View of the Week: On The Future….
A New Week is Before us. Nothing is more gratifying to be witness to than a window into an exciting figure as we also remember where we have been and where we are going. The challenging times we live in underscores the need to be able to be ever so vigilant as underscored by the expose in the Sunday Edition of The New York Times on how China is crippled, how large cities are under siege due to climate change and how the Great Barrier Reef in Australia is in dire straits.
Please enjoy this “snapshot” courtesy of the team at @Futurism as a new week dawns:
Elon Musk’s space travel company SpaceX is hiring nearly 500 new employees across a variety of departments and locations. The boost is likely thanks, at least in part, to the successful launch of a reusable Falcon 9 rocket last week. READ MORE
Tesla hit record-breaking delivery and production targets for the first quarter of 2017. This brings the company closer to its goal of 50,000 vehicle deliveries in the first half of the year and cements its reputation as a leader in renewable energy. READ MORE
A three day search for an undiscovered planet in our solar system has produced four possible candidates. The hunt for Planet 9 was part of a Zooniverse citizen science project, and shows what we can achieve when we collaborate on scientific projects. READ MORE
Smartphones have revolutionized so much about the way that we do things each and every day. Still, the ubiquitous tech is not the apex of what technology will ultimately be capable of. Smartphones, as we know them, could be completely replaced within the next decade. READ MORE
A team of researchers has developed artificial synapses that are capable of learning autonomously and can improve how fast artificial neural networks learn. READ MORE
Originally published at education.thedailyoutsider.com on April 11, 2017.