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Nigeria seizes No. 1 spot in Africa
Posted: 5 July 2015  
Nigeria, despite some troubled times, is now firmly established as the biggest economy in Africa, it's $510-billion value far outstripping South Africa, running a poor second at $353-billion.
More significantly, Nigeria is growing at somewhere around 6%, compared to South Africa's 1%, largely the result of weak and ...
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5 July 2015
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China's alternative energy pledge a tipping point
Posted: 5 July 2015  
Back in 2008 we wrote a MindBulllet about the collapse of the coal price as countries embraced solar and other alternative energy technologies. Could it happen? China's pledge this week to wind and solar is seriously bad news for coal producers and exporters, and could just be a tipping point.
It follows on the ...
China's climate pledge for green growth spells doom for coal exporters
5 July 2015
Renewable energy is all go in China, as set out in its climate pledge this week, writes John Mathews, with huge growth planned for wind and solar. The one ...
MindBullet logo COAL HITS US$10 PER TON AS SOLAR POWER SHINES
Nano solar films bring cheap energy to sunshine states
Dateline: 5 May 2018
It's hard to believe that a mere decade ago fossil fuels were at a premium, and everyone talked of 'peak oil' and the high prices of natural gas and coal. ...
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Will big data deliver on its promise or are we being seduced?
Posted: 3 July 2015  
How well will big data deliver on its promised dream of the ultimate customer intimacy and alignment? Big business has failed us so many times...can it do it well this time? I guess the answer lies somewhere close to the authenticity and commitment to an organisation's massively transformative purpose and whether ...
The shrinking of the big data promise
3 July 2015
Markets do not have much patience for a commitment to techniques that don’t deliver. Unfortunately, spy agencies aren’t subject to this discipline
MindBullet logo OPEN DATA BRINGS FREEDOM BUT TRANSPARENCY BREEDS FEAR
Privacy out the window as Big Data goes naked
Dateline: 1 November 2020
There has been a big push from private enterprise as well as government in the last decade to unshackle data in all its forms and make it easily ...
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3D printing humanoid robots!
Posted: 2 July 2015  
It's a scary combination of a few new disruptive technologies...and just add AI and its a really exciting and/or scary new prospect! And the innovation is coming from another developing economy...and will teach the West new tricks no doubt!
MANAV, India's first 3D printed humanoid robot, unveiled at IIT Mumbai TechFest 2015
2 July 2015
This two-feet tall MANAV, India's first 3D printed humanoid robot has just been unveiled at the Tech Fest 2015 convention at the ITT in Mumbai, and can ...
MindBullet logo NETWORKED ROBOTS ALL OVER MY HOUSE & GARDEN
Is this my worst nightmare, or perfect Utopia?
Dateline: 12 November 2015
Ever since Karel Capek coined the term 'robot' in his 1920 play Rossum's Universal Robots, we have associated these 'working machines' with the human form. ...
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Ranking the world's 7,102 languages
Posted: 2 July 2015  
How many languages are there in the world - and which are the dominant ones? Have a look at this superb infographic for the answers.
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3D printing itself faces exponential disruption
Posted: 14 June 2015   1 Comment
And so 3D printing moved to the mainstream, and became an exponential technology that is radicalizing manufacturing. Then the world of future shock reality strikes again....suddenly a new technique that can make 3D printing itself exponentially more efficient and fast emerges. Just watch this...
Continuous liquid interface production of 3D objects
14 June 2015
Although three-dimensional (3D) printing is now possible using relatively small and low-cost machines, it is still a fairly slow ...
MindBullet logo PRINTING - THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING
No more paper or ink, but everything else goes
Dateline: 17 June 2012
I spent a frustrating few days at the World Printing Industry Showcase in Beijing this weekend. As an old-timer of the printing industry, I simply didn't ...
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