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Some articles create new terms, others provide competing definitions around similar concepts, and others seek use cases to justify new technologies.

Yet, other predictions claim robots will eliminate hundreds of thousands of jobs, greatly reduce career options, and eliminate over 25% of current jobs through automation.

In my conversations with manufacturing leaders, there's little doubt that regardless of the prediction, the technologies of Industry 4.0 are poised to be gamechangers for every company, supply chain, and industry.  Agriculture offers us a history lesson on the implications of technological advances.

We help feed the world in so many ways: food production outputs, food safety technologies, transportation and logistics, and the transfer of production knowledge and know-how.

This means being clear about the problems to solve and the opportunities to embrace, and seeking out knowledge partners, public and private, that can help leverage industry 4.0 concepts and incorporate new technologies.

The MEP National Network is one such partner that can assist manufacturers with appropriate resources to formulate and execute a technology adoption plan that boosts the bottom line.

MEP centers use a systematic approach to help manufacturers define opportunities, scout technology options, and identify the proper solution for their investment. 

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MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS In science fiction movies, we have all been entertained by scenes depicting chaos, panic, and hysteria following the detection of alien life.

That will be an amazing breakthrough but there are light-years of difference between acknowledging the presence of otherwise harmless microbes on the next planet over and being confronted with an advanced, technological alien race.

I was really disheartened that I could not finish the show because I felt that the topic was very important in order to understand how 2020 is going to present us with what I will call the “celestial payoff” when it comes to more information regarding our government’s dealing with UFOs and extraterrestrial intelligence.

The military has since shut down any public inquiry about recent UFO engagements but again the impromptu meetings with military brass and members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees raise several red flags with regard to protecting the earth from invaders and possible weapons that can be launched from adversarial countries.

The “Space Fence” is built on a remote island in the South Pacific and will allow the military to keep an eye on thousands of objects orbiting the Earth, up to 22,000 miles from the surface of the planet.

The Space Fence, located on the Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific, will also help the military monitor space junk, keep track of enemy satellites, and help prevent satellites from colliding with one another.

The new Space Fence is designed to detect objects as small as four inches from low-Earth orbit roughly 99 to 1,200 miles but alsomedium-Earth orbit 1,200 to 22,000 miles and geosynchronous orbit 22,000 miles and beyond.

The old fence could track up to 2,000 objects in orbit, while the new Space Fence, asPopular Mechanicswrote in 2018, is “expected to detect five to ten times more.” This will allow the Space Force to anticipate collisions between satellites or between satellites and space junk, allowing satellite operators to adjust to a safer orbit if possible.

Gallium Nitride “can operate at higher voltages, greater radio frequency power density, and in smaller sizes than their Gallium arsenide predecessors.” This allows both the greater sensitivity and boost in range for Space Fence 2.0.

From looking only the example of our own world, we could suppose that if we do encounter life at all in the cosmos, there is a very good chance that these life forms will be smaller, or perhaps with exoskeletons—they could be Advanced Artificial intelligence or extremophile creatures that are far from anthropomorphic or looking human or humanlike.

Given a convergence of ground- and space-based capability, artificial intelligence/machine learning research and other tools, scientists have now changed their attitudes – or they have softened their attitudes about advanced extraterrestrial intelligence.

The search for intelligent beings elsewhere is largely conducted by checking out nearby star systems for either narrow-band radio signals or brief flashes of laser light.

mysterious radio source located in a galaxy 500 million light-years from Earth is pulsing on a 16-day cycle, like clockwork, according to a new study.

This marks the first time that scientists have ever detected periodicity in these signals, which are known as fast radio bursts, and is a major step toward unmasking their sources.

The discovery is important, because out of the 150+ fast radio bursts recorded by Earth-based observatories over the last decade and a half, only ten of them have repeated, and none as steadily as the source discussed in the study.

The discovery of a 16.35-day periodicity in a repeating Fast Radio Burst source is an important clue to the nature of this object,” scientists suggested, providing several possible explanations for what may be causing the phenomenon.

Human scientists have been fascinated with the concept of using radio waves to try to make contact with extraterrestrial intelligence since the 1890s, and countries have built a number of radio telescopes over the past century to listen out for incoming extraterrestrial radio waves.

Astronomers used computer modeling to explore possible explanations for the mysterious acceleration, including potential effects of solar radiation, drag-like forces, and interaction with solar wind, the charged particles emitted by the sun.

Avi Loeb, the chair of Harvard’s Astronomy Department, co-wrote a paper that examined ‘Oumuamua’s “peculiar acceleration” and suggested that the object “may be a fully operational probe sent intentionallyto Earth’s vicinity by an alien civilization.”

The 1970s saw a lot of regulations opening up the workings of government to public eyes, and these sprang from a feeling that trust had been abused in the prior decades when Cold War anxiety was higher.

There is also the troubling idea of space superiority, with killer satellites, kinetic kill weapons, nuclear missiles and all kinds of mechanized death machines floating above us.

2021 DOD budget would cut procurement, boost research, retire 24 Global Hawk UAVs and four Navy cruisers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) in 2021 plans to reduce procurement, increase research and development, and retire ageing manned aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and surface warships.

DOD leaders in their fiscal 2021 budget request to Congress, which was released on Monday, are asking for $705.4 billion, which is down about 1 percent from this year's level of $712.6 billion.

The DOD's 2021 budget request for research, development, test, and evaluation is $106.6 billion, which is up about 1 percent from this year's research budget of $106.6 billion.

eyes military electronics, hypersonics, laser weapons, trusted computing One big issue in the 2021 DOD budget is the planned aggressive retirement of relatively old military aircraft, surface warships, and land systems that do no align with the so-called 2018 National Defense Strategy, which seeks to revitalize U.S. military capability against near-peer foes like China and Russia.

Related: Pentagon seeks $104.29 billion military research budget for 2020 -- an increase of 8.7 percent U.S. Army leaders plan to eliminate 13 programs involving munitions, fires, protection, sustainment, mobility, mission command, and cyber programs that no longer are priorities.

For high-priority programs, the DOD next year plans to spend $18 billion for space initiatives, including $15.4 billion for operations, procurement, and research for the new U.S. Space Force;

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