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Author: Lex Hoefsloot

Are you ready for the brain-computer interface?

Lex Hoefsloot recently won the Singularity Global Impact Challenge. He now gets the opportunity to see and feel the innovative powers in Silicon Valley. For 8 weeks the frontman of Eindhoven-based startup Lightyear will be joining a Singularity program.  His reports will be published regularly on E52 this summer. Today, the second episode. Here’s the whole series. Alright, I admire you for the courage you had to click on an article with this title. You won’t be disappointed. It is safe to say that 3 days of lectures at Singularity University will give anybody attending the classes the feeling...

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Lightyear Goes Singularity

Lex Hoefsloot recently won the Singularity Global Impact Challenge. He now gets the opportunity to see and feel the innovative powers in Silicon Valley. For 8 weeks the frontman of Eindhoven-based startup Lightyear will be joining a Singularity program.  His reports will be published regularly on E52 this summer. Today, the first episode. Here’s the whole series. Climate change is a challenge of unimaginably huge proportions. It challenges the human race’s creativity, ingenuity, and courage in a way we have never encountered before. Coming up with solutions to combat climate change is hard, if not close to impossible since it requires reallocating up to 5% of the world’s economy, which is now dedicated to oil and gas. And almost an equal percentage in jobs. Fossil fuels are very deeply ingrained in our culture and infrastructure. Today it is, in fact, the source of energy for almost everything that moves, thinks and flows. The energy transition might, therefore, be best compared to a heart transplant but without putting the patient to sleep. The world economy has to push forward, everyday life has to proceed.   “Crunching our brains to come up with solutions for climate change”Lex Hoefsloot, The number of constraints renewable energy has to comply to before it is regarded an worthy alternative is staggering: it has to be cheap (cheaper than fossil fuels!), always available, compact, easily integrated...

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