A Series of Global Technology Disruptions

Tony Seba has a formal system for identifying and forecasting technological disruption. The link is to a 16-page guide that he created back in 2014. He used his methodology to identify the combined disruption of electric cars, self-driving and ride-sharing that creates transportation as a service (TAAS). In the video below Tony reviews how his …

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Ten 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 out a report about the transformation of transportation into transportation as a service (Taas). The …

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Technological Disruptors and not Tech Singularity will force companies to accelerate or die

Technological disruptors like Elon Musk, Google and Amazon will force industries and companies to accelerate or die. Companies will have to accelerate innovation and move to bolder innovation and attempt to shift to technological leapfrogging and shoot for far more aggressive productivity gains. Toyota is reacting to the Tesla Electric cars with a plan to …

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China carrying forward with large scale development of nuclear energy from US research that has been underdeveloped

China’s rapid nuclear expansion will result in it overtaking the U.S. as the nation with the largest atomic power capacity by 2026, according to BMI Research. The world’s second biggest economy will almost triple its nuclear capacity to nearly 100 gigawatts by 2026, making it the biggest market globally, analysts said in a note dated …

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China likely to get Russia’s newest missiles, fighters, submarines and high speed rail to Europe

[Business Week] Defying the U.S. and Europe is forcing Russian President Vladimir Putin to aid his biggest rival to the east. To avert a recession, Russia is turning to China for investment, granting it once restricted access to raw materials and advanced weapons. Russia is likely to sign contracts for the delivery of S-400 missile …

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A lot of Antimatter and scooping up interstellar matter for reaction mass would enable interstellar starships with top-speed of 0.999999996 c with relativistic human lifespan trips of 20,000 light years

Nextbigfuture has covered the theoretical possibility that there could be millions of tons of antimatter hidden inside fast rotating asteroids. Vixra – Quark Matter in the Solar System : Evidence for a Game-Changing Space Resource Crowlspace has noted how if we did have an abundance of antimatter that big interstellar starships would be possible. What …

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World Economic Forum had three financial scenarios to 2030

In 2012, the world economic forum produced a forecast of what could happen to Europe, the USA and China to 2030. They had a negative scenario for all three if current troubles led the countries or regions to turn inward and protectionist. The two scenarios with some positive results indicate that US adjusts well if …

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Update on the DARPA project that was looking at cold fusion

A DARPA project Fundamentals of Nanoscale and Emergent Effects and Engineered Devices was described in 2012 in a way which clearly indicated that they were investigating aspects of cold fusion for energy production. DARPA has its budget for 2014 and there is still funding for it and the description indicates that the cold fusion aspect …

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DARPA flying car transforming into Large Carrier Drone

Lockheed is changing their DARPA robotic flying hummer into a large robotic drone that can carry car sized objects Besides carrying cars the carrier drone can also deliver 4000 or maybe even 6000 pound bombs. Two or three carrier drones appear able to work together to lift longer and heavier payloads like 12000 or 18000 …

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