Elon Musk says no sex at ‘boring’ party reportedly hosted by VC Steve Jurvetson

One of the supposedly wild Silicon Valley parties mentioned in an excerpt for an upcoming book called “Brotopia” was hosted by famous VC Steve Jurvetson, according to more text from the book, which is set for publication next month. Also, Elon Musk was at the party, and denies there was sex involved. Jurvetson, who left Draper… Please follow and like us:

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SpaceX says rocket worked fine as spy satellite reported lost

A SpaceX rocket worked fine in its weekend launch of a secretive government satellite, named Zuma, the company said Tuesday after reports the payload did not make it into orbit. “For clarity: after review of all data to date, Falcon 9 did everything correctly on Sunday night,” said Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating officer of… Please follow and like us:

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Tesla Rival Byton Unveils ‘Smartphone on Wheels’

An electric car startup based in China has revealed an ambitious smart vehicle concept that it claims outperforms Tesla in terms of “digital power.” The Byton car, pitched by its makers as an Apple-inspired “smartphone on wheels,” was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Sunday. The electric car was designed by… Please follow and like us:

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To Raise Money For His Boring Company, Elon Musk Says He’ll Start Selling Flamethrowers

In celebration of the success of his Boring hat sales, Elon Musk is stepping up the sale of Boring Company branded items. Musk has been tweeting each milestone of Boring Company hat sales and on Sunday, he said the company had successfully sold 30,000 of them. So what’s next? Once the company sells 50,000, the next… Please follow and like us:

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Boeing wants to beat SpaceX to Mars. Elon Musk: “Do it”

It’s just a statement, but it’s a pretty clear statement. The journey to Mars just got a bit hotter. Image via NASA. Since the early 2000s, several entrepreneurs have started to develop competitive spaceflight alternatives, breaking what was, until then, a state monopoly. A few companies have managed to bring on significant innovations and reduce costs… Please follow and like us:

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Bitcoin Futures, Elon Musk And Michael Novogratz

If there’s one thing you count on with Bitcoin, it’s that the cryptocurrency is never dull. The week, the value of Bitcoin has exploded to a record high. At the time of writing, the price as shown by Coindesk is just under $9,900, near the psychologically important $10,000 level for the first time. In overnight trading,… Please follow and like us:

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Artificial intelligence and soldiers of the future

SILICON VALLEY, CA. – Have you ever considered dedicating your life to humanity’s official “Church of Artificial Intelligence”? Take a look at the First Church of AI. Beginning 1,700 to 2,000 years ago, what would become the Vatican began to emerge. It spanned the globe and divided the Earth between Spain and Portugal via the Treaty… Please follow and like us:

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Billionaires Unite To Find Aliens

Earlier this week, Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announced at the New Space Age conference in Seattle his plans to sponsor a project to send spaceships to Saturn’s moon Enceladus to search for alien life. Milner appears to be the latest in a recent trend of billionaires setting their sights on the stars and using their money… Please follow and like us:

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Tesla announces electric truck and teases a new sports car

HAWTHORNE, Calif. — Tesla announced the new Tesla Semi Thursday night — and surprised everybody with a working prototype of a new Roadster sports car. CEO Elon Musk claims the car will do 60 mph in 1.9 seconds — the first production car to perform that in under 2 seconds, he said. Top speed is 250… Please follow and like us:

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AI Could Hijack Brain-Computer Interfaces, Experts Warn

Brain-computer interfaces (BCI), such as those being developed by Elon Musk’s Neuralink startup, risk being hijacked by a rogue artificial intelligence, experts have warned—meaning a person’s thoughts, decisions and emotions could be manipulated against their will by AI. The warning comes in a comment piece in the scientific journal Nature this week written by 27 neuroscientists,… Please follow and like us:

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Will the AI jobs revolution bring about human revolt, too?

By Kentaro Toyama, Associate Professor, Technology and Global Development, University of Michigan. When everyone’s out of a job, will workers unite? Inspiring/Shutterstock.com The rise of artificial intelligence threatens to eliminate jobs once considered impossible to automate. One series of papers by Oxford researchers ranks jobs by their estimated susceptibility to automation. Among those most rated likely… Please follow and like us:

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Does regulating artificial intelligence save humanity or just stifle innovation?

By Jeremy Straub, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, North Dakota State University. Should robots and artificial intelligence face additional restrictions? maxuser/Shutterstock.com Some people are afraid that heavily armed artificially intelligent robots might take over the world, enslaving humanity – or perhaps exterminating us. These people, including tech-industry billionaire Elon Musk and eminent physicist Stephen Hawking, say… Please follow and like us:

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Elon Musk Selling Hats to Make His Company Great

Announcements from Elon Musk—famous for pioneering electric cars and revolutionizing space rockets—are often greeted with a frenzied hysteria. His latest announcement was no different—even if it was just a hat. Musk took to Twitter on Wednesday, October 18, to reveal “the world’s most boring hat,” the first piece of merchandise for The Boring Company, his tunnel-digging… Please follow and like us:

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Tesla tells hundreds of its employees they’re not good enough to work there

SAN FRANCISCO — Firing hundreds of workers all at once is rare, at least in the auto industry. But Tesla Inc. does things differently. Word leaked out Friday that the electric car, battery and solar roof company had bulk-fired several hundred employees. The Mercury News, which broke that story, said Tesla made clear that workers were… Please follow and like us:

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Meet the Martian hopefuls: Elon Musk and all the other people trying to get to Mars

Ready set go. Elon Musk still really wants to put people in a canister, set off a controlled explosion beneath them, and shoot them out of the Earth’s atmosphere towards a barren, airless piece of rock—preferably one 33 million miles away. On Friday at the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia, Musk announced an updated version… Please follow and like us:

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