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MeWe: A trip report

Among the more frequently mentioned G+ alternatives at the Google+ Mass Migration community, and others, is MeWe with over 250 mentions. The site bills itself as "The Next-Gen Social Network" and the "anti-Facebook": "No Ads, No Political Bias, No Spyware. NO BS. It is headed by professed Libertarian CEO Mark Weinstein.
As the site reveals no public user-generated content to non-members, it's necessary to create an account in order to get a full impression. I thought I'd provide an overview based on recent explorations.
This report leads of with background on the company, though readers may find the report and analysis of specific groups on the site of interest.

Leadership

Founder & CEO Mark Weinstein.
Co-Founder & Chief Scientist, Jonathan Wolfe (no longer with company).
Weinstein previously founded SuperFamily and SuperFriends, "at the turn of the millennium". Weinstein's MeWe biography lists articles published by The Mirror (UK), Huffington Post, USA Today, InfoSecurity Magazine, Dark Reading, and the Nation. His media appearances include MarketWatch, PBS, Fox News, and CNN. He's also the author of several personal-success books.
His Crunchbase bio is a repeat of the MeWe content.

Advisory Board

Ownership & Investment

MeWe is the dba of Sgrouples, a private for-profit early-stage venture company based in Los Angeles, though with a Mountain View HQ and mailing address, 11-50 employees, with $10m in funding over five rounds, and a $20m valuation as of 2016.
Sgrouples, Inc., dba MeWe Trust & Safety - Legal Policy c/o Fenwick West 801 California Street Mountain View, CA 94041
Crunchbase Profile.
Founded: 2012 (source)
Secured $1.2M in seed funding in 2014.
2016 valuation: $20m (source]
Backers:
Despite the business address, the company claims to be based in Los Angeles County, California and is described by the Los Angeles Business Journal as a Culver City, CA, company.

Business

Policy

In an August 6, 2018 Twitter post, Weinstein promotes MeWe writing:
Do you have friends still on Facebook? Share this link with them about Facebook wanting their banking information - tell them to move to MeWe now! No Ads. No Spyware. No Political Agenda. No Bias Algorithms. No Shadow Banning. No Facial Recognition.
MeWe provide several policy-related links on the site:
Highlights of these follow.

Privacy

The privacy policy addresses:

Terms of Service

The ToS addresses:
Effective: November 6, 2018.

FAQ

The FAQ addresses:

Values

This emphasises that people are social cratures and private people by right. The service offers the power of self expression under an umbrella of safety. It notes that our innermost thoughts require privacy.
Under "We aspire...":
MeWe is here to empower and enrich your world. We challenge the status quo by making privacy, respect, and safety the foundations of an innovatively designed, easy-to-use social experience.
Totalling 182 words.

Privacy Bill of Rights

A ten-item statement of principles (possibly inspired by another document, it might appear):
  1. You own your personal information & content. It is explicitly not ours.
  2. You will never receive a targeted advertisement or 3rd party content based on what you do or say online. We think that's creepy.
  3. You see every post in timeline order from your friends, family & groups. We do not manipulate, filter, or change the order of your content or what you see.
  4. Permissions & privacy are your rights. You control them.
  5. You control who can access your content.
  6. You control what, if anything, others can see in member searches.
  7. Your privacy means we do not share your personal information with anyone.
  8. Your emojis are for you and your friends. We do not monitor or mine your data.
  9. Your face is your business. We do not use facial recognition technology.
  10. You have the right to delete your account and take your content with you at any time.

Press

There are a few mentions of MeWe in the press, some listed on the company's website, others via web search.

Self-reported articles

The following articles are linked directly from MeWe's Press page:
The page also lists a "Privacy Revolution Required Reading" list of 20 articles all addressing Facebook privacy gaffes in the mainstream press (Wired, TechCrunch, Fortune, Gizmodo, The Guardian, etc.).
There are further self-reported mentions in several of the company's PR releases over the years.

Other mentions

A DuckDuckGo search produces several other press mentions, including:

Technology

This section is a basic rundown of the user-visible site technology.

Mobile Web

The site is not natively accessible from a mobile Web browser as it is overlayed with a promotion for the mobile application instead. Selecting "Desktop View" in most mobile browsers should allow browser-based access.

Mobile App

There are both Android and iOS apps for MeWe. I've used neither of these, though the App store entries note:
Crunchbase cites 209,220 mobile downloads over the past 30 days (via Apptopia), an 80.78% monthly growth rate, from Google Play.

Desktop Web

Either selecting "View Desktop" or navigating with a Desktop browser to https://www.mewe.com your are presented with a registration screen, with the "About", "Privacy Bill of Rights", "MeWe Challenge", and a language selector across the top of the page. Information requested are first and last name, phone or email, and a password. Pseudonymous identities are permitted, though this isn't noted on the login screen. Returning members can use the "Member Log In" button.
The uMatrix Firefox extension reveals no third-party content: all page elements are served from mewe.com, img.mewe.com, cdn.mewe.com, or ws.mewe.com. (In subsequent browsing, you may find third-party plugins from, for example, YouTube, for videos, or Giphy, for animated GIFs.)
The web front-end is nginx. The site uses SSL v3, issued by DigiCert Inc. to Sgrouples, Inc.

Onboarding

The onboarding experience is stark. There is no default content presented. A set of unidentified icons spans the top of the screen, these turn out to be Home, Chats, Groups, Pages, and Events. New users have to, somehow, find groups or people to connect with, and there's little guidance as to how to do this.

Interface

Generally there is a three panel view, with left- and right-hand sidebars of largely navigational or status information, and a central panel with main content. There are also pop-up elements for chats, an omnipresent feature of the site.
Controls display labels on some devices and/or resolutions. Controls do not provide tooltips for navigational aid.

Features

Among the touted features of MeWe are:

Community

A key aspect of any social network is its community. Some of the available or ascertained information on this follows.

Size

Weinstein claims a "million+ following inside MeWe.com" on Twitter.
The largest visible groups appear to have a maximum of around 15,000 members , for "Awesome gifs". "Clean Comedy" rates 13,350, and the largest open political groups, 11,000+ members.
This compares to Google+ which has a staggering, though Android-registrations-inflated 3.3 billion profiles, and 7.9 million communities, though the largest of these come in at under 10 million members. It's likely that MeWe's membership is on the whole more more active than Google+'s, where generally-visible posting activity was limited to just over 9% of all profiles, and the active user base was well under 1% of the total nominal population.

Active Users

MeWe do not publish active users (e.g., MUA / monthly active users) statistics.

Groups

MeWe is principally a group-oriented discussion site -- interactions take place either between individuals or within group contexts. Virtually all discovery is group-oriented. The selection and dynamics of groups on the site will likely strongly affect user experience, so exploring the available groups and their characteristics is of interest.
"MeWe has over 60,000 open groups" according to its FAQ.
The Open groups -- visible to any registered MeWe user, though not to the general public Web -- are browsable, though sections and topics must be expanded to view the contents: an overview isn't immediately accessible. We provide a taste here.
A selection of ten featured topics spans the top of the browser. As I view these, they are:
Specific groups may appear in multiple categories.
The top Groups within these topics have, variously, 15,482, 7,738, 15,482 (dupe), 7,745, 8,223, 8,220, 1,713, 9,527, 2,716, and 1,516 members. Listings scroll at length -- the Music topic has 234 Groups, ranging in size from 5 to 5,738 members, with a median of 59, mean of 311.4, and a 90%ile of 743.5.
Below this is a grid of topics, 122 in all, ranging from Activism to Wellness, and including among them. A selected sample of these topics, with top groups listed members in (parens), follows:
To be clear: whilst I've not included every topic, I've sampled a majority of them above, and listed not an arbitrary selection, but the top few Groups under each topic.

Google+ Groups

The Google Plus expats group seems the most active of these by far.

Political Groups

It's curious that MeWe make a specific point in their FAQ that:
At MeWe we have absolutely no political agenda and we have a very straightforward Terms of Service. MeWe is for all law-abiding people everywhere in the world, regardless of political, ethnic, religious, sexual, and other preferences.
There are 403 political groups on MeWe. I won't list them all here, but the first 100 or so give a pretty clear idea of flavour. Again, membership is in (parentheses). Note that half the total political Groups memberships are in the first 21 groups listed here, the first 6 are 25% of the total.
  1. Donald J. Trump 2016 - Present (11486)
  2. The Conservative's Hangout (8345)
  3. Qanon Follow The White Rabbit (5600)
  4. Drain The Swamp (4978)
  5. Libertarians (4528)
  6. United We Stand Trump2020 (4216)
  7. The Right To Self Defense (3757)
  8. Alternative Media (3711)
  9. Hardcore Conservative Patriots for Trump (3192)
  10. Bastket Of Deplorables4Trump! (3032)
  11. Return of the Republic (2509)
  12. Infowars Chat Room Unofficial (2159)
  13. Donald Trump Our President 2017-2025 (2033)
  14. Berners for Progress (1963)
  15. Sean Hannity Fans (1901)
  16. The American Conservative (1839)
  17. I Am The NRA (1704)
  18. Tucker Carlson Fox News (1645)
  19. We Love Donald Trump (1611)
  20. MAGA - Make America Great Again (1512)
  21. Q (1396)
  22. ClashDaily.com (1384)
  23. news from the front (1337)
  24. Basket of Deplorables (1317)
  25. Payton's Park Bench (1283)
  26. Convention of States (1282)
  27. Britons For Brexit (1186)
  28. MoJo 5.0 Radio (1180)
  29. MeWe Free Press (1119)
  30. The Constitutionally Elite (1110)
  31. Libertarian (1097)
  32. WOMEN FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP (1032)
  33. AMERICANS AGAINST ISIS and OTHER ENEMIES (943)
  34. #WalkAway Campaign (894)
  35. ALEX JONES (877)
  36. The Lion Is Awake ! (854)
  37. We Support Donald Trump! (810)
  38. The Stratosphere Lounge (789)
  39. TRUMP-USA-HANDS OFF OUR PRESIDENT (767)
  40. Official Tea Party USA (749)
  41. Mojo50 Jackholes (739)
  42. Yes Scotland (697)
  43. "WE THE DEPLORABLE" - MOVE ON SNOWFLAKE! (688)
  44. Judge Jeanine Pirro Fans (671)
  45. Anarcho-Capitalism (658)
  46. Ted Cruz for President (650)
  47. No Lapdog Media (647)
  48. Q Chatter (647)
  49. Daily Brexit (636)
  50. Tucker Carlson Fox News (601)
  51. The Trumps Storm Group (600)
  52. QAnon-Patriots WWG1WGA (598)
  53. 100% American (569)
  54. Ladies For Donald Trump (566)
  55. Deep State (560)
  56. In the Name of Liberty (557)
  57. Material Planet (555)
  58. WikiUnderground (555)
  59. Trump NRA Free Speech Patriots on MeWe Gab.ai etc (546)
  60. Magna Carta Group (520)
  61. Constitutional Conservatives (506)
  62. Question Everything (503)
  63. Conspiracy Research (500)
  64. Bill O'Reilly Fans (481)
  65. Conservative Misfit's (479)
  66. Canadian politics (478)
  67. Anarchism (464)
  68. HARDCORE DEPLORABLES (454)
  69. Deplorable (450)
  70. Tampa Bay Trump Club (445)
  71. UK Politics (430)
  72. Bongino Fan Page (429)
  73. Radical Conservatives (429)
  74. RESIST THE RESISTANCE (419)
  75. The Deplorables (409)
  76. America's Freedom Fighters (401)
  77. Politically Incorrect & Proud (399)
  78. CONSERVATIVES FOR AMERICA ! (385)
  79. Political satire (383)
  80. RISE OF THE RIGHT (371)
  81. UK Sovereignty,Independence,Democracy -Everlasting (366)
  82. The Patriots Voting Coalition (359)
  83. End The Insanity (349)
  84. Coming American Civil War! (345)
  85. Constitutional Conservatives (343)
  86. United Nations Watch (342)
  87. A Revival Of The Critical Thinking Union (337)
  88. The New Libertarian (335)
  89. Libertarian Party (official ) (333)
  90. DDS United (Duterte Die-hard Supporters) (332)
  91. American Conservative Veterans (331)
  92. Anarchism/Agorism/Voluntaryism (328)
  93. America Needs Donald Trump (326)
  94. The UKIP Debating Society (321)
  95. Coalition For Trump (310)
  96. Egalitarianism (306)
  97. FRIENDS THAT LIKE JILL STEIN AND THE GREEN PARTY (292)
  98. 2nd Amendment (287)
  99. Never Forget #SethRich (286)
  100. Green Party Supporters 2020 (283)
It seems there is relatively little representation from the left wing, or even the centre, of the political spectrum. A case-insensitive match for "liberal" turns up:
Mainstream political parties are little represented, though again, the balance seems skewed searching on "(democrat|republic|gop)":
The terms "left" and "right" provide a few matches, not all strictly political-axis aligned:
Socialism and Communism also warrant a few mentions:
And there are some references to green, laboulabor parties:

Conclusion

Whilst there may not be a political agenda, there does appear to be at least a slight political bias to the site. And a distinctive skew on many other topical subjects.
Those seeking new homes online may wish to take this into account.

Updates

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Qtum Co Founder Patrick Dai | "3 o'clock no sleep blockchain" depth of sharing

In the industry known as the "first block of the block community," the three o'clock sleepless block chain group, brought together the heavyweight figures in the domestic block chain industry. On the second day of the New Year, starting at 11 am, the group members with a total market capitalization of about 1 trillion yuan, as the traditional world still rejoice in the Great Reign, Technology, valuation, investment and future, the main questions raised in the group were carefully answered and shared. The full text is as follows:
 
Q1: Stellar recently fierce in Silicon Valley, do you think the threat to eth big?
Patrick Dai: ETH has become an ecosystem where the greatest risk comes from the risks inherent in one's own ecology but less from outside risks unless there is a tenfold increase in Ethereum's advanced ideas and technologies, giving it an opportunity to replace Ethereum , Otherwise it is a big threat to the nature, but not competing with the front of Ethereum, in other areas (outside the ICO) force, there are still a lot of business and investment opportunities.
 
Q2: What do you think about the millions of TPS that eos claims?
Patrick Dai: Blockchain is not born for the TPS, if we need faster TPS, the existing banking system and Paypal and WeChat payment, is a better choice. In addition to the degree of decentralization and TPS is basically an irreconcilable conflict, many of the replacement of TPS is to sacrifice network to the degree of centralization to obtain, I personally think, simply in pursuit of higher TPS, but it makes no sense , Especially if the network after only a few dozen large nodes (this is not the early stages of the bank?), Then the high TPS, very often not significant.
 
TPS makes sense for specific things, but requires a compromise with the philosophy behind cryptocurrencies. Because traditional IT technology has been studied for distributed systems for decades, all algorithms based on BFT and various variants can achieve very high TPS, but their degree of centralization is relatively high. The average person in the network is Can not get the right of reciprocity If you can not participate in the supervision and verification of the network, in fact, the use of existing financial services are more than enough.
 
Question 3: Qtum Chain initial design of the core of what is the point? Qtum how to build their own ecology? Qtum globalization is good, even South Koreans like Qtum,landing strategies and methods in different states around the world how to look?**
 
Patrick Dai:
The core of Qtum Blockchain design:
  1. Security, security is the number one priority for cryptocurrency systems, with no foundation for security and sophisticated software as a back-up.
  2. Qtum chain is basically compatible with bitcoin's UTXO and all BIPs, and is also compatible with EVM and EVM-based ecology.
  3. Flexible, the biggest innovation in Qtum is based on bitcoin transaction model, which supports the implementation of smart contract, so that Ethereum's virtual machine can run on the bitcoin network. In addition, the current Qtum network is already in the POS phase, and around 3000 A full node. POS is more friendly to business applications. Through technical support, development tools, Community Roadshow investment hatching in the constant construction of the ecology of the Qtum Blockchain. The more important thing is landing on the local community developers and local project developers to achieve localization, the international team will also be a lot of help.
 
Question 4: Decentralized trading system, the future direction of development is?
 
Patrick Dai: to the center of the trading system of my research is not much to talk about a few specific cases, the earliest to the center of the trading system is based on the colorcoin mastercoin and counterparty transactions colorcoin on the back appeared on NXT and the BTS Decentralized trading systems, followed by the emergence of etherdelta (based on the smart contract trading system), from the experience above, several decentralized trading system experience, similar to the centralized trading system of high-frequency mobile Sex, a great gap. About decentralized trading system in the order matching and order synchronization, this can find some developers in this area, consult.
 
Q5: ipfs really can really decentralized web and app? Not a simple one? What is the point of going to a centralized app?
Patrick Dai: IPFS specific technology to achieve no in-depth study, but read the design concept, the project itself also mentioned for several years, to the center of the web and app should be serverless service to developers, as long as the interface , Regardless of who behind the service to provide. Is not a simple token, depending on the ecology behind it, bitcoin is essentially just a piece of data in a bitcoin network, and decentralized apps make sense, but at the moment many of Dapp's really just an app + blockchain as a settlement layer .
However, the future of blockchain and Dapp's future will transcend the existence of cryptocurrency and will become a social infrastructure: trust. Dapp has a lot of good direction: the game (props channels), content (movie music text), Internet of things, ID and so on.
 
Q6: Everyone has been saying that it is necessary to decentralize and intensify the high level of Dapp's certain degree of contradictions. However, we can not just stay at the stage where btc is used as a currency and eth only serves as a currency to be raised. Developing Dapps to address user needs, that is, the need to strike a balance between a purely decentralized utopia and user application world, Dpos is a solution for now, what do you think? How to grasp the degree of the two?
Patrick Dai: Indeed, many Dapp is a pseudo-concept, but cryptocurrency itself has begun to penetrate into various places as the first successful application based on blockchain technology. My consideration for the future blockchain system is that there is enough decentralization at the bottom and the application layer can be neutralized. We need a trustless bottom plus an application layer that requires trust, on the one hand, a trustless premium (trust cost Lowest) + centralized premium (centralized), Dapp still has a lot to see in the future, such as gaming (virtual assets and channel changes) digital content (movie music) Internet of Things security and management of digital identities Areas of Pratt & Whitney Finance (Insurance-autonomous finance and micro-financial services, etc.).
At present, many Dapp just use the characteristics of a blockchain, that is, the issuance and clearing of tokens. The blockchain has many other features that need to be discovered and discovered.
 
Q7: How do you think about the feasibility and security of cross-link technology? At present, you are optimistic about this project. In addition, how to ensure the trust and reliability of the link in the chain?
Patrick Dai: I personally feel that the current cross-link area is still in its early stages, both in bitcoin and Ethereum network have limited processing power, and the process of continuous evolution, I personally feel that this one cross-chain is not yet mature enough, and from the solution Just need to point out whether cross-link at least at this stage is not just a need.
On the Oracle side, this is a need, especially in the popularization of smart contracts, we need the blockchain can access external systems, in a sense, the current blockchain is an algorithm-driven self-consistent Closed system, the logic is pre-set. Through Oracle we can introduce external data sources to trigger the execution of the contract. There are many directions on how to solve the problem of credible data sources.
One is a centralized approach, such as providing data sources by auditing companies and government departments. Another way to go to the center is to introduce games and mortgages. Punish fraud and reward honest data sources and establish a preferred positive feedback mechanism. Of course, there are many other solutions, there is a lot of community research, Microsoft also has a cryptolet project.
 
Q8: Ask a funny, 10 times eth, I have been curious about this issue, high-dimensional playing low-dimensional, non-dimensional entanglement. You must have thought about this 10 times the problem or possible direction method, want to hear you talk about the possibility of 10 times the direction of eth?
Patrick Dai: 10 times ETH advanced concepts and technology iteration, ETH basically invest this thing is done through the ICO done the ultimate, 15 seconds to complete the investment process (DD TS Token release). It takes a few months, compared to the traditional melting of an angel, which is a difference of 15 seconds vs 3 months. So somehow, ETH becomes the largest investment and financing platform in the world. This is also the largest application of Ethereum, but the application of other smart contracts but did not develop.
 
From the cash point of view there are several directions:
  1. distributed governance (refer to bitcoin 1M to 2M process and DAO processing);
  2. system of self-evolution and evolution;
  3. ease of use 10 times the increase;
 
From a technical point of view:
  1. scalability (full node size participation threshold TPS reciprocal rights);
  2. privacy and application independence and loose coupling (refer to Parity theft);
  3. Better flexibility (more types of virtual machines and a wider range of smart contract languages);
  4. network layering and partitioning and data compression;
  5. new consensus mechanisms (often requiring years of testing and practice) and more.
 
Q9: On the current blockchain + distributed computing issues, I think in the future if the dapp market can really make it indispensable based on the blockchain program to solve the calculation, storage, node acceleration and other issues. Currently I see several projects on distributed computing are based on the construction of Ethereum, are worrying about the performance, how do you think?
Patrick Dai: Distributed Computing I did not study much, but its initial project should come from MaidSafe (https://maidsafe.net/), a nearly 10-year project, essentially Proof of Resource, and many others. The type of computation is actually not very suitable for distributed processing, requiring serial processing of data that is essentially not accelerated through distributed computing, and distributed computing may be able to handle similar game rendering and image rendering needs, but I do not know How big is a market?
In addition, in distributed computing, it is also a problem how to use a common programming language to describe the computing task to be calculated and submit it accurately to the computing node. This one can consult the head of distributed computing projects.
 
Q10: Analysis of the following characteristics and advantages and disadvantages of the underlying chain: BTC / QTUM / ETH / EOS / NEO / ELASTOS?
 
Q11: At present more discussion is the public chain and the basic agreement, the application of technology in the future how to develop, what application scenarios faster landing?
Patrick Dai: The current blockchain technology is still in its early stages of evolution, standing in the Internet era 20 years ago, when we can hardly imagine today can be called a mobile phone uber, the development of technology to give everyone a more rich diversity The possibility is the future.
From an application perspective, the blockchain industry is indeed in the early stages of its application. Cryptocurrency is relative to the blockchain, similar to Email versus Internet, but the development behind the Internet goes far beyond emailing for information exchange, Then the future development of the blockchain will certainly not stop at cryptocurrencies born for value exchange.
Cryptocurrency is just the beginning. From a scenario perspective, the biggest feature of blockchain technology is that it guarantees a trustless platform through a variety of technologies, a trust-free platform that reduces the cost of all business transactions.
 
Q12: First ask yourself a few questions: blockchain where the biggest investment opportunities?
Patrick Dai: Based on the changes and disruptiveness brought by cryptocurrency, its wealth is created faster than the industrial revolution and the information revolution. From an investment point of view, I personally feel that there are several good directions:
  1. Encrypted currency (cryptocurrency and token) in the underlying publicchain, which basically became the industry's first token-based blockchain technology with a close combination of blockchain
  2. Technologies and specific application scenarios (the industry is in its infancy)
  3. Encryption Asset Services Portal (Wallet Exchange IM)
  4. Breaking Down Scenarios Across Industries (Games, Entertainment, IoT, ID, Healthcare, Supply Chain)
  5. Organizational Change Research, Economics, Think Tanks, Deep Media.
 
Q13: Is cryptocurrency popular at large scale?
Patrick Dai: the development of technology with jumping, but difficult to retract, with the car, the car will never disappear, although the carriage also continued to exist for hundreds of years. The advent of cryptocurrency is not a coincidence, but is accompanied by the maturity of various internet infrastructures and the enlightenment of Cyber ​​punk movement concept. It belongs to the fusion of technology and thought, not just to technological innovation.
Personally, I think the cryptocurrency is unlikely to disappear, the widespread adoption of cryptocurrency depends on the applicability of the cryptocurrency system, including what rigid demands are being addressed, and for the moment, the greatest use is to provide people around the world an option: a very fluid Transparent, credible, secure global assets.
 
Q14: How to build a valuation model of blockchain platform?
Patrick Dai: I have sent an article before. At present, this is a big problem in the industry. We do not have a set of valuation system to realize early warning and assessment of risks. What is the valuation of a project? Before writing something for your reference. http://www.gongxiangcj.com/posts/3895 "The number of nodes and cryptocurrency valuation model."
 
Q15: Who is Nakamoto?
Patrick Dai: From what I learned, Nakamoto was a hardworking man with idealistic feelings. It should be done independently by one person. There are many anonymous tech bucks in IRC channel in 2011 and 2012, on which you can see Nakamoto's figure. In addition to the birth of BTC, there is also some relationship with a Chinese Wei Dai.
Wei Dai, who wrote Bmoney's paper before, Zhong Zhongcong and Wei Dai also had some emails, and mentioned to Wei Dai that he has implemented Bmoney's part of cryptoCurrency, but in the second part of Bmoney there is actually a tentative idea about the contract. We can refer to Wei Dai's thesis at http://www.weidai.com/bmoney.txt and Qtum's idea Wei Dai has had some simple email exchanges, but Wei Dai's interest is no longer in the circle of cryptocurrencies.
 
Q16: In all the coins, which one will live the longest?
Patrick Dai: simply look at cryptocurrencies, BTC completed a historic jump, but also a breakthrough from 0 to 1, followed by many cryptocurrencies are 1 to 1.1 and 1.1 to 1.2 changes, more than one billion US dollars in the amount of encrypted currency thoroughly It is unlikely that it will disappear because of the drive and governance of the community that the community will uphold even if the developer does not maintain it. However, there are indeed many crypto-currencies that will be eliminated and 95% of the projects should be gone after three years.
 
Q17: 18 years blockchain private market analysis, what kind of industry is better?
Patrick Dai: Currently the industry needs to find other applications in addition to the cryptocurrency killer app, from the technical development point of view, I personally trust the concept of trustless Platform constantly landing and provide the underlying technology research and development and application scenarios.
 
Q18: Which industry has the largest total of all the industries in the blockchain?
Patrick Dai: Cryptocurrency itself seems to be the biggest at this moment, and others feel that there are many opportunities for the gaming industry and for digital content (video and audio) and for financial services and the Internet of Things.
 
Q19: Want to hear the competition between the public chain and the public relations and cooperation, how to comment on the big brother?
Patrick Dai: last year's growth in the industry, in essence, we are still eating BTC created by the combination of technology and ideas, creating a human species in the history of a new species premium, BTC has its historic significance. The groundbreaking idea it brought, gradually attracted the public's attention, but from a technical point of view, what BTC can do is limited, but it does solve its positioning.
Technology is not good or bad, mainly to meet the needs. BTC technology to meet its point-to-point electronic cash system positioning and needs. We do not expect to build infinite applications in the BTC above, this is impossible. The public chain is indeed an open experimental field and a community-driven evolutionary community of interests. Its vitality is also very strong. However, at present, the problem is that we really need technological progress to further promote the scene. If only from the perspective of cryptocurrency, BTC LTC DogeCoin for a user, in essence, is the same experience, and the experience of Ethereum is not much different. The difference is, BTC and the US dollar experience is very different.
I personally feel that the blockchain industry is an ecology. Whether it is serving one of the areas in the blockchain and ultimately building a blockchain together, it is essentially a collaborative evolution that builds a stronger consensus mechanism. Diversity provides the basis for the choice of consensus, and if there is only one technical direction, then the evolution of technology has become slow. In addition this is only a technical factor, but the blockchain system is not only as simple as technology, there is community community of interests behind.
 
Q20: What dimensions are the most important when evaluating the value of a blockchain project? What factors can be rejected one vote?
The Beginning: The Essential Elements of the Encrypted Currency Valuation Model (I send some thoughts that I wrote before) As the first truly successful decentralized e-cash system, bitcoin became the anchor of value in the industry and By far the most centralized network, Bitcoin is designed as an electronic currency that is secure, secure, and has a very low threshold of participation in the early stages.
It is early everyone can participate, and become a full node without any threshold, anyone can download bitcoin client, early mining in his computer, so in fact the realization of the low threshold of the financial services system, everyone With the freedom to join and exit, bitcoin clients have been rapidly evolving early, and if the client is a game, the Bitcoin client's distribution is a borderless game.
In P2P network, a very important core element is full node. In a P2P network, the total number of nodes basically determines the technical value of this network.
 
Why do you say that?
In the traditional database domain and distributed system, we study the consistency of the data, there are already many, all major companies have their own solutions, but few companies have tens of thousands of distributed system distributed nodes, So most of the research results are more suitable for some enterprises to solve the solution. For example, the Paxos algorithm proposed by Leslie Lamport in 1990 can achieve highly fault-tolerant requirements based on message passing. The latter algorithm is also widely used in google Chubby lock, and Chubby lock behind is widely used in Google's core design Bigtable, bigtable is to support a lot of Google's core business.
 
The realization of Bitcoin network is a fusion of technology and humanity.
In a traditional distributed network, in a large company's network, each node in many cases is due to network reasons, dropping or sending wrong messages, instead of deliberately forging information for the sake of profit.
 
The realization of bitcoin is facing a more complicated network environment, not only a more complex network environment, but also a more complicated game of humanity. In the traditional distributed network, no one will consider the introduction of incentives to allow nodes to maintain data consistency, Nakamoto was the first person to do so, and through a resource that can not be monopolized (hash function computing power ) To ensure the effective allocation of accounting rights to avoid single-point ddos ​​attacks on specific accounting nodes.
 
Bitcoin network to each distributed node in the network, the consistency of each time slice into a time interval consistency, if you look at the global currency bitcoin network, you will find each time slice and time, different The miners in calculating the different chains, in fact, is a bifurcated network, but in a 10-minute time interval, the probability that the data is modified is a Poisson distribution. The probability of the attacker's success is q, The growth of the block is exponentially declining. When the blockchain has six acknowledgments, the attacker's probability of success tends to be essentially zero.
 
If you are the full node in a Bitcoin network, then you have the largest and equal rights to the network, and you no longer have to trust third parties or give up your rights to others. At present, many other cryptocurrencies tend to be centralized. Many consensus mechanisms realize a fast transaction processing speed. In essence, they deprive participants of their equal rights and allow the network to return to a centralized network. But if we really need to hand over our rights in the blockchain network, banks may be a better choice than a lot of centralized blockchain systems.
 
At present there are about 13,000 full nodes in the bitcoin network. Due to the characteristics of the p2p network, it is very difficult to accurately count the total number of nodes in the network. These 13000 full nodes bear the accounting of the distribution and transaction of currency, and are also bits The foundation of the currency. Bitcoin is definitely a more distributed clearing network than Alipay, and unlike Alipay, Alipay is just a payment instrument that serves the renminbi system. Bitcoin's global clearing network also has its own currency system --- Bitcoin Compared to a bank, opening a bitcoin "dot" actually requires only one computer to run a full node. Therefore, the final service boundary of Bitcoin is borderless, and the service objects of banks and Alipay have boundaries.
 
Bitcoin achieved a breakthrough from 0 to 1 and completed the carriage-to-car transition (steam engine). In fact, crypto-currencies appeared behind us. In fact, we made some improvements on the basis of Nakamoto. Indeed, we have not Take the carriage again, essentially all the cryptocurrencies are in the car.
 
If we look at bitcoin from a software science perspective rather than a currency perspective, the various cryptocurrencies that appear later are essentially improvements and enhancements based on bitcoin's open-source software, which many teams make And upgrading, and not much difference, whether it is to change a mining algorithm, or add some total, a lot of bifurcation is done from 1 to 1.001 experiment, bitcoin from paper currency to electronic currency from 0 To 1 transition and fission.
 
Today, Bitcoin has the strongest network effect and the loudest brand effect. Although the technology iteration is very, very slow, some progress has been made one after another, but it can not be surpassed from the aspect of things development. , But no matter whether it will be surpassed, the emergence of bitcoin has its historical inevitability and it will certainly accomplish its historic mission. As the world's largest distributed clearing network and built-in monetary system in the future, as well as the anchor of the value in the parallel financial world in the blockchain and the boost of crazy humanity, we predict where its future highs will be Speaking of other factors aside, cryptocurrency has opened up a new era in which its market value should surpass that of the previous wave of the Internet.
 
Question 21: Blockchain whether the future is required to apply for a license to do?
Patrick Dai: From the future development of cryptocurrency, this is an inevitable.
 
Question 22: The future of blockchain in the IP field?
Patrick Dai: This still need to solve the chain and chain problems, as well as integration with the existing legal system. But purely virtual assets may not be needed, such as audio and video saved in the art and electronic formats of game props and electronic designs. But no matter what kind of industry, we have to think about, in addition to the token premium liquidity brought us by the blockchain, the blockchain really helped solve what problems?
 
Q23: Now the real consumption of blockchain project is not much, why do not wait for the project landing, re-vote? Tencent like buying now is not too late. Estimated seed round billion reasonable?
Patrick Dai: revolutionary ideas and new technology has brought endless imagination mixed with human speculation and greed.
 
Q24: Want to know how to treat EOS Q1 beta?
Patrick Dai: the specific progress did not pay attention to too many details, each project has its own position, as long as the solution to a certain area or the general needs, I personally feel that are very valuable. But we also look at the duration of the project is also to our own positioning, if the measurement of time is one day, it is trader, if it is a month, it is a short-term speculators, if it is one year, in the block chain industry is long-term investors If it is three to five years or ten years, it's the value discoverer and the leader in technological change.
 
Q25: What kind of impact can blockchain have on the economic vitality of the third and fourth tier cities today? When will have an impact?
Patrick Dai: I do not know this.
 
 
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[Table] I am Peter Diamandis, founder of XPRIZE, Singularity University, and co-author of NYT best-seller Abundance. AMA!

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We are building the framework for that Meta-Intelligence, it's called Bliss and uses impact as a currency. A techno-telepathy is one of the many forecasted beneficial outcomes of an impact based economy. When people ask me "What problem does it solve?", the easy answer is "all of them". Cool.
I know a handful of smart, motivated people who are interested in working to advance science and technology (specifically space exploration, neuroscience, and probably a couple other areas), but are only semi-technical, and don’t really have a chance of working directly for a company in the field. How can people in this situation make meaningful contributions to the science/tech fields they consider important? One of our ideas is to generate enough disposable income that we can afford to make investments in new companies that are doing important things, but might be too risky to appeal to traditional angel/VC investors. Is there something better that we should be considering? It takes ALL kinds to make any business happen. Alot of the most brilliant "tech" people don't have the social skills of a 10 year old... so they need help. The massively connect world we are creating allowing teams to come together. I blog on this thru www.diamandis.com all the time. I think we have alot of ability for people to "team up" and complement their skills.
Hi Peter. Hypothetically, if there were an enormous X Prize, more on the order of $100 million, what kind of goal would it be for? I think we'll eventually see $100M XPRIZEs coming... We SHOULD have them in the field of Cancer. We typically tie the purse size either to (i) Level of importance the donor gives to the issue; or, (ii) the amount of money a team would probably end up spending.
To me, the world seems overpopulated. Would you ever consider a prize for some kind of population control (e.g. incentives not to procreate, easy/quick/cheap voluntary sterilization, and just overall better family planning services)? GREAT Question -- the answer is much simplier. The biggest inhibitor to procreation is making a population Wealth, Healthy and educated. Those like the U.S. and Japan are in negative growth. As i write about in detail in Abundance (hint hint) Over population is not an issue in a world of Abundance. Morocco is a great case studie... went from 7.8 childen per family to 2.8 per family when the new King &Queen improved health and education in the country. it is an elegant solution.
Thank you so much for doing this talk and congratulations on your PopMech Breakthrough Leadership Award! Thanks for the Congrats! I get my award this Tuesday in NYC from PopMech.
Do you think the government will continue to have a role funding science and tech? Or do you think the private sector will take the lead, much like it has in the space industry? I am massively excited about Crowd Funding, which is growing exponentially. I'm also excited about the new generation of "Techno-philanthropists" folks who made their billions in the Tech areana and now want to have a massive impact on the world. I would LOVE to have the government do more, but unfortunately the most interesting work is the riskiest work and alot of agencies aren't funding that risk. DARPA of course being one of the noted exceptions. I think we need to get to a point where 50% of the work being funded by NIH, NASA, etc is for "HIGHLY RISKY WORK"... That would be my hope and desire. Until that happens i'll depend on amazing companies like Google and SpaceX to do this stuff... oh yeah, and XPRIZE and Planetary Resources too.
That was indeed a longer wall of text than it should have been. :) What sort of changes will near-unlimited production potential have on the current global economic paradigms? When the Singularity does happen, will new options open up in terms of human freedom, or are there too many factors working against freedom for the masses to live as they want? (IOW: is a universal basic income ever going to be a thing?) Brain-computer-interfaces. Currently studying CS and trying to focus on the software side of BCIs. Do you think BCIs are the next big thing in technology? (1) It will drive massive competition and diversity, eventual demonetizing almost everything.; (2) I think we will go from "Occupation" where we do stuff to earn a living, to "Occupation" where we occupy our time in ways we love and entertain us; (3) I thing BCI is big, but another decade out... We need to learn more about the brain first and need better models and material science... but it is coming and will be critical.
Dr. Diamandis, thank you so much for this AMA. How should they go about in terms of presenting their ideas to investors, or looking for funding & resources? Thanks for the question... i actually blog about this constantly at www.Diamandis.com -- my next book BOLD is on this subject, advice for Enterprenerus. You can also follow my twitter exploits: #PeterDiamandis. Bottom line YES, there is great opportunity for you to partner with Tech-folks. Most critical step for you is focusing on your passion and becoming knowledgable and curious on that subject.
Do you regret withdrawing the genetic prize? Couldn't it be argued that significant progress was partially spurred on by the prize so it was doing what it should have? You said about the genetics prize that it was good sign when X prize failed. Other than that example, what was the x-prize's biggest failure to date? There has been significant consolidation recently in the prize industry (IC, TopCoder and Spigit all acquired or merged). Where do you see the prize industry in 5 years? Great question. This was a VERY difficult decision, one in which took alot of internal conversation and guidance from our advisors. I was told by a number of the teams that the existence of the prize did spur movement, but what we also saw was the acceleration of genome sequencing at an accelerated rate independent of the prize.. taking it from $100M to under $5K (now about $2K). Driven by a billion-dollar market place. we decided that the competition was not incentivizing the technological changes that our prize chair and Scientific Advisory Board had intended. Clearly we could always be wrong. Our goal here is doing the right thing for the world. We have no other intension. Time will tell.
Hello Mr. Diamandis. My name is B.J. Murphy, I've been following closely on your excellent G+ posts in relation to your upcoming book, and I'm also one of the few lucky to becoming a member of the newly formed Planetary Community Vanguard of your company Planetary Resources. No pressure. haha My question to you, though, is: what exactly do you feel will be the greatest contribution in the next 4-5 decades in regards to both Earth-domestic technological advancements and in space exploration/colonization? Over the next 30 - 40 years (not 40 - 50) humanity will establish itself in space, independent of Earth. We finally have the technology at hand to do this... and the wealth... and the will. That is HUGE. Millions of years from now, as people look back at these next few decades, it will be the moment in time that we broke away irriversibly and became a multiplanetary species. Not since lung fish cralwed out of the oceans onto land has this happened!
If you get to mine asteroids in space, would you go on one of the missions? I have every expectation that we will be mining asteroids well within the next decade. While I have every personal desire to make a trip to the moon, and also to the surface of Mars, heading out to an asteroid 100 million plus miles away doesn’t sound like a fun adventure. I think I’ll let the robots take care of that one.
We at the Weinberg Foundation are real fans of your work - inducement prizes are such a fantastic way to provoke innovation. We are followers of Alvin Weinberg, the American physicist and Oak Ridge laboratory director. We believe there is a new way for nuclear power by switching from light water reactors to a safer, cleaner and cheaper paradigm - that of Thorium-fuelled molten salt reactors. Would you consider doing an XPRIZE to address the market failure in nuclear innovation with us? I think Thorium reactors are great. I've read about them at some length. As i discuss in Abundance, i think Nuclear has gotten a bum rap on Earth, especially in the U.S. The question i would have is "What would the XPRIZE be for?" An XP is something that a small team for a few dozen graduate students can fund, design, build and demonstrate.
It feels to me that humanity seems to be approaching a critical point. As you talk about in Abundance, there are a lot of technologies that are maturing now that offer a lot of promise for humanity's future. Yet at the same time, we see that our unsustainable use of existing resources, combined with our excessive pollutiuon, is catching up with us fast. It doesn't seem possible at this point to find a sustainable means to support the current population of the planet, and attempting to do so would likely result both in significant loss of life, and reduction in quality of life for those that survive. So, to put it simply, our only way through the situation is to work at developing these new technologies to help us before our bad choices catch up. Do you feel that our potential to reach a future of abundance faces significant threats from these sorts of negative factors? (environmental damage and resource depletion, and the unrest that has potential to ferment in such conditions) Are there any areas that you feel need critical attention to avoid derailing a successful future? I actually am an optomist about human nature and people usually do "bad things" in the shadows. As tech continues to drive towards MASSIVE Transparency, where you can't hide, it will actually cause us to be safer in society and allow us to take action more quickly when things are heading in a negaive direction. Knowledge is the Bright light we need.
I dream of working for XPRIZE Foundation on day. What kind of skills are you looking for? We are look for SMART, PASSION, CURIOUS and great program managers. We are Growing... probably by 50% this next year.
How will the Lunar Xprize help foster spaceflight? Do you think any team is going to make it there? Thanks! Yes, i think we can have a winner of the Google Lunar XPRIZE (GLXP). Ultimately the purpose for GLXP is to help create a space ecomomy beyond Low and Geo Earth orbit. On the moon we have access to water (H2 & O2), i.e. fuel, and very useful materials. My friend and mentor Gerard K O'Neil taught me how useful the Moon is as jumping point for humanity to become a multiplanetary species.
Dr. Diamandis, thank you doing this AMA. What do you think of D-Wave's quantum computer? What do you think will the consequences be for the future of humanity if it keeps speeding up as expected? I think D-Wave's machines a very remarkable. What i've heard about them are extraordinary. My friends at Google & NASA Ames just purchased their latest 512 qbit model to start experimenting. Can't wait to see what they do.
How will the US Government be disrupted and what will it look like in 20 years? Large government don't disrupt gracefully... that is a problem. SO how will our Patent (IP) System look when the number of inventions increase x1000? What will happen to social security when human lifespan is >120. These things will happen and they will cause some havock. I think we are going to end up with alot of "parallel" non-gov systems providing more efficient services in virtual worlds and by public general adoption.
If you could have an X Prize for absolutely anything, what would it be? My XPRIZE??? Hmmm... I love the idea of BEAM POWER LAUNCH... power a rocket ship to orbit using RF or Lasers. I LOVE the idea of a "Transporter XPRIZE" to move people with an autonomous electric helicopter from Point A to Point B. Also i would love to live >500 years.. so life extension is a must!
If you could add anyone as an advisor to the X Prize Foundation, Singularity University, or Planetary Resources who would it be and why? Honestly (and i'm very proud of this) i think we have them onbaord already! What i want next is to tap into the global crowd and start doing GLOBAL VISIONEERING where we ask the world what they want, have them design the prize and then fund those prizes... this is in process.
We're seeing exponential technologies quickly being incorporated into the job market. Software, AI, robotics provide unprecedented possibilities for automation: We're seeing machines demonstrate capabilities they've never ever had before. As a result of automation, one could argue that wealth is being concentrated more and more toward the people who own the automation. Fewer and fewer people need to be employed while productivity is continuing to increase at an incredible rate. What do we do about the fact that robots/AI/software are taking human jobs at an ever increasing rate? Would you support a minimum basic income? We're heading from a world of "Have" and "Have-nots" to a world of "Haves" and "Super-haves". I think the final result of technology is a sort of "Technology-socialism" where tech is handling our basic needs... now i'm personally a libertarian-capitalist by nature.
As we move towards a world of abundance and greater connectivity, do you see us abandoning cities in favor of a more decentralized rural life? I think that we are social creatures and like handing out. I thing we may move towards smaller cities, but most of us will want to be in some populatoin centers. I do think that the biggest impact here willbe virtual worlds with very high (think "Avatar the movie") level realism which is coming ver soon.
With initiatives like Bitgov and The Online Party of Canada, when will we see the shift to digital direct democracy take root? I would love to see a "true democracty" evolve, but i fear that this won't happen gracefully for larger nations... and will likely happen in smaller governments or off world.
A year ago someone brought up the question of abundance and its implication on labor. As technology takes over more complex tasks (via automation) less labor is needed. However, if we reach a critical point where labor needs decrease dramatically there is no economic population to purchase the output (as they would have no jobs). While total "abundance" is perhaps unreachable there has to be a tipping point where labor markets and automation balance each other out. Would you mind commenting on this concept, its implications and perhaps limitations? Thank You. GREAT question... There is a race to the bottom. What you say above is true. It is also true that were we spend our money... Health, education, energy etc is "Demonetizing" i.e. tech is making it effectively FREE, so we will need less money. ALSO, and ultimately we will partner with technology. I'm an engineer and i look at boundary conditions... the final result is nanotech.. and if i have a nanobot, i don't need any money.
Hi Peter. What is your opinion on crypto-currencies like bitcoin? I believe that we're going to have some new global currencies coming into existance this next decade. Whether or not bit-coin will succeed and dominate is tbd, but the easy and need is clearly there.
Hey Peter! Where do you think humanity will be in the year 2113?? A hundred years is an extraordinarily long horizon to predict, especially since the rate of innovation is accelerating. I believe that in a hundred years society will look nothing like it does today, we will be engineering life in fundamentally new ways. We will have expanded far beyond the earth’s surface, beyond the moon and mars; we will have co-evolved with robots and AI in unique ways that we cannot predict.
of all, I just wanted to tell you that becoming a part of SEDS completely changed my life, and for that I thank you. Now on to my question: Your photo on your Wikipedia article depicts you flying in Microgravity, however it doesn't appear to be Zero-G Corp's 727. I've always wondered, what plane was this? It has so much space! GREAT Observation... that photos is in the IL-76 the Russian cargo plane used for Zero-G flights in Star City -- this was the first time i flew in Zero-G... and this was before i was able to convince the FAA to allow us to do Zero-G legally in the US. BTW, SEDS ROCKS... Its where i learned everything i know use in business.. Students FOr the Exploration and Development of Space -- Go SEDS!
Hey Peter, I have a bit of a hypothetical for you. If we (humanity) discovered that some form of faster than light travel were possible (via small scale lab experiments or what have you), and it was at least conceivable to be scaled up (as apposed to a method that would require unobtainable amounts of energy), how quickly do you think we would jump on that opportunity? Do you think there would be a "explosion" of efforts? or would it be more likely that the funding would be unimpressive? Interesting question. The similar situation exists today with Cold Fusion... or zero-point energy. I have alot of incredbility brilliant friends who swear that it is real. Why isn't there more money being spent to figure that out? Because there's still a big controversy. It has to get to super credible and then he money will pour in...
Is the X Prize working out financially for the organizers and would you encourage people in other countries outside of USA to start similar organizations ??? The XPRIZE is a non-profit, so there's not a financial measure of benefit to the organizers. There is a benefit to humanity that the effort is working. What i can say is that we are opening XPRIZE India next spring, so i'm excited about that and are working with benefactors and companies around the world. I do believe (expect, hope) others will emulate us in success... we're also willing to partner with those who are serious players.
1) What role do you think resource reclamation and re-utilisation will play? Do we need to focus on utilising our resources more as if they were part of a closed system or as an open system subsidised by offworld resources? Should there be an XPRIZE which seeks to enhance our processes and technology to reuse and reclaim our terrestrial resources? 2) Looking further towards the future, what role should "resource synthesis", either natural or artificial play? For example, Helium-3 via radioactive decay or precious metals via particle accelerators and/or irradiation. Should we be headed in a direction of exploring ways to safely and affordably CREATE resources in quantities sufficient for commercial usage? Should there be an XPRIZE that moves us towards this goal? As humanity goes from 1,8 billion poeple connected on line to 7B plus over the next 10-15 years we are going to need all the resources we can get our hands on... so yes, of course using terrestrial resources and using them efficiently is critical... space base resources for use in space will also allow us to expland our footprint and i expect some of he SBR will be useful back here too.
As abundance becomes the standard, what do you see happening to the value of money? Would there be a new currency such as Time, Materials, or Ideas or would we just continue to use some sort of common denomination to pay for goods and services? I answered a similar question. The end result of technology is "technological socialism" where our basic needs are being met by Tech. I do think we will be re-inventing the economy (or what ever that means) and will end up where energy and information are the two most precious resources.
What mundane day to day thing on earth would you miss if you decided to live in space and eventually Mars? I think i'd miss ALOT about Earth... but definitely not the LA Traffic. Its all about choice. Peter's second law: When given a choice take both.
Do you have any cool news regarding innovation in Agriculture? Agriculture Innovation is Urban/Vertical Farming and re-engineering plants to make them more efficient and produce the proteins we need/want.
How long did it take you to paint the space mural in your room at TDC? That's funny. The mural in my room in TDC is actuall wall paper that i purchase and put up. My nickname at TDC was "Pete In Space" -- which often got reduce to PIS... and for that reason my room was named the Urinal, because PIS lives there. I wanted to call it the Galactic Empire... but i lost :-(
Our financial system and economic thinking is based on scarcity, but you and others argue there is in fact an abundance of resources. As technology unlocks more resources (where yesterday we used oil/gas for energy, now we look to renewable energy sources, etc.) do you see any structural changes to the global financial system? Michael, we are heading towards a massive chance in our economic system. When most everything you need is "effectively free" what does that mean? How does that work? Probably looking a bit like the Star Trek universe when your replicator can create any material thing you want. Ultimately (i) Energy and (ii) information will be the two critical currencies.
Thanks for doing this AMA. What have you competed in and lost, and what have you learned from that? I have started about 15 companies over the last few decades and a number of those have been spectacular failures and some of been great successes. In the failures there’s one in particular that comes to mind, it was a company called International Microspace, which was focused on building very low cost launch vehicles. The original vision was a launch vehicle that could take 100 kilograms to orbit for 1 million dollars. When we launched that company it was an impossible goal and because the nearest money available was from the defense department we started chasing DOD contracts which wanted a launch vehicle that looked much larger and met all the DOD requirements which meant it was going to be much more expensive. Ultimately we ended up building that vehicle and winning $100 million contract from the government, but the vehicle never got built and was never launched. I learned to really stay true to your visions and not go chasing someone else’s requirements because if you do you’ll end looking like everyone else.
Hey Peter, Sorry to flatter, but I was a student at a talk you gave via Skype to the UK Space Conference. That talk is what persuaded me to become an entrepreneur.. Anyway my question: With the work of Planetary Resources focusing on unmanned exploitation of asteroids, what economic roles do you see manned space travel fulfilling in the solar system in the near future? Hi there. Thanks! I think human participation is critical. Its about expanding humanity and civiliation and culture. We humans are the carriers of culture. Also i think people want to explore... we have an "Exploration Gene phenotype" so pure desire and adventure.
Hi Peter, last year Chris Lewicki from Planetary Resources participated in a feasibility study regarding NASA's planned Asteroid Retrieval and Utilization mission. Are you content with the involvement of the private sector so far? How do you think is the Asteroid Initiative going to shape the future of Planetary Resources or private spaceflight in general? I'm super psyched about the progress of PRI. We've got an incredible team and we're going to be making it happen. I hope that the government (NASA) will have the insight to partner and inspire entrepreneurial companies. The deal they got by backing SpaceX has been extraordinary... probably saved them 10X the $$ and wouldn't have never gotten the results from contracting with a traditional player.
Dr. Diamandis, first of all thanks for taking these questions! Your work and specifically your book Abundance has helped inspire my young career in government/policy. My motivation is to allow entrepreneurs who create these solutions to actually implement then by having a government that empowers them and doesn't stop then through unnecessary regulations. What is your take on the governments role in a 21st century world? Great question. I believe it is going to be changing alot. Many of our government policies, procedures, laws were designed for the 1800's and how we're going to deal with the explosive growth of Tech and its empowerment of individuals is going to be "interesting" at best. I honestly wondering this question myself!
When will we be able to install software on our brains? Technically now. There are implants for various neuro-related diseases that are software driven. But what you mean, more like BCI related work, i think we'll start with the first real efforts within 10 years and then have "Google On the Brain" as an app inside of 20.
Peter - Thank you for all of your inspiring work. I am a professional engineer with a good job, loving family and I am very blessed. I also am an inventor so many ideas to that can make the world a better place. I, like so many, lack the financial resources (and the time) to transform these ideas into reality. The XPRIZE model is wonderful, but it doesn't help with the seed money to be able to compete. My question is: can you recommend or are you aware of non-conventional ways to raise capital outside of banks, angel investors and venture capitalists? I understand what you mean. Luckily there is a solution in crowd funding. If you look at the availability of $$ from Kickstarter, INdieGoGo, RocketHub, etc it is growing exponentially. $2.8B in 2012 growing to $15B in 2015. There is natural tie here that is very exciting where the public funds the teams solving the problems of greatest interest to them.
How near is the Singularity? That is a question that I really don’t think about while my good friend, business partner, and XPRIZE trustee Ray Kurzweil can give you his answer, which I believe is within the next 30 years or so. I’m personally not focused on “The Singularity,” I’m more focused on the transformation of humanity into a world of abundance where people have their basic needs be met. So I’m also focused more on the next 2-10 years and how technology is transforming the ability of an entrepreneur to solve the world’s grand challenges and changing the fabric of society. I think most people don’t realize how powerful the changes coming this decade will be.
Hello Peter, glad to join the conversation (once again). Many thanks to engage with the crowd despite your packed schedule. Thanks a lot, and best regards Ralf. Ralf, great to hear from you. thank you for all of your continued help promoting my work! You are awesome. Marissa sends here best.
We have just started a science art prize to encourage scientists in the nano- and bio-tech field (as this is strong here in Dresden) in order to give scientists a way to express their research findings in new, and disruptive ways while working together with an artist on a project. My question: what advice do you have to accelerate the process of engagement of scientists & artists to bring innovations to the public (through a new vehicle: art)? I think the XPRIZE is my solution to your question... Also XPRIZE is working on a new platform called HeroX to help take what XPRIZE does to massive scale.
IPhone or Droid? What app can't you live without? For me, the answer is Android. While I love the design and beauty of the iPhone, I am very much an “open source kind of guy.” I think in the final result open source will trump any closed ecosystem and I think ultimately android will outpace and outstrip anything that the apple universe can create. Regarding apps I can’t live without, I probably would have to answer my navigation applications since my personal ability to navigate is limited to up and down! I have zero sense of direction. And in a world of Google maps, I appear to be much smarter than I actually am.
If you could magically solve one problem with the Ocean tomorrow, what would it be and why? I think there are two problems that I’m concerned about – one is acidification, which is why we launched the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE, and the second is the depletion of various large fish from our oceans. I am a scuba diver and I love exploring the beauty of this magical underwater world, and the notion that my kids will not have access to that beauty concerns me greatly. I think that awareness, access to real measureable data and the intelligent use of technology is the lever we have to make a difference and we at the XPRIZE intend to use this to solve these problems to the greatest degree we can.
What field needs to be disrupted next? I think the world of healthcare and education are massively ripe for disruption and if left on their own will collapse. But I hope through the work at the XPRIZE and Singularity University, we can accelerate this process. My dad recently went through our healthcare system and it scared the living daylights out of me. How could it be so bad? How can it be so confusing? How can it be so impersonal? I think that technology and entrepreneurs will reinvent this field causing many of the large giants to become disrupted in this next decade. Also, because I have two toddlers at home, I think about how they will be educated, how they will learn. Again, I think that our current education system was designed for the last century and there are much better ways to enable our children to learn what is important in society today.
Are you preparing an XPRIZE realated to 3D printing? Great idea. I'd love to. I'm a huge of 3D (digital printing) but don't have an XPRIZE there. 3D is more a solution than a challenge. We've thought a Rapid Home contruction XPRIZE for post disaster or poor nations.. 3Dp could play a role here.
Loved your book Abundance. Really put the my mind in the state that it needs to be to make big things happen. In the next 3-5 years, what is one project you would like to see XPRIZE go after? Thank you. In the next 3 - 5 years we're doing a lot of fun and important prizes. I want to disrupt our educatoin system and healthcare system for one. They are both massively broken and need revitalization. I would love to do an Earthquake predicition xprize and an organogensis xprize.
Hey Peter, thx for doing the AMA! My question: How can we organize economy in a world in which machines do all the work and how can we avoid people degenerating to stupid and bored individuals without a purpose in this world?! The first part is going to look more like star trek. I think the second part is going to result as we merge with technology and increase our congnitive and physical ability.
Peter, you've obviously thought a lot about various global issues facing us throughout the years. So what is humanity's grandest challenge? Ultimately I think humanity’s grandest challenge is the transformation we’re going to undergo over the next 30 years as technology begins to transform how we live every aspect of our life, what it means to be human and even the very nature of the fabric of society. I don’t know what the answer is, but we’re going to begin to co-evolve with technology in some unique fashions which will scare a lot of people but also relieve a lot of suffering. So our grandest challenge is the evolutionary process that we are now entering that will accelerate over the next three decades.
What are the advantages of a privatized future-tech industry, as opposed to gov't funded? Like SpaceX vs NASA.. Seems that if the US gov't is going to pay for the ships to get to the ISS through a contract with SpaceX, wouldn't it be more economical (in the long run) to just invest more in its own space-agency? Government is not about efficiency. Private industry is. Ultimately government (NASA) should be more like DAPRA, setting goals, prizes, etc and incentivizing private industry to do it faster, cheaper and better.
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11pm Fri 11 May 2012 - /r/technology

  1. Game Of Thrones On Track To Be Most Pirated Show Of 2012; Pirates Still Asking HBO For Legitimate Options techdirt.com comments technology
  2. 30% of the file-sharers in the UK admit that they are going to pirate more films, music, games, and e-books within the next year. extratorrent.com comments technology
  3. Time Warner CEO says that to combat movie piracy, dvds need to start being released soon after the movie is dropped from theaters deadline.com comments technology
  4. Jay Leno's 3D printer jaylenosgarage.com comments technology
  5. A new NZ ISP has withdrawn its "global mode" that allowed customers to evade country-based blocking of web content - just 48 hrs after enabling the service theregister.co.uk comments technology
  6. The FBI took -- and mysteriously returned -- their server. redtape.msnbc.msn.com comments technology
  7. Anti-WiFi wallpaper lets cellular and radio through arstechnica.com comments technology
  8. Hartverdrahtet – Infinite complexity in 4096 bytes creativeapplications.net comments technology
  9. FBI Fears Bitcoin's Popularity with Criminals wired.com comments technology
  10. "HBO co-president Eric Kessler has said he thinks the move away from traditional television to an internet-based model is just a fad that will pass" forbes.com comments technology
  11. New Disney Research Turns Almost Anything Into An Interface disneyresearch.com comments technology
  12. Verizon Follows Twitter’s Example And Joins Friends Of The Internet Club The company refuses to comply with subpoena that would give out user details webpronews.com comments technology
  13. Since all the members of the MPAA make about $10 billion a year combined, and Google makes the same on its own, why can't Google just lobby for copyright reform? javaworld.com comments technology
  14. Asteroid mining: The crazy, awesome plan to grab platinum from outer space. - Slate Magazine slate.com comments technology
  15. Louis CK Secretly Releases Another Online-Only Special buy.louisck.net comments technology
  16. Facebook: pay to make your posts stand out... bbc.co.uk comments technology
  17. A website that reveals interesting correlations ifiknewyou.com comments technology
  18. Pirate Bay to Anonymous: DDoS is censorship, cut it out facebook.com comments technology
  19. CISPA has NOT been stopped. youtube.com comments technology
  20. Facebook revises privacy policy: The move could pave the way for the company to use information about you even if you're outside of the Facebook network -- for instance, via an ad network. news.cnet.com comments technology
  21. Why the UK Pirate Party Runs a Pirate Bay Proxy torrentfreak.com comments technology
  22. Adobe is making users pay to upgrade to Photoshop CS 6.0 to fix a critical vulnerability in Photoshop CS 5.5; 5.5 was released just 13 months ago adobe.com comments technology
  23. Wood 2.0: mass timber and the tall buildings of tomorrow arstechnica.com comments technology
  24. New Cement-Making Method Could Slash Carbon Emissions The proof-of-concept device concentrates sunlight to break apart limestone. technologyreview.com comments technology
  25. Court Rules NSA Doesn't Have To Reveal Its Semi-Secret Relationship With Google forbes.com comments technology
  26. That article someone posted where an HBO co-president said cord-cutting was a fad, well here is the video he is quoting (start at 17:45 for relevant Q&A). HBO is not run by idiots. videonuze.com comments technology
  27. The MPAA is outraged and offended by The Pirate Bay "seeking to justify profiting from digital theft” by referring to Hollywood’s founders as pirates. Instead, they claim they were freedom fighters who saw no other option than to infringe patents for the sake of creativity. torrentfreak.com comments technology
  28. Mozilla fires startling broadside at Apple | News | TechRadar techradar.com comments technology
  29. 5 future car technologies that truly have a chance auto.howstuffworks.com comments technology
  30. Court orders Pirate Bay supporter to stop publicising ban work-around bbc.co.uk comments technology
  31. Japanese researchers using particle accelerator to breed salt resistant rice phys.org comments technology
  32. Twitter stripping businesses of their Verified Badge if they stop advertising on Twitter (which costs $5,000/month minimum!) digitaltrends.com comments technology
  33. Siri says Nokia Lumia 900 the best smartphone ever news.cnet.com comments technology
  34. Apple ditching Google Maps in iOS 6 gigaom.com comments technology
  35. SOPA Supporters Urge White House To Use Secretive TPP Process To Insert Draconian New IP Laws techdirt.com comments technology
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3pm Sat 12 May 2012 - /r/technology

  1. Dutch Judge Who Ordered Pirate Bay Links Censored Found To Be Corrupt falkvinge.net comments technology
  2. Verizon refuses to activate on lost man's cell phone for police search unless they agreed to pay his $20 overdue bill. timesreporter.com comments technology
  3. Game Of Thrones On Track To Be Most Pirated Show Of 2012; Pirates Still Asking HBO For Legitimate Options techdirt.com comments technology
  4. The SpaceX mission, now scheduled for May 19, will be the first by a private company to send a rocket to the International Space Station. news.cnet.com comments technology
  5. Time Warner CEO says that to combat movie piracy, dvds need to start being released soon after the movie is dropped from theaters deadline.com comments technology
  6. The MPAA is outraged and offended by The Pirate Bay "seeking to justify profiting from digital theft” by referring to Hollywood’s founders as pirates. Instead, they claim they were freedom fighters who saw no other option than to infringe patents for the sake of creativity. torrentfreak.com comments technology
  7. 30% of the file-sharers in the UK admit that they are going to pirate more films, music, games, and e-books within the next year. extratorrent.com comments technology
  8. "An engineer has proposed — and outlined in meticulous detail — building a full-sized, ion-powered version of the Starship Enterprise complete with 1G of gravity on board, and says it could be done with current technology, within 20 years." msnbc.msn.com comments technology
  9. Louis CK Secretly Releases Another Online-Only Special buy.louisck.net comments technology
  10. Facebook to vote on privacy changes, if 7,000 people make comment. In 7 days. This is not a joke. facebook.com comments technology
  11. Pirate Bay ‘Censorship’ Judge is Corrupt, Claims Pirate Party Founder torrentfreak.com comments technology
  12. Jay Leno's 3D printer jaylenosgarage.com comments technology
  13. Bitcoins worth $87,000 plundered in brazen server breach | Ars Technica arstechnica.com comments technology
  14. Windows 8: You cannot run FireFox/Chrome or any third party browser and receive full features. extremetech.com comments technology
  15. Low-cost nanosheet catalyst discovered to split hydrogen from water sciencedaily.com comments technology
  16. The FBI took -- and mysteriously returned -- their server. redtape.msnbc.msn.com comments technology
  17. A new NZ ISP has withdrawn its "global mode" that allowed customers to evade country-based blocking of web content - just 48 hrs after enabling the service theregister.co.uk comments technology
  18. Anti-WiFi wallpaper lets cellular and radio through arstechnica.com comments technology
  19. Verizon Follows Twitter’s Example And Joins Friends Of The Internet Club The company refuses to comply with subpoena that would give out user details webpronews.com comments technology
  20. Hartverdrahtet – Infinite complexity in 4096 bytes creativeapplications.net comments technology
  21. Pirate Bay to Anonymous: DDoS is censorship, cut it out facebook.com comments technology
  22. Since all the members of the MPAA make about $10 billion a year combined, and Google makes the same on its own, why can't Google just lobby for copyright reform? javaworld.com comments technology
  23. FBI Fears Bitcoin's Popularity with Criminals wired.com comments technology
  24. New Disney Research Turns Almost Anything Into An Interface disneyresearch.com comments technology
  25. Facebook revises privacy policy: The move could pave the way for the company to use information about you even if you're outside of the Facebook network -- for instance, via an ad network. news.cnet.com comments technology
  26. CISPA has NOT been stopped. youtube.com comments technology
  27. This Is What Developing For Android Looks Like techcrunch.com comments technology
  28. "HBO co-president Eric Kessler has said he thinks the move away from traditional television to an internet-based model is just a fad that will pass" forbes.com comments technology
  29. Oracle ignores judge's advice, going after infringed profits zdnet.com comments technology
  30. Court Goes Censorship Crazy Against Dutch Pirate Party: "Basically, telling people how to get around a block, even if it's linking to a general proxy (not a specific one) is now barred in the Netherlands." techdirt.com comments technology
  31. When will we get a press who don't feel the need to sensationalise everything and cry rape..all the time? bbc.co.uk comments technology
  32. Asteroid mining: The crazy, awesome plan to grab platinum from outer space. - Slate Magazine slate.com comments technology
  33. Facebook: pay to make your posts stand out... bbc.co.uk comments technology
  34. A website that reveals interesting correlations ifiknewyou.com comments technology
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12pm Sat 12 May 2012 - /r/technology

  1. Verizon refuses to activate on lost man's cell phone for police search unless they agreed to pay his $20 overdue bill. timesreporter.com comments technology
  2. Game Of Thrones On Track To Be Most Pirated Show Of 2012; Pirates Still Asking HBO For Legitimate Options techdirt.com comments technology
  3. Time Warner CEO says that to combat movie piracy, dvds need to start being released soon after the movie is dropped from theaters deadline.com comments technology
  4. The SpaceX mission, now scheduled for May 19, will be the first by a private company to send a rocket to the International Space Station. news.cnet.com comments technology
  5. 30% of the file-sharers in the UK admit that they are going to pirate more films, music, games, and e-books within the next year. extratorrent.com comments technology
  6. The MPAA is outraged and offended by The Pirate Bay "seeking to justify profiting from digital theft” by referring to Hollywood’s founders as pirates. Instead, they claim they were freedom fighters who saw no other option than to infringe patents for the sake of creativity. torrentfreak.com comments technology
  7. Dutch Judge Who Ordered Pirate Bay Links Censored Found To Be Corrupt falkvinge.net comments technology
  8. Louis CK Secretly Releases Another Online-Only Special buy.louisck.net comments technology
  9. Jay Leno's 3D printer jaylenosgarage.com comments technology
  10. Facebook to vote on privacy changes, if 7,000 people make comment. In 7 days. This is not a joke. facebook.com comments technology
  11. Bitcoins worth $87,000 plundered in brazen server breach | Ars Technica arstechnica.com comments technology
  12. "An engineer has proposed — and outlined in meticulous detail — building a full-sized, ion-powered version of the Starship Enterprise complete with 1G of gravity on board, and says it could be done with current technology, within 20 years." msnbc.msn.com comments technology
  13. The FBI took -- and mysteriously returned -- their server. redtape.msnbc.msn.com comments technology
  14. A new NZ ISP has withdrawn its "global mode" that allowed customers to evade country-based blocking of web content - just 48 hrs after enabling the service theregister.co.uk comments technology
  15. Anti-WiFi wallpaper lets cellular and radio through arstechnica.com comments technology
  16. Verizon Follows Twitter’s Example And Joins Friends Of The Internet Club The company refuses to comply with subpoena that would give out user details webpronews.com comments technology
  17. Hartverdrahtet – Infinite complexity in 4096 bytes creativeapplications.net comments technology
  18. Since all the members of the MPAA make about $10 billion a year combined, and Google makes the same on its own, why can't Google just lobby for copyright reform? javaworld.com comments technology
  19. FBI Fears Bitcoin's Popularity with Criminals wired.com comments technology
  20. Pirate Bay to Anonymous: DDoS is censorship, cut it out facebook.com comments technology
  21. New Disney Research Turns Almost Anything Into An Interface disneyresearch.com comments technology
  22. Facebook revises privacy policy: The move could pave the way for the company to use information about you even if you're outside of the Facebook network -- for instance, via an ad network. news.cnet.com comments technology
  23. This Is What Developing For Android Looks Like techcrunch.com comments technology
  24. CISPA has NOT been stopped. youtube.com comments technology
  25. "HBO co-president Eric Kessler has said he thinks the move away from traditional television to an internet-based model is just a fad that will pass" forbes.com comments technology
  26. Men In Tech wekeroad.com comments technology
  27. Oracle ignores judge's advice, going after infringed profits zdnet.com comments technology
  28. Asteroid mining: The crazy, awesome plan to grab platinum from outer space. - Slate Magazine slate.com comments technology
  29. Facebook: pay to make your posts stand out... bbc.co.uk comments technology
  30. A website that reveals interesting correlations ifiknewyou.com comments technology
  31. Want a free GB of Dropbox space? Check out Dropquest, an online scavenger hunt with plenty of prizes. blog.dropbox.com comments technology
  32. Court Rules NSA Doesn't Have To Reveal Its Semi-Secret Relationship With Google forbes.com comments technology
  33. When will we get a press who don't feel the need to sensationalise everything and cry rape..all the time? bbc.co.uk comments technology
  34. The question "What's the best cellphone ever" calculated by WolframAlpha wolframalpha.com comments technology
  35. Wearing Helmets In Tornadoes Gains Momentum npr.org comments technology
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8am Sat 12 May 2012 - /r/technology

  1. Game Of Thrones On Track To Be Most Pirated Show Of 2012; Pirates Still Asking HBO For Legitimate Options techdirt.com comments technology
  2. Time Warner CEO says that to combat movie piracy, dvds need to start being released soon after the movie is dropped from theaters deadline.com comments technology
  3. 30% of the file-sharers in the UK admit that they are going to pirate more films, music, games, and e-books within the next year. extratorrent.com comments technology
  4. Jay Leno's 3D printer jaylenosgarage.com comments technology
  5. Louis CK Secretly Releases Another Online-Only Special buy.louisck.net comments technology
  6. The MPAA is outraged and offended by The Pirate Bay "seeking to justify profiting from digital theft” by referring to Hollywood’s founders as pirates. Instead, they claim they were freedom fighters who saw no other option than to infringe patents for the sake of creativity. torrentfreak.com comments technology
  7. The SpaceX mission, now scheduled for May 19, will be the first by a private company to send a rocket to the International Space Station. news.cnet.com comments technology
  8. Verizon refuses to activate on lost man's cell phone for police search unless they agreed to pay his $20 overdue bill. timesreporter.com comments technology
  9. Bitcoins worth $87,000 plundered in brazen server breach | Ars Technica arstechnica.com comments technology
  10. The FBI took -- and mysteriously returned -- their server. redtape.msnbc.msn.com comments technology
  11. A new NZ ISP has withdrawn its "global mode" that allowed customers to evade country-based blocking of web content - just 48 hrs after enabling the service theregister.co.uk comments technology
  12. Anti-WiFi wallpaper lets cellular and radio through arstechnica.com comments technology
  13. Verizon Follows Twitter’s Example And Joins Friends Of The Internet Club The company refuses to comply with subpoena that would give out user details webpronews.com comments technology
  14. Hartverdrahtet – Infinite complexity in 4096 bytes creativeapplications.net comments technology
  15. FBI Fears Bitcoin's Popularity with Criminals wired.com comments technology
  16. Since all the members of the MPAA make about $10 billion a year combined, and Google makes the same on its own, why can't Google just lobby for copyright reform? javaworld.com comments technology
  17. Pirate Bay to Anonymous: DDoS is censorship, cut it out facebook.com comments technology
  18. This Is What Developing For Android Looks Like techcrunch.com comments technology
  19. New Disney Research Turns Almost Anything Into An Interface disneyresearch.com comments technology
  20. "HBO co-president Eric Kessler has said he thinks the move away from traditional television to an internet-based model is just a fad that will pass" forbes.com comments technology
  21. CISPA has NOT been stopped. youtube.com comments technology
  22. Facebook revises privacy policy: The move could pave the way for the company to use information about you even if you're outside of the Facebook network -- for instance, via an ad network. news.cnet.com comments technology
  23. Oracle ignores judge's advice, going after infringed profits zdnet.com comments technology
  24. Asteroid mining: The crazy, awesome plan to grab platinum from outer space. - Slate Magazine slate.com comments technology
  25. Facebook: pay to make your posts stand out... bbc.co.uk comments technology
  26. A website that reveals interesting correlations ifiknewyou.com comments technology
  27. Court Rules NSA Doesn't Have To Reveal Its Semi-Secret Relationship With Google forbes.com comments technology
  28. Saverin, Co-founder Facebook, renounces US citizenship to avoid tax. Is now Singaporean smh.com.au comments technology
  29. Russian Satellite takes picture of Earth universetoday.com comments technology
  30. Why the UK Pirate Party Runs a Pirate Bay Proxy torrentfreak.com comments technology
  31. Scientists in Japan have built a computer capable of generating holographic images from three-dimensional models composed of up to a million points with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 - full HD reghardware.com comments technology
  32. Louis C.K. is offering ANOTHER $5 special with no DRM, and direct download. Help support practices like this! buy.louisck.net comments technology
  33. Wood 2.0: mass timber and the tall buildings of tomorrow arstechnica.com comments technology
  34. Adobe is making users pay to upgrade to Photoshop CS 6.0 to fix a critical vulnerability in Photoshop CS 5.5; 5.5 was released just 13 months ago adobe.com comments technology
  35. Franken turns up heat on Holder, wants info on cell phone tracking news.cnet.com comments technology
  36. So I got this packet in the mail today from StackOverflow... [AIC] i.imgur.com comments technology
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4pm Sat 12 May 2012 - /r/technology

  1. Dutch Judge Who Ordered Pirate Bay Links Censored Found To Be Corrupt falkvinge.net comments technology
  2. Verizon refuses to activate on lost man's cell phone for police search unless they agreed to pay his $20 overdue bill. timesreporter.com comments technology
  3. The SpaceX mission, now scheduled for May 19, will be the first by a private company to send a rocket to the International Space Station. news.cnet.com comments technology
  4. Game Of Thrones On Track To Be Most Pirated Show Of 2012; Pirates Still Asking HBO For Legitimate Options techdirt.com comments technology
  5. Time Warner CEO says that to combat movie piracy, dvds need to start being released soon after the movie is dropped from theaters deadline.com comments technology
  6. "An engineer has proposed — and outlined in meticulous detail — building a full-sized, ion-powered version of the Starship Enterprise complete with 1G of gravity on board, and says it could be done with current technology, within 20 years." msnbc.msn.com comments technology
  7. The MPAA is outraged and offended by The Pirate Bay "seeking to justify profiting from digital theft” by referring to Hollywood’s founders as pirates. Instead, they claim they were freedom fighters who saw no other option than to infringe patents for the sake of creativity. torrentfreak.com comments technology
  8. 30% of the file-sharers in the UK admit that they are going to pirate more films, music, games, and e-books within the next year. extratorrent.com comments technology
  9. Pirate Bay ‘Censorship’ Judge is Corrupt, Claims Pirate Party Founder torrentfreak.com comments technology
  10. Facebook to vote on privacy changes, if 7,000 people make comment. In 7 days. This is not a joke. facebook.com comments technology
  11. Louis CK Secretly Releases Another Online-Only Special buy.louisck.net comments technology
  12. Jay Leno's 3D printer jaylenosgarage.com comments technology
  13. Bitcoins worth $87,000 plundered in brazen server breach | Ars Technica arstechnica.com comments technology
  14. Low-cost nanosheet catalyst discovered to split hydrogen from water sciencedaily.com comments technology
  15. Cardboard eco-USB dreamburen.com comments technology
  16. The FBI took -- and mysteriously returned -- their server. redtape.msnbc.msn.com comments technology
  17. A new NZ ISP has withdrawn its "global mode" that allowed customers to evade country-based blocking of web content - just 48 hrs after enabling the service theregister.co.uk comments technology
  18. Anti-WiFi wallpaper lets cellular and radio through arstechnica.com comments technology
  19. Verizon Follows Twitter’s Example And Joins Friends Of The Internet Club The company refuses to comply with subpoena that would give out user details webpronews.com comments technology
  20. On Diaspora's Social Network, You Own Your Data businessweek.com comments technology
  21. Hartverdrahtet – Infinite complexity in 4096 bytes creativeapplications.net comments technology
  22. Pirate Bay to Anonymous: DDoS is censorship, cut it out facebook.com comments technology
  23. Since all the members of the MPAA make about $10 billion a year combined, and Google makes the same on its own, why can't Google just lobby for copyright reform? javaworld.com comments technology
  24. FBI Fears Bitcoin's Popularity with Criminals wired.com comments technology
  25. Facebook revises privacy policy: The move could pave the way for the company to use information about you even if you're outside of the Facebook network -- for instance, via an ad network. news.cnet.com comments technology
  26. New Disney Research Turns Almost Anything Into An Interface disneyresearch.com comments technology
  27. CISPA has NOT been stopped. youtube.com comments technology
  28. Verizon stonewalls request to turn over information on alleged pirates | The Verge theverge.com comments technology
  29. "HBO co-president Eric Kessler has said he thinks the move away from traditional television to an internet-based model is just a fad that will pass" forbes.com comments technology
  30. This Is What Developing For Android Looks Like techcrunch.com comments technology
  31. Oracle ignores judge's advice, going after infringed profits zdnet.com comments technology
  32. Court Goes Censorship Crazy Against Dutch Pirate Party: "Basically, telling people how to get around a block, even if it's linking to a general proxy (not a specific one) is now barred in the Netherlands." techdirt.com comments technology
  33. When will we get a press who don't feel the need to sensationalise everything and cry rape..all the time? bbc.co.uk comments technology
  34. US spy agency can keep mum on Google ties: court - Yahoo! ca.news.yahoo.com comments technology
  35. Asteroid mining: The crazy, awesome plan to grab platinum from outer space. - Slate Magazine slate.com comments technology
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10am Sat 12 May 2012 - /r/technology

  1. Verizon refuses to activate on lost man's cell phone for police search unless they agreed to pay his $20 overdue bill. timesreporter.com comments technology
  2. Game Of Thrones On Track To Be Most Pirated Show Of 2012; Pirates Still Asking HBO For Legitimate Options techdirt.com comments technology
  3. Time Warner CEO says that to combat movie piracy, dvds need to start being released soon after the movie is dropped from theaters deadline.com comments technology
  4. The SpaceX mission, now scheduled for May 19, will be the first by a private company to send a rocket to the International Space Station. news.cnet.com comments technology
  5. 30% of the file-sharers in the UK admit that they are going to pirate more films, music, games, and e-books within the next year. extratorrent.com comments technology
  6. The MPAA is outraged and offended by The Pirate Bay "seeking to justify profiting from digital theft” by referring to Hollywood’s founders as pirates. Instead, they claim they were freedom fighters who saw no other option than to infringe patents for the sake of creativity. torrentfreak.com comments technology
  7. Louis CK Secretly Releases Another Online-Only Special buy.louisck.net comments technology
  8. Jay Leno's 3D printer jaylenosgarage.com comments technology
  9. Bitcoins worth $87,000 plundered in brazen server breach | Ars Technica arstechnica.com comments technology
  10. The FBI took -- and mysteriously returned -- their server. redtape.msnbc.msn.com comments technology
  11. A new NZ ISP has withdrawn its "global mode" that allowed customers to evade country-based blocking of web content - just 48 hrs after enabling the service theregister.co.uk comments technology
  12. Anti-WiFi wallpaper lets cellular and radio through arstechnica.com comments technology
  13. Facebook to vote on privacy changes, if 7,000 people make comment. In 7 days. This is not a joke. facebook.com comments technology
  14. Verizon Follows Twitter’s Example And Joins Friends Of The Internet Club The company refuses to comply with subpoena that would give out user details webpronews.com comments technology
  15. Hartverdrahtet – Infinite complexity in 4096 bytes creativeapplications.net comments technology
  16. Since all the members of the MPAA make about $10 billion a year combined, and Google makes the same on its own, why can't Google just lobby for copyright reform? javaworld.com comments technology
  17. FBI Fears Bitcoin's Popularity with Criminals wired.com comments technology
  18. Pirate Bay to Anonymous: DDoS is censorship, cut it out facebook.com comments technology
  19. New Disney Research Turns Almost Anything Into An Interface disneyresearch.com comments technology
  20. This Is What Developing For Android Looks Like techcrunch.com comments technology
  21. Facebook revises privacy policy: The move could pave the way for the company to use information about you even if you're outside of the Facebook network -- for instance, via an ad network. news.cnet.com comments technology
  22. CISPA has NOT been stopped. youtube.com comments technology
  23. "HBO co-president Eric Kessler has said he thinks the move away from traditional television to an internet-based model is just a fad that will pass" forbes.com comments technology
  24. Oracle ignores judge's advice, going after infringed profits zdnet.com comments technology
  25. Asteroid mining: The crazy, awesome plan to grab platinum from outer space. - Slate Magazine slate.com comments technology
  26. Facebook: pay to make your posts stand out... bbc.co.uk comments technology
  27. A website that reveals interesting correlations ifiknewyou.com comments technology
  28. Court Rules NSA Doesn't Have To Reveal Its Semi-Secret Relationship With Google forbes.com comments technology
  29. When will we get a press who don't feel the need to sensationalise everything and cry rape..all the time? bbc.co.uk comments technology
  30. Russian Satellite takes picture of Earth universetoday.com comments technology
  31. Want a free GB of Dropbox space? Check out Dropquest, an online scavenger hunt with plenty of prizes. blog.dropbox.com comments technology
  32. Why the UK Pirate Party Runs a Pirate Bay Proxy torrentfreak.com comments technology
  33. So I got this packet in the mail today from StackOverflow... [AIC] i.imgur.com comments technology
  34. Wood 2.0: mass timber and the tall buildings of tomorrow arstechnica.com comments technology
  35. Scientists in Japan have built a computer capable of generating holographic images from three-dimensional models composed of up to a million points with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 - full HD reghardware.com comments technology
  36. Louis C.K. is offering ANOTHER $5 special with no DRM, and direct download. Help support practices like this! buy.louisck.net comments technology
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