Category Archives: innovation

Can Social Justice Build a Better Bridge?

Social Justice Warriors Infiltrate Engineering Schools Engineering education has been infiltrated by a “phalanx of social justice warriors” who are steadily corrupting the field, according to a Michigan State University professor. “They have sought out the soft underbelly of engineering, … Continue reading

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Is There a Recipe for Disruptive Innovation?

Singularity University’s Global Startup Program The Singularity University (SU) is Ray Kurzweil’s and Peter Diamandis’ attempt to bring about radical planetary change for the better. The SU’s Global Startup Program is a boot camp and training program for entrepreneurs who … Continue reading

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Fusion: Far and Near, Slow and Fast

Politically Correct Fusion by 2060 or Later … ITER’s workers often liken themselves to stonemasons hewing blocks for a cathedral: They may not get to see the fruits of their efforts in their own lifetimes. To the researchers at fusion … Continue reading

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Open Source Innovation: From Out of Nowhere

The Disruptive Innovation That Knocks You On Your Ass These types of innovations often come from out of the blue. The more open the society, the more types of financing can be discovered to take a blockbuster innovation from new … Continue reading

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Venture Startups and Disruptive Innovations

The election of Donald Trump as US President in November 2016 sent a signal to investors that the Obama government sabotage of business was coming to an end. Following 4 straight quarters of decreasing investment, investors poured a record-breaking $5 … Continue reading

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Is Evil Google Destined for a Mighty Fall?

Stormy Seas for Google and Other Giant Corporations It is not only Google that is facing the peril of capitalism’s “creative destruction,” it is every corporation that thinks it has made it into the safe port of the S&P 500. … Continue reading

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Machine Paradox: Master/Slave vs Symbiosis

Over the past 200 years, machines have released large numbers of humans from lifetimes of physical drudgery — and literally from slavery — in the advanced world. But as machines learn to replace more and more human jobs, vocations, and … Continue reading

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A World Badly In Need of a Proper Disruption

First Bitcoin, Then Stocks, Then Oil Prices Fall Recent turbulence on global markets has cast a spell of “fear and trembling” over many financial journalists. The financial media is known for its blatant stupidity, making mistakes such as confusing stock … Continue reading

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Good Elon vs. Bad Russia: The Gap Widens

In “Good Elon, Bad Elon: A Tale of Two Elons,” we looked at Elon Musk’s highly profitable and likely successful trajectory into space (SpaceX) vs. some of his other more questionable and money-bleeding enterprises such as Tesla. As you can … Continue reading

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A Fundamental Misunderstanding of Disruptive Innovation

Brian Wang discusses future disruptive technologies as if the disruptors of the past will also be the disruptors of the future: Technological disruptors like Elon Musk, Google and Amazon will force industries and companies to accelerate or die. Companies will … Continue reading

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Ugly US Economy Wins “Least Ugly Economy” Beauty Contest

By some measures, the US is neither the most productive economy nor the most innovative per capita. The US government is mired deeply in exponentially expanding debt, and US society is undergoing a demographic decline of a dysgenic nature. And … Continue reading

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Innovation, Productivity, and Enterprise: Wealth of Nations

Innovation Leads to Greater Productivity and Wealth Both innovation in new products and innovation in new processes tend to contribute to higher productivity for both individual firms — large and small — and for nations. “Disruptive innovation” contributes more than … Continue reading

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Secret to Survival in a World of Corrupt Dysgenic Decline

Four guys are standing on a street corner… an American, a Russian, a Chinese man, and an Israeli… A reporter comes up to the group and says to them: “Excuse me… What’s your opinion on the meat shortage?” The American … 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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Core v. Periphery VS. IQ and the Wealth of Nations

Core v. Periphery The world can be perceived as a core / periphery dichotomy where core countries are characterized by high levels of development, a capacity at innovation and a convergence of trade flows. The core has a level of … 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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Mexico and Russia in Virtual Dead Heat in IMF GDP Rankings

Russia and Mexico: Not Usually Considered as Geopolitical Equals Rank Country/Economy GDP Nominal (billions of $) 2016 share 2017 2018 1 United States 18,558.130 25.081 19,285 20,145 2 China 11,383.030 15.384 12,263 13,338 3 Japan 4,412.600 5.963 4,514 4,562 4 … Continue reading

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US Exceptionalism is Real, But Not What Most People Think

The United States is a country like no other. It began as a tiny, indebted, isolated country. But over the 100 years from 1789 — when the US Constitution was first ratified — to 1889 when the US became the … Continue reading

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Why Can’t China and Russia Innovate?

These days, China and Russia are more famous for stealing, pirating, and copying foreign technology than for meaningful homegrown innovation. Europe Can Innovate Over the past 6 centuries, Europe and its diaspora have been the global centre of innovation. European … 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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Some Reasons for High vs. Low Innovation Levels

Society needs to incorporate certain characteristics in order to get the most of its potential for innovation: Open and non-discriminatory market access and foreign direct investment policies; Science and R&D policies that spur innovation; Openness to domestic competition and new … 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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Future Materials Medleys: Metals, Ceramics, Carbons

Humans have made clever use of metals and ceramics for thousands of years. Carbons — coal, graphite, diamond etc. — have likewise found human use for thousands of years. But it is only recently that humans have begun to learn … Continue reading

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