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Aug 18, 2016

Apple China sales slump

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This is why tech must never leave their eye off their companies, innovation, and future; unlike China many in big tech have become bogged down in US Politics, etc. instead of their own competitive landscape something that many industry leaders learned many decades ago. Granted, you must always be concern over regulations, etc.; however, some in tech went further than that by acting in some cases like they’re running for office meanwhile their competitors flourish and don’t bother themselves with background noise.

As the old saying goes “never mix politics and religion in the work place” and this is why. Now, both China and Russia are challenging US tech like never before because of tech’s own distractions outside their companies. And, yes some may say it is tied to the S. China Sea; however, that is just one of many excuses which is not the real reason behind the drop of Apple, Uber, etc. Frankly China is showing the world they are serious in their own commitment to dominate tech taking the title from the US. I suggest companies wake up and focus on what they do best which is tech not government politics. Want to be a politician then please resign and run for government office ad let others who are passionate about tech run tech.

Farhad Manjoo, New York Times Tech Reporter, weighs in on Apple’s latest investments in China, his outlook for the iPhone and Berkshire Hathaway increasing their stake in the tech giant.

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Aug 14, 2016

Another Tesla Autopilot Crash, This Time in China

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One more of these; we may see government step in at the consumer’s urging.

Nobody was killed or even injured. But a minor accident involving a Tesla Model S running on Autopilot in China is again raising questions about exactly how the feature works.

The electric car company said Wednesday that it is investigating the Aug. 2 incident. The driver’s Tesla sideswiped a Volkswagen that was parked halfway in the lane of a busy Beijing highway. The company said Autopilot was engaged and the driver was not holding the steering wheel.

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Aug 13, 2016

The White House’s new Messenger bot lets citizens send notes to President Obama — By Sarah Perez | TechCrunch

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“Sending a letter to the White House is getting a digital upgrade … In addition to accepting hand-written missives by postal mail and emails, the public can now send a note to President Obama via Facebook.”

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Aug 10, 2016

Why Humans Should Be Genetically Engineering Their Children Now

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, genetics, government


With the advent of CRISPR genetic engineering technology, humanity is on the cusp of an evolutionary revolution. We now possess the technology to modify our own genetic code (DNA). In a few more years, it will become more reliable, less expensive, and more available.

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Aug 5, 2016

E-government a powerful tool to implement global sustainability goals, UN survey finds | UN News Centre

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“A new United Nations report has found that e-government is an effective tool for facilitating integrated policies and public service by promoting accountable and transparent institutions, such as through open data and participatory decision-making …”

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Aug 4, 2016

US Government gives go-ahead to research to grow part-animal part-human organs for transplants

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, government, health, policy

Posting for the friends who hasn’t heard about the US funding the new program to grow half human and half animal embryos. Part of the goal is to enable organs to be made available for transplants, etc…

The federal government is planning to lift a moratorium on funding of controversial experiments that use human stem cells to create animal embryos that are partly human.

The National Institutes of Health has unveiled a new policy to permit scientists to get federal money to make the embryos, known as chimeras, under certain carefully monitored conditions.

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Aug 4, 2016

I stopped by the NYC office today and chatted with veteran science writer John Horgan live on their Facebook page about transhumanism and my campaign

Posted by in categories: government, robotics/AI, science, transhumanism

We covered lots of topics:

Live conversation with Zoltan Istvan and John Horgan about transhumanism, AI in government and preparing for the robotic age. Post your questions in the comments below.

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Aug 3, 2016

Saudis look to Chinese 3D printing company to tackle housing shortage

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, government, habitats

China’s big win.

Last week a team from Chinese 3D printing construction company WinSun visited Saudi Arabia, meeting with department of housing official and others to discuss the kingdom’s housing shortfall.

According to and others, the Chinese firm’s chairman and vice president met officials from the housing department and investment authority, and were told the Saudi government believes WinSun’s technology could help meet a shortage in available housing. WinSun was invited to open a Saudi factory.

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Aug 3, 2016

Foreign rail firms shunted as ‘Made in China’ mantra gathers pace

Posted by in categories: energy, government, sustainability

Made in China motto is gaining speed in China.

SHANGHAI Foreign firms say they are struggling to gain access to China’s vast railway market as the country, seeking to transform its domestic industry into an export powerhouse, tightens the bidding criteria on rail tenders.

The complaints echo similar concerns raised in other industries including technology and renewable energy, and highlight what some foreign companies see as an uneven playing field when operating in China.

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Aug 2, 2016

Drones Set to Deliver Medicine to Remote Parts of the U.S. — By Jamie Condliffe | MIT Technology Review

Posted by in categories: drones, government, policy, robotics/AI

“The White House has asked whether Zipline’s drones, pioneered in Rwanda, could fly much-needed drugs and blood to Americans.”

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