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Aug 29, 2020

Boom Supersonic Jets

Posted by in category: futurism

These new supersonic jets will cut flight times by half 🙌😲

Boom Supersonic.

Aug 29, 2020

Universal basic income, blockchain and more: Reimagining the next decade

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, economics

“If people don’t have money in their pockets, then this type of economy that we have can’t work,” says Wharton professor Mauro Guillén.

Aug 29, 2020

Now is the time to bring in a Universal Basic Income

Posted by in categories: economics, government

It has taken a global crisis for the government to recognise the need for real social security.

Aug 29, 2020

Neuralink: Elon Musk’s entire brain chip presentation in 14 minutes (supercut)

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, internet, robotics/AI

This is a working proof of concept of the NeuralLace. It can detect limb motion and smell sensation via neural implants in the brain. So far it’s only been tested in pigs, but an early usecase might be a digital replacement for spinal cord injuries. But the real future goal about is getting to implant an internet enabled AI into your brain.

Elon Musk showed off Neuralink’s new implantable brain chip and demonstrated it working in real time on a pig.

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Aug 29, 2020

Is the Y chromosome dying out?

Posted by in category: futurism

It’s not off the table.

Aug 29, 2020

Neuralink: Elon Musk unveils pig he claims has computer implant in brain

Posted by in categories: computing, Elon Musk, neuroscience, sustainability

The tech entrepreneur Elon Musk on Friday showed off a pig whose brain he says has been implanted with a small computer.

“We have a healthy and happy pig, initially shy but obviously high energy and, you know, kind of loving life, and she’s had the implant for two months,” Musk said of Gertrude, the pig.

The billionaire entrepreneur, whose other companies include Tesla and SpaceX, presented during a live-stream event to recruit employees for his neuroscience startup Neuralink. He described Gertrude’s coin-sized implant as “a Fitbit in your skull with tiny wires”.

Aug 29, 2020

This Week At NASA

Posted by in categories: climatology, space

This week:

🚀 The first piece of NASA’s Orion Spacecraft #Artemis III pressure vessel arrived in New Orleans
👩🏿‍🚀 Astronaut Jeanette Epps is assigned to The Boeing Company’s Starliner crewed mission
🌀 Hurricane Laura observed from space.

Aug 29, 2020

Farmers urged to be prepared for future price volatility

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

A worldwide pandemic, something that has not occurred for over 100 years is, without question, the story of the year. The impact and ripple effect may take years before analysts are comfortable with knowing what exactly happened. In an amazing effort to curb Covid-19 and keep world economics intact, the United States and foreign countries took extraordinary measures, most of which where thought of, designed, and implemented in days or weeks. There will be plenty of critics.

If the world emerges from this pandemic in the next 6 to 18 months, it will be because of a rapid response. Inflation could be an issue, yet monetary policy enacted was necessary to keep the world from falling into a depression. The issues that won’t be talked about are ones that never happened, thanks to aggressive government action.

In the commodity world, much like the equities, great uncertainty leads to wild volatility. Energy prices dropping into negative territory and milk prices dropping sharply only to rally to all-time new highs illustrate the dichotomy of just how demand (or perception thereof) ebbs and flows at unprecedented speeds. These are just two examples of many markets that experienced extreme price moves.

Aug 29, 2020

Elon Musk’s Las Vegas Boring Company tunnels ‘only a few months away’ from operation

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

The Boring Company’s Las Vegas tunnel will be operational in “only a few months,” according to company frontman Elon Musk, who updated the project’s progress on August 28.

Musk, CEO of the Boring Company, set out to create a new source of transportation in high-traffic areas several years ago while living in Los Angeles. While LA has a private test tunnel in Hawthorne, California, near the Tesla Design Studio and SpaceX Headquarters, Musk wanted to expand upon the idea and move it to other cities.

Las Vegas needed a transportation solution to handle traffic on the Strip, where many of the visitors spend the majority of their time while visiting the Sin City. However, the Las Vegas Convention Center also desired an underground people mover, and the Boring Co. was more than happy to make a $52.5 million bid on the project, which was accepted.

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Aug 29, 2020

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket will launch the NROL-44 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)

Posted by in category: space

Launch is scheduled for Aug. 29, with a launch time of 2:04 a.m. EDT. Live broadcast begine 1:44 a.m. EDT.