Last week IESE had a presence at Web Summit in Lisbon and I came away much more optimistic about the world’s future as perhaps we will be able to reign in some of the more dangerous aspects of the web and also find ways to adress environmental problems.
Bibop Gresta presented the company he co-founded, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, at the Global Alumni Reunion in New York City and impressed former students and faculty wth his passion for the project and his vision for a clean, safe, and economically viable solution to the problem of transportation.
Besides his dishonesty, divisive style and rampant misogyny Donald Trump continues his attack on the natural environment and the elaborate system that is in place in the United States to protect it and also to ensure that U.S. citizens enjoy clean water and air.
In Enlightenment Now, Steven Pinker makes the case that humanity has made great progress based on the ideals of the enlightenment and in a couple of pages toward the end of the book shows how Donald Trump attacks those ideals in his policies, actions, and tweets.
Besides benefits, electric vehicles also bring risks associated with energy supply in the case that investments are not made in the grid and renewable infrastructure, their own environmental issues and the geo-politics associated with changing commodity demands