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XPRIZE Founder Peter Diamandis: ‘We’re Living at a Time When Individual Entrepreneurs Are More Powerful Than Governments’

March 14th, 2018 at 10:26 am » Comments Off

Peter Diamandis is the founder and executive chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, which designs and operates large-scale incentive competitions to, in essence, change the world. In the words of its own criteria, an Xprize must be bold, audacious, and achievable. It must target market failure, drive investment, and give birth to a new industry. And, […]

Unexpected ways that Artificial Intelligence will change your life in the next ten years

March 1st, 2018 at 10:05 am » Comments Off

The future of artificial intelligence is both exciting and terrifying. It’s development will have an impact on your life over the next ten years, in more ways than one. While yes, it will have many positive impacts, The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence report recently warned that artificial intelligence could also be exploited by criminals […]

Technology isn’t just changing society — it’s changing what it means to be human

February 27th, 2018 at 12:13 pm » Comments Off

Is there something unusual about the pace and nature of technological change today? Should we be more worried about the world we’re creating? Michael Bess is a historian of science at Vanderbilt University and the author of Our Grandchildren Redesigned: Life in a Bioengineered Society. His book offers a sweeping look at our genetically modified […]

Two space hotels could open as early as 2021

February 24th, 2018 at 11:50 am » Comments Off

Bigelow Aerospace announced a new spinoff venture that will focus on marketing and operating their inflatable space habitats. The announcement comes as part of Bigelow’s plans to launch two new modules into low-Earth orbit by 2021.

A $42 million ‘10,000 year clock’ is being installed on Jeff Bezos’ property

February 23rd, 2018 at 10:39 am » Comments Off

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos took to Twitter to announce that construction of the 10,000 year clock has begun on his property in Texas, with a view to encourage thinking about humanity in the long term.

Humans will have a ‘robot second self’ in the next 20 years say experts at Microsoft

January 24th, 2018 at 9:02 am » Comments Off

The digital alter-ego will be AI extension of yourself.

The long wait for fusion power may be coming to an end

January 5th, 2018 at 9:57 am » Comments Off

Some experts think commercial fusion reactors could begin operation as soon as 2030.

Who gets to own outer space?

December 31st, 2017 at 10:07 pm » Comments Off

Right now, private companies and NASA have a nice, functional, symbiotic capitalist relationship. SpaceX and its competitors build and will soon operate the vehicles, while NASA pays for the service. But with Elon Musk’s eyes tilted toward Mars, that won’t last for long.

Stephen Hawking’s incredible predictions in 2017

December 28th, 2017 at 2:24 am » Comments Off

Stephen Hawking is known for his groundbreaking achievements in science, but many do not realize that the physicist is also recognized for making predictions about the future of humanity and Earth. This year the Oxford professor made some of the most unusual predictions to date, some of which may put a slight damper on your […]

China’s first all-electric zero-emissions cargo ship is going to be used to transport coal

December 2nd, 2017 at 11:31 am » Comments Off

China, already the world’s biggest electric-vehicle market, is now using battery power to fuel cargo shipping as well.

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