“The Muslim world’s past contributions to science and education were extraordinary. The Islamic “golden age” – during which scholarship and learning flourished across the Muslim world – lasted many centuries, and included the establishment of the world’s first universities. Today, however, Muslim-majority countries lag well behind the rest of the world in terms of education and research. This must change if the region is to provide modern jobs and better lives to its booming population and keep up with global development. (1)”
(1) Guessoum, Nidhal, ‘Why the Islamic World Needs a New “Golden Age”’, World Economic Forum, 2016 <See Link> [accessed 15 January 2016]
In an article in MacWorld (1), Elon Musk was quoted as saying that Apples Project Titan was an “open secret … It’s pretty hard to hide something if you hire over a thousand engineers to do it.”
Personally, I believe that environmentally friendly, point to point transport, will be the future of modern transit systems. This is not to say that mass transit systems do not have a role. We just need to keep in mind their practical limitations. Ever tried to do the family shopping by train?
“The possibilities of billions of people connected by mobile devices, with unprecedented processing power, storage capacity, and access to knowledge, are unlimited. And these possibilities will be multiplied by emerging technology breakthroughs in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, 3-D printing, nanotechnology, biotechnology, materials science, energy storage, and quantum computing. (1) ”
(1) Schwab, Klaus(World Economic Forum), ‘What Is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?’, World Economic Forum, 2015 <Web Link> [accessed 11 January 2016]
It is difficult to understand the evolution of life on earth without reading and understanding this book.
(1) Lane, Nick, Oxygen: The Molecule That Made the World (Oxford University Press, 2002) <Amazon>
[accessed 11 January 2016]
(2) Royal, T H E, and Society Of, ‘Book of the Month Oxygen: The Molecule That Made the World’, 21 (2003) <NLM>
The World Top University Rankings – Times Higher Education http://ow.ly/GwqGJ
Wally, who is on holidays in Chatswood spent the morning in the pet salon. And he smells a lot bbetter for it.