Elon Musk Gets more Tesla Options if Valuation goes over $43.2 billion

Elon Musk and Tesla spell long term goals in the Tesla’s proxy statement. These goals need to be completed by Aug. 18, 2022, in order for Musk to receive various option grant. The company goals set around Musk’s compensation package are: * Successful completion of the Model X Engineering Prototype * Successful completion of the …

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The Alternative Optimistic spin for Microsoft Tablets

A reader took offense with coverage of negative spin on the Microsoft Surface and Microsoft tablets. Seeking Alpha has an article with a positive view of the potential for the Microsoft Surface and Microsoft tablets in general. The positive spin is that these will be highly successful and double Microsoft tablet market share in 2013 …

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Artificial General Intelligence Toddler Project Needs $25 million

Ben Goertzel has finished writing the last chapter of his co-authored two-volume book on how to create beneficial human-level AGI, Building Better Minds (expected 2011 publish date) This site had an interview by Sander Olson of Ben Goertzel last year The last chapter describes, in moderate detail, how the CogPrime cognitive architecture (implemented in the …

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Eight Objectives of the Lawrenceville Plasma Physics Focus Fusion Experiments

Lawrenceville Plasma Physics (LPP) a small research and development company part way through a two-year-long experimental project to test the scientific feasibility of Focus Fusion, controlled nuclear fusion using the dense plasma focus (DPF) device and hydrogen-boron fuel. Hydrogen-boron fuel produces almost no neutrons and allows the direct conversion of energy into electricity. Success would …

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IEC Fusion WB7, WB8, and WB9 Information

Talk Polywell and IECFusiontech have uncovered details of the WB-8 contract [pdf]. Those details can give us some insight into how WB-7 has gone. The WB8 design shall use circular coils around each main face cusp axis. The device shall use emitter electron gun arrays and an ion beam drive. The machine will be operated …

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IEEE Spectrum Technology Winner and Loser Pick Advice – Bet the Trifecta to Lose and the Favorite to Win

IEEE article has another article where they pick some of technology’s winners and losers. I have left comments on some of their other articles asking them to more clearly define what a win for a winner would look like and what a loss for loser would look like. Also, there picks this year basically break …

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Update on Making a Real Bolo SuperTank

Previously this site had speculated on using current and in development technology to create a Bolo supertank from science fiction. From Roland Piquepaille’s Technology Trends : Caterpillar engineers and computer scientists from Carnegie Mellon University have teamed up to develop an autonomous 700 ton mining truck. The super-large mining truck was a baseline from which …

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