Week 3 of Office X is over. 7 more to go. Damn, time flies. I've had one of the best weeks in a while. Office X pluss reconnecting with the startup community. That San Francisco feeling entered my body and stuck for a bit. It's about to slowly fade but.. It was there! Times them are a-changing here in the smallest of Oslo.
So here is the wrap of what I've got across this week :)
This is why you want a robot coworker - watch the movie below.
"We are living in the age of algorithms, and AI is the natural next step in this age's evolution. We can't excise the tech from our lives, but we can benefit from it more and protect even the most vulnerable from abuses by shaping how we use it."
Space Travels for us all! (well, first for the rich and wealthy.. arggg)
Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Galactic is very much looking forward to beginning the first commercial space flights in 2018. Other space tourism companies like Blue Origin and SpaceX are looking to follow the same timeline.
I find this fast radio bursts extremely interesting and cool. I'm actually convinced that it's some alien life out there. FRB 150215 is the most recent "cosmic whistle" that's been detected — and it appears to be different from other FRBs that have been discovered in the last decade.
NASA may have found alien life in our own solar system whoho!
Uber is set to deploy flying taxis in Dallas-Fort Worth and Dubai by 2020 :D
The new ET3's tube transportation concept, which is called the "mag-lev limo." would be capable of traveling from New York to Beijing in 2 hours. Amaziiiiing.
“ET3: we call it a mag-lev limo, where it’s a car-sized vehicle that operates in a network of tubes much [like] cars on a freeway,” Oster told TechRepublic at the 2017 Smart Cincy Summit. “But, it would be international and global in scope.Our vision is being able to travel from, say, here in Cincinnati to the Taj Mahal in under three hours for 50 bucks,” Oster added. Essentially, it’s a network of tubes that serve as a “freeway” which can be accessed via various points along its many routes."
Meet Horizon Public Transport, another way to be transported in the future. Whoho!
Cars with Ears
A sense of hearing is set to make cars safer and more reliable.
Startup OtoSense makes software that can listen for sirens or engine trouble.
LIFE SCIENCES #LONGIVETY
Perhaps our telomers might the key to unlock immortality.
Epigenetics is truly remarkable. Some scientists just observed epigenetic memories being passed down for 14 generations. Thats rather insane. Logic indeed but tragic.. Really. You already have some of your destiny written in your DNA.
HEALTH & MEDICINE
AI is powerful and it's capabilities are raising levels any minute. Now it can create drugs in days, Which is reaaally great since up until now with the human capabilities it has been taken months.
The project "urban skyfarm" should be built immediately in every city. Genius. Why isn't it here already?
Elon Musk: Tesla's Solar Roofs Will Be Cheaper Than Regular Roofs and Have "Infinity Warranty". Well isn't that aaaamazing news!
This week, Elon Musk announced that Tesla's solar roofs would be on sale starting now!
Germany breaks a record for renewable energy, generating 85% of its power from renewable sources on April 30.The country expects such days to become the norm as it continues its push toward clean energy adoption.
Omg I cant wait for the time where its normal not to own anything and if you need something you just print it on demand. Perhaps its usual to have your own 3Dprinter or you'll find one pretty close through an sharing economy app.
Well, the first awesome one is about to enter the market. Kniterate. Check out their kickstarter campaign here.
Bill Gates has 7 predictions for the future
"The Underwater Jetpack"
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