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IonQ Path to Thousands of Qubits and Quantum Supremacy

Quantum Supremacy is defined as the point when quantum computers become faster than regular computers. Quantum computers can become thousands of times more powerful when the number of qubits are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Science, Technology, Future, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Quantum Computers, Qubits, Trapped Ion, Quantum Supremacy, Ionq


Earth at 2°C hotter will be horrific. Now here’s what 4°C will look like.

The best-case scenario of climate change is that world gets just 2°C hotter, which scientists call the "threshold of catastrophe".Why is that the good news? Because if humans don't change course now, the planet is on a trajectory to reach 4°C at the end of this century, which would bring $600 trillion in global climate damages, double the warfare, and a refugee crisis 100x worse than the Syrian exodus.David Wallace-Wells explains what would happen at an 8°C and even 13°C increase. These predict...
Tags: Death, Science, Climate Change, Future, War, Earth, Innovation, Refugees, Fear, Natural Disaster, David Wallace Wells


China Will Need Free Education and Healthcare to Slow and Reverse Baby Bust

India will pass China’s population level in 2020 or 2021. China had 7 million few babies in 2018 than expected. China only had 15.2 million babies in 2018 versus an expectation of 21-23... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Science, Technology, China, India, Future, World, Innovation, Population, Economic Impact, China Will Need Free Education and Healthcare


What if you were immune to chronic pain? Vaccines could make it happen.

Alzheimer's disease and unintentional deaths (like opioid overdoses and suicides) have been driving down U.S. longevity statistics for three consecutive years – a trend not seen since the Spanish flu pandemic. Our current approach to treating chronic pain is drug-based, but a vaccine-based approach can cut addiction out of the equation. You can vaccinate against pain! Scientists are developing vaccines for migraines and sciatica, which will lower the need for opioids, be cheaper, and make dr...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Drugs, Future, Brain, Medical Research, Innovation, Addiction, Alzheimer's, Mind, Vaccines, Narcotics


Avoiding Civil War 2.0 With Better Options

There are fears that the US will have a hot civil war. There is currently what has been described as a cold civil war. This is where we have entrenched more political elites and media using social... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Politics, Science, Technology, News, Future, US, War, World, United States, Innovation, Predictions


Self-driving Cars, Traffic and Parking Problems

Self-driving cars should be able to solve traffic and parking problems. However, this requires that most self-driving cars are used with ride-sharing to maximize the useful rides per car and to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Transportation, Science, Technology, Future, Cars, World, Innovation, Self Driving Cars


Elon Musk and CERN Confirm Discussions for Cheaper Future Collider

Three days ago when CERN announced the Future Collider, Nextbigfuture described the obvious benefits for Elon Musk’s Boring Company to dig the 100-kilometer tunnel. Today, Elon Musk has tweeted... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Europe, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Australia, Future, World, Physics, Innovation, Cern, Boring Company, Elon Musk s Boring Company


China 80 Gigapascal Carbon Nanotube Bundles Were Part of a Prediction from 2006

In 2006, I made about 156 predictions. One of the predictions was that carbon nanotube fiber would be inexpensive and with over 50GPa tensile strength around 2014-2018. Relative to 2006, there is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Science, Technology, China, Future, Materials, Innovation, Carbon Nanotubes, Predictions


LG Has 20X65 Foot Curved TV Waterfall Display at CES

LG Electronics has an immersive exhibit of flexible commercial displays at CES® 2019. The “LG OLED Falls” display features 260 LG OLED digital signage screens, in curved and flat configurations. It... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Science, Technology, Television, Electronics, Entertainment, Future, World, Innovation, Lg, Gadget, LG Electronics


What would it take to create a fully immersive virtual reality?

Immersion would consist of a complete perception of existing in another world. This idea has been the backbone of numerous stories and would be akin to The Matrix world. Our current VR technology is nowhere near close to giving us this science fiction experience. Immersive virtual reality is the theoretical holy grail of future technologies. A fully immersive VR world would be able to encompass every single sense and interact directly with the brain and nervous system. In some sense it could eve...
Tags: Science, Technology, Future, Innovation, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, William Gibson


Humans take psychedelics. Should robots?

The illegal status of psychedelic substances is a terrible thing, says Ben Goertzel. With everything happening behind closed doors, our societies are not developing the right set of cultural institutions to guide people in the productive use of psychedelics.Once scientists have mastered artificial general intelligence (AGI), the psychedelic experience could be engineered for the modern world – it would be safer, less haphazard, and more meaningful. We would "trip" by jacking our brains into the ...
Tags: Science, Technology, Drugs, Future, Neuroscience, Computers, Artificial Intelligence, Brain, Innovation, Consciousness, Mind, Agi, Narcotics, Ben Goertzel, Goertzel


Michio Kaku: Let’s not advertise our existence to aliens

If advanced alien civilizations do exist, theoretical physicist Michio Kaku asks: Why would they want anything to do with us? It would be like an academic talking to a squirrel, he suggests, and he has a great point. Hollywood and science fiction novels have conditioned us for years to believe that aliens either want to hang out on our intellectual level and learn from us... or destroy us. If alien life really does have the technology and know-how to make it all the way here, perhaps we should j...
Tags: Space, Hollywood, Science, Future, Innovation, Aliens, Planets, Humanity, Extraterrestrial Life, Cosmos, Michio Kaku, Kaku


​In 1983, Isaac Asimov predicted the world of 2019. Here's what he got right (and wrong).

In 1983, the Toronto Star asked science fiction writer Isaac Asimov to predict what the world would be like in 2019.His predictions about computerization were mostly accurate, though some of his forecasts about education and space utilization were overly optimistic.Asimov's predictions highlight just how difficult it is to predict the future of technology. None Isaac Asimov was one the world's most celebrated and prolific science fiction writers, having written or edited more than 500 books over...
Tags: Science Fiction, Science, Technology, Future, Society, Nasa, United States, George Orwell, Innovation, Pew Research Center, Soviet Union, Toronto Star, Moore, Peter Drucker, Isaac Asimov, Asimov


Best wishes

Image from Pxhere Christmas and the New Year. It's traditionally a time to reflect on the past year, and to look forward with anticipation to what we would like to see in the future. At this time, it's appropriate to think about the community, society and world we live in, and hope for better. It's not been a good year in many respects - mass shootings, economic crises, global warming and worrying signs of irreversible climate change, homelessness on the rise, conflict, drought, famine,...
Tags: Science, Technology, Climate Change, Future, Ai, eLearning, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England


Consciousness, panpsychism, and AGI: What is it like to be a hat?

Panpsychism is the idea that there is an element of consciousness in everything in the universe. The theory goes like this: You're conscious. Ben Goertzel is conscious. And his hat is conscious too. What if consciousness isn't about the brain at all, but it's as inherent to our universe as space-time?"Now, panpsychism, to me, is not even that interesting, it's almost obvious — it's just the foundation, the beginning for thinking about consciousness... " says Goertzel. It's what comes after that ...
Tags: Science, Future, Computers, Brain, Robots, Innovation, Consciousness, Philosophy, Ai, Mind, Sophia, Ben Goertzel, Goertzel, Human body


What humanity will gain by going to Mars

It might take going to another planet for different nations to finally, once and for all, learn how to get along with each other. What will we eat on Mars? We can't live off of a diet of potatoes alone. There are huge problems to solve, but recent technologies like 3D printing might help things move a lot faster, and be a lot less dangerous. Leland is a featured big thinker on season 2 of Mars on the National Geographic Channel. You can find out more information about the show here. ...
Tags: Food, Video, Space, Science, Future, Nasa, Innovation, Planets, Exploration, Mars, Cooperation, Leland, National Geographic Channel You


China will have over 14 million partial autonomous cars sold in 2020

China expects one in every two new cars sold to be equipped with smart and at least partial autonomous functions by 2020. China has 25 million car sales in 2018. This usually increases by 3% to 8%... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Science, Technology, China, Future, Cars, World, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Self Driving Cars


99 Things That Robots Were Supposed to Be Doing by Now

Humanoid robots are still relatively primitive here in the 21st century. Sure, we have Roombas that can vacuum our floors and Boston Dynamics robots that are doing backflips. But when it comes to the dream of our own personal robot servant, we’re still in the Dark Ages. You can’t go down to Costco and pick up a fully…Read more...
Tags: Science, Future, Automation, Robots, Robot, Costco, Futurism, Predictions, Boston Dynamics, Paleofuture


Next four years will determine if noisy quantum computers can beat current computers

From November 2017 to March 2018 there was the announcement of IBM 50 qubit prototype, Intel’s 49 qubit test chip and Google 72 qubit processor. These processors had 10% to as low as 1% error... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Google, Ecommerce, Science, Technology, Future, Intel, World, Artificial Intelligence, Physics, Innovation, Ibm, Quantum Computers, Qubits, Dwave


One Percent Immigration could make Australia and Canada superpowers by 2100

The number of people resident in Australia increased 388,100 in 2017 to June, a rise of 1.6% on 2015/16. That was far above the global increase of 1.1%, and well ahead of the United States’ gain of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Science, Technology, Australia, Future, World, Canada, United States, Innovation, Population


First Ocean fish farm raising 1.5 million salmon three miles off Norway

Ocean Farm 1 is the world’s first deep-sea aquaculture farm. It is designed by leading salmon farmer SalMar ASA (of Norway). They paid China Shipbuilding Industry $300 million for six... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Food, Science, Technology, Future, World, Fish, Farming, Ocean, Innovation, Agriculture, Norway, China Shipbuilding Industry, First Ocean, Ocean Farm


DARPA wants to speed up computers by over 1000 times while using less power

DARPA has revealed the research teams selected to drive two efforts to go beyond Moore’s law. DARPA’s $1.5 billion Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI) wants to jumpstart innovation in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Science, Technology, Future, World, Computers, Innovation, Darpa, 3D, Moore, Exaflops, Electronics Resurgence Initiative ERI


California needs to fight Wildfire with fire and stop building houses in the forests

Battalion chief with Cal Fire Jonathan Cox said the rise in the number of wildfires over the last several years has been “the new normal” in California. There have been larger and more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Science, Technology, California, Environment, Future, World, Cities, Innovation, Cal Fire Jonathan Cox


DARPA challenges : describe limits of quantum computing and apply QC to improve machine learning

DARPA Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is seeking information on new capabilities that could be enabled by current and next-generation quantum computers for understanding complex physical systems,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Science, Technology, Future, World, Artificial Intelligence, Sensors, Innovation, Darpa, Machine Learning, Quantum Computers, Qubits, DARPA Defense Sciences Office DSO


China’s fertility industry is booming and companies are starting to provide financial assistance for IVF

Millions of Chinese are using assisted reproductive (IVF and egg freezing). The market could potentially be worth around US$15 billion. For decades, couples in urban China were only allowed to have... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Science, Technology, Medicine, China, Future, US, World, Innovation, Population


Five ways humans have re-shaped planet Earth

There is still some debate about where and when exactly, but the idea that humanity can and has changed the direction of planet Earth is hardly controversial today. We are a force of nature, and have left our imprint on the geological record. Some scientists argue that we are now living in the Anthropocene era, […]
Tags: Science, Environment, Future, History, Earth, Globalisation, Anthropocene


Book review: The Human Planet, by Simon Lewis & Mark Maslin

The Anthropocene is a theme that I return to from time to time, from one perspective or another. The Human Planet: How we created the Anthropocene returns to where the notion began: in geology. Where did the idea come from, where was human influence first identified in the geological record, and what is the geological […]
Tags: Books, Science, Future, Anthropocene, Simon Lewis, Mark Maslin


1,016 new intelligence related genes identified

More than 10% of the variance in intelligence can be predicted by multipolygenic scores derived from GWAS of both intelligence and years of education. This accounts for more than 20% of the 50%... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Science, Technology, Medicine, Future, Intelligence, World, Innovation, Genes


Impossible Foods makes a wheat protein burger with taste and aroma of meat

Impossible Foods has $400 million in funding. Pat Brown founded it in 2011. They now are selling factory produced meat to 2000 restaurants. They have sold 4 million burger patties. Their goal is to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Food, Science, Technology, Future, World, Innovation, Agriculture, Impossible Foods, Pat Brown


China likely to remove all limits to family size this year

China is planning to scrap all limits on the number of children a family can have. The State Council, China’s cabinet, has commissioned research on the repercussions of ending the country’s roughly... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Politics, Science, Technology, China, Future, World, Innovation, Population, State Council China



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