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Entrepreneurs Have Been Proving Experts Wrong Forever

by Ilya Pestov July 22, 2017 There’s a long-standing tradition among scientists, engineers, and industrialists. Every new year, they make predictions about a future. Is blockchain a major technology, or it’s just a buzzword? Bots vs Apps: who will win in 2017? Will...

The Population Implosion Will Force BioTech Innovation

by Patrick Cox July 14, 2017 Last year, we began to see articles in the press conceding that overpopulation wasn’t going to end civilization. This year, we’re seeing reports on the real population problems—depopulation and aging. For example, The Washington Post...

Space News Roundup – July 13, 2017

by Edward Ellegood Florida Space Report July 13, 2017   Bezos and Musk Are Shaping the Worldviews of Future Space Settlements “People living in free space near the Earth will remain Earthlings. People who settle Mars will become Martians.” What might be the...

Blockchain Solves a Problem from Antiquity

by Jeffrey A. Tucker July 7, 2017 I constantly get the question: why do we need this blockchain thing anyway? Here is why. Every society with a vibrant commercial life exalts private property as an institution. The entrenchment of this institution occurs in three...

Preventing Alzheimer’s by Treating Obesity

by Patrick Cox July 5, 2017 In the words of the virtuoso bluesman Henry Saint Clair Fredericks, “If you ain’t scared, you ain’t right.” We recognize that people who fear imaginary threats are irrational. On the other hand, it’s equally true that a complete lack of...

Space News Roundup – June 29, 2017

by Edward Ellegood Florida Space Development Council June 29, 2017   Musk Thinks He Can Make Getting to Mars Cheaper Than Going to College Sending people to live on Mars may sound outlandish, but SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is adamant about his plan. And now, we know a...

US Oil Production Makes Waves

by George Friedman and Jacob L. Shapiro June 22, 2017 There’s no end in sight to slumping oil prices—good news for consumers but a dire development for major oil producers like Venezuela, Saudi Arabia and Russia. And now, rising US oil production and exports are...

We Could Have Had Cell Phones 40 Years Earlier

Everyone older than Millennials remembers expensive long distance, wired landlines, phone company monopolies, bad service, phone boothes, even (ack!) party lines. It was better than smoke signals, but it was vastly inferior to what we take for granted today. The...

Space News Roundup – June 15, 2017

by Edward Ellegood Florida Space Development Council June 15, 2017   Virgin Galactic Gives Glimpse at Would-Be Corporate Space Jet: SpaceShip Two in Flight The newest incarnation of SpaceShipTwo is deep into its second attempt to be certified as safe for...

Will We Begin to TAME the Age Monster in Two Weeks?

by Patrick Cox June 9, 2017 As things stand right now, most people won’t get the retirements they’ve been promised. Unless there are huge changes, Social Security, Medicare, and pension systems will be severely cut back. This will cause economic impacts worse than the...

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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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