Published 22 February 2021
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Hello Future Thinkers!
Here is your news and as it turns out also the weather…
I have said it many times before: ‘natural disasters, especially those linked to climate change, are going to increase in severity and frequency.’
Mother Nature might employ karma if you think that Texas (home of some of the biggest oil and gas companies) has just suffered an unprecedented cold ‘front’ forcing their local power utility to implement extraordinary load shedding. The impact on citizens has been punishing.
Families and businesses need to prepare their homes, offices, communities and government on how to deal with the Future challenges. Have you begun to think about what you will do during the next disaster? What lessons did you learn from C0vid?
A huge Thumbs up to the Shoprite Group who I learnt now generates 12300 MWh of electricity with renewable energy. In addition, they have put 649 solar panels on top of their refrigerated trucks. Even more ambitious, their intent to purchase and use 434000 MWh of renewable energy annually for the next 7 years. I challenge Pick n Pay, Woolies and Checkers to match or better this!
On the subject of electricity, Eskom is going to keep pushing for more increases, but less people are going to be using their services. Their business model is outdated, like fixed lines with Telkom or implementing wealth tax on a nation going broke. South Africa’s solution to solving the power crisis will come from responsible and innovative corporates and people who push for renewable solutions.
I have written about these ‘bots’ before, but now I can give you some of their names: Erica, Ariel, Micah and Lexi are some of the e-team offering hospitality at the Hotel Sky in Sandton and soon in their equivalent Cape Town hotel. They can dance the Jerusalema, carry bags, work out if you are a happy chappy or a miserable guest, and of course deliver room service and not expect a tip. Check out this cool little video and look out for the comment I don’t agree with. Who dares a guess what it was? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4IF4PW_u0M
The Vatican is the only place where you can use an ATM that speaks Latin.
I wanted to share some points recently published as objectives by the Trade Federation (in South Africa) and my ****comments****.
The ‘e5 tanker is a soon to be 60m ship which runs on lithium-ion batteries. It will be used in Japan. What blows my mind in a bad ways it this electronic innovation is being used to deliver fossil fuels. (image post) # bigfail
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