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50 Years ago today. Spend a moment and consider the scale of this human endeavour. Neil Armstrong, Commander Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., Lunar Module Pilot Michael Collins, Command Module Pilot   Links NASA Apollo 11  

Earth Australia

What's next? Opining the lack of type 1 people in public leadership? Federal Election. Climate change anyone? Looking back to look forward. In 1916, the year my father was born, we only knew of our own galaxy. Think about that for a moment... We did not think there were any other galaxies. Consider that in just over one lifetime, we…

A small series of posts over the next week or so on the concept of "Type 1". These will be People, Planet and Challenges. Why? Simply put, my recent experience of public discourse and political debate in Australia (and those seeking public office) suggests we need to look closely for genuine intellectual honesty, strategic vision and coherent world views that can…

Listen very closely. Did you pick it? Google AI and engineering teams have announced Google Duplex, a new technology for conducting natural conversations to carry out “real world” tasks over the phone. Google says: The technology is directed towards completing specific tasks, such as scheduling certain types of appointments. For such tasks, the system makes the conversational experience as natural…

SpaceX Roadster - Perth

Quite simply, because he can. WATCH: Highlights from SpaceX's successful launch of the Falcon Heavy from Florida. See the full launch and rocket landing here: https://t.co/0OsiG8TFbB pic.twitter.com/RFiikvOR0L— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) February 7, 2018 In an age of "likes", "friends", virtual business, "disruption" and automation, it appears there is still room for the genuine steel-bending industrialist with a bold vision,…

Volvo EV

The Volvo motor-car company confirmed in 2017 the strategic decoupling of their vehicles from the internal combustion engine, supplementing all vehicles from 2019 with electric motors. We are committed to electrification, so from 2019 all new Volvo car models will include an electric motor. [ Hakan Samuelsson - President & CEO ] It will launch five fully electric cars between…

iPhone Mosaic 10 Years

Innovation, creativity, productivity, ubiquity. Perhaps best defined by events that occurred ten years ago today. A single decade, a BILLION + units, 13 models, 395 sold every minute, 101 million users in the US alone, Still hard to fathom... Steve Jobs and Apple launched the iPhone on January 9th 2007. As Apple says: At Macworld 2007 in San Francisco, Steve…

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