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citiesSingapore Has the Best Growth Record Over 50 Years

There are huge fears that in the future most people in the world will not get richer and many people will become unemployed and slide backwards into poverty. Many think that Denmark and Sweden are models for strengthening social safety …

chinaHong Kong-Greater Bay Area Plan to Nearly Triple its GDP by 2032

The 2022 Foundation is a think tank which has released a report about the plan for Hong Kong integrate with Shenzhen and the other cities in the Great Bay Area. The Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region (Jing-Jin-Ji), the Yangtze River Delta (YRD), and …

agingChina Will Still Do Whatever It Takes to Catch Up

Senior Scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Yi Fuxian makes the case that China’s nominal GDP will peak at 84% of the US GDP in 2033. He is the author of Big Country with an Empty Nest and claims that …

boring companyVegas LVCVA Board Approves 2 Mile Boring Company Tunnel

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) Board of Directors approved a recommendation to select Elon Musk’s The Boring Company (TBC) to design, construct and operate a people mover for the Las Vegas Convention Center via a loop of …

chinaChina Wants to Integrate Greater Bay Area into a Tech Hub Challenger to Silicon Valley

Today, China released a new grand plan for the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzhen and Guangzhou would be the four key cities of the bay area and the core engines for regional development. …

boring companyBoring Company Talks Silicon Valley Tunnel But They Should Make Cheaper Subway Tunnels

The Mayor of San Jose, California, Sam Liccardo, is in talks with Elon Musk’s Boring Company for a tunnel from the airport to Diridon Station. Mayor Sam Liccardo told reporters at City Hall that this represents a chance for the …

citiesElectric Heavy Equipment is Good for Underground Cities and Space Colonies

A Norwegian distributor of CAT heavy machinery has converted a CAT excavator to electric power using 3.4 tons of batteries. This was 300 kWh of batteries. A Tesla 85 kWh battery pack weighs 1,200 lb (540 kg) and contains 7,104 …

batteriesFlying Cars and Skyports Versus Tunnels and Self-driving Electric Cars

Uber is trying to commercialize ride-sharing electric flying taxis within 5 years. Uber wants to have two demonstrator flights by 2020. Uber wants to begin commercial flights in 2023. Uber needs to build many Skyports where their electric flying vehicles …

batteriesTesla Giving Test Drives of All Electric Semi-Truck

TCI leasing has pre-ordered 50 Tesla Semi trucks. TCI has tweeted out that they had test drives of the new Semi truck. Tesla is making improvements to the semi-truck. Originally Tesla talked about having a 500-mile range for one version …

australiaBoring Company Offers to Dig 30 Mile Tunnel Through Mountains in Australia

Elon Musk offered New South Wales parliament member Jeremy Buckingham a tunnel underneath the Blue Mountains to link Sydney to the West. Previously Elon Musk used twitter to offer Australia battery storage and that utility-scale storage was built. The biggest …