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The mysterious American Graphite Technologies, and the EU’s €2bn BHR project: A special Slog investigation
By John Ward: I’m on the record over many years as saying that futurology is mainly bunk, because gamechangers do not appear as part of linear quantitative change….they zoom in from behind the one cloud in a blue sky. One such development about which I blogged in June last year is graphene, and its relevance to the EC’s Human Brain Project (HBP) being developed at the cost of €2billion in association with the US. This is what I noted at the time:
‘I have been told in the last 24 hours that one major area of spend the HBP’s sponsors are less willing to talk about is advanced robotics. What are being increasingly referred to in such circles as soft body robots. Or put another way, alternative humans.