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elon muskSpaceX Raptor Has More Than the Power Needed for Super Heavy Booster and Starship

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The SpaceX Super Heavy booster and Starship need the raptor engine to have at least 170 tons of thrust and tests have now proved more that level of thrust. This power level was achieved with warm fuel. An actual launch …

futureVenezuela National Guard and Low-Income Base Demonstrating Against Maduro

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Forbes and other news sources are reporting that Venezuela’s National Guard and Maduro’s low-income base are involved in demonstrations against the current regime. The Miami Herald indicates there will be a large anti-government march. Jan. 23 marks the 61st anniversary …

carbon nanotubesChina 80 Gigapascal Carbon Nanotube Bundles Were Part of a Prediction from 2006

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In 2006, I made about 156 predictions. One of the predictions was that carbon nanotube fiber would be inexpensive and with over 50GPa tensile strength around 2014-2018. Relative to 2006, there is inexpensive carbon nanotubes. Macroscopic carbon nanotube bundles were …

politicsPelosi Will Betray California Because It is the Smart Move

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The Republican Senate and the Democratic House will betray the states that are electorally safe. This will be the smart move. They will try to put extra money and programs into the battleground states. States like California will be even …

batteriesTesla’s Twenty Gigafactory Plan for New Products and Global Domination

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Tesla opened its first Gigafactory on July 29, 2016 with only 14 percent of the factory operating. They had three out of twenty-one sections operating. They will reach full capacity and factory completion by 2020. The first Gigafactory is getting …

asiaZeihan, Japan and China

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I noticed a couple of days ago a video by Peter Zeihan that made predictions about the US withdrawing as the global cop which would trigger World disorder, wars of the frequency seen between 1800-1945 and collapse in global trade. …

argentinaArgentina Compared to Brazil

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There was a prediction from Peter Zeihan that Japan, Argentina and Turkey would emerge as regionally dominant powers. Japan would dominate Asia, Argentina would dominate South America and Turkey would dominate the area of Europe and the Middle East near …

artificial intelligenceTesla Full Self Driving in 2019Q2 and ride sharing via hybrid Airbnb-Uber model

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Tesla had a profitable third quarter and built up more cash. Current Advanced Autopilot Tesla will soon rollout the team’s most advanced Autopilot feature called Navigate on Autopilot. In their last release, they launched a new set of neural network …

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 …

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 …