Silicon Valley is going to war against disease, cancer, aging, and perhaps even death, with advanced computing, AI and machine learning, genomics, DNA engineering, biotech and nanotech. Tech giants and mega-rich philanthropists are spending billions to permit hacking biology all the way down to DNA, and perhaps we could see breakthroughs in only a few years.
A major explosion of the SpaceX prelaunch test on Thursday has destroyed Facebook’s first satellite, dashing the hopes of providing the Internet to parts of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has weighed in on the encryption debate engulfing Apple, the US Government and the FBI in recent weeks by backing Apple in its unrelenting pro-encryption stance.
Speaking at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg publicly stated his support for Apple in the technology company’s public stand-off with the FBI over breaking encryption on a terrorist’s phone.
In comments reported by USA Today, Zuckerberg stated:
We’re sympathetic with Apple. We believe in encryption; we think that that’s an important tool.
Zuckerberg further added that building backdoors aren’t the way to go in combating [...]
In a Facebook post today, company CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that he and his wife Priscilla Chan have joined former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates in launching a new initiative. Dubbed the “Breakthrough Energy Coalition”, the founders will look to support companies that are working on zero-carbon clean technology solutions around the world.
The timing of the announcement comes during a time when the U.N. Climate Control Conference takes place in Paris this week. The Breakthrough Energy Coalition is a private group of investors made up of the likes of Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder and CEO; Jack Ma, Founder of Ali Baba and Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group and Reid [...]