Posted: May 2, 2012 Filed under: 3D Printing, architecture, Augmented Reality, Design, Digital Realtiy, Government, Ideas, physics, Robots, Software, Space | Tags: stellar engines
So you’ve got planetary scale intelligence. You’ve used self replicating von Neumann probes to build that Dyson Sphere. What next?
Posted: April 27, 2012 Filed under: architecture, Design, Energy, Government, Ideas, Science, Technology, Urban Planning | Tags: mach 5, transportation
Evacuated Tube Transport: 1/10th the cost of a high-speed rail, 10 times the capacity & 4,000 mph? Read about it at Singularity Hub.
Posted: April 18, 2012 Filed under: 3D Printing, architecture, Augmented Reality, Automotive, Design, Digital Realtiy, Energy, Environment, Fashion, Ideas, Technology, Urban Planning | Tags: claytronics, evolution, nanotechnology, systems biology, utility fog
What is the future of cities when all material objects are programmable? The IEET has an amazing post.
What’s the background on programmable matter?
Posted: April 15, 2012 Filed under: 3D Printing, architecture, Design, Government, Ideas, Outer Space, physics, Robots, Science, Space, Technology, Urban Planning, Weapons | Tags: disaster, solar, space elevators, transportation, wireless energy transmission
Personally, I like the decentralized model of energy generation. It bypasses choke points and energy markets that can be manipulated. Since energy is an input for all material goods it can act as a private tax.
However, large industrial facilities have large scale energy needs. Space solar can tap into the suns energy 24-7. With complimentary technologies such as wireless energy transmission, transportation technologies can be freed from dragging along an energy source as a payload. This approach will become essential for space elevators and could revolutionize the commercial aircraft industry.
Here is the latest flower based design for space solar.
Defense applications for space solar.
The military use of space solar that they are not talking about…
The case AGAINST space based solar. (Cynical take on space technology forecasting).
Nonetheless, a forecast of a space based solar future. (Thanks to Next Big Future for awesome coverage of this tech).