Taiwan Semiconductors 2 Nanometer Future and Beyond

Taiwan Semiconductor is realizing its major research projects. They will have volume production of their 3 nanometer chips in 2021 and will get beyond to 2 nanometers and toward 1 nanometer chips in 2023-2025. 2020-2026, Taiwan semiconductor is working specialty on SoC (system on a chip) technology (including new NVM, MEMS, RF, analog) and transistors …

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Neuralink is a Fitbit in Your Skull With Tiny Wires to Fix Your Brain and Spine

Neuralink is recruiting for great engineers to make brain repair affordable and reliable. They implanted brain read-write devices into brains in pigs. They have received emergency FDA approval in July and will soon implant into humans in clinical trials. The information for this article is almost exclusively from the Neuralink demo. The video of the …

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Ben Goertzel 2020 Interview on Artificial General Intelligence

Sander Olson has provided a new, original 2020 interview with Artificial General Intelligence expert and entrepreneur Ben Goertzel. Ben is the founder of SingularityNET. Question: Hanson Robotic’s Sophia robot has garnered considerable attention. Are there any other robots being developed by Hanson robotics using OpenCog software? Yeah — my colleagues at SingularityNET / Singularity Studio …

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Buckling Magnetic Graphene Will Make Many Gadgets and Nanorobots

Buckling in graphene mimics the effect of colossally large magnetic fields that are unattainable with today’s magnet technologies. Graphene buckles when cooled while attached to a flat surface. Buckling, magnetic graphene can be a platform for stretchable electronics with many important applications, including eye-like digital cameras, energy harvesting, skin sensors, health monitoring devices like tiny …

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Tesla Gigafactory Texas is Triple the Land Area of Giga Berlin

Gigafactory Berlin is being built on a 300 hectare (740 acre) plot of land. Gigafactory Shanghai is only being built 86 hectares (213 acres). Gigafactory Shanghai is being ramped to over 500,000 vehicles per year. A German source indicates that Tesla Giga Berlin will ramp to over 2 million vehicles a year. Tesla’s newly announced …

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Tesla Will Make an Austin Texas Gigafactory for Cybertrucks and Tesla Semi

On the Tesla earnings calls, Elon Musk announced they will make a Texas Gigafactory. They have started construction this past weekend. It will be built on a 2000 acre property on the Colorado river and five minutes from the Austin Airport. The property is the largest property owned by Tesla. Tesla will still consider Tulsa …

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Adam Savage Tells Stories Remembering Grant Imahara

Adam Savage tell stories as he remembers Grant Imahara. Grant recently died from a brain aneurysm. Grant made Geoff Peterson, a snarky, remote-controlled skeleton which was used on the Craig Ferguson Late Show. The creation became so popular it even has its own Wikipedia entry and ironically, that entry is significantly longer than Imahara’s. Grant …

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Can 21st Century Progress Surpass 20th Century Progress

Can the technological, scientific, medical and economic progress of the 21st century surpass the 20th century? The richest countries in the world increased per capita income by 10 times from 1900 to 2000. It will take about 23 years in the 21st century for the US to double per capita income. (2000-2023) If this pace …

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