It's the Age Avalanche! (apologies to Ken Dychtwald).
Big changes are thundering down the time track. We will be the political gorilla. How do we use our muscle to the best effect? We have to be very careful and very smart.
We are the readers of Science Fiction, and now our world is sci-fi realized.
American R&D for Japanese Profit
Finally! Commercial Development of Unmanned, Solar-Powered Flying Wing
... with a little $help from our friends.
Remember - fifteen years ago! - When you first saw this beast?
Now this amazing feat of aeronautical engineering is going to be developed further and become a spot so high in the sky you'll hardly ever see it. It can be a "flying cell tower" to bring telecom to emergency zones (It would have been a life saver over Puerto Rico). TV can be transmitted from it. Photo surveys over vast areas can be done. It can fly for weeks... maybe more!
And it's now 95% owned by a huge Japanese telecom company,SoftBank Corp.
The American entrepreneurs (Monrovia, CA) who developed these flying wonders for NASA couldn't find an American partner, so the biggest (by far) Japanese telecom company is starting a dual venture with American company Aerovironment to utilize these mostly solar (some hybrid with fuel cell) platforms.
I wish (silly me) that these folks could find non-military partner in the U.S. (They sell lots of stuff to the Pentagon).
How-some-ever... I am thrilled that this marvelous, non-polluting, super efficient technology is going to find its place serving mankind.
Read about the deal here. And here. (I haven't seen squat about it in the MSM.)
In!! Talk about a media rush. I'm thumbing through The New Yorker, checking out the cartoons first as always, and ZOWEE! There is a picture of The Bonham Daily Favorite. Holy cats, etc.
The Daily Favorite is more to me than my home towner; I was once an employee. I was a "combo announcer" at KFYN, the 250 watt, 1420 kHz, AM daytimer station when it was owned by the Favorite. That was in 1952.*
It's in THIS edition. Jan 28, 2019 THRILLS COME IN THE DARNDEST WAYS.
Bonham, Texas has about 10,000 souls now, 7000 in 1952. A growth market! update, UPDATE I was so excited about seeing the picture of the Daily Fav, that I rushed to blog about it. Then I read the piece. It's really an extraordinary, 15 pager by Pulitzer winning biographer Robert A. Caro on his experiences researching his massive The Years of Lyndon Johnson biography, five volumes, going on six. The closest thing to a mention of the Bonham Daily Favorite is about Caro doin…
More Big Bucks for Longevity Quest Pharma Newsletter: Longevity will eventually “dwarf the dotcom boom.” (Story in Big Pharma newsletter) Peter Diamandis’ right hand man SergeyYoungwants to reverse aging via his $100M Longevity Vision Fund by natalie grover— on February 4, 2019 09:00 AM EST Inspired by British billionaire Jim Mellon, chairman of anti-aging upstart biotech venture Juvenescence, Sergey Young unveiled a $100 million fund on Monday to catalyze the development of a comprehensive solution to counteract the damaging consequences of aging.
You've undoubtedly read some of the Google gazillions are going into longevity research with Calico. Genomics guru Craig Venter and innovation specialist Peter Diamandis founded Human Longevity Inc. You've heard of the Segway inventor Dean Kaman; and there's Ray Kurzweil. The list of major investments and investors is Looong.
And the websites! Longevity is a whole new category. Like Aging 2.0. And many, many more.
Here's a great Update Article on another billionaire, Brit Jim Mellon, spending beaucoup bucks investin…