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“While the Facebook-as-government theory captures something about the company’s power—mainly because government is our most familiar model for concentrated power—the analogy is hugely imperfect. The kind of power that Facebook is acquiring is neither that of a mere company, nor that of a government; it is creating a new paradigm ...Read More
"WAIVER: the Secretary of Defense may waive the requirements of this section . . . [if] he determines that market conditions for a product or service make it difficult for the Department to acquire that product or service and the waiver will accelerate the Department’s acquisition of the product or "Our 2018 National Defense Strategy prioritizes long-term strategic competition with great power competitors by focusing the Department’s efforts and resources to . . . build a more lethal force . . . To achieve these goals, DoD must be able to adapt current and future operations to . . . ...Read More
As sun sets on oil industry, how will global power realign? "If energy barons like the Koch bros. remain flush w/ cash, they can probably undermine initiatives like the Green New Deal. But [not so] if their businesses decline [...]"
The new privatized race to space is a sick exploration of egomaniacal zealots. Nikola Tesla must be rolling in the grave with this car recently sent to mars. To think that if Tesla had prevailed over Marconi, and Edison, we would likely share a world absent of wires, batteries, charging, https://www.google.com/amp/s/futurism.com/stanford-scientists-are-making-wireless-electricity-transmission-a-reality/amp/ ...Read More
By measuring the rate and scale of these graphene waves, Thibado figured it might be possible to harness it as an ambient temperature power source. So long as the graphene's temperature allowed the atoms to shift around uncomfortably, it would continue to ripple and bend. Place electrodes to either side of sections of this buckling graphene, and you'd have a tiny shifting voltage. ...Read More
As @slava mentioned in other thread, no doubts about power of #blockchain as decentralization technology and all the possibilities can brings, but no one is talking about the whole bunch of energy needs to get it work. We should think and invest to new ways to produce energy also to ...Read More