Direct connection between human mind to computer systems

Evil technology from Elon Musk. I hope it will not work.

Neuralink: How The Human Brain Will Download Directly From a Computer

Neuralink, the brain-computer interface and neuroprosthetics company started by Elon Musk and others in 2016 is developing ultra high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers. Elon Musk is also the CEO of the company.

Tesla Gigafactory To Be Powered 100% By “Tesla Solar” By End Of 2019

Example of sustainable manufacturing.

Tesla Gigafactory To Be Powered 100% By “Tesla Solar” By End Of 2019

A 100% Clean Energy Grid is Completely Doable

We need fewer politicians and more scientists in our political system to make it doable.

Senator Heinrich: A 100% Clean Energy Grid Is ‘Completely Doable’

Democratic Senator Martin Heinrich is the son of a utility lineman, and one of just a few engineers in Congress.

Clean energy piqued the New Mexico lawmaker’s interest at an early age, while he was building and racing solar-powered cars in college. But for most of his life, he says, it was hard to imagine a world in which renewables could power more than 20 or 30 percent of the electric grid.

Today, Heinrich’s outlook is different. “We can have a future reliable, cheap, resilient grid that is 100 percent powered by clean energy,” he said in an interview on Greentech Media’s Political Climate podcast.

The right to disconnect: The new laws banning after-hours work emails

We should not tolerate excessive demands from our employers. If an e-mail is responded to after work hours, those 10 minutes should count as work and be paid for on top of the salary. Work is work.

The right to disconnect: The new laws banning after-hours work emails

A new study has found you may be suffering from excessive stress and anxiety about work expectations even if you don’t actively check work emails in your off-hours. The mere expectation of being in contact 24/7 is enough to increase strain for employees and their families, the new research suggests. In today’s ultra-connected world, with many people often getting work emails sent to their smartphones, a growing number of countries and companies are endorsing “right to disconnect” laws, recreating a much-needed boundary between work and home.

The Earth System is approaching a planetary threshold that, if crossed, could prevent stabilization of the climate

We need to advance renewable energies now so that we won’t need fossil fuel anymore.

Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene

Our analysis suggests that the Earth System may be approaching a planetary threshold that could lock in a continuing rapid pathway toward much hotter conditions—Hothouse Earth.

Humanity is now facing the need for critical decisions and actions that could influence our future for centuries, if not millennia.

The world’s largest solar farm rises in the remote Egyptian desert

Nice progress from Egypt.

The world’s largest solar park, the $2.8-billion Benban complex, is set to open next year 400 miles south of Cairo in Egypt’s Western Desert.

It will single-handedly put Egypt on the clean energy map.

That is no small feat for a country that’s been hobbled by its longtime addiction to cheap, state-subsidized fossil fuels and currently gets more than 90% of its electricity from oil and natural gas.

Human Bankers Are Losing to Robots

Bankers are some of the jobs most vulnerable to automation.

Human Bankers Are Losing to Robots as Nordea Sets a New Standard

The only big bank that managed to cut costs also happens to be behind one of the industry’s boldest plans to replace humans with automation.

Nordea Bank AB, whose Chief Executive Officer Casper von Koskull says his industry might only have half its current human workforce a decade from now, is cutting 6,000 of those jobs. Von Koskull says the adjustment is the only way to stay competitive in the future, with automation and robots taking over from people in everything from asset management to answering calls from retail clients.

Printing homes: How 3D-printed houses could change the world

Very interesting!

With these advances in technology and the advent of 3D printing, it has now become possible to print a building – a development that’s caused a stir in the construction business for various reasons, including potential disruptions in multiple global supply chains.

Known in the trade as “additive manufacturing”, 3D printing was first developed in the 1980s. Due to more sophisticated types of printers, we can now print things like houses, clothes and spare parts for planes. Artificial limbs and internal organs are also among the latest list of uses for 3D printing.

New Energy Outlook 2018

Fossil fuels are dead.

“Wind and solar are set to surge to almost “50 by 50” – 50% of world generation by 2050 – on the back of precipitous reductions in cost, and the advent of cheaper and cheaper batteries that will enable electricity to be stored and discharged to meet shifts in demand and supply.  Coal shrinks to just 11% of global electricity generation by 2050.”

VW has absolutely destroyed the Pikes Peak record with the all-electric I.D. R

Another record broken by an electric car.

We’ve seen clips of it hurtling around the hillclimb course in practice with the intent being to make history, but the I.D. R all-electric time attack car purpose built by Volkswagen has obliterated the Pikes Peak record by a full 15 seconds. The car has ascended the 14,000-feet hillclimb route in 7:57.148, eclipsing the previous record of 8:13.878 set by Sebastien Loeb in the Peugeot 208 T16 back in 2013.