2012 CES , interview with Tes PR Manager & Nvidia Automotive Mgr (Tesla Model S) 2012 CES I am wrapping up my 2012 CES coverage, will post more info later. Need to recover from 1 week of guerilla daily photo/video coverage: JUMPLIVE - Real Time Photo-Video Updates/OffRoad Racing Collection: 2012 CES Model S photos at: 2012 CES 1/13 - a set on Flickr Met CEO of Ford Alan Mulally & higher ups at Mercedes Benz (CEO made a keynote speech..awesome!). Audi & Kia had booths at North Hall. Nvidia had a Model S at their booth, & exhibit outside in Central Plaza (Lamborghini & Audi). Also met Scott McNeally (Sun co-founder) & Dean Kamen, both have educational initiatives. There is a STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) crisis in America, they are concerned about it & pursuing action. I spent time in the Educational Tech zones, & had coverage of the Carnegie-Mellon QoLT initiative (Quality of Life Technology). The Google Car can be traced to the DARPA Grand Challenge ("robot race in the desert"), which had the Urban Challenge spinoff. Martin Eberhard (robotics) & my UIUC degrees (Computer Vision) are in the area of the triumvirate Robotics/Artificial Intelligence/Computer Vision, the Core Technology for Automobile Autonomous Navigation. BIG interest by US Military (DoD/Dept of Defense), also in UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles). Obama recently announced the "new Warfare" using robots. This will undoubtedly create a mass-consumer spinoff, just like 1) Computer Games traced to ARPA funded Scientific Visualization in 60's, which led to Computer Graphics research & GPU Development..ATI & Nvidia 2) Internet traced to ARPA funded ARPANet in 60's (threat of nuclear war) This means the Automotive + Electronics/Internet integration (what Nvidia is doing with Tesla Model S, with Tegra), is on the fore-front. SpaceX (privatization of Space) & Tesla Motors (Automotive + Computer/Internet) is part of a dual revolution. The Elon Musk & Martin Eberhard "DNA" will hopefully be part of the "new Sputnik moment" in Alternative Energy, plus privatization of Space.