Category Archives: Research

The Most Dangerous Places on Earth

This post is not about deadly volcanos, swamps, jungles, mountains, or deserts.   It is about countries and cities and the crime rates at those places. First, let us look at the “crime index” map of the world from Numbeo … Continue reading

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Top 10 largest producers of CO2 emissions worldwide

This is an “anti-rating”: being the first on this list is bad. These are the top 10 producers of CO2 emissions worldwide in 2016 (likely, 2017 as well), based on their share of global CO2 emissions. C’mon, China-US-India-Russia-Japan, control your … Continue reading

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On the Evolution of Computer Power and Computer Intelligence

The picture below is an interesting summary of the general trend in computing over the last 100 years or so (MIPS = Million Instructions Per Second). There is, however, some gap in logic here, and it frequently occurs when projections … Continue reading

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LOHAS, or Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability

One day, we are going to run out of non-renewable natural resources that we’ve been taking for granted for many centuries.  And this day might be closer than most of us think. Let me first start with this iconography, which … Continue reading

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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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