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Beyond self-driving cars, I think all airplanes should go pilotless. Get th

Beyond self-driving cars, I think all airplanes should go pilotless. Get the pilots out of there. Even better, have no cockpit at all, and turn it into a nice lounge with a bar. Why give people the illusion of control with a steering wheel?
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

The closer you are to technology, the more you trust it.

The closer you are to technology, the more you trust it.
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

One tech-related concern with religion is that it appears to be a positive

One tech-related concern with religion is that it appears to be a positive feedback loop to the accelerating rich-poor gap, as the disenfranchised opt out of modernity.
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

Building and launching rockets has been a lifelong hobby that my son and I

Building and launching rockets has been a lifelong hobby that my son and I share. We regularly travel to Nevada's Black Rock Desert to launch rockets.
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

Elon Musk wins you over with his elegant mastery of engineering, be it for

Elon Musk wins you over with his elegant mastery of engineering, be it for the rocket or the car. But what blew my socks off was when our conversation veered way off topic. We started musing about whether it was possible we all lived in the matrix, and Mu
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

The deep learning techniques, while relatively easy to learn, are quite for

The deep learning techniques, while relatively easy to learn, are quite foreign to traditional engineering modalities. It takes a different mindset and a relaxation of the presumption of control. The practitioners are like magi, sequestered from the rest
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

By developing deep learning solutions that are faster, easier, and less exp

By developing deep learning solutions that are faster, easier, and less expensive to use, Nervana is democratizing deep learning and fueling advances in medical diagnostics, image and speech recognition, genomics, agriculture, finance, and eventually acro
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

Biotech 1.0 is slow, like a lab science, and Version 2.0 is more like compu

Biotech 1.0 is slow, like a lab science, and Version 2.0 is more like computational sciences.
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

When I was 11, I went to space camp at the Space Center in Texas, near wher

When I was 11, I went to space camp at the Space Center in Texas, near where I grew up. There, I met video-game-industry pioneer Richard Garriott, better known to gamers everywhere as 'Ultima' creator Lord British.
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

The commercial space industry is enormous and ripe for disruption.

The commercial space industry is enormous and ripe for disruption.
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

If your startup is only in the development or idea stage, there is almost n

If your startup is only in the development or idea stage, there is almost no better predictor of failure - I mean, utter failure, scorched-earth bankruptcy - than raising too much money in the first round.
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago