Tag: tech

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Google introduces a new way to search that combines images and text into one query. A fascinating reminder that extraterrestrial viruses that may be out there wouldn’t exist in a vacuum. There would likely be all sorts of… Read More

Energy

Governments and companies have built the global energy system around natural gas almost without a second thought. In a crisis, natural gas is just as variable as renewables. The current price trajectory is the result of supply moderating… Read More

Cold War

A Pacific war, sparked by Taiwan, would be a bloody cataclysm, and no one would be well served by it. Australia doesn’t have to choose. On Sep 16th, 2021 Australia effectively chose. Following years of sharply deteriorating relations… Read More

Politics

Biden is unlikely to overreach in the Middle East. But as Kissinger could tell him, it would also be a mistake for him to turn his back on it. That KJU (Kim Jong Un) was not present is… Read More

Finance

No one wants to test the strength of the debt ceiling. The brinkmanship is the kind of dance that no sane person would perform on the edge of a real cliff.  Digital currencies and stablecoins have the potential to… Read More

Sports

Sports betting is taking a page from the playbook of tech giants like Netflix, Amazon and Twitter, sacrificing profitability in the early days in the hope of ingraining themselves in customers’ lives. Zero Covid-19‘ National Games, to create… Read More

Taiwan

Long left out in the cold, Taiwan is ready to be a global force for good. It all comes down to government clarity and transparency. You have to let the people know what the government is trying to… Read More

Climate

If we don’t want people to drink so much alcohol, rather than taxing alcohol, we can subsidize everything that is not alcohol. We should just tax carbon pollution. Climate change is causing distress, anger and other negative emotions in… Read More

Schools

Enjoy summer, build up mental resistance for the likely disruptions coming this Fall. How do I approach school and child care, now? Use rapid antigen tests regularly and you break chains of transmission so that cases don’t lead… Read More

Coffee

Climate change is making it harder to grow good coffee. Their first cups of the lab-grown coffee, which they say tastes and smells like ordinary coffee. Italian coffee culture has a rich heritage, as the country was an early… Read More

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