Great work. Clear. Concise.
We love to prognosticate, but it’s impossible to do so without severely glossing over the complexities of the real world. That leads us to false dichotomies, like “Blockchain technology will change everything” versus “Blockchain is all hype.”
— Read on www.aier.org/article/five-reasons-we-dont-know-what-future-will-look
The real story is that serious people are chasing this…
Biologist George Church says the idea is to live to 130 in the body of a 22-year-old.
— Read on www.technologyreview.com/s/611018/a-stealthy-harvard-startup-wants-to-reverse-aging-in-dogs-and-humans-could-be-next/
This silicon acceleration is fuel to the AI race. It is happening at all levels.. physics is giving quantum paths and optics, material science is giving us substrates, CompSci is giving us structural reorganization of logic, even biology is opening logic worlds to us… it’s gonna be a crazy ride.
The rise of machine learning is giving renewed life to compute-in-memory processors now in the works at startups, IBM, and universities.
— Read on www.eetimes.com/document.asp
This could be huge…. if…
The first small modular reactor (SMR) application has passed an intensive Phase 1 review by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The okay for NuScale Power means that plans can progress on a 12-module plant scheduled to go online in Idaho in the middle of the next decade.
— Read on newatlas.com/us-green-light-small-modular-reactor/54448/
Here comes the money…
Tyson Foods (TSN.N), the largest U.S. meat processor, has invested in an Israeli biotech company developing a way to grow affordable meat in a laboratory that takes live animals out of the equation.
— Read on www.reuters.com/article/us-tyson-foods-israel/tyson-foods-backs-israeli-startup-to-grow-meat-in-the-lab-idUSKBN1I31DP
It is my current belief that AI is the next great capital cycle, similar to steam, electrical power, railroads, etc. It will play out over decades. But this is the play. Additionally, it may be the last great human invention.
Google cofounder calls advances in artificial intelligence “the most significant development in computing in my lifetime,” but warns of ethical concerns.
— Read on www.wired.com/story/google-cofounder-sergey-brin-warns-of-ais-dark-side/
Smart machines are giving storytellers and risk managers alike a helping hand.
— Read on www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/mckinsey-analytics/our-insights/ais-growing-impact
First we build tools, then the world changes… single cell sequence tech enables this…
Scientists reveal the genetic roadmap to building an entire organism from a single cell
— Read on phys.org/news/2018-04-scientists-reveal-genetic-roadmap-entire.html
Nothing happening here. Nothing weird or disturbing. Nothing with terrifying consequences. Just research, folks… Science.
If it were tried on a person, it might mean awakening in the ultimate sensory deprivation chamber.
— Read on www.technologyreview.com/s/611007/researchers-are-keeping-pig-brains-alive-outside-the-body/