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Topics to consider are transgenics, your AI personal assistant, health innovation, neurotech, worm saliva, life extension, floating farms, Tesla’s humanoid robot, smart windows and the industrial metaverse.
Transgenic Silkworms Spin Spider Silk 6x Tougher Than Kevlar
Nature offers a wealth of inspiration for cutting-edge materials. Augmenting nature.
Your AI personal assistant is almost here — assuming you actually want it
Google, Amazon, and Microsoft have a vision for generative AI. Will it work? Remember Clippy and Cortana? Watch out for Alexa. Read https://www.ronimmink.com/what-you-should-know-about-amazon-apple-facebook-and-google/
13 innovators shaping the future of health
Loneliness, blue zones, alcohol, racism, robotics, birth control, stem cells, fertility, disability and blood.
The brain — the last fortress of humanity
In the past five years, over $1bn has been invested in developing neurotechnology.
Structural biology—plastic degradation by using wax worm saliva
A research team in structural and chemical biology, molecular biology, and microbial biology, in Spain, used the saliva of the lepidopteran Galleria mellonella larvae, to oxidize and depolymerize polyethylene within hours at room temperature.
The Man Who Thinks He Can Live Forever
Johnson, 46, is a centimillionaire tech entrepreneur who has spent most of the last three years in pursuit of a singular goal: don’t die. During that time, he’s spent more than $4 million developing a life-extension system called Blueprint
They built a prototype of a self-sustaining floating farm that turns saltwater to freshwater
In their experiments, 80% of broccoli, lettuce and pak choi seedlings survived on seawater and sunshine—with little human involvement.
Tesla’s Optimus can now sort objects, do yoga
The 173 cm tall Optimus is powered by the same vision-based computers Tesla uses in its “Full Self Driving” Autopilot system. Modular thinking
Smart windows control the sunlight and heat entering a home
Reversible Metal Electrodeposition (RME).
Manufacturing firms make early bets on the industrial metaverse
Industrial firms appear keen to deploy technologies, such as digital twins and virtual reality devices, that serve as the precursors to more immersive and interconnected environments. Follow AgilePoint