Category Archives: robot car

Hyperloopy

I recently looked at the hyperloop system proposed by SpaceX founder Elon Musk and highlighted a number of problems with the proposed system, notably its likely very high costs, the technical challenges involved in building it, the barf enduing ride and the … Continue reading

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Why things change and why they stay the same

One thing that often worries me is people’s constant misunderstanding of “technology”. Many seem to think that “technology” can solve all our energy and climate related problems, be it new reactor designs, fusion power, geo-engineering or unconventional fossil fuel extraction. The … Continue reading

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