Monthly Archives: August 2017

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Where Energy Will Come From in the Future

The chart below offers an excellent summary of the changes in energy supply by tracking investments in different sectors: Notice that oil, gas, and coal investments are now declining, while the renewable energy investments are increasing.  This decline in oil … Continue reading

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About the Fastest Trains

During my recent trip to Japan, I used the Shinkansen, which is a Japanese bullet train, a lot. It is very comfortable and allows to move around the county fast without the hustle associated with air travel (luggage checks, security … Continue reading

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If Amazon Fails

An interesting subject is discussed in this article (with some references to more articles and discussions), regarding the question of our dependence on major service providers such as Amazon.  Amazon is a dominant cloud service provider (see here), and lots of what we … Continue reading

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What Will Cars Look Like in 2030?

Here is an interesting and concise (5-minute long) look into the future of cars.  Most likely, it will all happen differently, of course.  But this is an entertaining example of futuristic thinking.

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