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Are You Aware That…

  • The largest landfill in the world is in the Pacific Ocean (known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch) …consisting mostly of plastic.  It is twice the size of Texas.
  • Scientists have engineered a type of bacteria that excretes crude petroleum.
  • Every day, an area the size of a football field is destroyed in the rain forest.
  • Scientists now know that all human decisions originate in the older part of the brain that controls emotions.  Using specialized equipment connected to this region of your head, scientists know how you will decide on something 7 seconds before you become consciously aware that you have made your decision.
  • The Mayan calendar is 10,000 times more accurate than the most modern-day calendars.  Only 3 books exist (originally of hundreds) to help us decipher it.
  • An alternate version of the Internet now exists that is 10,000 times faster than modern broadband …called “The Grid.”  It is currently used by research institutions and governments.
  • The Chicxulub Crater is a 180 km wide asteroid impact location and one of the largest on Earth, possibly the largest in the inner solar system, and is widely believed to have been a significant factor in killing off over 50% of Earth’s species 65 million years ago, including the dinosaurs.
  • Scientists and engineers now create sheets of carbon that are only 1 atom thick, as flexible as plastic wrap, can be bent or rolled, conduct electricity 100 times faster than silicon chips, and are stronger than diamond, called Graphene.
  • The electrical power distribution grid in the United States has changed very little since Thomas Edison’s original system for 59 customers back in 1882.  To accommodate renewal resources (such as solar, wind, etc), the entire grid must be re-designed and re-built from scratch.
  • We currently possess the technology and the know-how to build trains that can travel 3,000 miles an hour.  You could live in Los Angeles and stop in New York for an extended lunch.
  • Water has been discovered on the Moon …LOTS of it!
  • More new information will be created within the next 12 months than all of the collective information that currently exists since the beginning of man, combined.
  • Compared to silicon, diamond has far superior electrical properties, is more thermally conductive and can handle much higher temperatures.
  • If computer chips were made from diamond instead of silicon, computers would be significantly faster, smaller, more durable and could safely run hotter without elaborate cooling.
  • Engineers have now figured out how to fabricate diamond wafers for use in computer chip manufacturing. As of late 2009, a 4″ silicon wafer costs roughly $6 …an equivalent diamond wafer costs over $525 each.
  • “Just as the stone age, the bronze age and the steel age were named after the materials that we could make, this new age we are entering might be called the diamond age.” -Ralph C. Merkle
  • Social media and social networking have recently surpassed pornography in Internet activity.
  • The computer company HP has discovered forms of nano-sized switches that retain their memory and function like biological neural synapses, called Memristors.  They are smaller and use less energy than modern memory chips and can retain memory beyond the standard 1’s and 0’s of our current digital technology world, introducing the possibility of analog information storage …identical to the way biological life stores and processes information.  Not only does this discovery expand computing capability exponentially while making it exponentially smaller (and smaller = faster!) and use less energy, some engineers believe this discovery is the missing component to developing ‘true’ artificial intelligence.
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Mike Lewitz is an innovative marketer who truly ‘gets’ the mental and emotional buying process of consumers. He’s shown thousands of global business owners proven, cutting-edge marketing methods that bring abundant results.  Mike is formerly a Google Certified Advertising Professional and holds two Bachelor’s degrees (business & marketing) and an M.B.A. in Management.

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