All about New Scientific, Concept and Futuristic Technologies Thread

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    From 1955, using the futuristic "automation" assembly of it's day, resulting in far more accurate fitment of car components than a Tesla of today.

    The idea of general robotics was to bring flexible automation to the assembly process, not to replace human craftsmanship but to replace the expensive specialized manufacturing machinery that was so successful but so expensive preventing small manufacturers from competing, reducing the barrier to entry.

    Here's a concept to completed product video showing all the steps in between:

    Body Bountiful, 1955
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    And, the classic hit combination of a brand new V-8 Engine + Light Body Style = affordable performance for everyone, a legendary application of futuristic technology.

    The Fast One -- 55 - 57 Chevy
    King Rose Archives
     
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    BBC Documentary - Hyper Evolution : Rise Of The Robots
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08zj4v5

    "Believe or Not , Accept or Not , Ignore or Understand, what ever you wanna do its your choice but its gonna happen. Robotic Revolution is coming so stay ready."

    "Professor Danielle George MBE, an electronics engineer from Manchester University and a robot supporter, and Dr Ben Garrod, an evolutionary biologist from Anglia Ruskin University and robo-sceptic, uncover whether the rise of the robots will enhance the progress of humanity or ultimately threaten the survival of the human race.
    With extraordinary access to the world's leading robot-makers, they meet the trailblazing machines who pioneered key evolutionary leaps for robot-kind, and their most advanced descendants - to uncover just how far we've really come.

    Ben is unashamedly unnerved by the tremendous rate that robots are evolving, whilst Danielle is welcoming them with open arms. To make sense of Ben's fears and Danielle's optimism, they set out to investigate the evolution of robots - treating them as if they are an emerging 'species'.

    Ben meets one of the most humanlike robots in the world - the disarmingly charming Erica - who might be warm to the touch, but whose sense of humour falls decidedly flat. Their encounter seems weird enough until he meets her creator, who has made a robot twin of himself, and even has cosmetic enhancements to ensure they continue to look the same. He also finds out why it's so difficult for robots to walk like us.

    This episode uncovers the roots with our obsession with robots in human form, with a visit to the fearsome Eric - the UK's first robot - to unpack the deep distrust of robots inherent in western culture.

    Danielle meets an early pioneer of robotic movement, who led the way for robots to take over the workplace, and ends up in a sea of robot arms, working in beautiful robotic harmony at a car plant. She also meets the latest breed of robots at Boston Dynamics, who combine biology with technology. Videos of their extraordinary robots - inspired by humans, animals and machines in form - have spawned millions of hits on the internet.

    The series explores questions over what happens when robots learn to think for themselves, and what that will mean for
    the future of humankind."
     
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    Proposed California Law Would Regulate Use of Smart Speaker Voice Recordings
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...use-of-smart-speaker-voice-recordings.828722/
     
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    The Death and Life of Helicopter Commuting
    Bloomberg
    Published on Aug 10, 2017
    Fifty years ago, a helicopter company called New York Airways whisked passengers from the rooftop of the iconic Pan Am Building in midtown Manhattan to any city airport in just 10 minutes. A fatal accident in 1977 brought that era to an end. 40 years later, E-VTOL technology could open a new chapter in short-distance airborne commuting.
     
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    Next Jobs S1 • E1
    The Glamorous Life of a Pro Gamer
    Bloomberg
    Published on Jun 21, 2018
    At age 20, professional gamer Michael Schmale had it all: a steady salary, a team mansion overlooking Hollywood and a chef, personal trainer, coach and team manager who were all there to help him play at his best. But the job came with plenty of uncertainties too. This is the first episode of "Next Jobs", a new series about careers of the future hosted by Bloomberg Technology's Aki Ito.


    6 episodes later...

    Next Jobs S1 • E7
    This Engineer Could Make Living on the Moon a Reality
    Bloomberg
    Published on Apr 25, 2019
    After a decades-long lull, interest in the moon is back -- this time led by startups, including Tokyo-based ispace Inc., which is hoping to land two of its miniature rovers on the lunar surface in 2021. Akane Imamura is part of ispace's team racing to make that deadline, and their ultimate goal is nothing short of making the moon not only habitable, but home to an ecosystem of thriving businesses. Bloomberg Technology's Aki Ito joins Imamura's team as they test their most recent prototypes at a lunar simulation facility run by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.
    This is the first episode of Season 2 of Next Jobs, a mini-documentary series about careers of the future.
     
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    An interesting application of capitalism against it's own best intentions - not contributing to the suffering of others under totalitarian oppression, allowing the use through sale of cutting edge data performance access even though that same hardware can't be sold outright.

    This is the same technique used for decades to acquire technology through purchase, with a nice shared access twist through "leasing" and "rental" of the service made possible by the technology.

    How China’s Military and Police Use US Satellites
    China Uncensored
    Published on Apr 29, 2019
    American satellite companies like Boeing, SSL, and the Carlyle Group are helping China's military police with mass surveillance and monitoring of the Chinese people, including Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang, China island building in the South China Sea, and broadcasting state-run propaganda. A Wall Street Journal expose uncovers how the Chinese state and US companies have skirted US laws to take part in human rights abuses in China.
    At least the money is good.


    China Exploits Fleet of U.S. Satellites to Strengthen Police and Military Power
    Beijing reaps benefits from the sensitive equipment, despite U.S. law, aided indirectly by private-equity giant Carlyle Group and Boeing Co.
    By Brian Spegele and Kate O’Keeffe, April 23, 2019 11:02 a.m. ET
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-...engthen-police-and-military-power-11556031771
     
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    Siri co-inventor says 'completely impossible' for AI to control us Hollywood-style
    FRANCE 24 English
    Published on May 14, 2019
    The artificial intelligence of films like "The Matrix", "The Day the Earth Stood Still" and "The Terminator" just does not exist, and with current techniques it will never exist. So says the man credited by some as inventing part of the step towards AI. Luc Julia created the machine that recognises your voice, Siri, and is now vice president of innovation at Samsung. In his new book he says the world of Hollywood AI is not reality, and computers and machines are just tools that we control.
     
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    What will the future of shipping and balance of trade look like?

    China Trade War - Layman's Guide
    serpentza
    Published on May 17, 2019
    Without getting too technical, what's the deal with this trade war?


    Is Vietnam the future, now?

    China vs. Vietnam
    serpentza
    Published on Apr 26, 2019
    So how do the two countries compare?


    And, these guys have a new weekly "podcast"...

    ADV Podcasts Live
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    Published on May 6, 2019
    Tune in every other Thursday at 3pm PT/6pm ET for a 1 hour live ADV Podcast.
     
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    The Rise Of The Machines - BBC Click
    BBC Click
    Published on May 20, 2019
    We look at recent advances in the field of artificial intelligence and also addresses some of the issues surrounding the use of facial recognition. We try out the latest in virtual reality hardware and look at a camera system that could change the way that we watch football.


    Is Big Brother Watching You? - BBC Click
    BBC Click
    Published on May 13, 2019
    Police deployment of facial recognition is happening across the globe. But the tech is fraught with issues such as civil liberties. Click investigates.


    Inside Huawei And 5G - BBC Click
    BBC Click
    Published on May 8, 2019
    We travel to the Huawei campus in Shenzhen, China and find out their plans for 5G.
     
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    The FUTURE is... FM Radio?? - Karma Revero Showcase
     
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