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chinaChina Plans Space Based Solar Power

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China plans to build and launch small to medium-sized solar power stations into the stratosphere to generate electricity between 2021 and 2025. The next step will be a Megawatt-level space solar power station in 2030. China is considering space-based construction …

chinaChina Wants to Integrate Greater Bay Area into a Tech Hub Challenger to Silicon Valley

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Today, China released a new grand plan for the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzhen and Guangzhou would be the four key cities of the bay area and the core engines for regional development. …

california$500 Per Month Basic Income Experiment in California

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There has been a lot of worries about the future having high levels of unemployment. This is from fears that the advance of artificial intelligence will cause waves of mass unemployment at levels beyond what has been experienced in the …

colonizationGateway Foundation Simplifies What is Still an Ambitious Space Station

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Gateway Spaceport is a membership funded organization that wants to create next-generation space stations. Nextbigfuture has written about their earlier designs for an orbiting spaceport. They have made nice renderings and animations of their designs and construction methods. The Gateway …

artificial intelligenceA Tsunami of Fake News is On Its Way and Here is How

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The Elon Musk funded OpenAI non-profit has created a breakthrough system for writing high-quality text. It can write text, performs basic reading comprehension, machine translation, question answering, and summarization and all without task-specific training. The system is able to take …

businessBillionaire Naval Ravikant Provides Keys to Getting Rich

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Naval Ravikant (@naval) is the CEO and co-founder of AngelList. He has invested in more than 100 companies, including Uber, Twitter, Yammer, and many others. His current net worth is over $2.2 billion. He is president of Clarium Capital and …

artificial intelligenceUS Navy Buys Four Large Robotic Submarine Drones

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The US Navy will pay Boeing $43-million to buy four Orca Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (Robotic submarine drones or XLUUVs). Boeing based its winning Orca XLUUV design on its Echo Voyager unmanned diesel-electric submersible. The 51-foot-long sub will launch …

aging reversal16 Longevity Scientists Formed a New Antiaging Advocacy Group

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A new antigaging group has been formed to accelerate the development of scientific documented interventions that will promote longer, healthier, more productive and more rewarding lives for all members of humanity. The Academy for Health and Lifespan Research will host …

asiaThe Past, Present and Future of Poverty

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Bill Gates and the World in Data indicate the extreme poverty below $1.90 PPP per day has massively decreased from 1820 to today. This is one of my favorite infographics. A lot of people underestimate just how much life has …