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california$500 Per Month Basic Income Experiment in California

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There has been a lot of worries about the future having high levels of unemployment. This is from fears that the advance of artificial intelligence will cause waves of mass unemployment at levels beyond what has been experienced in the …

australiaThe Oceans and Kelp are Critical to Solving Climate Change

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Trees can help with climate change and CO2 emissions but we would need about 150 Brazilian rain forests to offset current global emissions. This would be about 50 trillion trees. A more powerful biological offset would be to use kelp …

artificial intelligenceUS Navy Buys Four Large Robotic Submarine Drones

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The US Navy will pay Boeing $43-million to buy four Orca Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (Robotic submarine drones or XLUUVs). Boeing based its winning Orca XLUUV design on its Echo Voyager unmanned diesel-electric submersible. The 51-foot-long sub will launch …

africaAfrica Was Twice as Rich as Asia in 1950 and Africa Rising Requires Good Policies

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Today people see the economic success of China and Asia and see the terrible poverty but many do not know that Africa was ahead of Asia for over a century in terms of per person wealth. Asia was at its …

energyTexas Sets New Record for Oil Production

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The Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) reported oil production in Texas totaled a record 1.54 billion barrels (bbl) in 2018 which surpassed a previous record of 1.28 billion bbl set in 1973. If Texas were a country …

asiaThe Past, Present and Future of Poverty

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Bill Gates and the World in Data indicate the extreme poverty below $1.90 PPP per day has massively decreased from 1820 to today. This is one of my favorite infographics. A lot of people underestimate just how much life has …

africaBill Gates Described How The World Can and Will Be Better

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Bill and Melinda Gates provided their 2019 annual report and describe how they can make the world better over the next few decades. Africa Can Be Fixed and Provide Growth for the World Sub-Saharan Africa has the opportunity to invest …

energyFirst Light Uses a Electromagnetic Railgun to Fire Mach 58 Projectiles to Create Fusion

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First Light Fusion is trying to generate energy using inertial confinement fusion. They spunout from the University of Oxford in June 2011. First Light uses a high-velocity projectile (58 times the speed of sound) to create a shockwave to collapse …

blockchainFinance Blockchain Market Could Still Be Big But Scams Must Be Isolated

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The value of finance blockchain market reached $1.9 billion in 2017 but IHS Markit forecasts growth of 230 times over 13 years to reach $462 billion in 2030. The financial industry is using blockchain for cross-border payments, share trading and …

chinaXiaomi Continues to Dominate India’s Smartphone Market

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Xiaomi continues its domination of the India Smartphone market with 28.9% of the fourth quarter market share. Compared to 2017 Q4, they grew 28.6% in sales in 2018 Q4. The Xiaomi Redmi series phones and the opening of rural stores …