From CCN: Apple’s self-driving car initiative, Project Titan, has laid off more than 200 employees this week, CNBC reports. The business news channel also reported that some Apple employees will be moved from the driverless car initiative to other departments. Per an Apple spokesperson, these reshuffled employees will still be involved in machine learning and … Continued
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Retail giant Walmart has a plan to build an army of autonomous robots controlled and authenticated through a blockchain network. Documents published on Thursday by the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) show that the Walmart has applied to patent a system that oversees the “in-field authenticating of autonomous robots.” The Bentonville, AR-based firm submitted
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For decades architects and futurists have dreamed of seasteading, a way of living in floating, green-tech cities on the high seas. Now, thanks to the help of a cryptocurrency, the world’s first pilot project is underway.
The Seasteading Cryptocurrency
A group of academics, investors, and philanthropists are launching a cryptocurrency to help fund the construction of 300 homes on an artificial island in French Polynesia. Inhabitants of the project will test the feasibility of seasteading while living in an isolated community run on the cryptocurrency Varyon.