This is 9 years ago, obviously he did not get funding. Any one knows why? Or how far he is?
And yes, I portrayed Chinese forces contesting over these reefs. (Calling that Prediction wiki!) Only… wait a minute. “Swiss submarine-maker”? In real life? Wow, ma
Now combine the last year's progress in robotics with equally mindblowing AI achievements and your mind explodes - with possibilities ... and a fair amount of worry if we are capable of administering this well.
A TED talk by Alex Kipman about the future applications of the Holographic tecnology, in particular Microsoft Hololens
In an attempt to leapfrog the planets and vault into the interstellar age, a bevy of scientists and other luminaries from Silicon Valley and beyond, led by Yuri Milner, a Russian philanthropist and Internet entrepreneur, announced a plan on Tuesday to send a fleet of robot spacecraft no bigger than iPhones to Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system, 4.37 light-years away.
If it all worked out — a cosmically big “if” that would occur decades and perhaps $10 billion from now — a rocket would deliver a “mother ship” carrying a thousand or so small probes to space. Once in orbit, the probes would unfold thin sails and then, propelled by powerful laser beams from Earth, set off one by one like a flock of migrating butterflies across the universe.
Within two minutes, the probes would be more than 600,000 miles from home — as far as the lasers could maintain a tight beam — and moving at a fifth of the speed of light. But it would still take 20 years for them to get to Alpha Centauri. Those that survived would zip past the star system, making measurements and beaming pictures back to Earth.
Much of this plan is probably half a lifetime away. Mr. Milner and his colleagues estimate that it could take 20 years to get the mission off the ground and into the heavens, 20 years to get to Alpha Centauri and another four years for the word from outer space to come home.
The cosmologist Stephen Hawking and the entrepreneur Yuri Milner released a simulation that shows how a project called Breakthrough Starshot aims to send small robots to the nearest star system, Alpha Centauri.
#space #innovation #BreakthroughStarshot
Over at we care about building great teams, but actually we would also love to impact the construction industry beyond our software efficiencies, we would like to convert them to good teams (for one, there is a lot of law suits between companies over there breaking the safety requirement for working well together). Our audit trail is one nail in the security coffin. It can be used in law suits, but because people using GenieBelt know it is there it prevents lawsuits from arising since they can allways check the facts first. Another nail is our open permission structure which let's everyone see everything by default - openness also empowers people to make their own conclusions and decisions.
Enough, just wanted to share the interesting article :)
Historically I have grokked physics, IT, mobile, and startup companies.
All the time pondering about people, technology, social networks, societies and what makes us tick.
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