19 September, 2019

It's Possible to Build a 'Space Elevator' With the Present Day Technology!

A space elevator is a proposed type of planet-to-space transportation system. The main component would be a cable (also called a tether) anchored to the surface and extending into space.
from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A new study suggests that humans can actually build a “space elevator” using existing technologies. Rather than building a space elevator up from Earth, build a 'spaceline' down from the Moon, say astrophysicists Zephyr Penoyre from the University of Cambridge in the UK, and Emily Sandford from Columbia University in New York.

Read the older article: https://www.blogger.luka.jagor.info/2017/04/my-view-of-building-space-elevator_27.html

25 August, 2019

Categorizing and Exploring the Universe

1. Solar System
2. Milky Way Galaxy
3. Observable Universe
4. Undefined
5. Multiverse
I hope it will help for better understanding.

All images above are courtesy of the Pixabay - 1 million+ Stunning Free Images to Use Anywhere.

Given enough time and the right technology (and assuming there’s not some serious competition), we might even be able to colonize the entire Milky Way galaxy someday

Hoping for Peace on Earth

We all need to breathe, but 'the lungs of the Earth' are in flames - Amazon wildfires. Deforestation contributes the climate change. Please make an effort and stop tearing down the Amazon jungle for narrow-minded industrial growth.

My thoughts are also with the Hong Kong people in these days of the crisis. I hope the situation will work out and all parties will be satisfied.
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
Nelson Mandela

Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Famous "Gaia" Book Series Author - James Lovelock

Scientist James Lovelock had set up the "Gaia hypothesis" back in 1969. It's "the Earth viewed as a vast self-regulating organism". The hypothesis contributed significantly to our understanding of global warming. I would recommend everyone to read his books about Gaia. James Lovelock is still vital, though at an advanced age.

Happy birthday dear James Lovelock!

23 August, 2019

Vegan Parents Couple Avoid Jail

An Australian couple, who fed their baby daughter a strict vegan diet resulting in severe malnourishment, has avoided jail time. The couple was sentenced to an 18-month jail term to be served as a community order.
There is a huge difference between vegetarian and vegan. Vegetarians don't eat animal products, but vegans don't eat animal products and by-products (e.g. eggs).In my opinion vegan diet isn't good, it is lacking proteins, vitamin B-12, zinc, iron, calcium...

Another example I would like to point out is how vegans supplement milk: they use soy,  rice, or almond milk, but are there any almonds in your almond milk?
I'll remain "Lacto-Ovo vegetarian" - do not eat meat, poultry, or fish, but do eat eggs and dairy products, because improved health is one of the major benefits of a vegetarian diet, and it's good for the environment.

11 August, 2019

Happy World Elephant Day - August 12

Protecting elephants is an important part of fighting climate change. Why? Because every day across Africa and Asia, elephants disperse billions of seeds, some of which will grow into the forests of tomorrow, sequestering and storing carbon, generating rainfall and stabilizing our climate. Save the elephants to save the forests to save the world!
Ian Redmond OBE, Wildlife biologist and Ambassador for the UNEP Convention on Migratory Species
Photo: Pixabay

This important species is facing a crisis.
TAKE ACTION - Donate to help raise awareness of the issues faced by elephants worldwide:
https://worldelephantday.org/take-action

07 August, 2019

We Have Consumed Planet Earth Resources for This Year, but Population Will Rise to 11.2 Billion in 2100

Illustration: Pixabay

Global Footprint Network has calculated that we have consumed planet Earth resources for this year. Our planet has limits to how much it can regenerate naturally, and we are exhausting it much more.


There are going to be a lot more old people by the year 2100. I recommend setting up regulations like China had "One-child policy".

World Population Clock: 7.7 Billion People (2019) - Worldometers

06 August, 2019

In Loving Memory of Domenico Modugno

Domenico Modugno (Italian pronunciation: [doˈmeːniko moˈduɲɲo]; 9 January 1928 – 6 August 1994) was an Italian singer, songwriter, actor, guitarist, and later in life, a member of the Italian Parliament.



Partitissima modugno67.jpg
Photo by Unknown - Partitissima RAI tv,
promotional photo, Public Domain, Link
Domenico Modugno camera.jpg
Photo by dati.camera.it, CC BY 3.0, Link

Thank you for your great work, especially for social activism, fighting against the inhuman conditions of patients in the Agrigento psychiatric hospital.

31 July, 2019

5G is Coming to Customers - Update

Wireless can have the same low latency and high reliability as a wireline connection
Durga Malladi - Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
5G technology will revolutionize the industry, but there is a long road to smart city or "Internet of Things" reality, about five years. Also with a help of mixed or augmented reality, you will be able to learn or repair something easier.

Read about another viewpoint, my criticism of mixed reality / electronic contact lens hardware:

29 July, 2019

Global Warming is Confirmed - Civilization is Collapsing

Difficult times are ahead and there isn't artificial intelligence or a fusion energy reactor that will save the day. There has been so much wrongdoing, so much injustice and I'm afraid there is going to be a lot more. I don't see myself as a lazy person and that's why I hold a responsible "work cult" for most global problems. We got trapped in this "work cult" and there is no easy way out of it.

Many cities will be underwater by 2050. Most of the wildlife will extinct. The temperature will rise 1, 2, 3, 4, or more degrees. There will be shortages of many items, lack of leadership...

In all branches of science people pressurized facts to maximize profit e.g. too many pesticides on crops. There will have to be a lot of brainstorming and deep changes for survival in such awkward circumstances. I hope we'll manage to preserve those fragile human rights we have.

25 July, 2019

Artificial Intelligence Speeds Up the Artificial Sun Project — AI Software to Find Holy Grail in Fusion Energy

William Tang is a principal research physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), he leads a team of scientists that uses Artificial intelligence to develop clean, virtually limitless fusion energy.

Fusion, which drives the sun and stars, is that generates energy. It is very important to forecast disruptions — the sudden loss of confinement of plasma particles and energy to make commercial fusion energy work.

Disruptions are that can halt fusion reactions and damage the doughnut-shaped tokamaks that house the reactions. Researchers are using Deep Learning techniques for AI to predict disruptions accurately and even preventing disruptions from happening in the first place.
With that level of accuracy and that amount of time, people running the machine would have time to either mitigate the disruption by cooling the plasma or even by finding a way to avoid it entirely
professor Tang said

U.S. Department of Energy - Science - 425 003 001 (9786811206).jpg
Cutaway diagram of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) the largest tokamak in the world, which began construction in 2013 and is projected to begin operation in 2035. It is intended as a demonstration that a practical fusion reactor is possible, and will produce 500 megawatts of power. The blue human figure at the bottom shows the scale.

Image by U.S. Department of Energy from the United States - 425 003 001, Public Domain, Link

14 July, 2019

Waves of Artificial Intelligence Behavior

In April AI news diminished the value of Google's DeepMind - it nearly flunked high school math, but a turnover came recently when scientists build incredibly accurate universe simulations with a help of artificial intelligence. The sweet problem for the scientists is not knowing how such accurate universe simulation is being rendered, they should check up, "debug" every pixel it produces.

Overall, it's not so sweet seeing AI behaving in a whimsical manner, capriciously - but then again it was anticipated that it's so hard to teach artificial intelligence notions like common sense.
The importance of knowing what goals AI should have is imperative, whether they are local (small) or global (cumulative set of local goals). For me, it's frustrating, as an artificial intelligence enthusiast, seeing challenges like global hunger, diseases, the Millennium Prize Problems won't go away just now, but maybe in some time soon.

03 June, 2019

Cosmopolitan Design Update - What's New

Sometimes I believe in the Gaia - personification of the Earth. Gaia is the ancestral mother of all life: the primal Mother Earth goddess, from Ancient Greek mythology. I believe that Mother Earth is fragile, not rigid, and so is the peace with it.

Recently, we have been witnessing how that fragile peace was disturbed during FIFA World Cup 2018. At least two countries have reported earthquakes during the football match: Mexico and Croatia. It was no coincidence. When a football player strikes a goal person tends to stand up, make some noise, applaud, light a firecracker or fireworks, enormous energy is being free up.

It's difficult to advocate some sort of cubical design, especially red-white cubical design. Sometimes they say:
There is a story behind everything
During FIFA World Cup 2018 in my country - Croatia, everything was colored in red-white cubical design: the buildings, cars, people... It might be malicious. Gaia remembers.  At the moment I believe that such red-white cubical design encourages aggressiveness, similarly to orange color does. I wouldn't be surprised if in 10-20 years' time there would be more snakes and lizards regardless of climate change factors, just based on such Cosmopolitan red-white cubical design.

Read more:

28 May, 2019

Does a Cosmopolitan Attitude Estrange You From Your Local People?

I believe that you shouldn't be estranged from local people with a cosmopolitan attitude. Does it always have to be that way? -No - urban, cosmopolitan thinking is more inclusive, liberal, but it's hard to maintain your viewpoints in these conservative, right-wing times.

There is pressure and stress coming from everywhere pushing you to make an error, be rude, maybe even have a psychotic episode. This highly competitive world where Universal Basic Income is not enabled is sometimes called concrete jungle. I believe we should connect and make the world a better place, regardless of all kinds of differences, and accept our neighbor no matter if he/she is urbane, a peasant, LGBTQ, or coming from abroad.

20 May, 2019

My View on the Vertical Farming

Zero Hunger is a part of the Sustainable Development Goals and projections of population growth predict that the human population will reach 9 billion in 2050. Vertical farming should not be considered as a joke and laughing stock anymore, but be careful which farm you’re buying. In order to make your calculation faultless, you should know all the facts. I like vertical farming because there is no use of pesticides, I urge you to enable plants circadian rhythm.

Vertical Farming by Numbers

14 May, 2019

Newsflash of the Day

Lenovo's Folding PC Might Be The Future Of Laptops

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Humans to Mars Summit 2019 Launches in D.C. This Week: Watch It Live!

The 2019 Humans to Mars Summit kicks off in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday (May 14), and you can watch the conference events live online. The annual three-day gathering, hosted by the nonprofit organization Explore Mars, brings together scientists, engineers, academics, government officials and other industry leaders to discuss the future challenges and the current progress humanity has made toward launching a crewed mission to the Red Planet by the 2030s.

#FreeBritney: Understanding the Fan-led Britney Spears Movement

Inside the fan-led movement to "free" Britney Spears from her conservatorship.

Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors Invest 80M EUR in Rimac and Establish a Technology Partnership | Rimac Automobili

SEOUL, ZAGREB, 14 May 2019 - Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation have jointly invested 80M Euros in Rimac Automobili (Rimac) - the Croatian high-performance electric vehicle technology and sportscar company. The companies have announced a strategic partnership to collaborate on the development of high-performance electric vehicles.

03 May, 2019

Happy World Press Freedom Day

Often they say 70% of all information on the internet is disinformation. I can't guarantee that all information provided on my blog is logically true, I write this blog passionately from the bottom of my heart.

Please always be skeptical regarding unverified sources and bear in mind that the closest people surrounding you should be your strongest influencers.

Related:

28 April, 2019

My Example of How Prejudicial Thinking Can Lead to Dangerous Indoctrination

NASA's InSight Mars Lander is equipped with a seismometer to measure all possible marsquakes, but I'm more interested in moonquakes. It's important to say about this particular subject that moonquakes (the lunar equivalents of earthquakes) were heavily studied in the 1970s. A moonquake can shake the ground for hours. Man often says "The first footprints put on the Moon will probably stay as long as the Moon itself lasts", implying the Space Age has started recently, for the first time.

For all we know, considering mankind exists 200,000 years, and the Moon's surface entropy, it's possible we've been there before. Thinking that the Space Age began recently may be wrong thinking, that kind of prejudice can lead to dangerous indoctrination.

I hope my generation will make some positive mark in mankind that will truly be memorable, something more than Moon/Mars landings.

27 March, 2019

Document Freedom Day (DFD)

Today is March 27, 2019 - Document Freedom Day (DFD) - a day when people come together and inform themselves about the ever-growing importance of Open Standards. DFD is all about compatibility, is more than documents.  During Document Freedom Day people discuss formats and protocols which everybody can use free of charge and restriction.

22 March, 2019

Amazing 4 Hi-Tech Giants

  1. Microsoft
    Head and shoulders photo of Bill Gates
    Bill Gates - principal founder of Microsoft - Image by United States Department of Health and Human Services - https://www.flickr.com/photos/hhsgov/39912162735/, Public Domain, Link
  2. Apple
    Tim Cook 2009 cropped.jpg
    Tim Cook - Chief Executive Officer of Apple - Image by Tim_Cook_2009.jpg: Kindly granted by Valery Marchive (LeMagIT) derivative work: RanZag (talk) - Tim_Cook_2009.jpg, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link
  3. Amazon.com
    Jeff Bezos at Amazon Spheres Grand Opening in Seattle - 2018 (39074799225) (cropped).jpg
    Jeff Bezos - the founder, chairman, CEO, and president of Amazon - Image by Seattle City Council from Seattle - https://www.flickr.com/photos/seattlecitycouncil/39074799225/, CC BY 2.0, Link
  4. Alphabet - Google
    Larry Page in the European Parliament, 17.06.2009 (cropped).jpg
    Larry Page - principal founder of Google - Image by Stansfield PL - Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

Those 4 amazing hi-tech multinationals have an extraordinary market capitalization of around 4 trillion dollars (trillion dollars can be thought of like a million of million), each with a similar value (around a trillion each). They are the biggest public companies listed in the stock market in the world.

20 March, 2019

Celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach

Celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach

Go behind-the-scenes of today's Doodle below! Today we celebrate world renowned German composer and musician Johann Sebastian Bach with our first ever AI-powered Doodle! Made in partnership with the Google Magenta and Google PAIR teams, the Doodle is an interactive experience encouraging players to compose a two measure melody of their choice.
In this link above you can see and hear the composition, I did with a help of Johann Sebastian Bach and the first-ever AI-powered Google Doodle.

Go behind the scenes with Google:
https://www.google.com/doodles/celebrating-johann-sebastian-bach

Happy International Colour Day - March 21!


International Colour Day promotes colour awareness. Visit https://www.luka.jagor.info/ - Luka Jagor - Digital Art for colourful artwork.

17 February, 2019

New Protocols, Standards, File Types

Are you into virtual reality (a gamer)? What is the difference between WebGL, ‎OpenGL, WebVR? Are you into cryptocurrencies? What is the difference between Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple?

In my youth internet was becoming more and more popular, for web designers it was all about HTML, JavaScript and CSS. Web developers did programming with PHP, MYSQL, and the help of web designers.

Tomislav Uzelac is the Croatian programmer who created AMP, considered the first successful (real-time) MP3 player. When MP3 got popular it was all about MP3/MP3-VB, AAC, Ogg for people into music processing.

Now I would like to introduce you to Vladimir Vukićević and WebVR from the Mozilla community:
Vladimir Vukićević is a Serbian-born American Software Engineer, known mostly for his work on open-source graphics libraries, including those used in the Mozilla projects. Mozilla came out recently with "Firefox Reality - A new browser for virtual reality".

I hope for reconciliation between the Serbs and the Croatians at all levels.

Good luck to all of you hard-working people!

11 February, 2019

Please Stop Concreting and Other Traditional Construction Methods

Plummeting insect numbers 'threaten collapse of nature'

Exclusive: Insects could vanish within a century at current rate of decline, says global review
Stopping traditional construction - although such an event has benefits for nature - it ruins current economic indicators. I understand we could be facing a recession threshold. If so, in the end, we should know the answer to how to gain a sustainable economy that will not conflict with climate, nature. There must be more in the economy than issuing construction permits, especially in a sustainable economy - it's the entire service sector and people should focus more on service rather than physical build (concreting and other traditional construction methods)

Please listen to what the richest man in the 2018 list of the billionaires has to say:

Jeff Bezos thinks we need to build industrial zones in space in order to save Earth

Elon Musk wants us to build human colonies on Mars. Jeff Bezos has a slightly more measured take. Onstage at the Code Conference on Tuesday, the Amazon founder and CEO said that we have to start bringing parts of the industrial economy to space in order "to save Earth."

27 January, 2019

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Resolution 60/7 establishing 27 January as International Holocaust Remembrance Day urges every member nation of the U.N. to honor the memory of Holocaust victims, and encourages the development of educational programs about Holocaust history to help prevent future acts of genocide.
from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Genocidal state, medical experiments ⇒ Holocaust victims were people who were targeted by the government of Nazi Germany for various discriminatory practices due to their ethnicity, religion, political beliefs, or sexual orientation.

I'm gay and I can imagine the hard times gays had in Nazi Germany, especially the ones that talked openly about their sexual orientation. There is still pressure towards minorities here in Croatia.

I wish to express my deepest condolence to all the Holocaust victims.

26 January, 2019

Impressive Quotes for Today and More

It is strange that only extraordinary men make the discoveries, which later appear so easy and simple.
Georg C. Lichtenberg

Freedom of speech is for a person with a name and surname, I mean, how else to quote? -But there is a "Pen name" notion that complicates a "straightforward" situation. That's how I started writing in 2011, with a pseudonym adopted by an author (me - Luka Jagor).

Other thoughts on freedom of speech:

If we want to limit speech because it causes harm, we will have to ban a lot of political speech.
George Kateb
Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins.
Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States

24 January, 2019

World Economic Overview in 2019 From My Perspective

The globalization process is very important, but it should not lead us to direct democracy or swarm intelligence. Such swarm intelligence is devastating to human rights and in fact, is anti-intelligence.

Information is traveling at the speed of the light (at least we know how our ancestors talked to Apollo spacecraft - much faster than a speed of sound, which seems important now to demystify).

Mexico wall dispute is slowing down the economy in the USA. I hope China's growth will be more sustainable, especially considering ecology factors. Great Britain is avoiding real structural reforms of accumulated bureaucracy. I believe the next big investors' interest will obtain African countriesEURussia, and India are rising steadily.

23 January, 2019

"Crypto Secunday Market Fizzled Out" -Which Cryptocurrency Will Prevail?

18 months of absolutely insane, everybody was trying to do an ICO (Initial Coin Offering), 99% of all of them was some sort of scam ... ... it's a good thing that now crypto secunday market have, in some way, fizzled out




Edith Yeung, 500 Startups Partner
The price of bitcoin could nosedive to zero ... ... if bitcoin is pegged against the gold standard, which is about 7 triliun it would be responsible for 20% CO2 production




Jeff Schumacher, founder of BCG Digital Ventures

Watch video and more on the CNBS website https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/23/bitcoin-price-going-to-zero-davos-future-of-blockchain-tech-.html

Image by WikimediaImages from Pixabay
Whatever technology prevails it should be eco-friendly! Bitcoin is first and foremost, I would like to believe in technology, hoping bitcoin can be tweaked to be more efficient.





P2P-network.svg
A peer-to-peer (P to P) network in which interconnected nodes ("peers") share resources amongst each other without the use of a centralized administrative system
By User:Mauro Bieg - Own work, Public Domain, Link

By Ripple - https://ripple.com/, Public Domain, Link
Huge market capitalization has XRP | Ripple. The ripple payment protocol is very fast, it delivers transactions in real-time.

06 January, 2019

Timeless questions? ( 4th part )

1) When will authorities and those such as hi-tech industries enable everyone regular meals and a home?
 - Personally, I feel so grateful for consuming human rights

2) What will happen when individuals using the Internet equals with world population?
 - The fees will go a little up and the content will improve even more - that is my strong belief 😃

03 January, 2019

My View of China's Landing on Unexplored Moon’s Surface

First of all, I would like to congratulate the Chinese on this great success. Moon lander probe will send back important information to all of mankind. The exquisite visit of "Yutu-2" to the moon is yet another highlight of making humans a multi-planetary species. I hope such an act will produce a benevolent effect regarding territorial pretensions on the ground. There is so much space in the Universe, we just have to figure out a way to use it.

Opinion: The best of #SpaceChina & more



01 January, 2019

Happy New Year - updated 😃


HAPPY NEW YEAR

BE REVOLUTIONARY

How to Be Revolutionary

We all know it when we see it. Most computer companies are successful, Apple is revolutionary... ...The question is: what allows these brands and people to achieve extraordinary levels of success and influence?
https://www.scienceofpeople.com/how-to-be-revolutionary/

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