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Abundance Insider: December 21st, 2019

By Peter H. Diamandis on Dec 21, 2019

In this week's Abundance Insider: AI-induced super resolution, robotic safety inspectors, and Lamborghini’s inroads in 3D printing.

Topics: Abundance Insider AR/VR AI machine learning Artificial Intellegence Batteries solar energy drone technology social responsibility
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Abundance Insider: December 13th, 2019

By Peter H. Diamandis on Dec 13, 2019

In this week's Abundance Insider: Coca-Cola’s autonomous truck pilot, a new approach to computer vision, and the mysterious ‘X17 particle.’

Topics: Abundance Insider AR/VR AI machine learning Artificial Intellegence Batteries solar energy drone technology social responsibility
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Abundance Insider: December 6th, 2019

By Peter H. Diamandis on Dec 6, 2019

In this week's Abundance Insider: DeepMind’s latest AI win, a promising treatment candidate for pancreatic cancer, and 5 emerging energy technologies.

Topics: Abundance Insider AR/VR AI machine learning Artificial Intellegence Batteries solar energy drone technology social responsibility
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Abundance Insider: November 29th, 2019

By Peter H. Diamandis on Nov 29, 2019

In this week's Abundance Insider: New haptic device for VR, socially aware algorithms, and NASA’s supermassive black hole finding.

Topics: Abundance Insider AR/VR AI space exploration machine learning Artificial Intellegence Batteries nasa social responsibility haptic devices
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Abundance Insider: November 23rd, 2019

By Peter H. Diamandis on Nov 23, 2019

In this week's Abundance Insider: Heliogen's concentrated solar power breakthrough, AI bots inventing new tools, and Lenovo's use of VR as an anesthesia alternative.

Topics: Abundance Insider Energy AI Longevity machine learning Artificial Intellegence Drones Batteries Autonomous Drones IoT solar solar energy internet of things aging drone technology solar power energy storage energy abundance future of energy genetic engineering brain genome sequencing water battery Alzheimer's dementia neuroscience optimization Apple Yeezy
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Abundance Insider: November 16th, 2019

By Peter H. Diamandis on Nov 16, 2019

In this week's Abundance Insider: Memory-mapping neurons, FAA-approved ‘blind’ drone flights, and Fukushima’s renewable energy future.

Topics: Abundance Insider Energy AI Longevity machine learning Artificial Intellegence Drones Batteries Autonomous Drones IoT solar solar energy internet of things aging drone technology solar power energy storage energy abundance future of energy genetic engineering brain genome sequencing water battery Alzheimer's dementia neuroscience optimization Apple Yeezy
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Abundance Insider: November 8th, 2019

By Peter H. Diamandis on Nov 8, 2019

In this week's Abundance Insider: Toshiba's IoT alliance with Softbank and KDDI, an energy breakthrough in solar power storage, and new genetic clues for Alzheimer's prevention.

Topics: Abundance Insider Energy AI Longevity machine learning Artificial Intellegence Drones Batteries Autonomous Drones IoT solar solar energy internet of things aging drone technology solar power energy storage UPS energy abundance softbank future of energy genetic engineering brain genome sequencing water battery CVS Alzheimer's dementia neuroscience Toshiba optimization
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Energy Abundance: The Future of Nuclear

By Peter H. Diamandis on Jul 14, 2019

Yes, I want nuclear energy *in my back yard*!

Topics: Energy Abundance Exponentials environment Batteries solar energy exponential technology footprint energy storage oil fossil fuels nuclear fusion fission nuclear power U-Battery energy abundance nuclear energy ITER
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Forging a >50% renewable electric economy by 2030

By Peter H. Diamandis on Jun 30, 2019

By 2030, more than 50 percent of the U.S. economy will run on electricity derived from renewables. What are the implications as we shift the U.S. and global energy economies away from fossil fuels?

Topics: Energy Abundance Transportation Exponentials environment Tesla Batteries driverless autonomous vehicles self-driving cars exponential technology electric vehicles internal combustion engine cars ridesharing electric fleets GM Cruise future of transportation personal vehicles oil consumption EVs EV footprint electric vehicle technology energy storage oil ecological transit end of ICE future of driving Nissan toyota Waymo Elon Musk UPS fossil fuels
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In ten years, you will not own a car....

By Peter H. Diamandis on Jun 23, 2019

The era of the internal combustion engine (ICE) car is ending. We may have reached “peak ICE” production this past year.

Topics: Energy Abundance Transportation Exponentials environment Tesla Batteries driverless autonomous vehicles self-driving cars exponential technology electric vehicles internal combustion engine cars ridesharing electric fleets GM Cruise future of transportation personal vehicles oil consumption EVs EV footprint electric vehicle technology energy storage oil ecological transit end of ICE future of driving Nissan toyota Waymo Elon Musk UPS fossil fuels
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Abundance Insider: April 5th, 2019

By Peter H. Diamandis on Apr 5, 2019

In this week's Abundance Insider: Barista bots, ultrafast phone charging, and disposable delivery drones.

Topics: Abundance Insider Space Robotics AI space exploration Artificial Intellegence Drones Batteries Genetics future of food
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Abundance Insider: January 18th, 2019

By Peter H. Diamandis on Jan 18, 2019

In this week's Abundance Insider: One-minute healthcare clinics, bioprinted spinal cord repairs and how AI systems “think.”

Topics: Abundance Insider 3D Printing Data healthcare Tesla Batteries bio-printing solar solar energy biotech
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Abundance Insider: November 9th, 2018

By Peter H. Diamandis on Nov 9, 2018

In this week's Abundance Insider: AI physicists, a new cashierless store, and navigating the previously unexplorable deep ocean.

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Peter, Marissa, Kelley, Greg, Bri, Jarom, Joseph, Derek, Jason, Claire and Max

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Abundance Insider: October 12th, 2018

By Peter H. Diamandis on Oct 12, 2018

In this week's Abundance Insider: Humanoid construction robots, fiber-winding nano-bots, and zinc-air batteries.

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Peter, Marissa, Kelley, Greg, Bri, Jarom, Joseph, Derek, Jason, Claire and Max

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Watch This Humanoid Robot Install Drywall

What it is: Japan’s Advanced Industrial Science and Technology institute has developed a humanoid robot -- dubbed HRP-5P -- capable of hanging drywall. By using two hooks to pull the panel off the floor, the HRP-FP uses a combination of environmental sensors and object recognition to place the panel and simultaneously drill into the joist, as well as perform similar tasks in the future.

Why it's important: We have seen many examples of robots performing human tasks that were previously considered difficult in robotics, like washing dishes or folding clothes. This moves those use cases into heavier, more factorylike work where strength augmentation is a clear benefit. As 3D-printed structures and modular home business models continue to overcome cost challenges, what home builders will adopt this first? And how do we change the messaging to contractors from job reduction to value add?  Share on Facebook

Spotted by Marissa Brassfield / Written by Jason Goodwin 

GTA Isn’t Fun In Real Life, So Mercedes-Benz Wants To Suggest Safe Parking Spots

What it is: Mercedes is testing an app that will tell you where it is safe to park based on local crime statistics. By pulling data about recent crimes from government agencies, the app provides recommendations on the relative safety of parking in any particular location, and ideally before you reach your destination. When complete, the app will be sold and downloadable to the car directly via its app ecosystem.

Why it's important: How much access cities will provide to crime data is unclear (in particular, recent crimes), but this is a great example of the types of services smart cities might provide as a new revenue stream while also lowering crime rates.  Share on Facebook

Spotted by Marissa Brassfield / Written by Jason Goodwin 

These Adorable Robots Work Together To Build Alien Structures

What it is: Fiberbots, a new construction robot design from MIT's Mediated Matter Group, can work together as a group to wind fiberglass filament into large structures. The tiny robots work together to make 3D structures as tall as 15 feet, from buildings to art instructions. The robots each consist of a winding arm and a motorized base. The arms of many of these robots work together to draw a fiber-resin composite from a mixture situated in a vat below, each robot in the ‘manufacturing swarm’ winding fiber around itself. After the Fiberbots wind the desired structure, each bot kicks on an internal UV light to cure the resin, solidifying the fibers in their formed structure. Thanks to onboard wifi, Fiberbots are aware of each other's positions, and operate fully autonomously.

Why it's important: We've previously featured the tiny robotic beetles Volkswagen's engineering department is using to perform maintenance on hard-to-reach engine parts. More and more small-scale robots working together in swarms are coming onto the scene, setting the stage for a truly incredible future of ground-up, additive manufacturing.  Share on Facebook

Spotted by Marissa Brassfield / Written by Max Goldberg 

NantEnergy's Zinc-Air Battery Could Power Africa's Homes — Quartz Africa

What it is: NantEnergy, a U.S. energy company, recently announced a zinc-air battery architecture that it predicts will outperform the $100 per kilowatt hour of energy storage -- a substantial improvement over the estimated $300-$400 per kilowatt hour for lithium-ion chemistry. While zinc-air batteries are still experimental and early-stage, they have a few distinct advantages. For one, the materials used in zinc-air batteries are substantially less flammable and less likely to overheat. Additionally, zinc-air batteries eliminate the supply chain bottleneck created by the cobalt requirements of lithium-ion batteries.

Why it's important: Energy storage is a massive opportunity for technology to transform the status quo. As renewable energy costs plummet, we need substantial infrastructure to store the captured energy. Zinc-air batteries are one of many promising advanced battery solutions coming onto the global stage.  Share on Facebook

Spotted by Marissa Brassfield / Written by Max Goldberg 

Honour of Kings Video Game Uses Facial Recognition To Check Ages

What it is: Facing continual pressure from regulators to limit game time to players under the age of 12, China’s Tencent announced that it is beginning to test facial recognition within the game Honour of Kings to verify names and ages. Earlier this year, the publisher introduced a real-name registration system as a means of enforcing its 2017 restrictions limiting game time to 1 hour per day for those under 12 and 2 hours per day for ages 13 to 18, but apparently users are finding ways to circumvent the rules.

Why it's important: While it’s not clear what technology will be used, this is yet another example showing that as costs plummet, the number of use cases for facial recognition is growing. Where else can you use this in your business? What are the implications of widespread transparency?  Share on Facebook

Spotted by Marissa Brassfield / Written by Jason Goodwin 

Researchers Have Created A Paint That Promises To Cut Air-Conditioning Costs

What it is: Researchers at Columbia University have developed a functional new paint that could significantly reduce air conditioning costs, lowering surface temperatures by as much as 6°C (or about 11°F). By adding air voids to plastics, Columbia’s team of engineers has refined a thick, white coating capable of reflecting heat and sunlight back to the atmosphere with unparalleled efficacy. Achieving what’s called passive daytime radiative cooling (PDRC), the paint embeds a high concentration of minuscule holes, which serve to scatter and reflect sunlight of all different wavelengths.

Why it's important: Effective in both dry heat and foggy tropical climates, surface temperature-reducing paint could offer a dramatic contribution to combating climate change. Whereas air conditioning artificially cools our interiors by pumping hot air outside, this materials science-based solution would passively induce a similar effect while consuming zero energy. But aside from eliminating A/C’s exacerbation of rising outdoor air temperatures, the paint could dramatically reduce cooling costs at scale, posing a remarkable solution for tropical developing regions most vulnerable to climate change. As heatwaves threaten to kill tens of thousands of individuals annually (given current rates of temperature rise), expanding our arsenal of PDRC coatings will be critically important in the years ahead.  Share on Facebook

Spotted by Marissa Brassfield / Written by Claire Adair 

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Abundance Insider: July 6th, 2018 Edition

By Peter H. Diamandis on Jul 6, 2018


In this week's Abundance Insider: 3D printed cardiac patches, Tesla and PG&E's California Powerpack plans, and shape-shifting dragon drones.

Topics: Abundance Insider 3D Printing AI Artificial Intellegence robots Alibaba Drones Tesla Batteries Autonomous Drones