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businessRobots, Big Data… And Weed: A New Marijuana Revolution

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Marijuana spent this year finding its feet. It may spend next year surfing a big wave of profits. Marijuana 1.0 was all about the legalization drive, the dumping of billions of dollars of cash into the industry and mouthwatering, legitimizing …

batteriesAmbri Utility Scale Liquid Metal Batteries Arriving in 2020

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Ambri will be commercializing a utility-scale liquid metal battery within three years. In 2020, they want 10-foot cube commercial units in proof-of-concept field deployments. Ambri’s liquid metal battery was initially based on magnesium and antimony as the negative and positive …

communicationsMy Gigabit Fiber Notification Will Arrive Via SnailMail From Ma Bell

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I will now tell you a true story of technology in the San Francisco Bay Area. It applies to most places in the United States. I know that I will soon be allowed to buy gigabit fiber. I know this …

futureGood Science Fiction Ideas Are Minimum Viable Products

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There are many instances where the dreams of science fiction become popular consumer products. This is because good science fiction ideas and designs are minimum viable products (MVP). The MVP is the imagined design. The test marketing is putting the …

bitcoinHow Crypto Tech Bridges the Generation Gap

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Just as the older generation has had to get its head around the hi-tech world of cryptocurrencies and how they work, so the tech itself is introducing younger folk, like millennials and the newly-emerging Gen Z to online activities they …

businessSpaceX Will Go All-In For SuperHeavy Starship and Starlink

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A Forbes article by a knowledgeable writer on the Space Industry has some more insights on SpaceX’s financial situation. SpaceX generated about $2.5 billion in revenues annually. In the 12 months ending in September, it produced $270 million in earnings …

satellitesSpaceX Starlink Will Not Be for High-Frequency Trading

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The SpaceX Starlink satellite network will not for high-frequency trading. It is for the productivity of tens of thousands of finance people in each finance city pair. Latency makes each communication people and machines, machines and machines slower. It is …

artificial intelligenceWe Hype Artificial Intelligence But How Good Are Non-AI Solutions?

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There is a lot of hype for the accomplishments of Artificial Intelligence. Nextbigfuture keeps you up to date about the achievements made in AI. Two hours ago Nextbigfuture published what IBM has done with AI. at some point in the …

artificial intelligenceIBM Has Ten AI Achievements and Predicts Three Directions for AI

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Nextbigfuture interviewed Dr. John Smith, Head of AI Tech, IBM Research to discuss what IBM has been able to do in AI Research this year and the three predicted dominant AI trends that will start in 2019. Faster and Better …

chinaChina Mission in Lunar Orbit and May Race SpaceX for Next Lunar Manned Mission

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China’s dark side of the moon mission has now reached lunar orbit. China’s four-ton lander entered lunar orbit on Wednesday. They should be landing on the moon January 3rd, 2019. If the landing and operation is successful, this will be …