🔮 Automating invention; sulphuric acid; tardigrades & mice ++ #389
In the race to secure materials to power the transition to renewables, one chemical gets little attention: sulphuric acid
The near future
📈 Innovation chasm
In a captivating thought experiment swivelling around humanity’s ability to climb up the Kardashev scale, Matt Clancy explores the speed of growth and progress we could achieve were we to automate invention. The focus of unlocking long-term growth, Matt points out, “is not our strengths but our weaknesses”.
Even though t…