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chinaChina’s fertility industry is booming and companies are starting to provide financial assistance for IVF

Millions of Chinese are using assisted reproductive (IVF and egg freezing). The market could potentially be worth around US$15 billion. For decades, couples in urban China were only allowed to have one child, but China is trying to boost its …

futureUS government should dump SLS and make Turbo rocket instead

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) project will cost about $40 billion from now to 2030 and will produce a chemical rocket about 1000 times more expensive to launch than a SpaceX BFR. SLS will start inferior to the SpaceX Falcon …

futureSelf-driving cars were expected to eliminate driving jobs but Uber just fired 100 self-driving operators

Self-driving cars were expected to eliminate millions of driving jobs over the next few years but Uber just fired 100 self-driving operators (reported by Quartz.com). The Uber self-driving operators can re-apply for jobs in Uber. In theory, they could apply …

economic impactThe Future of Work will be exploding with opportunity and imploding and dying at the same time

A paper by MIT’s David Autor and Utrecht University’s Anna Salomons determined that overall automation created more jobs than it destroys over 47 years of data from 28 industries in 19 countries. This will likely be the case in the …

artificial intelligenceTry to job hop now to a safer career to avoid future automation work loss

There have been hundreds of articles written about a wave of unemployment arising from the widespread automation of work. However, US labor statistics show that currently there are more job openings than there are job seekers. There have also been …

futureTurbo Rocket Economics are $85/kg to LEO or $715/kg to Luna

Formal presentation of latest Turbo Rocket developments at 2018 AIAA Energy and Propulsion Conference. The Turbo rocket is the only rocket with the delta-V to get back to earth from the moon. A SpaceX BFR needs 5 refueling missions to …

energySpace Based solar to replace oil using the Nuclear Turbo rocket

Keith Henson has some concerns that high volume flight rates for the SpaceX BFR could be a problem for the atmosphere if it was used for many thousands of flights to place massive amounts of space-based solar power to replace …

EconomicsTurbo inductor cogeneration with MSR nuclear can economically replace oil

Bucknell has led advanced engineering teams at Chrysler and General Motors for three production high performance engine families. Was Senior Propulsion Engineer for the Raptor full-flow staged combustion methalox rocket at Space Exploration Technologies then Senior Propulsion Scientist for Divergent3D …

citiesBlue Frontiers creating 300 residence seastead funded with their own cryptocurrency

Blue Frontiers is decentralizing governance by launching a seasteading industry that will provide humanity with new opportunities for organizing more innovative societies and dynamic governments. The funds raised from the crowdsale will be used to implement Blue Frontiers mission. Proceeds …

energyBillionaires investing based on energy needs of a future highly urban global middle class

The Breakthrough Energy Coalition created Breakthrough Energy Ventures, is investing in breakthrough energy storage technologies as its first investments. The Board has Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, Michael Bloomberg, Richard Branson, John Doerr, Ray Dalio, Vinod …