Very interesting, thank you! In a similar vein to the comments above, I’d be interested to know whether a shift to additive manufacturing in the Navy would result in private contractors being less incentivised to invest in research and development. If they were concerned that the Navy would be looking to manufacture any new innovations at a lower cost through additive manufacturing, they may focus their innovation (and funds) elsewhere, which may be harmful in the long-term.
Very interesting, thank you! You mention the risk of intellectual property disclosure in the article. Would you consider Relativity’s primary strength to be the size of it’s additive manufacturing machinery or it’s powers of efficient design? In either case, is it not very simple for better-funded competitors to mimic their approach (without breaching any patents etc), thereby removing Relativity’s competitive advantage? With the number of highly talented minds in the space company space, it seems a particularly difficult environment for a startup to operate in. Do you have any sense of whether they are just waiting to be acquired by a bigger player?
Very interesting. It is both understandable and ironic that the high security systems are the very systems that don’t have the benefit of this type of constructive hacking, since those are arguably the most important sites to defend! The publication of a Vulnerability Disclosure Policy is also a great development – given the importance of whistleblower policies in corporates, it’s surprising that it’s taken the government so long to issue the VDP!
Very interesting article and such a great initiative! Regarding the sustainability oriented companies that it sells to, assuming many of these companies aren’t actually present in, for example, Haiti, do companies like the Plastic Bank do an impact assessment on the environmental impact of shipping the recycled plastics to its end destination? I often wonder whether these types of environmental impacts are adequately considered by consumers. I expect not, probably mostly due to a lack of information.
Very interesting article, thank you! Given the limits on access to capital in Africa (which, ironically, Numida is presumably set up to address, at least in part), it would be interesting to know the credit funds flow from and whether it would in any way restrict Numida’s capacity to grow. Also, how does Numida approach verifying whether the information provided in the loan applications is correct? Since many small businesses (or even individuals) would not have any credit history, I imagine this could be a very time intensive process in some circumstances.
Great post! Regarding the use of different previews for different viewers, this creates the risk of the nature of the show being misrepresented. For example, the preview can misrepresent how diverse the cast is, as was reported on in the press recently. This risks alienating viewers and damaging Netflix’s reputation. How can Netflix balance offering useful, targeted previews whilst ensuring that viewers do not feel manipulated or pigeonholed?