNERS AN SPONSORS TO SEE WHAT WE CAN DO TO PROVIDE A PORTFOLIO O EXPERIENCES FOR THEM OUTSIDE O THE HACK-A-THON.

WHAT'S NEXT

WE ARE LAUNCHING EIGH HACK-A-THONS NEXT YEAR I BELIEVE WE ARE LAUNCHING ABOUT ONE OR TWO OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES I BELIEVE GHANA AND JOHANNESBURG

HOW DO YOU GET FUNDING?

WHEN I CAME ABOARD WITH THI IDEA -- WE STARTED FROM SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY WE WERE FOR PROFIT WE FOCUSED ON IMPACT WE WERE DEVELOPING EDUCATION SOFTWARE WE DECIDED THAT -- TO DO -- WE DID THIS AFTER THE GEORG ZIMMERMAN VERDICT.

WE DECIDED LET'S CREATE TECHNOLOGY EVENT AROUND THE IDEA OF COULD AN APP HAVE SAVED TRAYVON MARTIN FOR ME TO FULLY GRASP AND GE EXCITED ABOUT THIS WORK, I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT W WEREN'T PROVIDING A SERVICE THAT WE WERE PROVIDING A PRODUCT THAT COULD BE SOLD.

SO WE WORK WITH ORGANIZATIONS, BIG COMPANIES WHO COME TO US AND SAY, WE WANT A HACK-A-THON WE GIVE THEM PAPERWORK AND LET THEM KNOW WHAT THE BUDGET IS THEY BUY IT.

ALL RIGHT GOOD LUCK WITH IT.

THANKS FOR JOINING US.

THANK YOU

> JANE GOODALL IS THE WORLD' EXPERT ON CHIMPANZEES.

HER RESEARCH IN TANZANIA HAS BECOME THE FOUNDATION OF RESEARCH AND HAS REDEFINED THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HUMANS AN ANIMALS.

IN THIS SEGMENT WE HEAR FROM HER ABOUT HER COMMUNITY CENTERED APPROACH TO CONSERVATION

SHE LIT UP WHETHER SHE SA THIS FINE FELLOW HER WARMTH FOR ALL CREATURES O THE EARTH IS FELT BY ALL OF US HOVERING AROUND HER AT THE CENTER FOR LIVING PEACE.

THE WOMAN WHO DISCOVERED, ON SERVED AND SHARED WITH US TH MORE HUMAN SIDE OF CHIMPANZEES IT MIGHT NOT HAVE HAPPENED WITHOUT A MOTHER'S LOVE.

THE AUTHORITIES WOULDN'T LE THIS YOUNG ENGLISH GIRL GO OUT ALONE INTO THE POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS FOREST WITH DANGEROU ANIMALS.

HAVING MANAGED TO GET THE MONEY, SHE GOT THE MONEY FOR SIX MONTHS FROM THIS AMERICAN BUSINESSMAN THE AUTHORITIES SAID NO.

IN THE END, THEY SAID YES, BUT SHE MUST HAVE A COMPANION.

IT WAS MY MOTHER WHO VOLUNTEERED.

THERE WAS NO DRAGGING MY MOTHER.

SHE PROBABLY DIDN'T LOVE IT AS MUCH AS YOU I IMAGINE.

SHE LOVED IT IN A WAY.

SHE WASN'T THRILLED WITH SNAKE AND SPIDERS WHICH COULD WALK INTO THE TENT BECAUSE IT WAS A EX-ARMY TENT NOTHING LIKE THE FANCY STUFF YOU GO CAMPING WITH NOW.

YOU ROLLED UP THE FLAPS TO LET THE AIR IN AND YOU LET EVERYTHING ELSE IN, TOO.

I LEFT HER ON HER OWN WITH ONE AND THAT WAS IT.

EVERY MORNING I WAS UP BEFOR LIGHT.

WHAT A GOOD MOM

IT DID NOT MEAN THINGS BECAME EASIER THE CHIMPS CHALLENGED HE PRESENCE

TO START OFF WITH, THEY WER VERY SCARED.

THEY HAD NEVER SEEN A WHITE AP BEFORE GRADUALLY THEY GOT USED TO ME.

THEN THEY WENT THROUGH A BAD TIME WHEN THEY TRIED TO DRIVE ME AWAY THOUGHT I WAS A PREDATOR THEN THEY GAVE UP ON THAT AN CAME TO ACCEPT AND THEN TRUS ME THE RELATIONSHIP WE HAVE NOW IS -- WE ARE ANOTHER PART OF THE ENVIRONMENT.

A FEW YEARS BACK, A PERSONA ISSUE CAME TO LIGHT.

FACE BLINDNESS.

IT HAS A SCIENTIFIC NAME IT SEEMS TO BE HEREDITARY.

IT MUST COMES FROM MY FATHER I DON'T KNOW I CAN'T ASK HIM BECAUSE MY MOTHER RECOGNIZED AL INSTANTLY.

MY SISTER DOESN'T.

THERE ARE CERTAIN FACES EASY T RECOGNIZE AND OTHERS JUST FIT CERTAIN PATTERN.

UNTIL I KNOW THE PERSON WELL, DON'T RECOGNIZE THEM IT'S VERY EMBARRASSING UNLESS PEOPLE KNOW -- MY STRATEGY IS TO PRETEND TO KNOW EVERYBODY.

I'M ALWAYS HUGGING TOTAL STRANGERS.

THEN I SAY, YOU LOOK JUST LIKE SO AND SO.

A BIT SILLY.

IT IS EMBARRASSING

THE WAY YOU ARE HANDLING IT IS ULTIMATELY CHARMING

WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?

TRAVELING 300 DAYS A YEAR T SHARE HER MESSAGE WITH MAN FACES, THE IMPORTANT QUESTION IS WHAT CAN WE DO

I THINK THE MOST IMPORTAN THING IS EVERYBODY TO REALIZ THAT EVERY SINGLE DAY YOU MAKE DIFFERENT CHOICES IN WHAT YO BUY, WHAT YOU EAT, WHAT YO WEAR, HOW YOU GET FROM A TO B, HOW YOU INTERACT WITH PEOPLE IF YOU THINK A LITTLE BIT ABOU THE CONSEQUENCES OF THOS CHOICES, HAS IT HARMED ANIMALS DOES IT VOLUME CHILD SLAVE LABOR, HOW MUCH POLLUTION WA CAUSED, THEN PEOPLE START MAKING DIFFERENT CHOICES.

IF WE CARE AT ALL ABOUT TH FUTURE OF OUR CHILDREN, IF W DON'T START DOING THIS VER SOON, IT WILL BE TOO LATE.

WE ARE THE MOST INTELLECTUAL BEING THAT HAS WALKED ON THE PLANET HOW COME WE ARE DESTROYING OUR ONLY HOME?

IT DOESN'T LOOK ENCOURAGING ON MARS FROM THOSE PICTURES WE ONLY HAVE MOTHER EARTH.

WE ARE DESTROYING HER VERY FAST.

THAT'S WHY I WORK WITH YOUTH BECAUSE WE HAVE DESTROYED THEI FUTURE IN MANY WAYS.

IT'S UP TO US NOW TO WORK WITH THEM TO TRY AND DO AS MUCH AS WE CAN TO RESTORE WHAT WE HAV DESTROYED.

THANK YOU FOR THE GIFT OF YOUR PRESENCE.

YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO REMEMBER MY FACE BUT I WILL NEVER FORGET THES MOMENTS I HAVE HAD IN FRONT MUCH YOURS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU

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