As you can imagine, getting the PR machine going for my book is not easy. It takes time and perseverance, I have to create professional content frequently here on the Blog, and I have to do many more other things to get the word out. So I thought, would it not be fun to set up a contest and see how it goes!
You see, I am publishing a book on the 5 Transformative Technologies that are going to revolutionize Humanity. These technologies are Artificial Intelligence, Human DNA Modification, Space Exploration, Nuclear Fusion, and Global Climate Change. So, if you are remotely interested in learning how the World is going to change, for the better, in the next 30 years by the year 2050, then this is the book for you to read!
This is how my first contest will work…
Read one of my prior blog posts and like it, this action will get your name entered into a draw for an early draft version of my soon to be released book “Future Fantastic”.
Like any of my previous posts and Subscribe to follow this blog, you will automatically get a draft of my book.
Like a previous post, make a comment on it, and Subscribe to the Blog, and you can get a draft of my book and be invited to be a guest writer on my blog.
Do all of the above and invite me to guest blog on your blog, and I will mail you a print 1st edition, autographed by the author (me), of my new book once released.
Quite simple I think. The more you help me get my blog and message out, the more I will give you back in return.
What do you think? Let’s get started! Like, Comment, Subscribe, and Invite.
Human-caused climate change is dramatically degrading the Earth’s land and the way people use the land is making global warming worse, a new United Nations scientific report says. That creates a vicious cycle which is already making food more expensive, scarcer and less nutritious.
“The cycle is accelerating,” said NASA climate scientist Cynthia Rosenzweig, a co-author of the report. “The threat of climate change affecting people’s food on their dinner table is increasing.”
A special report, written by more than 100 scientists and unanimously approved by diplomats from nations around the world Thursday at a meeting in Geneva, proposed possible fixes and made more dire warnings.
“The way we use land is both part of the problem and also part of the solution,” said Valerie Masson-Delmotte, a French climate scientist who co-chairs one of the panel’s working groups.
“Sustainable land management can help secure a future that is comfortable.”
We should we be worried? Well, if we as a Human Race do nothing, then these dire warnings will materialize. However, there are technologies currently being developed that will help provide solutions. Carbon Capture and Storage is just one of the pieces to the solution. So while the United Nations is correct in suggesting that change in the way we use land should be encouraged strongly, it is not the only solution. It is a single piece to a large puzzle full of solutions.
I do believe that Humanity will work hard on providing a portfolio of solutions, and over time, the Planet will become a healthier place to live.
A research team of the University of Trento used CRISPR to permanently correct two gene mutations that cause the disease. Instead of animal models, organoids derived from patients’ cells were used in this study.
It seems to be hapenning. As predicted, permanent Human Disease Eradication is actually, truly hapenning! These researchers in Italy used the CRISPR technology to “snip” out the mutated genes out of the DNA strand to eliminate the disease from the test cells.
Giulia Maule is the researcher at Cibio Labs is credited with the results. She has outlined this as the potential to permanent eradication of Cystic Fibrosis from Humanity. In Italy alone there are 2,000 cases of Cystic Fibrosis, with 200 more cases diagnosed every year.
I am a big fan of the developments and research being conducted with CRISPR technology. This truly is revolutionary for Humanity!
It is no wonder that we are now on the cusp of robots and Artificial Intelligence being able to perform a large myriad of functions for us.
One can see in this video the remarkable accuracy by which this robot is able to throw and stick the water bottles. This has been a fun challenge which children have recently taken on, but it is now something that a machine can do. I can now see how a robot can be programmed and trained to do pretty much anything Humanity desires.
I think sime immediate applications can be such things as robotic mining, robotic exploration of the earth, seas, and space, robotic policing, and robotic manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution.
Guess what? These things are actually happening already today! Companies like Amazon, Tesla, SpaceX, and Virgin Galactic are making these dramatic advancements a reality
Actually, I can see an Autonomous Economy, where a vast majority of our menial tasks can be automated and put at the hands of robots.
So, what will happen to our jobs? This will cause a major shift in the allocation of human capital. However, as with any previously disruptive event, people are retooled to take on more valuable assignments.
I can also see a 4 day work week in the near future.
I can not wait to see how these technologies evolve. Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Richard Branson are the entrepreneurs embarking Humanity on this great adventure. They and their companies are changing our world… For the better!
With the advent of Artificial Intelligence, it makes me wonder, can such technology have a bias?
There have been some examples of when Artificial Intelligence has failed or even made incorrect decisions. It is due to the datasets that AI use to base their decisions, that are at the base of this problem.
One such example is how Siri or Alexa can not understand certain types of voices. Their recognition rate is actually lower with voices of individuals from color or other ethnic backgrounds. The vast majority of voices used in the dataset used in training Alexa is vastly make and white. This causes the AI system go actually have a bias based on the developers’ own biases.
We are at the advent of AI systems, but we must remain vigilant to ensure that AI systems developed have a complete dataset to learn from and base decisions.
I do believe that systems will get better with time.