Category Archives: Research

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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2.5 Minutes Till The End of The World

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has  posted the following on their website: “For the last two years, the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock stayed set at three minutes before the hour, the closest it had been to midnight … Continue reading

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Top 20 Countries in PPP GDP

According to Wikipedia: Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) is measured by finding the values (in USD) of a basket of consumer goods that are present in each country (such as orange juice, pencils, etc.). If that basket costs $100 in the US and $200 … Continue reading

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