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consumers know, politics don't.
Posted: 27 September 2012

I was missing the obvious answer: Not consumers killed the e-car. It was politics and utilities who couldn't make up serious minds. No charging grids, no systematic approaches on conceptual requirements and of course complete neglect that the classic combustion engine has proved unrivalled efficiency improvements and still has substantially more to come. And this system has a worldwide ...

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MindBullet logo WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR?
Despite the hype, the electric car has failed, again, to be a commercial success. Who is to blame?
Dateline: 8 July 2014
Remember the very first electric car, the EV1? They made a movie about its demise, and blamed the oil companies. Well, it's happened again. The electric car is a dud. The few models that made it onto the market are fighting for survival and the only successful 'electric' cars are actually hybrids, like the Prius. GM put a lot of faith, hope and money behind the Volt, but couldn't convince ...
Oil@200 - Gold@2000
Posted: 25 February 2011 1 Comment

This upcoming and highly realistic scenario shows the critical future issues that should concern the Western European countries when counting on prospective energy sources deriving from projects like www.desertec.org. Albeit technically smart and challenging geopolitical concerns should prevail and turn Western energy concepts rather to intelligent micro grids connecting all available souces ...

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Re: Picasa helps you see better
Posted: 11 November 2010

great article!

Then on: why not cross-checking actual visual impressions with the google-earth/-picture data-base and a historic environment data-base to travel virtually back to former times, enjoy historic (i.e. medieval) sensations and happenings as well as connect to future scenarios of people and environment. ...

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MindBullet logo PICASA HELPS YOU SEE BETTER - WITHOUT GLASSES
First photo-editor downloaded into the visual cortex
Dateline: 12 December 2021
Yesterday's press conference at the Institute for Optometry showcased a step-change innovation in health care, but it must have sent shivers down the spines of the optometric profession. PicPerfect, a spin-off from Google's Picasa photo-editing software business, showed off twenty patients who had their eyesight dramatically improved through an in-body chip downloaded with the firm's active ...
Re: AFTER ASH - END OF GLOBAL CRASH
Posted: 22 April 2010

Very interesting reading.

Missing in your "after ash" vision is one of my favourites, the ultra high speed Tango-Cargo-Train (TCT) connecting from Patagonias Tierra de Fuego – a) West-leg: Santiago de Chile-Panama-San-Francisco-Vancover and - b) East leg: Buenos Aires-Sao Paolo-Rio-Miami-Washington-New York-Montreal. ...

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MindBullet logo AFTER ASH - END OF GLOBAL CRASH
The superfast rail link between London and Hong Kong is just one of the ways the world is coping without regular jetliners
Dateline: 27 March 2025
The train which arrived at London’s St Pancras station today has taken a mere four days to travel from Hong Kong. On board were a number of tourists, a few business worthies, and 7,500 tons of freight; the equivalent of 160 Airbus A300 cargo planes. “This caps just how much the world has changed since Katla erupted back in 2010,” says Colin Moss, Chief Logistics Officer at Tesco, one of the ...

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