Friday, December 15, 2017

CrispR and Nanobots great gifts for future christmas's!

2017 has been a great year, 2018 is going to be even better!!

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/09/nanobots-kill-drill-cancer-cells-60-seconds

#nanobots #crispr

Bitcoin scalability and real time execution

Just when you think its time to get out its already too late:

https://www.ft.com/content/d8160ea6-df5c-11e7-a8a4-0a1e63a52f9c

2018 is going to be a great year for investment in the UK and aborad!!


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

2018 and beyond - look forwards!

A wee video with a little spin worth a watch!
2018 will be a continuing test lab for the next phase of AI, machine learning, CrispR and Quantum computing. The physical, biological futures so that by 2020 its metal will be tested and by 2030 we will begin to understand how far this will go in our lifetime.
Just as difficult to imagine as was being imagined in the early 70's when digital computers were being imagined and in the 80's as PC's became possible and in the 90's as the wackwackwack of the www was being imagined and in the 00's when mobile began to carry forwards.
Exciting times ahead for the biggest problems
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doNNClTTYwE

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Yanis Varoufakis et al from PS on Europe and elsewhere

Greece, Spain, Germany and Spain with a touch of THEIR view on the UK and Brexit, USA and Trump and China! Many interesting comments to re visit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afhQtQCi0XI

Yanis Varoufakis on China

Aid, inequality and effective goal keeping


https://www.ft.com/content/340cd9f0-a9cb-11e7-ab66-21cc87a2edde

"................

 “Over time we’ve had to make sure any innovations we work on can be taken up and delivered,” says Melinda Gates, who singles out the contribution of the Global Fund and Gavi. “One of the biggest lessons is that you have to be in there, working with the governments to think about the programmes we’re investing in together. The whole goal has to be getting countries on a path to self-sufficiency.” She has been particularly active campaigning on women’s health and family planning. “The foundation is my main thing other than my children,” she says.

"

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

would you die of shock after a trip on a time machine?


http://www.sebfox.com/home/the-end-of-progress-the-future-is-quantum

"But here’s the interesting thing—if he then went back to 1750 and got jealous that we got to see his reaction and decided he wanted to try the same thing, he’d take the time machine and go back the same distance, get someone from around the year 1500, bring him to 1750, and show him everything. And the 1500 guy would be shocked by a lot of things—but he wouldn’t die. It would be far less of an insane experience for him, because while 1500 and 1750 were very different, they were much less different than 1750 to 2015. "

The rage or race against the machine!! AI and human skills.



https://www.ft.com/content/bc3ed0a6-bd78-11e7-9836-b25f8adaa111


" These findings, though preliminary, are a reminder that technology does not necessarily mean doom to all but the highest skilled. The best response to the race against the machines is not to hold the machines back; it is to help the humans jump aboard. "



Monday, October 16, 2017

windy mussels and GHG climate change


https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/flatulent-shellfish-put-the-wind-up-climate-scientists-c8p9wq6cl

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Germany and the UK and perhaps the EU and even Europe. Revisit this in 2020 and 2030!

Like the politicians and journalist have any idea how business and growth comes about!!??

https://www.ft.com/content/7403be80-ae7a-11e7-aab9-abaa44b1e130

IMF and others waking up to balance sheet recession

Who is going to fix the debt problem, of course not you or any elected government, surely not??

https://www.ft.com/content/4d713b48-ae0d-11e7-aab9-abaa44b1e130

 “While the waters seem calm, vulnerabilities are building under the surface [and] if left unattended, these could derail the global recovery,” said Tobias Adrian, of the IMF’s financial stability watchdog.

China is known to operate a poor system, its people will change it!


The Chinese people will deal with President Xi Jinping like the Russian people will deal with Putin.
All these leaders are interested in is preserving their status quo, they don't like free will in the hands of anyone other than themselves and that why they kill their own markets and economy.

https://www.ft.com/content/cb2c8578-adb4-11e7-aab9-abaa44b1e130

Under Xi Jinping, China is turning back to dictatorship
For decades the debate in Beijing was about the pace of change, not the direction

"
 Deng famously said China should “hide its light and bide its time” on the world stage and steadfastly refrain from meddling in other countries. Mr Xi sees things very differently and has ordered the party and state apparatus to be far more active abroad in defending China’s interests — as defined by the autocratic party and the people who run it.It is already a sad reality that many people outside China with links to the country — journalists, academics, diplomats, expatriate Chinese businesspeople — would think twice about using a Chinese-owned app like WeChat to send a private message mocking China’s current leader. "

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

France and Germany long march to EU reform!

I wonder when the other 25 of 27 will plough in!

https://www.ft.com/content/82263fc6-ad97-11e7-aab9-abaa44b1e130

Do you think Macron or Merkel will mind if the rest have their say first or last?

Monday, October 09, 2017

Schauble shocks and IMF Oct2017 focusing on growth, debt and risk

Do they really know!

https://www.ft.com/content/9de0533c-aab8-11e7-93c5-648314d2c72c


Saturday, October 07, 2017

SNP chickens coming home to roost!


https://www.ft.com/content/e339f30a-aa97-11e7-ab55-27219df83c97

Friday, October 06, 2017

Public figure and sex abuse - Harvey Weinstein is battling to save his career

As Ivve said and blogged over the last 5 yrs or more, it was bound to come out with the next wave of public figure abusing their power over women and young people. Hollywood the rock scene and sport next:

https://www.ft.com/content/90b813cc-aaac-11e7-93c5-648314d2c72c



nail them!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Macron puts it on the table - domestic or EU menu, who eats, who washes up


https://www.ft.com/content/578428f4-a370-11e7-9e4f-7f5e6a7c98a2

EU - Spain and other ha[ppy members

no doubt the EU will play their role in fixing this

https://www.ft.com/content/d7b76920-a2c9-11e7-b797-b61809486fe2

This will shake things up - or is there a new EU finance minister role to be announced!

"Experts said Mr Schäuble’s departure will plunge eurozone governance into uncertainty just as Emmanuel Macron unveils ambitious plans to reform the EU and bolster the single currency area.""

https://www.ft.com/content/508ab0ca-a381-11e7-b797-b61809486fe2

The closing lines is just casually slipped in there:

"
He was long expected to succeed Kohl, who named him as his preferred successor in 1997. But he was forced to cede the leadership of the CDU to Ms Merkel in 2000 following a scandal over illicit party financing."

Monday, September 25, 2017

Europe, the EU, everything changes and nothing changes

https://www.ft.com/content/00ad3640-9eea-11e7-9a86-4d5a475ba4c5

"..........
Each side has allies in an old European struggle that predates the euro. One senior policymaker describes it as a proto-theological battle between the “Calvinist” north led by Germany, Finland and the Netherlands, and a “Catholic” south of France, Italy and Spain. In any grand bargain, Mr Macron will have to persuade the Calvinists they will not be on the hook for the profligacy of other countries in a reinforced eurozone.
 Ms Merkel will need to reassure the Catholics that the age of austerity will not return should another crisis hit. There is also an awkward squad of countries outside the euro that includes Sweden, Poland and Hungary.
 Part of the reform agenda will require changes to EU law that must be discussed by all 28 members including the UK, giving a say to capitals that have clashed with Brussels, such as Budapest and Warsaw.
...."

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Electricity free air conditioning

So many opportunities:

https://interestingengineering.com/this-honeycomb-like-structure-can-cool-an-entire-building-without-electricity


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Juncker so late, why?

This is why Brexit is good for Britain and good for the EU. The outcome will be decisive, just wonder why they waited so long and didnt listen to the UK idea's "to do or not to to do" of the last 10 and 20 years!

https://www.ft.com/content/3c847674-649f-33d8-b3c9-67ae09ace4aa

"....
Mr Juncker set out a far-reaching agenda that he said would transform the European Union in a way that would make it simpler, more understandable, and better able to protect its citizens. The main innovations he set out included combining the EU’s two most senior posts: the presidency of the European Commission and the presidency of the European Council. Europe “needs one captain at the helm”, he said. He also urged the EU to do away with national vetoes in the areas of foreign policy and taxation, setting a target date of March 2019, when Britain leaves the bloc, for the changes to be set in motion.
..."

Bonds, the Euro, Military spending and trade deals acceleration being the key things to watch for in 2018 and then will they reach a finishing post before 2020?


Friday, September 08, 2017

Hyperloop India 1hr journey in 6 minutes!

Good old Elon Musk #hyperloop

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hyperloop-transportation-technologies-to-launch-indias-first-hyperloop-300514708.html


Wednesday, September 06, 2017

EU food for thought includng Turkey and not at christmas

Oh what a pickle the EU faces on all fronts from IP to accession:

https://www.ft.com/content/1285e646-930a-11e7-a9e6-11d2f0ebb7f0

Erdogan dares Brussels to kill EU accession talks

Turkey’s president demands swift decision after Merkel calls for end to its membership bid




https://www.ft.com/content/f2f002de-9323-11e7-a9e6-11d2f0ebb7f0

Brussels kicks up Brexit stink over Parmesan and Champagne

Surprise move as UK urged to recognise intellectual property rights after exit

Friday, August 25, 2017

Battle of words and deeds

USA, China, India, Pakistan quite a melting pot of issues but the people who know the truth on all sides need to be talking and acting unlike in the past

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-41042316


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Academic bubbles

Pay and pensions for those who supposedly know and influence young students their way

https://www.ft.com/content/de32c5f0-865f-11e7-8bb1-5ba57d47eff7


Monday, August 21, 2017

Stop Killer Robots

Interesting to see the debate hotting up https://www.ft.com/content/e245bfd4-860b-11e7-bf50-e1c239b45787 having posted on this a few years back after hearing about Jody Williams work and her website http://www.stopkillerrobots.org

UK House prices

Just as my eldest gets to enter the housing market, admittedly knocking £15k off an offer to get a 2 bedroom flat in catford, london for £295k things look to slow further.

Can see it going down more than 10% and then back up 10% within 2 yrs so lets see 2020?

https://www.ft.com/content/0110c046-858d-11e7-bf50-e1c239b45787

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Nothing change in 323 years - BOE, gold standard and the rest

https://www.ft.com/content/5e5b2fca-7ed0-11e7-ab01-a13271d1ee9c nice chart!

electric vehicle peak charging issue

see the grey area at the bottom of this FT link

https://www.ft.com/content/bbd1f5be-826b-11e7-a4ce-15b2513cb3ff

Bonds, balance sheet recentions and bail outs


https://www.ft.com/content/86e1e87e-81ed-11e7-a4ce-15b2513cb3ff

"banks’ response to the financial crisis turned the normal rules of the bond market upside down. Bondholders typically expect to be paid interest to make up for the risk they might not be paid back. Yet trillions of dollars of debt is trading at prices so high that the yield is negative; buyers of the bonds who hold them to maturity are guaranteed to lose money."

Oh dear what with this and the post i made on nomura - http://nickhorslen.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=nomura you do have to wonder who is in the know and who is on the make. The EU and the european bonds are a ticking time bomb, thinks in a large part to the euro as much as the GFC.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Free speech like free will, such vague constructs as google and ts employees are demonstrating

Such a shame that it makes the issue of women and individual as well as group equality subjective when we know it is objective and needs justice.

https://medium.com/@Cernovich/full-james-damore-memo-uncensored-memo-with-charts-and-cites-339f3d2d05f

And more to follow on this guys PhD in biological systems and the impact for the CEO of Google
https://www.ft.com/content/30c29a8a-7c50-11e7-9108-edda0bcbc928

Google chief steps into gender debate with engineer’s sacking

Sundar Pichai has avoided controversy, but now forced to confront Silicon Valley issue

Mr Pichai acted quickly to quell a controversy that was threatening to engulf his company — and stepped squarely into the middle of one of Silicon Valley’s most heated debates. The storm blew up over the weekend after a 3,500-word internal memo from a Google engineer went public. Written by James Damore

#JamesDamore

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

a post for my own birthday


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/01/eec-britain-membership-european-economic-community-1961-archive

Listen to the experts - farming and trading post brexit


https://policyexchange.org.uk/publication/farming-tomorrow




Friday, July 21, 2017

Brexit negotiation getting to the meaty stuff already!

https://www.ft.com/content/43d34b32-6dfb-11e7-bfeb-33fe0c5b7eaa

Extentions to free movement during transition and beyond!

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Junker junking it

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/furious-jean-claude-juncker-lashes-out-at-ridiculous-european-parliament/ar-BBDLmaM

Monday, July 03, 2017

Social media and tech giants, can they connect with the little people!

The debate roles on:

Big Tech is cut off from the real world
The public worries about the economic and social effects of technology

"...........
 All this is true when it comes to Big Tech today. “Silicon Valley talks mainly to itself,” says Vivek Wadhwa, a software entrepreneur and fellow at Carnegie Mellon University. “It’s all about connections here, and nobody wants to take on the big issues for fear of offending someone important.” Indeed, too many attempts at public “engagement” just end up making Silicon Valley executives seem more, rather than less, out of touch (think not only of Uber’s epic mistakes, but also of more subtle examples such as Mark Zuckerberg’s rambling, 6,000 word letter addressing the topic of fake news).

The public worries about the economic and social effects of technology, and those worries are not going away. Some investors are even baking them into the valuations. “Big Tech and Silicon Valley have been among the most politically insulated sectors in the S&P 500, while financials and energy have been among the most closely scrutinised.

Investors would be well-advised to think about how these roles may reverse in the current administration,” read a note from Strategas Research put out last week. Fang executives should take heed.

......"
https://www.ft.com/content/3d5425ac-5dbf-11e7-b553-e2df1b0c3220