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futureForecasting Military Technology 2020-2040

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Michael Hanlon has an updated forecast which areas of military technology could have revolutionary change over the next 20 years. Revolutionary change is defined as a type and pace of progress that renders obsolete old weapons, tactics and operational approaches …

asteroidsCarnival of Space 581

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The Carnival of Space 581 is up at Photon Fishing. Universe Today – Musk Gives an Update on When a Mars Colony Could be Built On Monday, Sept. 17th), Elon Musk revealed new information about the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) …

euv lithographyTSMC will starting full EUV lithography of 5 nanometer chips April 2019

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TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor) taped out its first chip in a process making limited use of extreme ultraviolet lithography and will start risk production in April on a 5-nm node with full EUV. The foundry’s update showed that area and power …

artificial intellgenceAI will create millions more jobs than are lost because of economic growth

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AI and related technologies such as robots, drones and autonomous vehicles could provide a net boost to employment in China of around 12% over the next two decades, equating to around 90 million additional jobs. Around 26% of existing jobs …

futureRethink Robotics has gone out of business

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Rethink Robotics is shutting down. Rethink developed collaborative robots. Rethink was trying to sell itself but the deal fell through and the robotics firm has to shut down. Danish firm Universal Robots has 60% of the collaborative robotics market. Universal …

brainDARPA high-resolution neural interfaces for controlling drones and cybertech

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DARPA seeks to achieve high levels of brain-system communications without surgery, in its new program, Next-Generation Nonsurgical Neurotechnology (N3). DARPA intends the four-year N3 effort to conclude with a demonstration of a bidirectional system being used in a defense-relevant task …

chinaWhat if World Business Cycles are less US-centric?

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China economy on a GDP purchasing power parity basis became the largest in 2013 and it is now 25% larger than the USA. China’s economy will be 30% larger in 2019 and 50% larger in 2023. China’s GDP statistics do …

batteriesTesla has 2019 growth by leasing the model 3 and overseas sales

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Romit Shah, Nomura Analyst, believes that Tesla will have sustainable profitability. Tesla is near profitability or at profitability with the increased third quarter car production. Romit feels that Tesla has a lot more improvement when they start leasing model 3s. …

economic impactNext level space is multi-trillion dollar businesses

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The Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop is hosting a special Symposium to discuss Catalyzing major human space activities by 2030. What are the next levels for space activities? 1000 or more times the flight and material in space New and vastly …

artificial intelligenceChina applying implementation strengths in Global AI competition

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Kai-Fu Lee heads up a $2 billion AI and technology-focused venture fund (Sinovation) and used to lead Microsoft Research in Asia and Google China. He has written a book AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley and the New World Order. He …