businessWill the Tesla Have a Record Breaking Quarter in Every Way?

In five days, Tesla will release its quarterly earnings. Elon Musk said a month ago that Tesla had a decent shot at having a record-breaking quarter in every way. Tesla did delivery a record number of cars with 95,200 cars …

artificial intelligenceInterview With Drishti CEO Akella Reveals You Will Not Lose Your Job to Robots

Drishti is a company that is helping to analyze the efficiency of actions performed in factories. Drishti uses computer vision to digitize manual human actions. They are able to analyze video and not just object recognition in a single picture. …

carsLow Energy Return Will Not Cause a Collapse

A scenario where a modern society could collapse is if the energy returned from new energy sources drops below critical levels. Clearly, if you spend more energy to build a new reactor or solar farm than what the reactor produces …

populationLatest UN Population Forecast

The world’s population is expected to increase by 2 billion persons in the next 30 years, from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7 billion in 2050, according to a new United Nations report. The World Population Prospects 2019: Highlights, which is …

appRussian FaceApp Now Has Pictures of Over 150 Million People

FaceApp is based in St. Petersburg, Russia and over 150 million people have uploaded faces and names to the app. FaceApp owns a never-ending and irrevocable royalty-free license to do anything they want with the pictures and data. This brings …

asiaCrazy Rich Asians Push Louis Vuitton Owner Past Bill Gates in Wealth

Chinese customers, who still mainly buy luxury items on overseas trips, buy more than a third of luxury sector sale. They and other Crazy Rich Asians have helped boost the shares of LVMH. Chinese consumers purchased $121 billion worth of …

interviewsMomentus Email Interview with Nextbigfuture

Mikhail Kokorich, Momentus’ CEO answered email questions from Brian Wang of Nextbigfuture. Momentus is pioneering new forms of orbital transfer services via shuttles that attach to satellites in Earth orbit. Using microwave heated propulsion engine that will be two to …

energyIndonesia and Thorcon Will Build a Mass Production Next-generation Molten Salt Reactor

Indonesia’s state company PT PAL Indonesia signed an agreement with next-generation molten salt nuclear energy company Thorcon International Pte Ltd for a development study and construction of a 500-megawatt reactor. Thorcon will need to raise $1.2 billion to build the …

elon musk$28 Billion into SLS Through 2019 and $59-69 Billion Total Cost SLS by 2024

Senator Roger Wicker, R-Mississippi, said NASA Administrator Bridenstine said Artemis (SLS – Space Launch System – Moon by 2024 program) could cost $20 (billion) to $30 billion over the next five years. This would mean $4 billion to $6 billion …

spaceSpaceX Starhopper and Raptor Engine Appear OK After Unexpected Fireball

SpaceX performed a test of their StarShip prototype StarHopper with a brand new serial number 6 Raptor Engine. The vehicle was tethered and held down. The engine test appeared to go well at approximately 10:24 P.M. However, fou minutes after …