Tesla Planning Electric Semi-Truck and Pickup

If Musk can really build an electric big rig he’ll demonstrate that Tesla has some amazing design and manufacturing capabilities. Creating such a machine and getting it running will be an amazing feat.

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Hyperloop One founder launches Own Company

BamBrogan did not say if he had hired anybody else or raised any venture capital. Arrivo is far behind Hyperloop One which had raised $50 million and was planning to raise $160 million in October. Hyperloop One has already identified potential routes and is planning a full scale test of its technology in April.

Arrivo is also lagging between Hyperloop Transportation Technologies or HTT which is planning to create a research and development center in France. News reports indicate that the crowd-sourced HTT has raised around $35 million and gotten land rights in a number of locations.

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The Religion of Technology

Technology is likely to become the basis of our philosophy, religion and politics in the near future. When it does it will mark a paradigm shift as great; and perhaps as bloody, as the rise of Islam or the Protestant Reformation. Whether we are ready for that revolution is anybody’s guess.

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Who is the Next Donald Trump?

Trump is simply the latest in a long line of people who sought to leverage fame into political power. He will not be the last, and his career might mark the beginning of a new age of fame and politics.

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Hyperloop One plans to raise $160 Million for Aggressive Expansion Plans

Hyperloop One is looking into three new route proposals; one would run from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris, while another would connect the gambling mecca of Monaco and the resort city of Nice with Paris.

Forbes also mentioned a route in the Canadian province of Ontario but revealed no details. Ontario is Canada’s most populous province and is home the nation’s largest city; Toronto. A probable route for that Hyperloop might between Toronto and Canada’s capitol; Ottawa.

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Will Hyperloop and Electric Cars mean the End of the Line for Oil?

The oil industry will survive the coming of Hyperloop and electric cars; but it will look nothing like the one we have known. Instead it will be smaller and only a few companies in it will make money. Smart investors will stay out of oil for the foreseeable future, unless they are looking for something to short.

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Tesla is in the Filling Station Business

Tesla gets another potential source of income here ;because it can sell supercharging equipment to filling station operators. That means it can expand its network without building the stations. It can turn a loss leader into a potential source of revenue.

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California High Speed Rail Delayed Again

Hyperloop might be the only thing that could save California’s dream of high speed rail from becoming a bureaucratic boondoggle and a national embarrassment. That could be the ultimate irony, because Musk originally proposed Hyperloop as an alternative to CHRSA. The billionaire was so disgusted by the slow speed and high cost of the original CHRSA rail proposals he devised an alternative.

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Are Tech Stocks in a Bubble?

It looks as if there is no tech bubble; instead, there seems to be individual bubbles surrounding specific stocks. That situation does not look as dangerous as an across the board bubble, but it does indicate a far higher level of market volatility than is being reported.

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