Daily Archives: May 19, 2017

Radical Technological Disruption – The Shake up in Transportation

We Are on Cusp of ‘Deepest, Most Consequential Disruption of Transportation in History’

By Andy RowellMonday, May 15, 2017 – By Oil Change International

(Photo: Nicolas Nova/cc/flickr)

“We are on the cusp of the fastest, deepest, most consequential disruption of transportation in history.”

Within ten years, we may witness a radical technological shake up in the way we drive as people switch from petrol and diesel engines to self-drive electric vehicles.

The cars will be owned by fleets, not individual owners. The days of individual car ownership are coming to an end, as people switch to self-drive electric vehicles which are ten times cheaper to run. They will also be significantly cleaner.    Continue reading

China’s Xi lays out $900bn Silk Road vision amid claims of empire-building

China’s Xi lays out $900bn Silk Road vision amid claims of empire-building

Global leaders attend ‘Belt and Road’ infrastructure summit to praise plan Xi Jinping says will bring a new ‘golden age’ of globalisation

PHOTO: A Chinese flag flies over Tashkurgan, a tranquil frontier town on China’s border with Pakistan, which is bracing for change as President Xi Jinping kicks off what some call the most ambitious development plan in history, the ‘Belt and Road initiative. Photograph: Tom Phillips for the Guardian.

Guyanese Professor John R. Rickford Awarded Highest Academic Honor in the U.S.A.

GUYANESE PROFESSOR AWARDED HIGHEST ACADEMIC HONOR IN THE U.S.A.

Prof. John Rickford

Guyanese-American Professor John R. Rickford of Stanford University was recently notified that he had been awarded one of the highest academic honors in the United States: Election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the oldest and most prestigious learned societies and independent policy research centers in the U.S., convening leaders from the academic, business, and government sectors to respond to the challenges facing—and opportunities available to—the nation and the world.

The Academy’s work is advanced by its elected members, who are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs from around the world.    Continue reading

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