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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https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/new-ai-algorithm-beats-even-the-worlds-worst-traffic
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Only 10 percent of cars would have to be connected for it to work.
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https://phys.org/news/2019-05-space-satellite-internet-world.html
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http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/features/would-you-live-in-a-city-made-of-bone
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Between them, concrete and steel are responsible for as much as a tenth of worldwide carbon emissions. Before they ever reach a construction site, both steel
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7QlAsxJP-g
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TK Elevator unveils MULTI, one of the industry's most forward-thinking innovations created since the 19th century: the world’s first rope-less and sideways-m...
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/30/daan-roosegaarde_n_5044578.html
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According to Daan Roosegaarde, the future of art and design is awash with spectacular innovation.
From giant vacuum cleaning systems aimed at erad...
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https://weburbanist.com/2018/10/17/nomadic-futures-self-driving-cars-could-change-how-we-interact-with-cities/
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http://aeon.co/magazine/culture/can-we-design-the-ideal-city-or-must-it-evolve/
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It might be pleasing to dream of arcologies, mega-cities, and space colonies – but no one can design the perfect human community
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9Sq044GN0c
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To find out what lies ahead for the connected home, we gathered a group of Internet of Things thought leaders to discuss what works, what needs improvement a...
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https://www.technologyreview.com/2017/05/10/151777/a-single-autonomous-car-has-a-huge-impact-on-alleviating-traffic/
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It’s sometimes argued that the long-term benefits of self-driving cars, such as safer roads, may not be felt with much impact until robotic vehicles account for the majority of traffic on the road. Until that happens, those unpredictable lumps of meat we call humans will continue to exert their own effects on traffic—continuing to cause…
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https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/09/korea-is-building-a-city-for-self-driving-cars/
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South Korea will soon open an 88 acre facility with everything an autonomous car might encounter, including expressways, parking areas and bus-only lanes, according to the Korea Business Times. First announced last year, it will be the world's largest, dwarfing Michigan's 32-acre Mcity facility that it's reportedly based on. The idea is to let companies test self-driving tech in a repeatable way,
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https://www.wired.com/2017/05/apple-park-new-silicon-valley-campus/
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Flawless curves, milled aluminum, endless glass, walled garden—sounds like an Apple product. In fact, it’s the company’s biggest launch ever.
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It often seems like federal-level politicians care more about creating gridlock than solving the world's problems. So who's actually getting bold things done...
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https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/07/11/housing-crisis-single-family-homes-policy-227265
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Desperate to build more housing, the city just rewrote its decades-old zoning rules.
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https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/28/timberscrapers-dominate-urban-skylines/
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They just don't make 'em like the Sakyamuni Pagoda anymore. Built from wood in 1056 in the Shanxi province of China, the building has remained standing to this day, despite seven earthquakes rattling the region within its first 50 years of existence. Since then, it's held up against a slew of seismic events, even when more-modern structures have failed. Now, thanks to recent advancements in timber
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Geoffrey von Maltzahn, Partner, Flagship PioneeringThe combination of data and innovation means we can have the ability to feed our growing global population...
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https://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/TR912.html
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This report assesses likely demographic and economic trends in the Arab world through 2020, focusing on changes that are likely to affect U.S. defense planning and U.S. policy in the region.
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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-02-16/elon-musk-is-really-boring
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHOyfyGwpes&feature=youtu.be
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http://www.ted.com In this intimate talk filmed at TED's offices, energy theorist Amory Lovins lays out the steps we must take to end the world's dependence ...
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https://www.businessinsider.com/the-real-robot-crisis-will-be-in-the-third-world-if-we-dont-act-2016-5
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"Trekonomics" author Manu Saadia says we're missing the real danger in rapid technological advances.