16 Bizarre, Surprising, Or Creepy Google Projects From Bloodstream Robots, Military Dogs, Lunar Bases, And Even Deodorant
From lightbulbs to your bloodstream, genomes to Terminator-type robots, Google is involved in every aspect of your life–and even in extending life–and possibly preserving your digital self forever.
COMMENTARY: Autonomous cars will be commonplace by 2025 and have a near monopoly by 2030, and the sweeping change they bring will eclipse every other innovation our society has experienced. They will cause unprecedented job loss and a fundamental restructuring of our economy, solve large portions of our environmental problems, prevent tens of thousands of deaths per year, save millions of hours with increased productivity, and create entire new industries that we cannot even imagine from our current vantage point.
According to the California Coastal Commission, the January king tides occurring January 19 through 21st will offer a glimpse of the future with how sea levels are expected to rise.
Yachts are supposed to be white, so when a dark, angular, $33 million stealth ship pulls up at a local marina next to a bunch of fiberglass pleasure boats that haven’t changed basic designs in 50 years, heads turn, cameraphones are raised, and questions are asked.
The flying car is coming, and it will likely be built right here in Northern California from two companies competing to put you in the pilot’s seat: Auburn-based Samson Motors, and ICON Aircraft, which manufacturing planned for Vacaville.
Last week, San Francisco-based Twitter announced first quarter revenue of $250 million, but saw slowed growth in active users. Since that report, stock price has been hit hard. For the year it’s now down 42 percent.
Ford plans to unveil at this month’s International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) a solar-powered concept car.
In some ways, computers make ideal drivers: They don’t drink and then climb behind the wheel.
Nike is going back to the future. The sneaker maker has created a limited-edition shoe based on a glowing pair that appeared in the popular 1989 movie “Back to the Future II.”
Short term, most analysts believe the company’s path is almost certain, as Apple’s product line is in place for the next 2-3 years.