Energy

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What is the Question? Podcast Episode 2

In the second episode of my podcast “What is the Question”, with the help and comments of Hannes Sjoblad, I speak about Energy. Below you can find the audio of the podcast, as well as its transcript. David Orban: Our global civilization is amazing. But can we count on it to continue? What are the fundamental …

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Streaming African solar energy in your Bitcoin wallet worldwide

The Sun Exchange is a marketplace where you can purchase solar cells and have them power businesses and communities in the sunniest locations on earth, earning decades of income backed by the power of the sun. You lease solar cells purchased through The Sun Exchange to hospitals, factories, schools and other end-users, earning you decades of solar …

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“Robots will colonize space, without human beings”

Robots will colonize space, without human beings There’ll be a new civilization, the sum of human intelligence and artificial intelligence, where artificial intelligence will be able to analyze a problem, identify the resources needed to deal with it, plan a strategy, adapt and improve itself to resolve the problem.” It will do this not only …

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Decentralization is the next wave of sustainable growth in food production

A new wave of technologies and global communication are benefiting decentralized and distributed organizations that are outcompeting centralized and hierarchical ones. In our quest to feed an increasing worldwide population, through the industrial revolution of the 19th century and the green revolution in industrial agriculture a few decades ago, the tendency has been to centralize. …

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The exponential growth of solar energy

The distributed and digital nature of photovoltaic solar energy is going to have profound social and economic effects as its adoption gets wider thanks to exponentially decreasing costs. Our society is strongly shaped by our energy sources. When we only had human or animal muscle power available, our societies were slave based: if I had …

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SHiFT puts Portugal’s startup scene in touch with the World

I was speaking this week at SHiFT08 in Lisbon. This conference has been put together by a group of volunteers led by Pedro Custodio, with passion, joy, and a lot of creativity. For smaller, and relatively isolated markets like Portugal, these are excellent, and very important opportunities to make sure that their startup culture is …

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Solar energy gaining exposure

Solutions to important, complex problems often self selct through economic pressures, so it is natural that alternative energy sources become viable as the traditional ones price themselves out of the reach of their consumers. CNET News.com is reporting that Google founders have invested in