Would you eat a steak that was grown in a laboratory? That is the trillion dollar question that will decide the future of food production. It will affect everyone who works on a ranch, a slaughterhouse, a meat processing plant or a packing house. And while it sounds like far-flung science fiction, it is a question that will face you at the supermarket in a few short years.
Are you willing to inject an electronic neural net into your brain, in order to compete with super-intelligent robots? If not, join the unemployment line. Here’s a look at our future…
For the first time ever, NASA has been relying on private companies like Elon Musk’s SpaceX for re-supply missions. It’s all part of a new space race that pits SpaceX against Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin and other startups, as private companies try to capitalize on the “final frontier.” What comes next? This QuickTake examines the future of space tourism using private space taxis.
Top secret deals in Panama allows the rich to build vast banks of hidden wealth. Kings, criminals, presidents and prime ministers have been outed for dodging the rules and having assets stashed in tax havens abroad.
A five-storey mesh dancer, a giant game of fire Tetris and — if rumours are to be believed — a hacked Boeing 747 are just a few of the oversized artworks on show at Burning Man (August 30 to September 7). Microsoft’s newest wearable is called…
Tesla is building a new generation of batteries that could power homes, businesses and even the grid. Bloomberg’s Tom Randall takes a look at the emerging market for new energy storage.
The effects of the Bank of Japan’s stimulus measures we felt mostly at home and especially at the top, with Japan’s rich getting even richer. Bloomberg’s Shery Ahn reports on “First Up.”
E-cigarette Trend Growing: Maggie Lake talks to Nik Modi from UBS Investment Research about the growing trend. [youtube height=”326″ width=”580″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e-Y7k3W_5w[/youtube]
On February 28, 2010, we published an edition titled, “The Crash of 2010.” During that time, the markets were strong and stocks were flying higher and higher. Many didn’t take the report seriously.
On May 6, 2010, the Dow plunged 998 points – in less than 5 minutes. The biggest intraday drop in stock market history. Sure there were speculations that it was a computer glitch or an error in the system and not the markets themselves.
Since March of last year, when all hell broke loose and the markets were at its lowest point, we were talking up precious metals stocks (see Playing Ball With Resources).
Now things have not only turned a complete 180, but are continuing to push with “rock” solid momentum.
As mentioned in our last edition (see The Tip of the Iceberg), even our most recently featured silver junior climbed over 90% in just a few short months after our coverage. It still trades significantly higher than where it was when we issued our report back in November of 2009.
With the major boom in the commodities and precious metals sector, it’s becoming more difficult to find great juniors that haven’t already made a huge jump in share value – especially in the junior silver market.
But there is good news…and bad news.