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citiesFuture SpaceX Hourly Delivery Monopoly and the Expansion of the SpaceX Fleet

SpaceX will roll-out hourly delivery of packages for years before flying passengers and this will make them tens of billions of dollars each year. I, Brian Wang, have analyzed how SpaceX will have a monopoly on 1-6 hour package delivery …

citiesFuture of Under One Hour Travel Between Major World Cities

SpaceX will bring point to point travel between major world cities starting near the end of the 2020s if they can increase the safety. It will more likely become significant around 2035-2045. The first spaceports would be in New York, …

citiesOur Present Versus Bladerunner 2019 and Other Movie Futures

We are now in the actual month for the original future of the movie Bladerunner. This is November 2019 which was the setting for Bladerunner. We do not have the flying cars of Bladerunner. However, we have a few million …

citiesFour Types of Smart City Projects

Analysis of 60 municipal smart city plans drawn from around the world has identified four different models: * an essential services model, * smart transportation model, * broad-spectrum model, and * a business ecosystem model. The combinations of smart city …

businessTen Times Cheaper But Better Food is Going to Radically Change Your World

Nextbigfuture interviewed Tony Seba of RethinkX on their latest analysis of emerging global technology disruption. The new emerging technology is combining synthetic biology was fermentation to transform agriculture and many aspects of industry. In 2017, RethinkX and Tony Seba put …

chinaNuclear District Heating Review

Several nuclear reactor concepts dedicated to low-temperature applications without any turbine cycle have also been developed, and the construction of two Chinese heating reactor prototypes (NHR200-II and DHR-400) is happening now or will start soon. If realized according to schedule, …

chinaChina Mass Production of Nuclear Thermal Power Could Reach 1 Cent per KWH

The analyzed costs for the DHR-400 (deep pool reactors) are in the range of 1.65 cents per kilowatt-hour. The costs are 30-40 yuan ($4.58-6.1) for a gigajoule of heat (277.8 kwh). This is close to the one-cent target of the …

boring companyBoring Company, Elon and China Could Rebuild the World at 100X the Speed

Nextbigfuture expects Elon Musk’s Boring Company will make massive amounts of underground tunnels in China to bust traffic. China loves building massive amounts of infrastructure. When China embraces an engineering solution they go all in. China often averages $30 billion …