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Michael Vescovo
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How Technological Progress can affect Capital and Interest rates
Why the return on capital will gradually converge to zero
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We can improve him. We have the technology.
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Do you have a #tech #moonshot that could change the world? Join the Solve For X community of pioneers, each of whom believe that science and technology can cause radically positive things to happen in the world.

Submit your idea here: https://www.solveforx.com/register 
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Many of you are reading this post while living in a city. And you can probably think of a ton of ways you’d like your city to be better—more affordable housing, better public transport, less pollution, more parks and green spaces, safer biking paths, a shorter commute... the list goes on!

Many cities around the world have already made a lot of progress in some of these areas—for instance, developing dashboards to measure and visualize traffic patterns, and building tools that let residents instantly evaluate and provide feedback on city services. But a lot of urban challenges are interrelated—for example, availability of transportation affects where people choose to live, which affects housing prices, which affects quality of life. So it helps to start from first principles and get a big-picture view of the many factors that affect city life. Then, you can develop the technologies and partnerships you need to make a difference.

So I’m very excited about +Sidewalk Labs​, a new company we’ve announced today. (The press release is at www.sidewalkinc.com if you want to read more).  Sidewalk will focus on improving city life for everyone by developing and incubating urban technologies to address issues like cost of living, efficient transportation and energy usage. The company will be led by Dan Doctoroff, former CEO of Bloomberg and Deputy Mayor of Economic Development and Rebuilding for the City of New York. Every time I talk with Dan I feel an amazing sense of opportunity because of all the ways technology can help transform cities to be more livable, flexible and vibrant.  I want to thank +Adrian who helped to bring Dan on board.

While this is a relatively modest investment and very different from Google's core business, it’s an area where I hope we can really improve people’s lives, similar to Google[x] and Calico. Making long-term, 10X bets like this is hard for most companies to do, but Sergey and I have always believed that it’s important. And as more and more people around the world live, work and settle in cities, the opportunities for improving our urban environments are endless. Now it’s time to hit the streets and get to work!
We're on the brink of a historic period for cities around the world. By 2050, the population in cities will double, intensifying existing socioeconomic, public health and environmental problems. At the same time, innovations in technology can be used to design communities that are more efficient ...
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Scientists at Tufts University have programmed a computer to independently answer questions about how new tissue is generated and how it knows what shape and proportions to grow in. Mystery solved! http://23me.co/rWqTeX
For the first time ever a computer has managed to develop a new scientific theory using only its artificial intelligence, and with no help from human beings
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I look forward to a future where money doesn't exist, and people are motivated more to give than to receive or take; because they'll already have everything they need.

With technological evolution this can happen. Clearly not any time soon, but perhaps sooner than most might believe. I'd like to seed this idea in your head and let it grow, because it's not something that necessarily sounds realistic without a bit of thought...
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    Computer Science, 2013 - present
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    Information Technology - Network Engineering, 2002 - 2003
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