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China expected to become a world leader in high speed rail while the U.S. stands by

July 20th, 2014 at 8:33 am » Comments Off

A maglev train at the Pudong International Airport. High-speed rail (HSR) will connect not only cities, states and countries in the future, but also far-reaching continents. In about 15 to 20 years from now, one could travel seamlessly from London, UK to Beijing, China and even have a detour within the Gulf countries using the […]



OECD predicts global capitalism will collapse in 50 years

July 14th, 2014 at 7:53 am » Comments Off

Symbol of capitalism The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a pro-establishment, pro-market thinking organization has released a report predicting a collapse in global economic growth rates, a rise in feudal wealth disparity, collapsing tax revenue and huge, migrating bands of migrant laborers roaming from country to country, seeking crumbs of work. They prescribe “flexible” […]



The state of the internet in 10 graphs

June 20th, 2014 at 11:05 am » Comments Off

Share of Internet usage is two times higher in Asia and Africa. Over the past two years online photo sharing has sextupled. Nigerians are on their phones 30 percent more than Americans. We now spend more time on mobile than on print and radio combined.    



U.S. healthcare most expensive and worst performing in a new international ranking

June 18th, 2014 at 6:10 pm » Comments Off

The origin of the phrase “You get what you pay for” – the origin of that phrase is sometimes attributed to the fashion mogul Aldo Gucci, who said, “The bitterness of low quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price has faded.” But Americans get neither quality nor affordability when it comes to healthcare. […]



‘Mesh networking’ – the promise of a new internet

June 14th, 2014 at 8:03 am » Comments Off

People tend to talk about optimistically about the Internet. They talk about it in terms that describe how it ought to be rather than how it actually is.    



Google invests $1B on satellites to bring WiFi to the world

June 5th, 2014 at 8:49 am » Comments Off

The project is scoped to provide internet to areas around the world without wired connections. Google plans to spend over $1 billion on a fleet of satellites that will be used to provide internet to parts of the world that currently lack digital connections, according to a report from Wall Street Journal.



25 amazing photos of people around the world and how much food they eat everyday

May 20th, 2014 at 10:10 am » Comments Off

Noolkisaruni Tarakuai, Third Wife of a Maasai Chief – 800 Calories Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio, photographers who also happen to be married, traveled around the world and met people from all walks of life. During their time with these people, they asked them to pose for photographs with their daily diets in front of […]



Map reveals how the entire world could be connected using a global underground network

April 16th, 2014 at 9:43 am » Comments Off

Web developer Chris Gray came up with his idea for a global Underground map when he was visiting Australia. What if you could board a train in Madras, India and travel to Boston without changing trains? One man has imagined the world as a giant London Underground map where people can travel freely between countries […]



16 eye opening photos of children and their bedrooms from across the world

April 10th, 2014 at 11:18 am » Comments Off

Where Children Sleep Some kids experience childhood in poverty, lacking food and sanitation, while others are born in countries where basic necessities are taken for granted.  Photographer James Mollison came up with the project when he thought about his own childhood bedroom and how it reflected who he was.  



Zuckerberg explains why drones are better than balloons to deliver internet access

March 31st, 2014 at 12:38 pm » Comments Off

Facebook wants to place internet drones over specific population centers. Facebook and Internet.org revealed their intentions last week to connect the developing world through aerial drones and satellites. Their plans drew the inevitable comparisons to Google’s Project Loon, which would field fleets of balloons in the Earth’s stratosphere. The similarities weren’t lost on Facebook founder and […]



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