Diary of a Madman, Page 37
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I. This Week’s Analyses [Science]
Last week was Science week on Humanizing Tech, covering Mobility, Medicine, Robotics, Self-Driving, Sensors, and Space-Age Materials Science. The future has already been invented. It just hasn’t been commercialized yet. That single thesis will drive all returns across most every market in the coming decades.
- When Your iPhone Becomes A Particle Accelerator [FEATURED]: miniaturization will always be a requirement pushing invention forward.
- Understanding SWaP Requirements for Mobility [fountainhead]: it stands for Size, Weight, and Power.
- Nano Materials for Hostile Environments [fountainhead]: a new material that shields itself from radiation while withstanding acid rain and intense heat.
- What Printers Have To Do With Life Sciences [fountainhead]: you might want to start looking into microfluidics.
- Sensors for Smart Robotics & IoT [fountainhead, free]: what are they and where are they headed.
- Burnt [Jonathan Kanevsky]: what it feels like to be a doctor in the trauma unit.
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II. All Aboard the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier
In service from the 1940s, immediately after WWII, through the Vietnam war, stationed in Japan, and until the Saddam Hussein bombardment in 1991, the USS Midway was one of the most prolific naval warships in United States history. It went on something like 18 major combat missions and never lost a man.
We took a tour of it in San Diego last week and boy is it something to behold. Massive comes to mind. The exhausting work of a motivated crew coupled with cramped living quarters and flight deck runway, forced planes to land the “non sissy way” as one former fighter pilot and Midway Captain told me.
But the story here goes to the Command and Control Center, especially the War Room where the commanding officers found themselves during the Gulf War on that fateful night in January 1991 preceeding the bombing of Iraq.
I want you to imagine, if you will, that Biologic Intelligence had been deployed on this ship in the past. The gentlemen on the right staring at a variety of pressure gauges, waiting for some anomaly to pop up, then picking up the phone and notifying someone in maintenance or engineering of some job they need to do. Instead, replace that with PROME’s highly efficient software:
- Plug the data from the gauges into our software
- The software constantly re-architects itself to subtle changes in these data
- The software notifies maintenance or engineering of a problem
It’s called Biologic Intelligence for a reason. Because it works the same way animals (read: humans) do.
Next step: port our code from Python to C so it runs faster and compiles so you can’t reverse engineer it. Our patent attorneys love that.
III. Newsworthy News
Today’s Saturday morning cartoons brought to you in part by, “I love the smell of napalm in the morning.”
- IoT + Sensors: charts on the changing market
- Space AI: NASA’s bad boys dream up wild AI uses
- Inventive VCs: the market is finally starting to value invention over innovation (table stakes), but required MIT to do it
- Aerospace VCs: our defense contractors get into the mix
- Investing: all aboard the startup train.
- China: Shenzhen’s innovation is coming in hot
- Penny Robotics: the price isn’t just falling for space access, but also for industrial robotics. Now connect the dots. Even FinTech is investing in AI + Robotics. “Robots are only as good as the sensor inputs they receive”.
- Sensors + AI: the Space Angels Network gets it.
- AI Chips: Google’s TPU beats NVIDIA’s GPU in performance per watt. Mobility stand up!
- Super Materials: is there anything Graphene can’t do?
- Luxury: Coach isn’t going to take this turnaround lying down (in a pile of dirty laundry).
- Chicken Nuggs: get this guy some more retweets and beat the Oscars.
- Biohacking: an update, from the LA Times on worker implants?
- The Base Code: don’t get thieved by idiots, do your own research and protect your retirement.
- Fabric iPhones: what is this witchcraft?
- Instant Insta Followers: if becoming a social celeb is your thing, it might just force you to learn how to code.
- Space: Bezos is selling $1B annually of $AMZN to fund @blueorigin. Makes me wonder if that’s an easier source of capital than SpaceX has, and might win in the long run. Lockheed’s 2028 Mars space station is choice!
- Amazon: also becomes an energy company.
- SAAS for Consumers: Amazon just keeps making Prime more appealing. For $10/month you get free shipping, all the media you can eat, and now NFL Thursday nights. The model is throw as much value into $10/month as you can and watch people flock to you.
- Video: Real live linear network TV. On YouTube. This was the missing piece to Netflix/HBO/iTunes bundle.
- Personal Power Station Sensors: it already exists, doods.
- Taxes: the deadline is this week for personal filings. But if the government allows American corporations to repatriate funds at a much lower tax rate (i.e., 20%), expect tech R&D, hiring, and investment to balloon in the coming years. Guess where they will put it.
- Throwback: VCs pitching LPs should be saying something more specific.
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