First, thank you for taking time to answer our questions and for the amazing work you have done both as an explorer and an author! My favorite book of yours to date is The Discovery of the Bismarck.
I have two questions:
What is the most interesting underwater engineering problem you've had to solve in your career?
What are the unsolved underwater engineering problems that you think are most important?
If ad blocking really starts to hurt advertisers, I expect they will demand a technical fix rather than a legal one. If sites serve ad content inline with their main site content, ad blockers in their current form will stop working.
This would be a significant change to the current ad distribution model but I think it has a better chance of success than the hypothetical legal approach posited by the article.
A man walks up to a table in the supermarket with a sign that says "FREE HORS D'OEUVRES"
"Can I try one?"
"Sure!" Attendant hands him a cracker covered with brown paste...
"This tastes like shit!"
"It is shit! Want to buy a toothbrush?"
"Can you program?" "Well, I'm literate, if that's what you mean!"