Technology

chinaSustainably Hustling and Cheating to Become a Fully Developed Nation

China revised up its nominal 2018 gross domestic product (GDP) by 2.1% to 91.93 trillion yuan ($13.08 trillion) and this keeps them tracking to the promise doubling the size of its economy by 2020 from 2010. The current round of …

appleSaudi Aramco Will IPO 1.5% of the Most Valuable Company in the World

Saudi Aramco will raise $25.6 billion in world’s biggest I.P.O. This will be a bit bigger than the 2014 IPO of Alibaba. Aramco made a net profit of $68 billion for the first nine months of the year. This is …

chinaHow Much Nuclear Power Would China Need to Meet the 1.5 °C Climate Target?

A study analyzed the nuclear power capacity needed in China by 2050 to realize the 1.5 °C target, as well as the feasibility, necessary measures, and difficulty. China generated 6990 terawatt-hours of electricity in 2018 and is generating 3.1% more …

energyCommonwealth Fusion Systems Raised Another $115 Million to Reach ARC Fusion Commercialization Phase Starting 2025

Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS), a startup commercializing fusion energy, has raised $115 million and closed its Series A round. New participants in the round include Future Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Lowercase Capital, Moore Strategic Ventures, Safar Partners, Schooner Capital, and Starlight …

economic impactPrior 80 years and the Next 80 Years

There is a relatively common belief and idea that we are in an age of accelerating technology. Technology is advancing and there is a good chance that various super-technology will be developed over the next 80 years. The story of …

futurePredictions For 2020 to 2100

2020 starts in 26 days. 2020 is a milestone year and those are years when people love to make long-range predictions. I, Brian Wang of Nextbigfuture, have been tracking global developments for over 40 years. I will make some long-range …

futureMach Effect Propulsion Study Proved There Is No Vibration Error

The Mach Effect Propulsion NASA NIAC study went through a lot of effort to prove there was no vibration generated errors. The entire presentation and most of the Q&A was a defense of the validity of the first test device. …

nasaMulti-Kilometer Space Telescopes and Megameter Arrays

Rigidized polymers appear to be a feasible technology to create space telescopes larger than kilometer sizes. It should be possible to make 50 meter space telescope elements in 1000 kilometer baseline space telescope arrays. The Event Horizon Telescope at 1.3 …