Like most DARPA competitions, this is not for novel research into techniques. The solution is usually selected from available technologies. I'm assuming that the most likely candidate is MIMO and null steering.
To understand his phrase about "straight from hell" one must understand his theological viewpoint.
Unless he was the sole member on the committee, I don't see any of what he said as problematic. Dissent is healthy. This is a democracy, and he as well as anyone else has the ability to speak their mind.
As a scientist myself, I don't take offense at his viewpoint, though his choice of phrasing is very politically incorrect.
The Pre-Crime system operated under a fundamental assertion that any crime predicted by the pre-cogs was 100% - without a doubt - going to happen.
The Pre-Crime system didn't use an inference engine with an incomplete dataset to determine if crime was going to happen. It used grown-up crack babies to actually predict the future - a priori.
Without that fundamental assertion, you can't have a Pre-Crime system. You might have a "Potential Crime" system, but try flying that one in the courts.
The heavy press is essentially an enormous metalworking machine, the theoretical background of which is well understood. The basic machine is primitive. What makes it significant is that it provides unique utility simply because of its scale.
What would be comparable in modern terms are gigantic, high-speed rapid prototyping machines with work envelopes exceeding 50 x 50 x 50 feet. Preferably selective laser-sintering, with the ability to build the entire mechanical structure of a jet without a single weld or rivet.
First question: How do I work from home?
Answer: Easy. Ask your manager. You need a job first.
Second question: How do I get a tech job?
Answer: Difficult. Prove that you can do the work. Most people start with a traditional job search.
Lump the two questions together and you are asking for a long wait.
I've known competent tech guys who thought that they could levy their connections into early retirement and lucrative work-from-home contracts. Some of those guys keep jobs, but a lot of them end up losing them. Being a commercially employed person will sober you to the fact that contracts come and go rapidly (within years) and when a manager who can vouch for you goes away, and you're not around to defend yourself, you're typically the first on the chopping block.
The only people I've seen who succeeded in working from home for 10-20 years are wealthy people who made millions beforehand and have the financial temerity to take on potentially years of joblessness. Ironically, they all seem SO happy! But I guess having a few million dollars in the bank helps.
One is a magnifying glass, the other is rapper.
The second photo of the screen was edited, but it appears it was modified only to reduce the brightness/contrast of the image on the screen, which exceeded the contrast ratio of the medium. Note how the hair on the individuals is darker than the rest of their bodies.
If the editing wasn't done, the screen would have been an unreadable white, which would have made for a really crappy photo.
The only "crime" here is the poor lassoing.
Let's think about this for a second. For the most part, it's trivial to find someone responsible for content on the internet - in any country.
The anon.penet.fi remailer was an early attempt at true email privacy, but even that experiment was terribly flawed because, among other things, it was beholden to the legal system of the Finnish government (and most famously attacked by the Church of Scientology. Weird, but true.) But why was anon.penet.fi required? It certainly wasn't because the internet was anonymous. In short - the very fact that anonymizers exist at all is basic - users are easy to identify on the internet without some fairly complex systems to allow anonymity.
Given that the internet isn't anonymous in the first place, it makes very little sense to force a lack of anonymity on the internet. It's inherently wasteful and doesn't solve any of the real problems (lack of internet access to the world's poor/rural people, running out of namespace, lack of bandwidth, last mile)
Here's an idea for you Kaspersky, go sell your worthless crap in China. They'd love it.
Enzymes are things invented by biologists that explain things which otherwise require harder thinking. -- Jerome Lettvin