21/11/2015 Click


21/11/2015

Click travels to Malawi and Japan to look at a project that hopes to use walking to create a new digital currency.


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This week, walking around the world for Wonga. Quantum computers and

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light Sabre, action.

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How would you like to earn money just by doing this? Walking about.

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But, very soon, it may become a thing.

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Dan Simmons has been given exclusive access to a new global currency project

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which is backed by some big investors and means if you can walk, you can earn money.

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You can simply make money by walking. Step goes up, step goes up,

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I make more money. It's a big change in life. Do you

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believe it? I believe it because it is happening here. The temptation to

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make walking a day job. Where will they walk to? Currently they are all

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walking to work. So we had that crazy idea that

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since we are walking so much, And since we didn't find anyone who

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actually does that, we decided to create an app that allows anyone to

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generate money by simply walking. It is a crazy idea

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from two crazy guys. Last year's project, a $7 USB

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stick that acts like a computer, went from one school in Nairobi,

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to now being used in 87 countries. Now they have schmoozed $10 million

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from Japanese investors to create Unlike bitcoins,

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the bitwalking dollar won't be mine It will be generated

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by human movement. Like today's wristbands and fitness

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trackers, the go app counts the steps you take, shows how many

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bitwalking dollars you make and By now you have probably had

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the same thought is me. It uses GPS tracking,

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motion type and speed sensing, and it caps what humans can

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reasonably do, limiting earnings to But you will be able to buy extra

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bitwalking dollars to make that big And depending on who you buy from,

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that could make a huge impact. We have come to show you the

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bitwalking app. We are walking and making money. Individuals will come

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to you with their phone and you will see they have a balance. They have X

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amount of bitwalking dollars, right? Now, you would be able to sell these

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dollars, OK, on the international market and then they will send you

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real currency to a PayPal account, your back account will set that up.

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They build then use those bitwalking dollars to top up their account, so

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they can purchase something in the market. OK.

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Malawi stands on the verge of a food crisis.

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The average rural income is $1.50 a day.

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And the President's platitudes were swiftly followed up by a 10% tax

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Nobody is suggesting that bitwalking will sort this out any time soon.

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A growing but still small number own smartphones here.

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But for those few it could make a difference.

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This is how most people make their money in Malawi, through

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agriculture. But we think we have found somebody making money through

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IT could double the amount they earn. There is the possibility of

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earning $26 a month. Salim walks two hours a day to teach

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technology in the local school. We take walking is as simple

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as nature. But this time it will change

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my life because as I will be walking Creating a new currency is

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a careful balancing act. If the money behind it runs out,

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it falls over. But bitwalking will start

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in just a few countries. It has a big partner in Japanese

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electronics giant Murata, whose staff actually do this

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exercise every morning. They are also making

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a bitwalking bracelet to do away And there's evidence that you do not

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too much cash to get people on Japan's largest convenience store,

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Lawson, has a scheme that pays workers

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just $50 a year to keep fit and eat Like this scheme,

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bitwalking dollars will only be initially be able to spent

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in one store, an online one which Crucially, giving employers,

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sports brands, health insurance companies, or anyone who has

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an interest in getting us moving, to join this scheme and accept

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the dollars will be the real test. But let's not forget the wealth

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of information a project Retailers want to get to know

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us personally more than ever. Details about our daily routines,

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well, that could be And one of the main reasons that

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bitwalking may actually succeed. Concerns around privacy and security

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are being taken seriously. Whether

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a currency that can be endlessly printed by walking can succeed will

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make this an interesting experiment, as it launches this weekend

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across several countries, including Dan, please tell me you did what all

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the way from Japan to Malawi OK.

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Sounds like an exciting scheme. But I have to wonder what really is

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in it for the backers, for the people pouring loads

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of money into this? Yeah, it's about being part

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of something that will probably be The project is about environmental

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beliefs, it's about social equity, A lot of the companies thought to be

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backing this scheme, who will come on board, will be insurance

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companies, They'll want to be associated

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with something like this. And it will be in their interest

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because we will maybe buy more Well, if we're walking we're going

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to need more trainers, right? The other thing that strikes me is

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that at the moment bitwalking dollars can

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only be spent on the online store. This thing lives or dies by

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which companies are willing to give Yeah, it's whether people want what

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is on the store and whether there is enough of these products to satisfy

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demand, depending on how quickly people start earning

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these bitwalking dollars. These are the early days

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of a new currency, a new idea. We're not sure it's going to get

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off the ground or not. If it does, great, if it doesn't,

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that will be an Achilles heel. Can you fake it? Yes, we tried. Some

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of the earlier versions you can. They say they will look at the speed

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in which you travel, the location, where you have gone to and from and

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also you can't have multiple accounts. So we won't have an army

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of people all walking and pain in Bitwalking dollars? We spoke to a

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farmer. They had about 25 cars. If you put one of these on each cow

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they could all be earning at the same time! There is an idea! You

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would need 100 smartphones. In Malawi that's a tall order.

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Cheers. Ta-ra.

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Time for a quick tech news round-up. This is the week a zone project shut

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down. Talking, the company behind it, raised ?2 million, promising

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back as a small smartphone controlled zone Dull on. But it only

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fulfilled some of its pre- orders. -- controlled drone. I beat you wish

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to your phone is charged quicker. The latest phone battery tech has

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been unveiled. It charges your mobile to nearly half its power in

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under five minutes. That's ten times faster than current smartphones.

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Music streaming is being streamlined. Many companies are

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slimming down their music offering. Pandora has bought RDO. Microsoft is

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laying its player to rest and a Apple has shut down its music

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player. This phase with tears of joy is the year's most used emoji in the

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world. I am feeling very emojinal about that. That's round off the

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week with a successful crowdfunding story. Would anyone invest in the

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speakers? $3 million says yes. Cat ears aside, it's a speaker-

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headphone combination, something rarely seen on sale, perhaps for

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good reason. It does look rather heavy. In the UK it has been anti-

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bullying week this week. It is a sad fact that as our online activities

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grope, so do the opportunities for cyber bullying. We have been looking

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at some of the ways we can help protect our kids from it. As a

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parent of a three-year-old I can already imagine the concern when my

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daughter gets online. And, with over half of UK children saying they have

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experienced cyber bullying, with 8% saying it happens so many times they

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have lost count, it seems with good reason. IMT can look at some of the

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latest tech that could come to the rescue. -- I am taking a look.

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This application has-been released this week. Once a school signed up

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to using it in either a parent or a child can anonymously report any

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incidents of bullying. It could be something that happens at school or

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out of school, including cyber bullying. Once reported, a mental or

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will be the details and will either send it by themselves or reported to

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a teacher. Of course it is not just about reporting problems. In an

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ideal world situations would be seen early enough that you can prevent

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issues. A new tool called Online Them could do that. It keeps across

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social network use, so parents can spot if there's a problem by being

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presented with an alert. It isn't a matter of watching everything the

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child is typing, it still gives them freedom and privacy, it should let

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you know if there's a problem. Twitter described their service as

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not directed at children under 13 and Facebook and Instagram have a 13

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plus policy. So I'm sure there are plenty of times Mum or dad want to

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know what's going on. The website fully launches later this month.

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First, a child must accept an invitation for access, then it will

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alert parents to any questionable activity, so worrying trigger words,

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new friends they might not know in the real world and time spent online

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will all be available for parents, both in real-time alerts and through

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monthly reports. It will also create alerts if a child changes their date

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of birth or is talking to someone in a different geographical location,

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which could seem strange. I am now joined by the company's CEO, James

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Blake. One of the biggest challenges is getting the child to agree for

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you to look into the account. What we find is if you have those

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conversations and you give children access to social media on the --,

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then they are more willing to engage with you. Surely the child willing

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to give access to their parent is the child in my talk to their parent

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anyway? That's a good point and that's why we are keen to spread the

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word on this. A lot of parents to think of social media as a threat,

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at that happens now. This is currently UK only and will cost ?5 a

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month. Internationally, quite a few products include ways for parents to

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keep across their kids' social media better and of course many like a

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closer look at all their kids' Web access. Using parental control

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software that can also block unsuitable content. This is a

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Bluetooth device. It connects this to this. It is not always the

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parents who want to do something. This group of 11 -year-olds at a

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Dublin school created this Bluetooth wristband. If a pupil feels

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bullied, a simple press send an alert to the teacher's phone and it

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will record the time and date of the incident, so it can be discussed at

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a suitable moment. For now it is just a prototype that they do hope

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for funding to launch it in the real world.

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Unless you have been living in a galaxy far away you should know

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there is a new Star Wars movie on the horizon... What do you mean you

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don't have one of these? Not only is the about about to a weekend but

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there is a brand-new video game coming out. This has made me a very

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happy nerf herder. Fire up your light Sabre. -- lightsabre. Dispatch

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rebels gun. I used to do this in the playground as the six-year-old. Now

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I can do it from my living room. In Battlefront you can assume the role

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of soldiers loyal to Palpatine. Or, if you are on the side of the good

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guys, you can join the rebellion. This game is more about combat on a

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huge scale. You can play against AI opponents, but that isn't as fun. It

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is better to play on line with up to 40 players. One minute it is all

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kicking off on Hoff and the next you are underneath a transport as it

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powers overhead. Classic locations from the Star Wars universe provide

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the battleground, but they aren't the only familiar thing. Heroes and

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villains from the movies appear as well. Crucially, you can play as

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then. There is something undeniably fun about deflecting blaster bolts

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using the lightsaber or taking to the skies with a jet pack. Just

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letting loose with the dark side of the force is fun as well.

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(LAUGHING). That almost makes up for the Phantom Menace. Why, George,

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why? Almost. It falls to the dark side with the lack of locations. It

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is likely there will be more in the future, but only Yoda will be able

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to predict if the downloadable content costs more to purchase. The

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player can also take charge of vehicles. Like this ferociously fast

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speeder bike which takes a bit of getting used to. Or, you can have a

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spacecraft battle. While it may be easy to get cocky after early

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victories, aerial combat is nothing like dusting crops back home, and

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truly takes a while to master. And, as this is essentially a game

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without a story, it keeps things interesting by introducing a myriad

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of different game modes, like capture the flag and allowing for

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customisation of the character. You get more things to customise with by

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completing tasks. The rebel bombers have pinpointed your location. While

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I enjoyed playing the characters from the movies, encounters with

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them can be difficult. The force is strong with this game. It is fast,

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frenetic, and full of style, that will impress Jedi and Sith alike. It

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comes to consoles and computers. This grown man could not be happier

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that I can play with my friends in the comfort of my living room. 100

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years ago, this week, Albert Einstein unveiled his general theory

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of relativity. One of the most groundbreaking, spacewalking pieces

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of thinking ever. He studied and later returned to work here in

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zero, at the Swiss Fred rural Institute of Technology. I have come

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to see some pictures of the man before he was a legend. -- Federal.

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This was a picture of him graduating. What is most amusing is

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that in the third year, in practical physics, Albert Einstein scored a

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one, that is often. -- bottom. The theory is not that he was bad and

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physics by that he did not want to turn up. That is a bad haircut. He

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was a contrarians spirit. I think he did not like to be told what to do.

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-- contrarian. People told him, it is a closed science, we know almost

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everything. Almost. That is the magic word. There were very funny

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things people could not explain, like an experiment that shows that

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light travels in the same speed no matter the direction. Esau in that

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the possibility that everything we knew was wrong. -- He saw in. There

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was a tiny crack and he took a tool, opens that crack, and opened a new

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horizon for humanity. That is the most important thing. What are the

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theories of special and general relativity? I would love to put them

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in a nutshell for you but to do so I would need to accelerate at close to

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the speed of light. Science joke. Maybe it is enough to say they have

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shaped our understanding of the universe, of the calls, of the big

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brain. -- blackholes. -- bang. He didn't stop there, he developed

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quantum physics, a weird world, where things can be two things at

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once or be in two places at one. But he himself found the whole area far

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too weird. So I wonder what he would have made of what is in this

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laboratory. This is a laser table. You expect me to talk? No, Mr Bond,

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I expect you to die. That felt weird... Was that supposed to feel

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weird? Was that my mind? And I do it again? What does it do? -- can I. It

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changes the shape of an atom. This is the tool we use to control

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information. Why do we do it? Why? We like playing with quantum

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mechanics. This is a quantum computer. Believe it or not it is a

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very basic one. Quantum computers deal with data in a different way to

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normal computers. Instead of using its that are either zero or wine,

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these use quantum bits, they are both zero and one at the same time.

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Weird... What kind of problems with a quantum computer be able to deal

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with that a classical computer could not? One of the extent of problems

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is cryptography, big numbers that you cannot process in a computer.

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Some algorithms in a quantum computer can break into these

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numbers in a way that a classical computer can never do. And these are

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quantum bits. They are calcium atoms that can each be in two shapes at

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the same time. See, I told you this was weird. A chain of these canned,

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in theory, solve a problem extremely weekly by considering all possible

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solutions at the same time and jumping to the correct answer in one

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step. -- can. -- quickly. How close are we? This whole laboratory

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operates a quantum transistor many times. We need a million of them to

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get to a quantum computer. You need to shrink this down. Quite a bit.

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OK. What would Einstein have made of this? She did not like the basic

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laws of one to mechanics. And we have them here in this laboratory

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under control. -- He. -- quantum. It may have set him at ease or made him

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more uncomfortable. Would you like to come in so you can say, look at

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this. -- him to come. That is enough quantum for Click, I think. I still

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have not found Schrodinger's cat though. MEOW.

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Some of us might have had some wintry weather overnight.

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