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Friday, August 01, 2014

12 reasons why 2020 will be an awesome year

Predictions from POPSCI*COM at NBCNews back in 2012.
Take a look and see what you think / they think, now 2 years closer to 2020.

Then I will again give you some from P.W. SINGER at a TED Talk.

If you have looked at one of his longer presentations (this only 18 min) you will hear the same ideas presented.
Don't let that stop you because the pictures he shows are more and different and like what you might want to use.
You can contemplate whether you think DARPA is good or bad, (we have the Internet because of DARPA)
Or what would you or others do with your creations they help fund.
- LRK -

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http://www.nbcnews.com/id/43015182/ns/technology_and_science-innovation/t/reasons-will-be-awesome-year/#.U9sdcPldWa8
Innovation on NBCNews.com
12 reasons why 2020 will be an awesome year
An experts look ahead at synthetic brains, moon mining and more

By Clay Dillow
POPSCI*COM

Get ready for the first complete synthetic human brain, moon mining, and much more. Maybe robotic moon bases, chips implanted in our brains, self-driving cars and high-speed rail linking London to Beijing. According to a dazzling number of technology predictions that single out the year 2020, it's going to be to be one heck of a year. Here, we take a look at some of the wonders it has in store.
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Japan will build a robotic moon base
China will connect Beijing to London via high-speed rail
Cars will drive themselves
Biofuels will be cost-competitive with fossil fuels
The 'flying car' will be airborne
We'll control devices via microchips implanted in our brains
All new screens will be ultra-thin OLEDs
Commercial space will take us to the moon and asteroids (and we'll be mining them)
A $1,000 computer will have the processing power of the human brain
Universal translation will be commonplace in mobile devices
We'll finally see some decent AR glasses
We'll create a synthetic brain that functions like the real deal

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The TED talk.
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P.W. Singer: Military robots and the future of war
Filmed February 2009 at TED2009

In this powerful talk, P.W. Singer shows how the widespread use of robots in war is changing the realities of combat. He shows us scenarios straight out of science fiction — that now may not be so fictitious.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

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For inspirations and contemplation
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SPACECRAFT TYPES IN SCIENCE FICTION
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More silly, but wait.....
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cyberneticzoo.com

a history of cybernetic animals and early robots

http://cyberneticzoo.com/about/


http://cyberneticzoo.com/walking-machines/1923-walking-lunar-rover-science-fiction-homer-eon-flint-american/

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And Robotics on NASA
- LRK -.

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http://www.nasa.gov/education/robotics/#.U9r-LfldWa8

ROBOTICS


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Thanks for looking up with me.
DARPA’S ATLAS ROBOT UNVEILED
July 11, 2013

Seven Track B/C Teams to Train on the ATLAS Robot; Six Track A Teams Pass Critical Design Review of Robots to Advance to DRC Trials at the Homestead-Miami Speedway this December

On Monday, July 8, 2013, the seven teams that progressed from DARPA’s Virtual Robotics Challenge (VRC) arrived at the headquarters of Boston Dynamics in Waltham, Mass. to meet and learn about their new teammate, the ATLAS robot. Like coaches starting with a novice player, the teams now have until late December 2013 to teach ATLAS the moves it will need to succeed in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Trials where each robot will have to perform a series of tasks similar to what might be required in a disaster response scenario.
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http://www.darpa.mil/Initiatives.aspx
DARPA FRAMEWORK

DARPA’s investment strategy begins with a portfolio approach. Reaching for outsized impact means taking on risk, and high risk in pursuit of high payoff is a hallmark of DARPA’s programs. We pursue our objectives through hundreds of programs. By design, programs are finite while creating lasting revolutionary change. They address a wide range of technology opportunities and national security challenges. This assures that while individual efforts might fail—a natural consequence of taking on risk—the total portfolio delivers.

How do we create this portfolio of programs? One major part of the answer is bottom up: DARPA program managers define and propose new programs they believe promise revo-lutionary change. This is important for several reasons. An effective DARPA program manager is the person closest to the critical challenges and possible technology opportunities in his or her arena, and the personal inspiration and drive behind a novel idea is the spark needed to start a big fire. More fundamentally, surprise rarely comes from groupthink.
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WHAT THE MIND CAN CONCEIVE, AND BELIEVE, IT WILL ACHIEVE - LRK -

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