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  • #46
    Whoever edited that video needs to realize that the target audience isn't a bunch of 5 year old kids. Especially if you're working for international business times.

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    • #47
      Finland negotiating high-speed Hyperloop connection between Helsinki and Stockholm

      Technology provided by American company Hyperloop One could allow passengers to travel between the two Nordic capitals in a shuttle at speeds of up to 1,200 kilometres per hour. The connection is estimated to cost approximately 19 billion euros.
      Before expanding across the Baltic Sea, Finland could be one of the first to test Hyperloop's technology in practice. Salo, a city in Southwest Finland, is keen to welcome the futuristic technology. The city signed a letter of intent with Hyperloop One last summer to build a test track running between Salo and Turku.
      http://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/fi...ckholm/9289255

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      • #48
        One-Nanometer Transistor Keeps Moore’s Law Relevant Another Year
        Unfortunately, conventional silicon electronics have been approaching a fundamental limit to their size. This is due to quantum effects that occur as silicon approaches a gate length of five nanometers, causing unpredictable behavior that significantly inhibits their ability to function reliably.
        http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/news...ae7-266574977/

        Reminded me of the Hitchhiker's infinite improbability drive.

        "The principle of generating small amounts of finite improbability by simply hooking the logic circuits of a Bambleweeny 57 Sub-Meson Brain to an atomic vector plotter suspended in a strong Brownian Motion producer ..."

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        • #49
          Scientists have built the world's first computer chip without semiconductors

          Researchers are repurposing decades-old technology to build faster gadgets for the future, creating nanoscale vacuum tubes that could dramatically improve the speed and efficiency of personal electronics and solar panels.
          http://www.sciencealert.com/vintage-...the-next-level

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          • #50
            Department of Defense Announces Successful Micro-Drone Demonstration

            In one of the most significant tests of autonomous systems under development by the Department of Defense, the Strategic Capabilities Office, partnering with Naval Air Systems Command, successfully demonstrated one of the world’s largest micro-drone swarms at China Lake, California. The test, conducted in October 2016 and documented on Sunday’s CBS News program “60 Minutes”, consisted of 103 Perdix drones launched from three F/A-18 Super Hornets. The micro-drones demonstrated advanced swarm behaviors such as collective decision-making, adaptive formation flying, and self-healing.

            https://www.defense.gov/News/News-Re...-demonstration

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            • #51
              Bill Gates Says Job Stealing Robots Need To Pay Taxes

              • Bill Gates thinks that, as automation makes jobs obsolete, governments should impose a tax on robots.
              • While this plan is not yet an accepted solution, Gates has stated that we need to at the very least start talking about what we will do about job loss in this age of automation.
              https://futurism.com/bill-gates-says...-to-pay-taxes/

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              • #52
                Originally posted by Penny the Penguin View Post
                Bill Gates Says Job Stealing Robots Need To Pay Taxes



                https://futurism.com/bill-gates-says...-to-pay-taxes/
                Gonna be interesting to follow how Finlands experiment with basic income will turn out.

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by The Dane View Post

                  Gonna be interesting to follow how Finlands experiment with basic income will turn out.
                  Yes true, very interesting. Perhaps consideration of a Robot tax for positions once held by a human may be a useful way to fund some future basic incomes, if the basic income concept is proven practical and effective?

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                  • #54
                    Question is where do you draw the line for what a robot is? Not all automation is within the manufacture field, you also have customer operated registers in stores, automated stock markets, ATMs etc etc

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                    • #55
                      I think they are talking about any jobs where humans who filled a function in a commercial work environment are replaced by robots. Not sure if government roles replaced for example, would be included. Countries have different tax approaches for roles etc, so I guess it could be a consideration from/for many different structures, current or new ones resulting, potentially.
                      Last edited by Penny the Penguin; 20-02-2017, 06:32 AM.

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                      • #56
                        Artificial North Sea Island Plan Moves Ahead

                        Central to the plan is the construction of one or more islands, so-called Power Link islands with interconnections to surrounding countries, in the middle of the North Sea, to which many wind farms can be connected.

                        According to the transmission system operators (TSOs), discussions with other potential partners are ongoing, which not only include other North Sea TSOs, but other infrastructure companies as well. The goal is to achieve a multi-party consortium which will realise the project.

                        From the Power Link island(s), the generated wind energy can be distributed and transmitted over direct current lines to the North Sea countries of the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Norway and Belgium with the transmission cables simultaneously functioning as interconnectors between the energy markets of the aforementioned countries.
                        http://www.offshorewind.biz/2017/03/...n-moves-ahead/

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                        • #57
                          MIT Takes a Huge Leap Forward in Human-Robot Communication



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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by IDF_TANKER View Post
                            MIT Takes a Huge Leap Forward in Human-Robot Communication


                            Reminds me of neuro-feedback.

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                              • #60
                                Within 10 years, renewable could be cheaper than fossil fuels all over the world

                                The costs of renewable energy are going down all over the world.

                                This isn't a new trend. Improvements in technology, government support, and the scaling-up of investments have driven down costs for years.

                                Already, it's cheaper in most places to add a new renewable energy source from the power grid than a new fossil fuel source. And a new report from the United Nations found that within ten years renewable energy will be globally cheaper than fossil fuels.


                                But that doesn't make renewable energy inevitable.
                                http://nordic.businessinsider.com/te...r-ti&r=US&IR=T

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