Rod on Technology, Innovation and the Future

Space News Roundup – October 6, 2018

A space elevator could become a real thing, a whole lot sooner than anyone thought; PLUS, inside Boeing’s Starliner; Lockheed reveals its huge reusable Moon lander; SLS upgrades; first SpaceX astronauts to fly in June 2019; NASA stands by Musk; bizarre particles discovered that may rewrite modern physics; Voyager 2 about to enter interstellar space; and more!

Once Aging Is Curable, How Long Will We Live?

by Patrick Cox October 1, 2018 In the past week, I talked to two unconnected researchers whose teams believe they have discovered the genetic mechanisms that control aging. More importantly, both believe that they know how to reverse those mechanisms to restore peak...

Space News Roundup – September 22, 2018

by Jennifer Hurst September 22, 2018 SpaceX Signs First Private Passenger for Lunar Mission on BFR Launch Vehicle The first human to fly around the moon since the storied astronauts of the Apollo era will get there on SpaceX's next-generation Big Falcon...

Space News Roundup – September 6, 2018

New space race fuels massive economic comeback on Florida’s Space Coast; PLUS: U.S. Geological Survey believes Main Belt asteroids worth $700 QUINTILLION, plans survey effort; Japanese to conduct Space Elevator experiment; SpaceX announces Mars habitat plans; Space Force update; and more.

Economic Growth from Octavian to Obama

Poor countries can adopt ideas and technologies that took rich countries millennia to develop and leapfrog into abundance.   by Marian L. Tupy September 4, 2018 Earlier this year, the Groningen Growth and Development Centre released a new edition of its Maddison...

Revolutionary Future Ahead

by John Mauldin August 30, 2018 Back in 1936, in Esquire magazine of all places, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote something profound. “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to...

Space News Roundup – August 27, 2018

SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon spaceship revealed; PLUS: Stratolaunch rolls out world’s biggest airplane; Lockheed Martin’s new space habitat; NASA’s new planet hunter; water ice discovered on the lunar surface; Space Force update; and more.

The Myth of Wage Stagnation

by Marian L. Tupy August 21, 2018 The question of the cost of living in the United States is intimately connected to the issue of the so-called “wage stagnation,” which is typically blamed on economic liberalization that started under President Carter, gathered steam...

Japan Wakes Up to Its Aging Apocalypse

by Patrick Cox August 15, 2018 For years, I’ve predicted that Japan would be the first nation to wake up to the seriousness of continually increasing lifespans. The unexpected success of the book, The 100-Year Life—Living and Working in an Age of Longevity, in Japan...


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Rod D. Martin is a technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist, hedge fund manager, author and conservative activist from Destin, Florida.


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