The Very Richest Owning Media Companies is the Rule Not an Exception $TWTR $FB

As a service to those who have outrage-induced amnesia or to those who are just ignorant of facts, I will remind everyone that the very richest owning media companies is the rule. Elon Musk, the World’s wealthiest owning media company Twitter will not be an exception. We can go down a partial list. Charles Ergen …

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Longevity and Rejuvenation Technology Overview

The Foresight Institute is tracking longevity and rejuvenation science and technology. There are already over 130 funded companies working on aging damage repair and aging reversal. A few of the companies are publicly traded with valutions over $500 million. The antiaging companies oist is maintained at this link by Karl Pfleger. Foresight has interviewed many …

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Epigenetic Antiaging Progress in Mice Studies

Epigenetic modification has been used to create antiaging effects in mice. Long-term partial reprogramming leads to rejuvenating effects in different tissues of mice and at the organismal level. In addition, they show that the duration of the treatment determined the extent of the beneficial effects. Cellular rejuvenation therapy safely reverses signs of aging in mice. …

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Integrating Quantum Dot Instruments on Solar Sails For Breakthrough Distant Exploration

Missions to the outer planets are an important and exciting part of NASA’s goals because these scarcely visited worlds, particularly the ice giants Neptune and Uranus, undoubtedly hold secrets about our solar system. Unlocking these discoveries will enable us to better understand Earth and the formation and evolution of our solar system and countless others. …

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Partial COVID Lockdowns in Shenzhen and Shanghai

China has imposed partial lockdowns in Shanghai and Shenzhen as it grapples with a surge in COVID-19 cases, raising concerns of new global supply chain disruptions and threatening the country’s economic growth target. Economists warned of massive disruptions for manufacturers due to port, airport and factory closures as the country’s richest regions go into lockdowns. …

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Cryospheric Quantum Rydberg Radar

Another NASA advanced concpet project is Cryospheric Quantum Rydberg Radar. This is especially interesting to Nextbigfuture because this overlaps with ColdQuanta’s QuantumRF work. Nextbigfuture interviewed ColdQuanta VP Max Perez about Atomic clocks and QuantumRF and Quantum computers. ColdQuanta has close to $100 million in funding and grants. ColdQuanta is doing advanced work with laser arrays …

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OneWeb Likely Turns to SpaceX for Launches

OneWeb has been making a satellite network of about 648 satellites. They have launched 428 but still need to launch 220. Russia Soyuz rockets were being used for the launches but now Russia might not launch the satellites. The satellites are in a circular low Earth orbit, at approximately 1,200 km (750 mi) altitude. They …

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ColdQuanta Atomic Clocks

Nextbigfuture interviewed Max Perez of ColdQuanta. Max Perez is the Vice President of Research and Security Solutions at ColdQuanta. ColdQuanta’s cold atom method is a transformational foundational technology platform: ColdQuanta creates ultra-high vacuum cells that are injected with atoms Using laser cooling, ColdQuanta cools the atoms to near absolute zero The system is kept at …

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BYD and Other China Electric Car Makers in 2022

BYD has increased its 2022 battery-electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) car production target from 1.2 million to 1.5 million units. BYD’s old target was about half BEV and half hybrid (600K each). I would expect the new target to be 800K BEV and 700K PHEV. In terms of battery electric cars, Tesla is …

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Germany Doubling Defense Spending in 2022

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced to parliament on Sunday Germany will raise its defense and military spending above 2% of its total GDP. They will spend €100 billion ($112.7 billion) of the 2022 budget for the armed forces. Germany spent €47 billion in 2021. Germany will be third place in defense spending after the USA …

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