Cozy Futurism – False Choices Without Substance

There is a new meme called “Cozy Futurism” which is pretending that there a choice between colonizing Mars and fixing Earth-based poverty, inequality and homelessness. I think they are basing this on the historical example of the European countries that did not colonize the Americas from 1500-1800 and solved inequality, poverty and homelessness. Oh that’s …

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Tesla AI Day August 19 – Expect Tesla AI to 2030 Vision

Elon Musk says that the Tesla AI day will be August 19. Tesla AI Day August 19th — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 29, 2021 There is a version 9.1 beta FSD (Full self driving) update coming on tomorrow. Several improvements coming via V9.1 on Friday at midnight — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 25, 2021 There …

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Tesla Texas and Berlin Tiny Production Q4 2021 and Production Ramp Q1 2022

Tesla Texas and Tela Berlin factories could start production of Model Y vehicles in completed buildings while completing the rest of the factories. This would enable small pilot production of a few hundred to a few thousand vehicles in Q4 2021. Close observers of the new Tesla factory construction expect the main production ramps to …

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China Bears Make Up Numbers and Scenarios Where US Stays Ahead of China

Bloomberg Economics has published a forecast which shows that China’s economy will pass the US economy in about ten years. However, they push a study by economists at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and University of Chicago suggested that between 2010 and 2016, China’s “true” GDP growth was about 1.8 percentage points below what …

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Terrapower Fast Reactor Construction Start Targeted for 2023

TerraPower hopes to apply for a construction permit in August 2023 and an operating licence in March 2026 for its Natrium fast reactor, according to a regulatory engagement plan (REP) it has sent to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). TerraPower and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy brought together their decades of unparalleled design expertise and …

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Relativity Space Will Make 3D Printed Reusable Rocket at Near Falcon 9 Scale

Relativity Space has raised a $650 million Series E. They have raised over $1.2 billion. Relativity’s post-money valuation now stands at $4.2 billion. They will make the heavy-lift, fully reusable two-stage rocket called the Terran R. Their first rocket is the Terran 1 and it is scheduled for a first orbital flight at the end …

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