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ARJUN, the three-piece instrumental band from New York, has been trailblazing their

own hybrid of rock and improvisational jazz since 2003. Made up of Eddie Arjun

Peters (guitar), Lamar Myers (drums), and Andre Lyles (bass), ARJUN fuses the power

of rock with improvisational alternative jazz, resulting in a delicate balance of intricately

crafted melodies backed by powerhouse musicianship. After signing with Pheromone

Records in 2006, ARJUN released their debut album Pieces followed by 2013’s Space,

the first installment of a planned trilogy. Core (2014), second in the trilogy, is a

reinvention of ARJUN’s sound and style, rooted in carefully crafted melodies which tell

resonant stories without words. ARJUN recruited John Medeski (Medeski Martin &

Wood) for some organ work on the title track. Core was mixed by Scotty Hard (Bjork,

Wu-Tang Clan, Antibalas, Arto Lindsay, MMW, Charlie Hunter, Sex Mob) at Duro of

Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY and Mastered by Michael Fossenkemper (Soulive, Bootsy

Collins, Herbie Hancock) at Turtletone Mastering, New York, NY.





If you can afford it, you would probably invest a small fraction of that on a bevy of super BEASTS!!!!!!!

And the count down begins….

Hennessey Venom GT Spyder $1,200,000. What makes the 2013 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder is its price tag, a compelling 1.2 million dollars. There is no other convertible in the world today that can match-up with this car. Not to mention that it goes from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds.


Hennessey Venom GT

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Engine: 1,244 hp, 7.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8

Price: $1.2 million

Pagani Huayra $1,300,000. Named after the “God of the winds” in Quechua, this Italian mid-engine comes with a 6.0 liter, V12 twin-turbo charged engine that produces 720 horsepower. It can reach from 0 to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds, and possibly reaching a top speed of 224 mph


McLaren P1 $1,350,000. McLaren announced that only 375 of the P1 will be made. Under the hood is a hybrid-modified 3.8 liter V8 twin-turbo engine. When combined with the electric motor, it is expected to produce 903 horsepower aided by a 7 speed dual clutch paddle shifter. Time trial estimates put the P1 to go from 0 to 60 in 2.7 seconds, while it is expected to have an electronically limited top speed of 217 mph.


Maybach Landaulet $1,380,000. The Landaulet is the most expensive sedan on the market and it can go from 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds. It is one the most luxurious cars ever made, this comes with a convertible roof that fully opens at the rear. This Maybach is made especially for CEOs and Executives who have their own personal driver.


Koenigsegg Agera R $1,600,000. The Agera R goes from 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds, reaching a maximum speed of 260 mph (418 km/h). It is capable of reaching 270 mph, but this supercar is electronically limited to 235 mph (378 km/h). You will need to sign a waiver, only then does the company unlock the speed limiter.


Lamborghini Reventon $1,600,000. The most powerful and the most expensive Lamborghini ever built takes third place on the list. It reaches 60 mph in 3.3 seconds from 0, to go with a top speed of 211 mph (339 km/h). Its rare (limited to 20) and slick design are reasons why it is expensive and costly to own.


Zenvo ST1 $1,225,000. Able to reach 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 233 mph (375 km/h). The Zenvo ST1 is from a new Danish supercar company that will compete to be the best in speed and style. The ST1 is limited to 15 units and the company even promised “flying doctors” to keep your car running.


Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster $1,850,000. One of the most exotic cars out there is also one of the most expensive. It can go from 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds with a top speed of 217 mph (349 km/h).


Aston Martin One-77 $1,850,000. The name “One-77” says it all: beauty and power in One, limited to 77 units. With 750 hp, it is able to go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds with a maximum speed of 220 mph (354 km/h).


Bugatti Veyron Super Sports $2,400,000. This is no longer the most expensive street legal production car available on the market today (the base Veyron costs $1,700,000). Capable of reaching 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds, the Veyron is the fastest street legal car when tested again on July 10, 2010 with the 2010 Super Sport Version reaching a top speed of 267 mph (430 km/h). When competing against a Bugatti Veyron, you better be prepared!


Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse

Country of Origin: France

Engine: 1,200 hp, 8-liter, 16-cylinder

0-100 km per hour: 2.6 seconds

Starting price: $2.4 million


Lykan Hypersport $3,400,000. The Dubai based company W Motors are planning to make seven of these. The Lykan Hypersport is powered by a flat 6 twin-turbo engine, which produces 750 horsepower, and takes you from 0 to 60 in 2.8 seconds with an estimated top speed of 245 mph.


Lamborghini Veneno $4,500,000. The Veneno gets you from 0 to 60 mph in a swift 2.8 seconds allowing you to hit a top speed of 221 mph. Only three cars are being made available every year. If you want to own this hyper-supercar, you will have to be placed on a waiting list along with other aficionados.


Lamborghini Veneno Roadster

Country of Origin: Italy

Engine: 750-hp, 6.5-liter, 12-cylinder

0-100 km per hour: 2.9 seconds

Starting price: $4.5 million


The Veneno car is pictured on the Lamborghini booth during the second media day of the 83rd Geneva Auto Show at the Palexpo Arena in Geneva March 6, 2013. The Veneno is said to be produced on order with a limited amount of three around the world.



3D printing is a mainstream consumer product

Until recently, this technology was extremely expensive – upwards of $15,000 per machine – and limited to use in industrial prototyping, product design, medical modeling and architectural models.* However, plummeting costs are now making it affordable to consumers.**
Rather than using ink on paper, these machines can actually “print” 3D objects. This is achieved by melting nylon powder and then shaping it based on computer instructions.
Countless different items can be produced – from jewellery and decorative gift-ware, to children’s toys, kitchenware, replacement plugs, hooks, pipes, fittings, flooring and other household essentials.
Users can download new items and configurations from the Web.* Artists and hobbyists can even create their own, using these printers in combination with 3D scanners and modeling software.
In addition to falling costs, another reason that home 3D printing has taken off rapidly is that there is very little manufacturing being done in America and various other countries anymore. As a result, there is little or no pressure by manufacturing special interests against it.
In the decades ahead, this technology will evolve into nano fabricators, capable of reproducing items with atomic precision within minutes. It will ultimately lead to matter replicators with near-instantaneous production of almost any object.


Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning monarch in British history

On 10th September 2015, Elizabeth II becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history – surpassing the record held by Victoria, her great-great grandmother. Having ascended to the throne on 6th February 1952, Elizabeth II has now reigned for 63 years and 217 days.
The six decades of her reign have witnessed enormous changes on the world stage – including the dismantling of the British Empire, the civil rights movement, the growing empowerment of women in society, the development of the Space Age, accelerating globalization, the fall of communism in Europe, the end of the Cold War, the dawn of the information age, and the rise of China, to name but a few.
Now aged 89, she is becoming noticeably frailer and has begun to scale back her official duties. The next milestone (assuming she lives that long) will be in 2022 – her Platinum Jubilee. Her eldest son Charles will succeed her, becoming King Charles III.


DDR4 memory reaches the home PC market

DDR4 is the fourth generation of double data rate, synchronous dynamic random-access memory (SDRAM) after DDR (2002), DDR2 (2004) and DDR3 (2007).* It features greater speed, memory density and energy efficiency, with devices using 20 nanometer (nm) process technology allowing consumer-grade modules of up to 32 GB.* Though Samsung and others introduced DDR4 memory boards in 2013, processor boards like Intel’s Broadwell did not yet support this standard. High-end servers in data centers were able to take advantage of DDR4 in 2014. However, the home PC market would have to wait until 2015.*
            DDR     DDR2     DDR3     DDR4
      Year of release     2002     2004     2007     2013
      Speed     266 Mhz     400 Mhz     1066 MHz     2133 MHz
      Maximum size     1 GB     2 GB     16 GB     32 GB
      Energy required     2.5 volts     1.8 volts     1.5 volts     1.2 vol


New Horizons arrives at Pluto

This NASA probe was launched in 2006 and has traveLled more than 4 billion kilometers through space. In July 2015, it returns the first close range, high resolution pictures of the icy world – along with its five moons – before passing through the Kuiper Belt.



China builds the longest undersea tunnel in the world
China’s latest megaproject is a 76 mile (122 km) undersea tunnel running from Dalian to Yantai. It surpasses the combined length of the world’s two longest undersea tunnels – Japan’s Seikan Tunnel and the Channel Tunnel between Britain and France. With previous journeys cut by 800 miles, it forms a vital high-speed rail link between the north and south of the country, boosting economic growth significantly.
This $36 billion project is constructed in less than five years.* It is actually three parallel tunnels – one for cars, one for trains and one for maintenance, placed 100 ft below the sea bed. Vertical shafts are located on island stepping stones to provide ventilation. However, there is much controversy surrounding the route, which passes over two major earthquake fault lines.


India’s first manned space flight

India becomes only the fourth nation – after Russia, the US and China – to independently launch humans into space. The rocket used is a variant of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark 2, operated by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). This carries a largely autonomous 3-ton capsule, with a two-person crew on board. They remain in orbit around the Earth at 248 miles (400 km) altitude for seven days, before splashing down in the Bay of Bengal. The total cost of the project is about 124 billion rupees ($2.67 billion USD)


The first hotel in space
This year sees Russian space group, Energiya, launching the world’s first space hotel in partnership with US firm Orbital Technologies.** Capable of housing up to seven people, it offers spectacular views of the Earth and includes a menu crafted by celebrity chefs. It also functions as a possible emergency refuge for astronauts from the International Space Station



Insight touches down on Mars

Insight is a probe launched by NASA to Mars, arriving in September 2016. The name stands for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport. A stationary lander is placed on the surface of Mars, equipped with a seismometer and heat flow probe that drills 5 meters (16 ft) below ground – deeper than all previous arms, scoops, drills and probes. Insight’s primary objective is to conduct an advanced study into the early geological processes that shaped Mars. The rocky inner planets share a common ancestry that began with a process called accretion. As each body increased in size, its interior heated up and evolved to become a terrestrial planet with a core, mantle and crust. Despite this common ancestry, each of the terrestrial planets was later shaped and molded through a poorly understood process called differentiation. Insight’s goal is to improve understanding of this process. It will confirm whether Mars’ core is solid or liquid, and determine why the crust is not divided into tectonic plates that drift like Earth’s


Launch of the Titanic II

More than 100 years after the ill-fated voyage of RMS Titanic, an exact replica is built and launched by the Australian billionaire Clive Palmer. The boat sails from China – where it is constructed – to Southampton in England ahead of her maiden passenger journey to New York. Guests include leading U.S. business figures, who are treated to a dinner from the same menu as Titanic passengers on the day it sank.

The first private supersonic jet

While commercial airliners typically cruise at Mach 0.85 (567 mph), the Spike S-512 uses advanced engine and airframe technology to reach speeds of Mach 1.8 (1200 mph). Holding up to 18 passengers, it can fly from NYC to London in 3.5 hours instead of 7 hours; or from LA to Tokyo in 8 hours instead of 16 hours.* This private jet, costing $80 million, is aimed at the richest business executives and celebrities, but supersonic and even hypersonic travel will become more affordable in future decades. A competitor, Aerion, delivers their own supersonic jet in 2021. This is followed by hypersonic commercial airliners in the 2030s.


Consumer devices with 100 Gbit/s transfer speeds

A new form of data transfer is now available for the consumer market. This is known as “Thunderbolt” and is replacing the Universal Serial Bus (USB) leads which have been the standard for many years. The USB 3.0 specification allowed transfer speeds of 4.8 Gbit/s. An early version of Thunderbolt (codenamed “Light Peak”) achieved 10 Gbit/s. This latest version, however, can achieve 100 Gbit/s – enough to transfer an entire Blu-ray movie in just three seconds.*

The optical technology of Thunderbolt also allows smaller connectors with longer, thinner and more flexible cables. Additionally, it can run multiple protocols simultaneously over a single cable, enabling the technology to connect devices such as peripherals, workstations, displays, disk drives, docking stations and more.


The last of Nigeria’s rainforests have been felled

Nigeria was once among the Earth’s most ecologically vibrant places – home to 4,700 plant types and 550 species of breeding birds and mammals. These included the forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) and rare primates such as the drill monkey (Mandrillus leucophaeus), Sclater’s guenon (Cercopithecus sclateri), the red-eared guenon (Cercopithecus erythrotis) and the red-capped mangabey (Cercocebus torquatus).

During the late 20th century, however, rampant deforestation took hold, with tree loss reaching nearly 4% per year. Between 1990 and 2005, the country lost over 4 million hectares of tree cover.* The most biodiverse ecosystems – the so-called “old growth” areas – were disappearing at an even faster rate, with an average of 11% being lost every year from 2000 onwards.

Logging, subsistence farming, road building (often sponsored by oil companies), mining and dam construction all contributed to the damage. The carbon lost from the destruction of these rainforests was exacerbated by the amount released from gas flaring – Nigeria flared more gas than any other country.

Despite some attempts at preservation, a resource-hungry population and its growing economy were unable to halt the tide of destruction. The bulk of Nigeria’s rainforests eventually disappeared, the last few pockets shrinking into insignificance by the late 2010







MTT Turbine Streetfighter with Rolls Royce Turbine Engine

After creating MTT Y2K Superbike, the record holder as the ‘most powerful production bike in the World’, MTT has produced an even more powerful bike: the Turbine Street-fighter. This exquisite bike is powered by a 320 Hp Rolls Royce-Alison turbine with a 420 horsepower, 2000 rpm torque, and a top speed of 400 km/h. With carbon-fiber fairing and an aluminum frame, the MTT Turbine Street-fighter is bound to give you an ultimate road experience at the cost of $175,000. Hence, it is not only one of the fastest bikes and most expensive motorbike in the world.


The motorcycle has recorded 249 miles per hour a top speed. The casing is prepared of tubular aluminum, the carbon fiber 17-inch wheels, automatic transmission two-speed that offers power to Brembo brakes and the rear wheel.



Icon Sheene

The bike is made using not anything but carbon fiber, building it very light. The light weight frame even permits its engine, whose organization system was finished by AEM, to rev the motorbike more than 186 miles for each hour.



This bike is a one of its kind tribute to an icon of the motorbike World: Barry Sheene. He died in 2003 at the age of 52 so only 52 of these bikes will be made. Each bike is not only hand-built but also tailored according to the required specifications of the customers. It is the World’s first ultra-bike with a Suzuki 1400cc engine and a Garrett turbocharger. Each of these beauties will be hand-painted with a unique playing card by the same artist who used to paint Sheene’s helmets. With a price tag of $160,000


Hubless Harley Davidson



The Hubless Harley Davidson is created by the Howards Killer Customs. It took 4000 hours to complete this project. This bike has a 1969 Harley Davidson – Pan Shovel 80ci engine with a top speed of 100 mph. This sleek bike has a weight of about 700 pounds. Whether the future of bikes lies with the hubless wheels or not, only time will tell. But with a price tag of about $155,000, this customized Hubless Harley Davidson bike is on our list of the most expensive motorbikes in the world.



 Ducati Testa Stretta NCR Macchia Nera Concept

This bike is built around the concept of ‘simply beautiful and beautifully simple’ by the Italian designers; it is built to be high-tech, yet aesthetically pleasing. The use of light metals (such as aluminum) in the development of this track bike has given it a very light weight. It has a Ducati 998 RS engine. It is no longer in retail production which has further increased its cost so if you have around $201,000, you can still own one of the most expensive motorbike in the world.



Ecosse FE Ti XX-Titanium Series




Created by one of the World’s well-known luxury motorbike manufacturers, the Ecosse Moto Works, this bike will definitely add glamor to the collection of a die-hard bike lover’s garage. It is powered by a 2.4 L (2409 cc) billet aluminum engine, giving it an impressive horsepower of 225 bhp. Its other features include Grade 9 titanium pipes with ceramic shot-peened finish, hydraulic clutch, and exposed carbon belt drive. With only 13 units of production, this luxurious bike ranks as the one of most expensive bike.


The bike characteristics a 2.4i billet plant of the aluminum power, which can rip out a noisy 225 hp. And at the time you purchase this bike, you get not only the bike, but even a matching watch planned by BRM.


Ducati Desmosedici D16RR NCR M16



The bike is very powerful, with the design, wheels, swing arm, fuel tank, tails, fenders and fairing made of good carbon fiber. Some parts are prepared of avionic and titanium grade aluminum. It is even very light, approaching in at 319 pounds that is approx 15% less than the genuine


Yamaha Road-star BMS (gold plated custom chopper)

This piece of art is all covered in the precious yellow metal. Not only that, it also has a red velvet seat. This two-wheeled beauty was exhibited at an International Motorcycle show in Seattle. Custom made bikes are usually expensive but when their parts are gold plated, the cost shoots up like a rocket.  with a price tag of an estimated $500,000 you can own one.



Known as Nehmesis later than its maker Sam Nehme of the BMS Choppers, this characteristic a Yamaha Roadstar plated in the gold.




Dodge Tomahawk V10 Superbike

The bike is prepared with a V10 engine, 8.3 liter, which was caused from the Dodge Viper. With the hp of 500, the motorcycle can move at a great speed of 420 miles for each hour and can go faster to 62 miles for each hour in only 2.6 seconds.


This extraordinary bike, introduced at the North American International Auto-show (2003), has four wheels which work independently. Its manufacturer, Dodge, has claimed this bike to have a top speed of an unbelievable 420 mph, however, this claim has not been proved in practice. It has a (510 cu in) V10 SRT10 engine and a 500 hp. It weighs 1500 lb. This fast and expensive bike is only for the most daring of you out there. It has a hefty price tag of 555,000.


Jack Armstrong’s Million Dollar Harley

In 2010, the artist Jack Armstrong’s million dollar Cosmic Starship Harley Davidson was unveiled. It is the only million dollar Harley in the World. It has a 1250cc V-rod engine. Most importantly, it features Armstrong’s well-known painting style called ‘Cosmic Extensionalism’-a combination of extreme colors and textures and when you look from various angles, it feels like words are appearing magically. Hence, wearing a price tag of a million dollars, this unique bike ranks as the world’s most expensive some years back motorbike.



But i tell you, Harley Davidson has extensive been a much loved of American bikers, and lots of have taken the freedom of customizing their journey. Armstrong had his Harley Davidson norm painted utilizing his limited style known as Cosmic Extensionalism. with a price of $1 million dollar……….. men i wish i had one


Ecosse ES1 Superbike

I cant seems to belive my eyes when i saw this but with a hefty price of $3.6 million expensive more than the bugatti is the Ecosse ES1 superbike.

The Ecosse Spirit ES1 is unlike any motorcycle on the market.  The super bike of super bikes, if you will.  Don became a dirt bike enthusiast in his youth, prompting him to leave the corporate world and focus on his passion for motorcycles.  Richard and Andy are two of the top engineers and designers for Formula 1 racing.  With the same principals used in building F1 cars, the team created the fastest, lightest bike available.  Its speed comes from the ultra light aerodynamic design and powerful engine.  It is made with a frameless chassis covered in carbon fiber and a luxe leather seat.  The driver sits in a position that allows the knees to be close to the body for greater ergonomics and control.  Also it uses a different suspension system for both front and rear suspension, along with handlebars mounted to the front fork for superior front tire control.  It weighs about 265 lbs, and can go around 230 miles per hour.  This is a motorcycle that truly performs like a F1 car.


At the time the engineers of F1 from the UK were specially made to help make a superbike, speed was of course the first array of the day. With its compound construction and the system of electronic control, this bike is light, fast and simply handles.



The Ecosse team knows that the true motorcycle coinsure wants to be involved with their bike.  To meet these needs any perspective buyer will first meet with the design team to specifically build the bike to fit their needs.  Simple things like color and finish, as well as more complex details such as engine power and speed are decided by both the buyer and the team.  Next, Ecosse will set up a minimum of a two week training period with a championship racer for the buyer to truly learn what to expect from their new superbike.  And perhaps the most alluring aspect of the new Ecosse Spirit ES1 Titanium Series is that there will only be ten of these bike manufactured.

So, if you want to be one of these lucky ten owners, get in line.  But make sure you bring your check book, because this limited edition super bike has a starting price of $3.6 million.


THE WATCHES………… Experiencing a new dimension.

Its quite the norm when you says that watches are just watches,its tell the time but watches also tells the world exactly whom they are dealing with. By looking deeper, its brings out the new meaning that describe WATCHES as NOT  just common  but an asset for those who love it and toys for the billionaires.


LET THE COUNT BEGINS………………………8888………9999999999……………***************




The Hublot Classic Fusion Haute Joaillerie “$1 Million,” limited to only eight pieces, earns its $1 million price tag with the 1,185 baguette diamonds covering every surface of the watch, from the case and bracelet to the openworked dial. For the case alone, a 15-person team had to perform 1,800 hours of cutting and 200 hours of dimensional checking and quality control. Certainly one of the most expensive watches ever made by Hublot.






This Roger Dubuis Excalibur Quatuor also earns a top spot among the most expensive watches list, it has a case made entirely of silicon (according to the brand, the first such watch of its kind), a material with half the weight of titanium and four times the hardness. The watch is equipped with the RD101 movement, notable for its four sprung balances, which work in pairs to compensate for the effects of gravity much faster than a tourbillon would, resulting in a more accurate watch. The Excalibur Quatuor is priced at 1 million Swiss francs (which translates to roughly around $1,125,000 US).




The Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Mechanica à Grande Sonnerie has a retail price of $ 1,474,070. The watch boasts 1,300 parts which made it capable of playing the entire Big Ben chiming sequence. It was released in 2009 as part of the Hybris Mechanica 55 trilogy, a trio of watches that comprised 55 complications altogether.



Richard Mille’s RM 56-01, which features a distinctive, all-sapphire glass case, is priced at $1.85 million. The RM 56-01 was on display at SIHH 2013.





Greubel Forsey’s Art Piece 1 was revealed at the 2013 SIHH, and quickly rose to the top spots in the most expensive watches ever made rankings, with a price of CHF 1.5 million (approximately $1.6 million). The watch’s standout feature is the nanosculpture by artist Willard Wigan in the crown. The Art Piece 1 also has an inclined tourbillon.








There are 4 pieces in this collection, each more outstanding than the other, collection that depicts the Solar System. Each piece features a rare meteorite: Tourbillon Mars, Tourbillon Rosetta Stone, Tourbillon Asteroid and Tourbillon Moon. LOUIS MOINET METEORIS WATCH




Hublot’s Black caviar watch was a draw dropper when it came out in 2009. well, it has long since raised the bar. but this wristwatch, covered in 501 baguette-cut black diamonds and 18-carat white gold is a classic, surprisingly understated piece.




This magnificent representation of the watchmaker’s art is another self winding watch. No more batteries are you have traded your old watch for this. Some parts of this watch have been crafted from 18 karat gold. Blancpain 1735 Grande Complication




This Swiss-made watch has 60-karats of diamonds cut into perfect cubes. This luxury watch and bracelet is water resistant to 100 feet and also resistant to scratches. What woman would not want her old watch traded for this beautiful diamond watch?





The Tour de I’lle is a complicated wrist watch manufactured by the Swiss manufacturer Vacheron Constantin. It was released in 2005 to commemorate the manufacturer’s 250th anniversary. This 18 karat gold watch has a blue sapphire non-reflective glass. It is a two sided watch that is definitely worth being traded for. Vacheron Constatin Tour de I’lle




The Platinum World Time created by Patek Philippe was sold at auction for over $4 million USD in 2002. It is believed that only one was created and, at the time, it was the most expensive wristwatch in the world. This watch winds itself and you find the time anywhere in the world. This watch has a variety of finishes to choose from, yellow, white and rose gold and platinum for the discerning buyer.            Patek Philippe Platinum World Time




 Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon
This incredibly complicated watch has the night sky on one side that has precision that is all of its own. The front is also complex with date and the moon phases. This is an amazing watch and a piece of modern art.




Made out of 18-karat gold this beauty was made in 1933 by Patek Philippe for banker Henry Graves Jr. it took 5 years to complete and it includes 24 mechanical functions that are beyond time telling. PATEK PHILIPPE – HENRY GRAVES – POCKET WATCH




This piece features 874 diamonds and it was sold in the year 2000 for a staggering amount of $25,000,000.

The specifications for a number of the diamonds are as follows:
– 1 heart-shaped diamond, natural Fancy Pink, Internally Flawess, 15.37 carats.
– 1 heart-shaped diamond, natural Fancy Blue, VS2, 12.79 carats.
– 1 heart-shaped diamond, D color, Flawless, 11.36 carats.
– 3 pear-shaped diamonds, natural Fancy Intense Yellow, 8.45 carats total.
– 26 pear-shaped diamonds, natural Fancy Intense Yellow, 17.07 carats total.
– 48 round diamonds, natural Fancy Yellow, 8.81 carats total.
– 260 pear-shaped diamonds, all D color, Flawless, 60.94 carats total.
– 91 round diamonds, D color, Flawless, 10.29 carats total.
– 443 FC diamonds, natural Fancy Intense Yellow, 4.95 carats total.



******************UNDERSTANDING THE FUTURE WE HAVE!!!!!!************



Internet use reaches 5 billion worldwide



The number of Internet users has now reached almost 5 billion, equivalent to the entire world population in 1987. This compares with 1.7 billion users in 2010 and only 360 million in 2000.* Vast numbers of people in the developing world now have access to the web, thanks to a combination of plummeting costs and exponential technology improvements. This includes laptops, phones and tablet devices costing only a few tens of dollars, together with explosive growth in mobile networks. Even some of the most remote populations on Earth can take advantage of the web, thanks to the infrastructure now in place.

Broadband speeds have continued to accelerate. In the USA, a project known as the National Broadband Plan is coming to fruition. This gives nearly 100 million Americans access to home broadband speeds of at least 100 Mbps.* Connections of 1 Gbps are also present in the vast majority of schools, universities, libraries, hospitals and government buildings. Broadband is now available to essentially the entire population. By 2020, the USA has become one of the leaders in mobile innovation, with among the most extensive wireless networks of any country. There is a massive increase in the broadcasting of wireless Internet and broadband multimedia.

In Australia, one of the world’s most ambitious upgrades – the National Broadband Network – is nearing completion. Vast extensions to the fiber-optic cable networks are being undertaken, with the result that 93% of the population has access to 1 Gbps transfer speeds by 2021.* Australia rises to be one of the leading digital economies, with many new jobs and opportunities created. The remaining 7% of households are able to utilize two new satellites for a minimum speed of 12 Mbps.

South Korea – one of the most technologically advanced places in Asia – has already had gigabit transfer speeds around the country since late 2012.* It has since strengthened its broadband network, upgrading it even further. China has also laid down a national broadband network, another step in its path to becoming a developed nation.

The majority of developed and developing nations around the world now have greatly improved web access compared to what existed previously. However, there is still the problem of a “digital divide”, with rural areas particularly affected. In the UK, for example, while more than half of users now have access to 100 Mbps or faster, around 10% of the population is limited to substantially slower connections.*


The 5G standard is released

By 2020, the next major cellular wireless standard has been adopted.* This continues the trend seen since 1981 in which a new mobile generation has appeared roughly every 10th year. The 5G family of standards is a major leap from previous generations in terms of power and functionality. Among its key features are:






Pervasive networks providing ubiquitous computing. The user can simultaneously be connected to several wireless access technologies and seamlessly move between them. These can be 2.5G, 3G, 4G or 5G networks, Wi-Fi, WPAN or any other contemporary access technology. Multiple, concurrent data transfer paths can be easily handled.
Group cooperative relay. High bit rates are now available in a larger portion of the cell, especially to users in an exposed location in between several base stations. This is achieved by cellular repeaters, together with macro-diversity techniques (also known as group cooperative relay), as well as beam-division multiple access.
IPv6, where a visiting care-of mobile IP address is assigned according to location and connected network.
High-altitude stratospheric platform station (HAPS) systems, delivering high-speed Internet service to very large geographical areas.
Wearable devices with AI capabilities, offering greater levels of user interaction and personalization.
One unified global standard with full compatibility, no matter what brand or model.


Texting by thinking

In addition to 5G, phones are now available with the option of texting by thought power alone.* This is achieved by a combination of eye-tracking technology and a sensor-mounted headset worn by the user. The headset contains a brain-machine interface which detects electrical brain waves and converts them into digital signals, then displays the resulting letters on-screen.*


Some high-end models can be used with glasses or visors featuring displays built into their lenses. This enables completely hands-free texting, creating a form of virtual telepathy. The process is rather slow at this stage, requiring a high degree of mental concentration. It is more of a novelty for now. However, advances in the coming years will enable smooth and fast interactions, revolutionising the world of communication.


Completion of the Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link


The Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link is an 18 km (11 mi) tunnel connecting the German offshore island of Fehmarn with the Danish island of Lolland. Originally planned as a bridge, it was later announced that a tunnel was preferable, as it would have fewer construction risks, a reduced environmental impact and independence from weather conditions. The costs would be broadly similar.

The Danish government approved the project by a large parliamentary majority in 2011. However, it required the passage of a Construction Act, along with further legislation in both countries that wasn’t completed until 2013.

With final approval, construction began in 2014, finishing in 2020. Precast concrete tunnel sections were utilised, with a rectangular cross-section about 40 metres wide and 10 metres high, containing four separate passageways (two for cars and two for trains), plus a small service passageway. The total cost of the project is €5.5 billion and it has a technical lifespan of 120 years.




30,000 drones are patrolling the skies of America

In 2012, the FAA Reauthorization Act passed into law in America. This legislation was the result of a huge push by lawmakers and defence companies to massively expand the use of drones – making it far easier for federal, state, local police and other agencies to fly them in U.S. airspace. Not only that, but commercial entities would also have drone authorisation from 2015 onwards.

These unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been used extensively in Afghanistan and other military operations. In domestic U.S. airspace, they are deployed mainly for border and counternarcotics surveillance, but also in a variety of other public safety missions, such as disaster relief efforts, locating missing climbers or hikers and combating forest fires.


However, concerns are raised over issues of privacy and civil liberties. Many drones feature highly advanced monitoring equipment, infrared, heat sensors and radar. Some have cameras able to scan entire cities and read a milk carton from 60,000 feet away. Others can intercept mobile texts and phone calls. There are even models equipped with tasers and rubber bullets.* In some cities, they are being used to monitor protests and to spy on citizens with no warrant or legal process.*

In 2012, there were already 7,000 operating drones in U.S. airspace. By 2020, this number has more than quadrupled to over 30,000.* Various other countries have been expanding their surveillance in recent years – Britain, for example, has seen a nearly 30-fold increase in high-definition CCTV cameras.*


Mars 2020 rover mission


In 2020, NASA deploys the latest in a series of Mars rovers. In order to save costs, the design is based on the earlier Curiosity mission – which arrived in 2012 – but carries a different scientific payload. This time, the main objectives are:

to look for signs of past life
collect samples for return to Earth
demonstrate technology for human exploration

The mission accomplishes several high-priority planetary science goals. Over 30 samples of rock cores and soil are captured for more definitive analysis in laboratories back on Earth. The rover takes measurements and uses technology to help designers of a human expedition understand hazards posed by Martian dust. It also demonstrates how to collect CO2 for on-site conversion into oxygen and rocket fuel, while also performing a new and improved form of precision landing: critical for eventual human exploration on the surface. Overall, this rover is a major step towards the agency’s long-term goal of sending humans to Mars in the 2030s.*


Holographic TV is going mainstream


Breakthroughs in rewritable and erasable systems have made it possible to mass-market the first truly holographic TV displays.* This form of technology has been in development for nearly three decades. One of the main problems encountered was that the displays required a lengthy delay between each “rewrite” – making it impractical for televisual displays. However, recent advances in power transfer have overcome this problem, with displays now capable of running at many frames per second.



Typical holographic screens of this period are expensive, with most viewed as a luxury item for now. However, competition between the major vendors later succeeds in bringing down costs, making them affordable to the majority of people. Further refinement of this technology also leads to bigger and sharper displays. The screens can be fixed to a wall (with the image writing lasers behind the wall), or placed horizontally on a table (with all of the components underneath).

Initially popular in Japan and the Far East, holographic TV soon finds its way to the rest of the world. Over the coming decades, perfection of this technology will see entire rooms turned into holographic environments.


Smart meters in every UK home

Smart meters are now installed in every UK home. These have an electronic display, showing customers precisely how much electricity and gas they are using, and their costs in real time. The data is relayed back to energy firms automatically, which means that estimated bills and visits from meter readers are now a thing of the past.*

Average bills are being reduced as a result, since the meters encourage changes in behaviour. The meters can also “talk” to domestic appliances such as refrigerators. If necessary, these can be made to switch on and off depending on the level of demand on the grid.


Smart grids are also being introduced to manage flows of electricity more efficiently. These are capable of handling more volatile sources of energy (such as windfarms) and coping with micro-generation – consumers are increasingly using solar panels or heat pumps to generate their own electricity and sell it back to the grid.*


Video games with photo-realistic graphics

Thanks to exponential growth in computing power, video game characters now achieve a truly lifelike appearance when played with the latest graphics cards. Advances in 3D modelling techniques have allowed programmers to recreate the subtlest of facial features, expressions, movements, lighting and other physical effects. Complex interactive scenes featuring entirely computer-rendered people are becoming indistinguishable from reality.* This is raising a number of ethical issues – due to the sheer level of realism now available, combined with ongoing advances in AI technology. Meanwhile, Google Earth has become so advanced that users can browse and move around in a smooth, photographic-quality 3D environment with moving cars and day/night cycles.*



The Incredible automobile!!!!!!!

****************INCREDIBLE IS JUST THE NAME FOR IT**************************





Ford Evos
This car has a lithium-ion plug-in hybrid powertrain, along with a host of technologies that make the car your ideal personal assistant. ImageThe car takes advantage of data from the cloud, like the driver’s work schedule and local traffic and weather conditions, to anticipate driver demands. It can even monitor air quality data to suggest a healthier route to the destination.


Gibbs Aquada

The Gibbs Aquada is neither a modified land car nor a boat with wheels. Instead, it’s a specially designed vehicle that’s equally at home in the water as it is on dry terrain. Developed in New Zealand by Gibbs Sports Amphibians, the Aquada made history in March 2004 when Richard Branson piloted one across the English Channel in one hour, 40 minutes and six seconds, a new record.

Mercedes Benz F-125
This car, which Mercedes says is intended to give the public a look at a car of 2025, uses fuel cell technology and runs on hydrogen, which has a far greater range than electric vehicles. Mercedes says it can go as far as 621 miles on a tank of hydrogen, and has a fuel economy of 105 miles per gallon. It will be able to rely on a driver’s hand gestures to understand and execute commands.
The car has autonomous features, automatically change lanes on one way roads and navigating traffic jams, without driver involvement.
BMW i concept
Featured in the movie, “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol,” this sleek four-seater sports car is a plug-in hybrid that uses a three cylinder engine, optimizing performance while ensuring high fuel efficiency. The car accelerates from 0 to 62 miles per hour in under five seconds, while achieving 104 miles per gallon in fuel efficiency.
Rinspeed Splash
Unleashed in 2004, the Rinspeed Splash moves over, as well as through, the water. Thanks to the vehicle’s complicated hydrofoil design, it can hover about 24 inches (60 centimeters) above the surface of the water, traveling as fast as 49 mph (79 km/h) in optimal conditions. Meanwhile, as a standard amphibious craft, it reaches speeds of nearly 31 mph (50 km/h) – which is still pretty fast. And on land it’s even quicker, boasting a top speed of 124 mph (200 km/h).


Rinspeed Splash above the water


This amazing hydro car is powered by natural gas, and it’s the first amphibious vehicle to be fueled by this environmentally-friendly resource. It has a 750cc, two-cylinder, turbo-charged engine, and its integrated hydrofoil design can be deployed at water depths over four feet (1.3 meters). The body is constructed of the same multi-layered carbon composite used in racing cars, which means its futuristic good looks are combined with aerodynamic performance.


Chevrolet EN-V

General Motors’ goal for this vehicle is to be a connected, zero-emissions personal transportation car that addresses issues with traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality and affordability. At 1,100 pounds and less than 50 inches long, it’s one-third the size of a conventional automobile.
An electric vehicle that runs on a lithium-ion battery, it has a driving range of 25 miles.
Infiniti LE Concept
This electric car uses a wireless charging pad instead of being connected to an outlet, making the need for plugs or cables for charging obsolete.

SeaRoader Amphibious Lamborghini Countach



You may think Lamborghini Countachs are pretty awesome exactly as they are, but just imagine one that can run on both land and water. SeaRoader’s Mike Ryan converted this Lamborghini Countach into an amphibious car worthy of James Bond himself. “If it’s got wheels, I’ll make it float!” boasts Ryan, who has also converted jeeps, motorcycles, a London taxi cab and even an ice-cream van into water-going vehicles.



As you might imagine, converting a luxury sports car into an amphibious vehicle isn’t a cheap undertaking; according to Ryan, the glass alone cost $3,007. In the water, a hydrofoil at the front of the car lifts the nose of the Countach, while hydraulic activators compress its Formula 1-style suspension system. And inside, the amphibious controls have been artfully incorporated into the dashboard. Imagine the looks this car is likely to get whilst zipping around the local lake or harbor.
Land Rover Defender
This uber-all-terrain vehicle has a retro look, with plenty of features to satisfy the ultimate outdoorsman. A sophisticated navigation system displays 3D imagery using topographical maps. Sonar sensors in bumpers and side mirrors measure water depth.

Nissan Pivo 3

This pint-size mini electric vehicle that seats three rarely needs to engage in reverse, thanks to its four swiveling in-wheel motors. It can make a U-turn in a road that’s only 13 feet wide. It has an automated parking system, that allows it to park itself, in a space where it can be charged. It then returns to pick up the driver by using a smartphone app.
Toyota Fun Vii
A vehicle that departs the most radically from today’s cars, this three-seater’s exterior is a blank slate that can be changed, based on the owner’s preferences, with a simple download of a phone app or by uploading an image to Facebook. A 3D female “navigation concierge” pops out of the dashboard to assist the driver. It’s so versatile it can operate as its own gaming machine.
Dobbertin HydroCar

The Dobbertin HydroCar is like a Transformer, changing from a sports car to a watercraft with the touch of a switch. The fenders that run the length of the car are lowered to form pontoons when the car is in “water mode.” The only downside is that the car isn’t quite finished yet. When maker Rick Dobbertin sold it on eBay earlier this year, the product description read, “Still needs some additional water testing and ‘dialing-in’ to achieve its full potential.” Clearly, someone was happy to continue working on the car, though, as it sold for $130,000 on February 24, 2013.

The HydroCar’s main body is made of type 304 stainless steel, so rust will not be a problem. Under the hood, it has a fully dyno-tuned Chevrolet engine that produces 762 horsepower at 5,800 rpm. Originally, the car used a six-bladed propeller. However, according to Dobbertin,
this didn’t create enough “bite in the water,” so he replaced it with a four-bladed Rolla stainless steel propeller that was yet to be tested in the water before the HydroCar was sold. Despite required tweaking, it’s still an incredible amphibious vehicle


Sea Lion

When inventor Marc Witt decided to build himself an amphibious car, he started with a 174-horsepower Mazda rotary engine. Witt then designed an aluminum and stainless steel body around it that was both road- and sea-worthy. Today, it’s one of the fastest amphibious cars around – at least on land, where it travels at up to 125 mph (201 km/h). In the water, meanwhile, it can reach respectable speeds of as much as 60 mph (96 km/h).


The body of the Sea Lion was created and built by Witt himself, using TIG-welded 5052 aluminum and CNC-milled components. Once the car hits the water, the front wheels retract into the wheel wells and a modified Berkeley 12 JC pump propels the craft forwards. Witt recently sold the car through – and while we don’t know what the new owner paid for it, the initial asking price for this amazing water vehicle was a cool $259,500.