Tuesday, March 27, 2012

James Cameron completes one-man dive to the deepest part of the earth's oceans

From the guy who brought us blockbuster hits such as "Titanic" and "Avatar," James Cameron spends 7 years with his crew as a National Geographic explorer-in-residence to design and build and actually use a one-man exploration sub (as in, a mini-submarine) to take photos and videos at the deepest part of the Marianas Trench in the Northwest Pacific Ocean.  Check out this playlist of 10 short videos about the trip from the National Geographic Channel on YouTube:

My two cents: talk about leadership and passion and drive and vision.  He could have just led the planning and what not for this trip, and then just ordered someone else to take the risk and do it for him, or maybe commissioned a remote-controlled sub instead?  But no, he went there all by himself, and risked no one else's life but his own.  But of course, together with that very high risk for this trip comes a very high reward.  Congratulations for another successful endeavor, Mr. Cameron!  I just hope the videos and photos come out very clear!

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