Awesome. This is the real step to lower cost to orbit.
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I think this is one of those technologies that if it’s built will rapidly encourage other cities to build it, and if they can make ticket prices reasonably affordable, I would love to use it to visit far-off cities on day trips.
A robot that’s safe to handle, instructed (rather than directly programmed), and most importantly, not subject to all of the regulations and taxation that human workers are – which is the real reason our manufacturing jobs have all outsourced.
It’s cool, but I think they need to work on their color scheme a bit.
Looks pretty cool. And they say they’ve got some prototypes that solve some of the problems they show already.
The most unrealistic part of Snowcrash to me was that so few people wore ARG interfaces. I think the future is going to be much more like Vernor Vinge’s Rainbows End.
There’s a couple of articles that have been talking about De Beers trying to transition to the industrial/entrepreneurial side of the diamond industry, in large part due to the promise of Apollo Diamond. It’s pretty cool stuff, and I’ve long thought that being able to lab-grow diamonds will make an incredible variety of devices just awesome.
There’s only one gripe I have with these articles: the diamonds aren’t synthetic. They’re real diamonds, just lab-grown. So stop calling them synthetic, and use a more correct term, such as cultured.