Author: Brian Wang

The overall stock market is in a bear market. Tesla’s share price has been roughly cut in half from its peak early in 2022. What are the real risks from continuing market declines and from inflation and any economic recession? The overall market is down 20-30% There are real problems caused by the War, Inflation and a recession. China COVID shutdowns are real but temporary. There has been mitigation with Tesla and suppliers having workers stay onsite for 24 hours. There are continuing COVID risks. Elon did sell Tesla shares for the potential Twitter deal and Elon…

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The Boeing Starliner is docking with the ISS (International Space Station). It is currently holding at 10 meters away. It will shortly move in and dock. The Boeing Starliner had a clean launch on an Atlas 5. The Boeing Starliner had two out of twelve thrusters fail. NASA will dock the Starliner despite unknown issues with the two thrusters. Brian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. It covers many disruptive technology and trends including Space, Robotics, Artificial…

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Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner is in orbit, heading for the International Space Station following launch Thursday of the next-generation spacecraft on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket on a mission designed to test the end-to-end capabilities of the crew-capable system as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. The Starliner has propulsion troubles early in its journey, with two thrusters responsible for orbital maneuvering failing for unclear reasons. At a post-launch press conference, senior NASA official Steve Sitch said: “Overall, the spacecraft is doing really well,” but he also flagged two anomalies that engineers were now working…

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Casual observers do not realize how close Tesla is to achieving full self driving cars. Teslabots are considered a distant promise. However, this is not the case. Full self driving software is already being used by over 100,000 drivers for the past months and Elon has said that 1 million people could be using FSD by the end of 2022. Full self driving having all of the features to safely drive on all roads would mean that all of the revenue would be recognized on Tesla financials. Currently, only half of the FSD revenue is recognized. If…

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Doug Plata and Chris Wolfe have an updated design for solar drapes for gathering power at the South Pole of the moon. They looked at how much power a single lunar Starship (100 tonnes) could establish at the best so-called Peak of Eternal Light (PEL) at the lunar south pole. The concept of operations would be for Starship to deliver a teleoperated wagon that would have telescoping poles and rolls of thin film solar drapes hanging from a suspension line between the telescoping pole. The wagon would move along the PEL ridge using an auger to drill…

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This week’s national CDC COVID ensemble forecast is that the number of newly reported COVID-19 deaths will likely increase over the next 4 weeks. The CDC expects 2,000 to 5,300 new deaths likely reported in the week ending June 11, 2022. The national ensemble predicts that a total of 1,008,000 to 1,018,000 COVID-19 deaths will be reported by this date. The CDC has one pre-print manuscript that describes the performance of the ensemble forecasts through July 2020, as well as a second pre-print that evaluates the predictive performance of the ensemble and dozens of other models from…

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John Hopkins reports that cumulative US COVID deaths have passed 1 million. It’s a morbid milestone for the 2019 virus that rapidly became the third leading cause of U.S. deaths. The number of fatalities is likely much higher both in the United States and around the world, experts said. Globally, approximately 6.3 million people have died of COVID-19, although a recent World Health Organization review has estimated the total could be more than two times higher – including 110,000 more deaths in the United States than were documented last year. President Biden marked what he called the “tragic milestone” on…

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Elon Musk describes Tesla differences and advantages. This was highlighted with commentary from Dave Lee. Typical OEMs (car makers) just assemble car parts made by suppliers and may make the engine. Other carmakers do not write their own software. OEMs use a car dealer network to sell and service their cars. Tesla sells and services all of its cars. Tesla Charging Network Tesla has built the largest and most advanced charging network which are equivalent to gas stations. Tesla’s Superchargers cost no more than ~$43,000 per charger versus over $200,000 for the competition based on the documents…

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Elon Musk was interview at the All in Podcast. There were some highlights. Elon Musk thinks it is 100% certain that nuclear fusion will technically work. The question is will nuclear fusion be economically viable. Elon thinks nuclear fusion will not be economically viable. Elon repeated his point that there is a low birthrate problem. Elon said having kids is not bad for the environment. Some have said that How can we bring children into the world today? Elon asks, have the people who said this read history? This is now the best time. History was far…

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Lab-grown diamonds are a new and more sustainable alternative to mined diamonds because they use less energy, less water, and produce less carbon emissions than regular diamonds. In order to help with the environmental issues that mined diamonds have caused, many jewelry brands have opted for a lab-grown alternative. Are Sustainable Lifestyle Choices Rising? According to consumer trends in 2020, the number of consumers who are aware of sustainable lifestyle choices is rising. While this phenomenon has a long way to go, it’s still considered to be an improvement. Additionally, this increase in sustainable options has led to an enormous…

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