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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,…

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…

Stentrode

  From the University of Melbourne [@UniMelb] A group of paralysed patients will soon undergo a revolutionary procedure that could allow them to walk with the power of thought. The key to returning mobility is a tiny, matchstick-sized device called a stentrode. It will be implanted into a blood vessel next to the motor cortex, the brain’s control centre –…

http://youtu.be/cRTNvWcx9Oo Project Wing is a Google[x] project that is developing a delivery system that uses self-flying vehicles. As part of their research, they built a vehicle and traveled to Queensland for some test flights. Interesting tech but..... Yes, the obligatory comments will come......

Boy watching TV for the first time in an appliance store window, 1948 pic.twitter.com/2FfMXwnM2T — Historical Pics (@HistoricalPics) June 21, 2014 and Today...  

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