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Going electric would reduce the aviation sector’s considerable contribution to air and noise pollution, but its importance to the economies of so many countries, and the huge subsidies it therefore receives, means it has little incentive to decarbonize. Sweden, Denmark and Norway, countries whose geography make them dependent on domestic flights, are already testing small electric planes for these routes, and […]
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The Industrial model of education that fueled the modern era and its dizzying reach did its job incredibly well. Its prime accomplishment was the expansion of our ability to abstract the world. Until then, pragmatism reigned, limiting most people’s thoughts and interactions primarily because we lacked the tools to extrapolate information, to wield it for things that lay beyond obvious […]
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In the run-up to Christmas, there was considerable anxiety about shortages of festive food and gifts. Trade friction was already at the core of the Brexit debate, and supply chain issues have been made much worse by the COVID-19 pandemic.  For example, a computer chip shortage had a knock-on effect across many industries. Concerns have also been raised about everything from lithium supply […]
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If nothing else, the global chip shortage has exposed the automotive industry’s Groundhog Day: a sector reliant on very old semiconductors that are unprofitable for chipmakers to produce, meaning they have to build special factories with technologies that they no longer use in their cutting-edge processes. So while the consumer electronics industry will soon be over the chip crisis, the automotive […]
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A number of stories have been circulating for some time now about the “terrible future” awaiting car owners after it was revealed that Toyota plans to offer subscription services for its vehicles that would include charging $8/month for certain connectivity-based services. What’s more, a few months ago, Volkswagen hinted at a similar model for its autonomous capabilities: paying for your […]
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Tesla’s production figures and vehicle shipments for the third quarter of 2021 make it the only manufacturer that, in the midst of the global chip crisis that has caused more than $210 billion in losses and the closure of numerous factories around the world, has increased profits and beat analysts’ forecasts, surpassing its all-time record. What makes a manufacturer capable of topping […]

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The Industrial model of education that fueled the modern era and its dizzying reach did its job incredibly well. Its prime accomplishment was the expansion of our ability to abstract the world. Until then, pragmatism reigned, limiting most people’s thoughts and interactions primarily because we lacked the tools to extrapolate information, to wield it for things that lay beyond obvious […]
I highly recommend reading the McKinsey Global Institute’s new report, “Reskilling China: Transforming The World’s Largest Workforce Into Lifelong Learners”, which focuses on the country’s biggest employment challenge, re-training its workforce and the adoption of practices such as lifelong learning to address the growing digital transformation of its productive fabric. How to transform the country […]

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