Fareed Zakaria GPS – CNN 03-15-15

Salient to Investors:

Fareed Zakaria said the NSF reports the US share of global R&D at 30%, down from 37% in 2001. China % of GDP spent on R&D is on track to surpass the US in just a few years.

Charles Bolden at NASA said a multi-planet species can survive in perpetuity; single planet species will die away.

Dr. Steward Williams at University of Louisville said we can now take an adult cell and transform it into other types of cells and will be able to print an entire heart within 10 years.

ITER says there is enough hydrogen in the ocean to power humanity with fusion for millions of years – fusion reactions do not produce any carbon emissions. China is making cables for the super conducting magnets which the US is building, and India is making the steel structure that will surround the magnets.

Michio Kaku said:

  • We have learned more about the brain in the last 10 and 15 years than in all of human history combined.
  • We can now photograph a thought and communicate it to a robot or a computer. We can see desire, self-awareness or a guilty conscience.
  • If we can upload our brains into a computer, we could outlive our frail bodies and perhaps achieve immortality.

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