Historic and Future Economic Booms Offsetting Depressions and Disasters

Science Fiction, scenarios and visions of the future often emphasize fears and risks of collapse or depressions. Science fiction usually focuses on civilizations with major problems so that stories have tension and drama. A civilization with scarce resources is also a simple world to understand. Scenarios planners want to look at three to eight scenarios …

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Expert Impressions of Deep Mind Alphafold Protein Folding Advance

Lior Pachter said “Deep Mind AlphaFold (protein folding) results are just markedly different from what a lot of other methods are producing. This is not an incremental improvement.” But protein folding is not solved. Not only is it not even a well-defined statement to say something like that (others have pointed out that there is …

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Gamechanging Breakthrough as Deep Mind AI Solves Protein Folding

Deep Mind AI predicting how proteins curl up from a linear chain of amino acids into 3D shapes that allow them to carry out life’s tasks. DeepMind AI will massively speed up drugs for protein-based problems. Deep Mind revealed enough of their methods for others to make use of them. It will only be a …

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The Singularity Will Not Be a Problem

There are concerns that a Technological Singularity and Artificial General Super Intelligence (AGSI) will change the rate of progress goes beyond human comprehension. There are concerns that humans will be dominated and be at the mercy of true artificial superintelligence. I will say that things are not on track for key details of AI becoming …

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Commercial Molecular Electronics Chips in 2021

Roswell Biotechnologies and IMEC are partnering to develop the first molecular electronics chips for disease surveillance, precision medicine and DNA storage. They are targeting 2021 for commercial molecular electronic chips. In 2018, IMEC and Candence taped out a 3 nanometer precision test chip. IMEC also has onchip fluid sensors and tiny sensors for internet of …

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Demographics and the Transition to Over 200 Year Lifespans

The UN population projections assume that world lifespans increase from 72.6 today to 77 in 2050 and then about 82 in 2100. There are already populations that have life expectancy over 92 years. Asian American women in New Jersey life the longest. Decent genetics, near-optimal lifestyle and good healthcare can enable a life expectancy of …

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Moving Superfast on Earth

Visions of future travel in science fiction usually do not depict ultra-fast movement on a planet. The exception is teleportation in Star Trek. The Minority Report does show Maglev cars that travel at about 100 mph and can transition to vertical movement up buildings. Twelve to Eighteen-hour flights around the world are the current speed …

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Quantum Technology NEEDS Atomically Precise Manufacturing

Zyvex Labs has the goal of Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM). They are researching and developing tools for creating quantum computers, analog quantum simulation devices and other transformational systems that require atomic precision. Developed as part of this effort, ZyVector turns the world-class ScientaOmicron VT-STM into an STM lithography tool, creating the only complete commercial solution …

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Graphene Still Difficult to Use and Path to Major Commercialization is Uncertain

Graphene has a lot of potential because it can be the strongest material and has many other exceptional characteristics. There has been a lot of research around the material since 2004, when Professor Sir Andre Geim and Professor Sir Kostya Novoselov of the University of Manchester discovered and isolated a single atomic layer of carbon …

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Advance to Controlling one to a Few Hundred Atoms at Microsecond Timescales Using AI Control of Electron Beams

The work should lead to control one to a few hundred atoms at microsecond timescales using AI control of electron beams. The computational/analytical framework developed in this work are general and can further help develop techniques for controlling single-atom dynamics in 3D materials, and ultimately, upscaling manipulations of multiple atoms to assemble 1 to 1000 …

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