There is plenty of data in the world. Mostly we are unable to process it accurately, and we rely on intuitive judgments to draw meaning from it. Hans Rosling, the Professor of International Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, has come up with new techniques of data visualization over the past few years to enable us to draw more accurate information from large data sets.
Here's a really useful device for travellers. We have probably just grown used to travelling with several chargers for different devices like the laptop, the mobile and the iPod. The iGo charger means you can carry just one.
Following the analogy of the PC and the car, the next stage of evolution for the car will be to achieve a form of distributed management.
The aims of distributed management will be to:
- Make cars more reliable, safer, more secure.
- Handle the conflicting interactions between cars sharing the same network.
- Provide a degree of social control.
Trains are like the old mainframes. They should be more efficient than a car, but in practice they aren't.