Developing world

Decentralized electricity; space-based Internet, modern infrastructure; how will existing solutions allow the developing world to leapfrog over the West? This page covers the trends and news that will guide the future of the developing world.

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http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2019/08/003.html
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University of Buffalo
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http://seriouswonder.com/jibo-familys-first-robotic-companion/
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Serious Wonder
MIT's Cynthia Breazeal challenges our archaic perceptions of robotics and companionship with Jibo! - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder
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https://arstechnica.co.uk/information-technology/2017/03/deepmind-national-grid-machine-learning/
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Arstechnica
AlphaGo merely en passant. Now DeepMind wants to cut power usage and global warming.
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http://www.designcurial.com/news/out-of-this-world-crystalline-structure-unveiled-4756947
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Designcurial
MAD Architects has revealed its latest show-stopping design: the Harbin Opera House in northern China.In 2010, MAD Architects won the international open competition for Harbin Cultural Island, a...
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https://youtu.be/3l8dODIzZEk
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AJ+
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https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/jul/23/rich-countries-pushing-dirty-energy-africa-report-claims
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The Guardian
Study finds that while wealthy nations advocate renewables at home, 60% of aid to African energy projects went on fossil fuels
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https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/usp/news/commuter-data-reveals-us-megaregions-1.665740
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Sheffield
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https://www.theverge.com/2015/2/18/8056163/bill-gates-gmo-farming-world-hunger-africa-poverty
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The Verge
Depending on who you ask, genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are the solution to malnutrition and hunger in the developing world, or a threat to food sovereignty. Take Uganda, for example;...
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https://www.reddit.com/r/geopolitics/comments/edjg87/how_crucial_is_the_region_xinjiang_for_the/
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Reddit
91 votes, 39 comments. I was wondering if the "reeducation camps" in Xinjiang have a deeper reason than just to sinicizate the Uyghur people. In …
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http://blog.dilbert.com/post/111291429791/the-best-lifestyle-might-be-the-cheapest-too
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Dilbert Blog
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https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/oct/17/chinese-city-plans-to-launch-artificial-moon-to-replace-streetlights
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The Guardian
‘Dusk-like glow’ of proposed satellite could light an area with a diameter of 10-80km, People’s Daily reports
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https://www.theage.com.au/world/asia/china-s-trillion-dollar-project-changing-the-world-20180618-p4zm4k.html
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The Age
It is the biggest and most expensive infrastructure project the world has ever seen. But is this a benign economic plan or the rise of a new empire?
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http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2016/04/nature-urban-national-parks/
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National Geographic
Reclaimed wastelands, centuries-old green spaces, and creative waterways offer quick escapes.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYe1KG61o6Y
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PolyMatter
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https://www.technologyreview.com/2016/09/22/157399/a-robot-that-sews-could-take-the-sweat-out-of-sweatshops/
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MIT Technology Review
Take a look at the tag on your shirt. If you are in the U.S., chances are it was made in a country like China or Thailand and then shipped overseas. Jonathan Zornow, the sole employee of a new startup called Sewbo, thinks the U.S. could bring garment manufacturing a little closer to home by…
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https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-10-11/cities-and-suburbs-are-becoming-pretty-similar
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Bloomberg
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https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/aug/04/skyscrapers-british-cities-manchester-angel-meadows-norwich-anglia-square-bristol-redcliff-quarter
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The Guardian
Councils are under pressure to build higher, but campaigners say new towers will ruin historic skylines
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http://www.quantumrun.com/prediction/big-business-future-behind-self-driving-cars-future-transportation-p2
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Quantumrun
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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-10/why-low-earth-orbit-desperately-needs-a-traffic-cop
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Bloomberg
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https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/10/new-york-retail-vacancy/572911/
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The atlantic
New York’s empty storefronts are a dark omen for the future of cities.
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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/28/ban-all-glass-skscrapers-to-save-energy-in-climate-crisis
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The Guardian
Air conditioning is used to avoid greenhouse effect but cooling buildings adds to carbon emissions