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bitcoinHow Crypto Tech Bridges the Generation Gap

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Just as the older generation has had to get its head around the hi-tech world of cryptocurrencies and how they work, so the tech itself is introducing younger folk, like millennials and the newly-emerging Gen Z to online activities they …

businessSpaceX Will Go All-In For SuperHeavy Starship and Starlink

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A Forbes article by a knowledgeable writer on the Space Industry has some more insights on SpaceX’s financial situation. SpaceX generated about $2.5 billion in revenues annually. In the 12 months ending in September, it produced $270 million in earnings …

satellitesSpaceX Starlink Will Not Be for High-Frequency Trading

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The SpaceX Starlink satellite network will not for high-frequency trading. It is for the productivity of tens of thousands of finance people in each finance city pair. Latency makes each communication people and machines, machines and machines slower. It is …

artificial intelligenceWe Hype Artificial Intelligence But How Good Are Non-AI Solutions?

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There is a lot of hype for the accomplishments of Artificial Intelligence. Nextbigfuture keeps you up to date about the achievements made in AI. Two hours ago Nextbigfuture published what IBM has done with AI. at some point in the …

artificial intelligenceIBM Has Ten AI Achievements and Predicts Three Directions for AI

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Nextbigfuture interviewed Dr. John Smith, Head of AI Tech, IBM Research to discuss what IBM has been able to do in AI Research this year and the three predicted dominant AI trends that will start in 2019. Faster and Better …

chinaChina Mission in Lunar Orbit and May Race SpaceX for Next Lunar Manned Mission

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China’s dark side of the moon mission has now reached lunar orbit. China’s four-ton lander entered lunar orbit on Wednesday. They should be landing on the moon January 3rd, 2019. If the landing and operation is successful, this will be …

artificial intelligenceUnderstanding the Future of Humans, AI and Quantum Computers

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I believe it is likely that we will have 10,000 qubit quantum computers within 5 to 10 years. There is rapidly advancing work by IonQ with trapped ion quantum computers and a range of superconducting quantum computer systems by Google, …

artificial intelligenceImage of the IonQ Ion Trap Chip

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Here is a high-resolution picture of the IonQ ion trap (image credit is Kai Hudek). The ion qubits are suspended electromagnetically in the center above the thin slot you see in the middle of the bow tie. Control lasers pass …

lasersIonQ Has the Most Powerful Quantum Computers With 79 Trapped Ion Qubits and 160 Stored Qubits

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IonQ just made a presentation on two new trapped ion quantum computers with 160 stored and 79 processing qubits. This is more qubits than the best noisy superconducting quantum computers which is currently the Google 72 Qubit Bristlecone processor. The …

materialsElon Will Use X-Plane Hot Structures to Improve Re-entry

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Elon Musk could use metal hot structures for rocket re-entry. This is a decades old concept. I do not think it has been used in flight since the early X-plane program days. There has been more lab and ground experiments …