Category Archives: Technology

On Being Amazoned as well as Googled

The Christmas retail season was good news all around, and Donald Trump took credit for this in a tweet. But the facts are that the world of retail has nothing to do with a President-elect and, unfortunately, will ruthlessly eliminate jobs due to technological trends, not NAFTA or China. America is king of retail and… Read More

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Singularity University Mentoring Global Grand Challenge in Mountain View California

Singularity’s Global Grand Challenge is a program that trains and supports 100 persons from around the world to learn about emerging technologies and apply them to devising a project or service that can positively benefit 1 billion people. Among teams that have graduated onto commercialization include Blue Oak (landfill mining of rare earths and metals),… Read More

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King Solar by 2020: Show in Silicon Valley Five Killer Trends

SAN FRANCISCO — It has been said that renewable energy is the energy of the future and always will be. But the tipping point is nigh, thanks to Germany’s leadership, China’s pollution catastrophe and technological advances in battery storage, materials science and software. At this year’s giant solar show – Solar 2016 – a future… Read More

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Brexit Paradox: US and Canada should merge economically and militarily

The Three Amigos met this week in Ottawa with an exceedingly messy Brexit and rising U.S. protectionism as worrisome backdrops. The meeting was more about optics than substance, but there was one clear and expensive request buried President Barack Obama’s speech: “NATO needs more Canada.” Whoops. The media has not picked up on this because… Read More

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