Category Archives: Science/Technology

The German Solar Effort


Although not known for its sunny weather, Germany initiated the world’s solar revolution about 20 years ago with a vision that other countries would later follow. The goal is to increase the share of all renewable sources in German electricity … Continue reading

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Technological Change


Technological change is the fundamental driving force that shapes history. It has a dynamics of its own due to human curiosity about the world and the rest of the universe. Since humans cannot be stopped from being curious, the advancement … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Reductionism


Recently I came across a Youtube video of Peter Zeihan dated 11/24/2014 telling Americans not to worry about their country. I find it childishly entertaining. The following is my response: Zeihan’s magic tricks: * Select a few pieces of convenient … Continue reading

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The Next Big Disruptions


Since the dawn of the information age some 40 years ago, we have seen tremendous disruptions in all aspects of life. Those who are quick to adapt prosper while the slower ones fall behind. In the industrialized world, the negative … Continue reading

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Future Transportation


The transport sector consumes a large portion of fossil fuels. In a highly mobile country like the United States, transportation accounts for 28% of total energy used, the bulk of which comes from gasoline, diesel and jet fuels. The steady … Continue reading

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Phasing Out Explosion Energy


When I ask myself what really makes the world go round, I begin to appreciate our intimate connections with explosions. As you can see, all the energies in the universe are derived from explosions, nuclear or non-nuclear, controlled or uncontrolled. … Continue reading

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Humans’ Origin


We don’t know if a cow or a bee wonders what they are and where they come from. As humans we do. Using spectral analysis, astronomers discover that the distant stars and planets are composed of the same common elements … Continue reading

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