Hundred of Embraco workers will very likely lose their jobs soon, because that company is moving production of its fridge compressors to Slovakia. Italian media, politicians and unions are (rightly) talking a lot of those workers. Almost nobody, however, is discussing what KIND of fridges and compressors should be produced, by Embraco or anybody else.
One month ago I visited Trivandrum. It was a wonderful experience, in which I learned, or found confirmations of, a lot of good things about India. I also noticed one thing that made me a bit sad, though.
Every object, no matter how ordinary, can become smart and thus bring your life to whole new levels of joy and awareness. I just found two more proofs of this truth. Look at this smart water bottle, for example:
They did “The Ultimate (3D printing) Bridge Test”. They had no idea of what may happen next.
John Michael Greer makes a really important provocation. He begins explaining a few things about the current world that everybody not living in a hole already knows: