Monthly Archives: August 2020

Tesla CEO Showcases Computer Chip inside a Pig

The Chief Executive Officer of Tesla, SpaceX, Solar City, Star Link, Hyperloop, and The Boring Company has made a new announcement regarding his latest project. It seems that Elon Musk never stops working towards growing his empire of corporations, with the latest being a start-up company named NeuraLink. Musk announced his investment into NeuraLink by revealing a testing pig named Gertrude. This pig is living with a coin-sized computer chip inside her brain, showcasing ambitious technologies & strategies for creating an interface that accounts for a brain-to-machine ecosystem.

Elon Musk clarified that the computer chip used inside Gertrude works similarly to a Fitbit, allowing for Americans & international civilians that have neurological disorders to control their computers or mobile handsets via their mind. This technology is feared by billions worldwide, with the concept of humanity adopting computer chips into their brain being widely disliked. Elon Muck believes that fear outweighs the positive benefactors of NeuraLink Tech. Civilians with Dementia, Spinal Cord Injuries, Severe Brain Trauma, and Parkinson’s Disease could survive the onslaught of their conditions. It’s been a revolutionary technology adopted by the medic profession immediately.

The Tesla & SpaceX CEO wants to usher in a new age of “Superhuman Cognition”. Musk noted that it’d be the exclusive way humanity can combat artificial intelligence robotics, which Elon has actively disputed is detrimental to society. Global governments haven’t outlawed free-thinking artificial intelligence, prompting Elon Musk to locate another solution. The NeuraLink CEO mentioned that future generation wouldn’t feel this chip and would receive an influx of benefits to assist their daily times.

Failures Will Come

Scientists worldwide have mentioned that Elon Musk will fail in his endeavour with NeuraLink. It’s been noted that decoding all the brain electrodes & synapses will be impossible, that NeuraLink will inevitably hit a barrier that extends past our fundamental knowledge of the human brain. It won’t matter how much data is collected of brain neurons, and patterns. These scientists are likely more correct than Elon Musk. The required information & investment that Musk would need to accomplish this task outweigh his finances.

TikTok Announces Legal Action Against Trump Administration

The Trump Administration could find themselves in a legal battle against a Chinese-owned corporation. This follows after TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, announced on August 22nd that they’d be seeking legal actions against Donald Trump & his administration. ByteDance hopes to start proceedings with the courts before August 28th, hoping to solve any legal discrepancies with the Trump Administration before TikTok’s ban in America comes into effect.

An emailed statement was provided by ByteDance to multiple news agencies throughout the United States, including the Washington Post & NBC News. TikTok’s parent company evoked that Donald Trump is discarding the rule of law, which ByteDance wants to avoid & guarantee that their company is treated fairly in the United States market. Under these assumptions of evident unfair treatment, ByteDance will challenge POTUS’s Executive Order with the US House of Representatives.

The national security of Americans is the reasoning for President Donald Trump’s ban over TikTok, which was implemented on August 6th & was initially slated to take effect on September 15th. That would have given ByteDance less than one month to solve legal discrepancies with the Trump Administration, which is unlikely either way.

After a President’s Executive Order is gone into effect, challenging it becomes drastically harder for opposing forces. Hope was given to ByteDance when Donald Trump doubled the timeframe for TikTok’s ban on August 14th, meaning their ban would become effective on October 30th. Female users everywhere would shed tears over the loss of posting sexualized content on October 31st, the day of Halloween.

Data Collection

Proof has been given to President Donald Trump that ByteDance collects consumer data for the Chinese Communist Party. It’s this core reason that prompted POTUS’s Executive Order, with Donald Trump holding a notable vendetta against China’s growth over recent decades. The one genuine hope that TikTok has for survival is selling their services to Microsoft, giving the computing corporation ownership over operations in democratic nations. Those countries would include the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. There’s little competition for Microsoft in the acquisition of TikTok. Only Apple & Twitter have expressed similar interest on a smaller level.

Chinese Netflix Under SEC Investigation

After regulators began looking into inflated earnings relating to iQiyi (IQ), a platform many call the “Netflix of China.” Shares for iQiyi (IQ), a company listed on the Nasdaq dropped almost 12% on Friday in pre-market trading after the US Securities and Exchange Commission revealed an investigation had been opened into iQiyi’s practice following a report that alleged substantial fraud.

The company, for its part, has stated it has begun investigating the accusations internally and it is anticipating a positive outcome. The report in question, which was released in April by Wolfpack Research, made accusations against iQiyi that it committed fraud prior to its 2018 IPO. Furthermore, the report claims the company continues these practises and has massively inflated user numbers and revenue by as much as 60% and 44% respectively.

iQiyi responded to the allegations stating that: “the report contains numerous errors, unsubstantiated statements and misleading conclusions and interpretations.” However, since the reports release, Chinese companies trading on US stock exchanges have faced increased scrutiny, in part due to the Luckin Coffee scandal, which saw the upstart falsifying sales figures. Since the discovery, Luckin Coffee has been removed from Nasdaq, and its CEO and Chairman were both terminated.

Wolfpack referenced the sage with Luckin in his report saying: If what we’ve said thus far doesn’t concern you, all we can say is ‘good Luckin.'” The company is owned by Baidu, a Chinese search giant. It lays claims to hundreds of millions of active users, of which most are located in China. Baidu is known for its library of popular television, reality and drama shows as well as its extensive library of movies.

The Early Morning Presentation

During an earning presentation on Thursday, the companies management team disclosed the US Securities and Exchange Commission probe stating that it is “cooperating” with US regulators. It ins statement, iQiyi said: “We cannot predict the timing, outcome or consequences of the SEC investigation.”

While the investigation is on-going, it is bringing to light the deceptive practices that are common with Chinese business. The result has already seen a substantial decline in Chine company trading, and if proven to be correct, it will further damage the credibility of Chinese owned and run business.

Derrick Lewis Achieves New UFC Heavyweight Record

The UFC Heavyweight Record has been obtained by Derrick Lewis, which follows after knocking out Alexey Olenik. It marks the 11th career knockout for “The Black Beast”, dominating his Russian opponent 21-seconds into the 2nd round. That signifies the fastest knockout in UFC history as well, with all this action unfolding on August 8th at the UFC Apex Centre in las Vegas.

Derrick Lewis charged at Alexey Olenik into the 2nd round, implementing a Flying Knee 6-Seconds into the 2nd round. This followed with a quick Right Jab that knocked Alexey down to the Octagon. What ensued afterwards was an onslaught of vicious punches from Lewis inside another 20-Second timeframe. Herb Dean called the fight after Alexey Olenik couldn’t protect himself any longer.

Throughout his overall career, Derrick Lewis has maintained 19 Knockouts in MMA Fighter. However, “The Black Beast” found himself struggling to obtain the 11th knockout since October 2019. That doesn’t mean his skillsets were depleted, with his dominance over Alexey Olenik marking three victories back-to-back for Derrick Lewis.

Derrick’s Russian opponent had few chances to combat against the Black Beast. Alexey Olenik found a single moment of dominance over Lewis, maintaining a fierce chokehold for nearly half the 1st round. Derrick Lewis would utter that it took almost everything in his system not to tap out, that his body was convulsing & his lungs gargling. Lewis could be heard screaming in sheer agony during these moments. Fighting through the pain created anger in the Black Beast that ultimately saw Alexey Olenik knocked out.

The Future for Derrick Lewis

The victory over Alexey Olenik is historic for Derrick Lewis, permanently cementing his placement into the UFC Hall of Fame. After his victory, the Black Beast would shock the UFC Community, announcing that he’ll downgrade his weight-class by 30lbs. It’ll mark the 1st time that UFC Supporters will see Derrick Lewis compete outside the Heavyweight-Class. Under the announced weight loss, the Black Beast will compete in the Light-Heavyweight UFC Division.

Those that missed the events of UFC Fight Night 174 can purchase the event. Witnessing the historic knockout unfolded by Derrick Lewis isn’t something to be missed by UFC supporters. His domination of Alexey Olenik is faster than that of Conor McGregor against Donald Cerrone.

UFC Doctors are Failing Dana White

Dana White has expressed public disappointment behind UFC Doctors, who throughout the last few events haven’t met standard associated with Mixed Martial Arts. The most recent of which occurred at the Las Vegas Apex Centre during “UFC Vegas Five”. It’s an event that’ll be remembered for the abundance of fights that were postponed. However, one headlining bout was permitted to move forward, with that being Derek Brunson versus Edmen Shahbayzan.

This bout saw overwhelming domination from Derek Brunson, who’s a more experienced fighter that was poised to compete against an upcoming prospect. This unconventional competition came after COVID-19 forced a limitation of soldiers for Dana White to select. When the 2nd round arrived, Brunson attacked Shahbayzan aggressively & knocked Edmen unconscious.

Beatings continued to unfold while Herb Dean once again refused to end this fight, with the ringside physician being forced to call this fight. An assessment on Edmen Shahbayzan’s condition was made by this unnamed doctor, who declared afterwards that the 22-year-old could continue competing. A 3rd round than unfolded and Shahbayzan was TKO’d by Derek Brunson.

Comments from Dana White

The Post-Fight Press Conference saw Dana White questioned by various outlets over the decisions made by this doctor & Herb Dean. The UFC Chief Executive Officer avoided making any sentiments towards Herb Dean, silently defending his infamous referee after two back-to-back weeks where he should’ve ended fights. Dana White would instead focus on the ringside physician, where the UFC CEO evoked that this doctor should’ve stopped the bout after round two.

Dana White clarified that Edmen Shahbayzan was clearly unable to fight once being knocked unconscious, leading towards the inevitable TKO. It’s suspected that Edmen Shahbayzan was taken to the Las Vegas hospital for a check-up, with details on his injuries not being made public by Dana White or his Manager.

Sentiments from UFCs Chief Executive Officer didn’t stop by declaring the physician should’ve finished this bout. Dana White also remarked that this doctor was evidently inexperienced, that anybody could see that Edmen wasn’t in fighting condition anymore. It’s unknown if the Nevada Sports Commission will evoke fines onto this physician for lack of action or enforcement.