The Ghost City of Ordos

The bizarre world of centralized planning. The Ghost City of Ordos – Ordos – Gizmodo.

The death of languages

linguists estimate that we may lose as much as 90% of the world’s 6,800 languages in the next century — an average of one human language per week. Link: The Long Now Blog » Blog Archive » Death of tribal elder brings California language closer to...
The cost of the American dream

The cost of the American dream

In economics, we called this a period of “dis-saving”. The link to the original big picture is below. Link: income-to-debt.png (PNG Image, 1467×1670 pixels) – Scaled (26%)
What separates extraordinary and average people?

What separates extraordinary and average people?

Malcolm Gladwell¬† has come out with some interesting concepts. And, he has a new book out called Outliers. The new book poses the question: “why do some people succeed, while so many more never reach their potential?” He applies the concept of scarcity and abundance...
Personal Pod Public Transport

Personal Pod Public Transport

Here is an interesting concept for public transportation. The pod is more private than trains and can carry a small group of people all at once. Instead of waiting on a train, you just jump into the first available pod and take off to your destination. This...
Vertical Farming

Vertical Farming

Here is a Discovery video on “vertical farming” a concept for farming food and raising livestock in skyscrapers.