Category Archives: Disruptive Technologies

Swarm Weapons: Is Your Survival Bunker Well Equipped?

Coming World of Swarming Drone Warfare Is anybody ready for this? Small drones, even in large numbers, tend to be far cheaper than conventional, larger weapon systems… Indeed, most of these systems are based on existing, easily available, and extremely … Continue reading

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A World Ripe for Disruption

The global economy has been in a state of rapid ferment for several decades. Although the US has operated the world’s largest national economy for the past 127 years, some of the world’s other former economic giants are beginning to … Continue reading

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Making Government Unnecessary: Disruptive Innovations

Alexei Kudrov, a brilliant and honest Russian, speaking of the potential effects of blockchain technology on governments: “Soon technology will replace many of the functions of government. The technology of block chains can almost completely replace the state bureaucracy. Society … Continue reading

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Destroying These Threats Before They Destroy the Human Future

The Three Faces of Challenge Three powerful forces seek to dominate — or conquer — today’s world. Each of the three should be considered deadly enemies to an abundant and expansive human future. The tactics and strategies used to meet … Continue reading

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Trump Overcoming Media Bias; US Elections a Big Headache

Donald Trump Ahead of Clinton in Rasmussen Presidential Poll At the close of a week that began with him trailing by seven points, Donald Trump still holds a slight lead over Hillary Clinton in today’s White House Watch survey despite … Continue reading

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Why North America is the Focus of Global Innovation

The Anglosphere and Europe are Innovating the World of the Future, with a Strong Assist from East Asia All innovation is not created equal. Higher quality and more disruptive innovations count far more in terms of future global impact than … Continue reading

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Building a Positive Future Instead of Tearing it Down

We have discovered through hard trial and error that a society without a sense of larger purpose drifts into nihilism and despair. __ ColonyofCommodus To build a future, people must have a sense of purpose — “a larger purpose” than … Continue reading

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How Large a Population Is Required to Build an Advanced Civilisation?

“The world we have made as a result of the level of thinking we have done thus far creates problems we cannot solve at the same level of thinking at which we created them.” — Albert Einstein Fertility is high … Continue reading

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Disruptive New Paradigms in Space Launch and Nuclear Power

A New Paradigm for Nuclear Technology Development What’s different this time is that there is a profound shift taking place from government-led, and funded, nuclear R&D to private sector-led efforts by people with strong entrepreneurial goals… These developers want to … Continue reading

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Power to Coerce, Power to Disrupt

Hackers Hit Banks, Power Grids, Air Traffic Control Systems Anything that is connected to the net is susceptible to being hacked — for purposes of espionage, theft, vandalism, or sheer deadly destruction. Global Financial Network “SWIFT” Regularly Robbed of $Millions … Continue reading

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Things to Come

You Know How Some Days It’s Hard to Choose Between Kale and Cannabis? Now you don’t have to chooose! In a tour-de-force destined to change the world, amateur scientists have succeeded in creating a hybrid cross of the nutritional green … Continue reading

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Open Access Science in the West: Sign of Openness, Roots of Innovation

Open access journals — such as the Public Library of Science, the “Frontiers in” journals, journals published via Biomed Central, and many more illustrated above, highlight the openness of information of all types in the west. More Open access journals … Continue reading

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Chinese Looking for “Secrets of the Jews”

Why Are Jews so Successful in Science, Maths, and Business? In the sciences, Jews have won 22 percent of all the Nobel Prizes ever awarded – 29 percent of the prizes since 1950, after the Holocaust destroyed a third of … Continue reading

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An Uber Style of Medical Care for the US?

The Tech Revolution is Sweeping Over Much of US Society — Why Not Health Care? Health care-market distortions have considerably worsened since Kenneth Arrow famously described them in 1963; but in other industries less dominated by misguided government intervention, similar … Continue reading

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Why Won’t the Bitch Just Die?

Western Civilisation Shows a Marked Reticence to Roll Over and Die Doomers are a dime a dozen. According to such doomers as Ehrlich, Orlov, Kuntsler, Cobb, etc. the nations of the west should have dropped dead long ago from one … Continue reading

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Heaven Is A Long-Shot Gamble Part II

According to the KISS study, the cost for a future mission to identify and return a 500 ton asteroid to low earth orbit is ~$2.6 billion USD, ignoring the costs to develop the infrastructure necessary to process the materials in … Continue reading

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Newer Life Extension Pathways

Mitochondrial Health Microarray screening revealed that epigenetic downregulation of the nuclear-coded GCAT gene, which is involved in glycine production in mitochondria, is partly responsible for these aging phenotypes. Treatment of elderly fibroblasts with glycine effectively prevented the expression of these … Continue reading

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SpaceX Scores Two in One: 11 Satellite Launches Plus Successful Recovery Landing of 1st Stage Booster

Elon Musk Goes Long Way Toward Redeeming Himself Elon Musk’s SpaceX finally achieved another successful space launch — plus it achieved its first successful recovery landing of a first stage booster rocket. This “two in one” success should go a … Continue reading

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Making Government Unnecessary: Brew Your Own Drugs and Chemicals at Home

Automated Molecular Synthesis vs. Biosynthesis of Drugs The image above displays Martin Burke’s molecule-making machine. It is capable of automated chemical synthesis, sometimes described as a “3D Printer for Chemicals.” The machine is meant to facilitate the automated synthesis of … Continue reading

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Neurotrophins, Neurogenesis, and Depression

Neurotrophins Help Nerve Cells Develop, Function, and Survive Natural brain neurotrophins can encourage neurogenesis, as well as helping to guide neurons to their proper locations in the brain, helping them make functional connections, and promoting their survival under certain adverse … Continue reading

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Robot Revolution? The Disruptive Potential Cannot be Overstated

The Pentagon already deploys 11,000 UAVs and over 12,000 ground robots. Don’t be surprised if they’re the ones that save the day when the next big disaster strikes. __ http://thediplomat.com/2015/05/the-rise-of-military-robot-rd-a-global-phenomenon/ The U.S. military is interested in the use of robots … Continue reading

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What’s So Great About 3D Printing?

A Disruptive Technology 3D printing is disruptive in several ways. First, it will compete with and partially replace several different industrial processes. Next, it will allow the creation of completely new products — and completely new tools for creating new … Continue reading

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Multifunction Personal Health Scanner

The Dynosensor T2000 is meant to accurately monitor the following health parameters in real time — and to store the data for you, and share the data with health care professionals of your choice: Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) Heart Rate, … Continue reading

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Disruptive Emerging Innovation: Making Government Superfluous

Making Government Superfluous: Emerging Disruptive Innovation Many “futurists” and technology observers often fall for “Gee Whiz!” technologies, which all too suddenly fall into the “so what?” category. Most new consumer electronics fads, for example, tend to follow that pattern. This … Continue reading

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Small Technology and the Death of Big Government

As powerful technologies grow smaller, more capable, more affordable, and more concealable, large and oppressive governments grow less viable. If a person can supply his own food, clothing, shelter, security, health care, and means of income — all at a … Continue reading

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