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citiesChina’s Casino City Macau will have highest per capita GDP in 2020

The IMF’s World Economic Outlook Update predicts Macau will behave the world’s highest per capita GDP of US$143,116 in 2020. Qatar will be second with US$139,151. Qatar has a population of 2.5 million. Macau has a population of 650,000. Macau …

citiesChicago having more total murders than cities of LA and NY combined leads for calls for Mayor to resign

There was an anti-violence demonstration in Chicago which also called for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign. Chicago has had more total murders in 2016, 2017 and 2018 than the combined populations of Los Angeles and Chicago. This is despite having …

carsGoogle Waymo launching paid self-driving car service in Phoenix in 2018 and California likely in 2019

Waymo has been testing self-driving cars without any safety drivers in Phoenix for nearly a year. Waymo will launch the first commercial program in Phoenix within months. They have applied California regulators to begin testing without safety drivers. The commercial …

californiaCalifornia needs to fight Wildfire with fire and stop building houses in the forests

Battalion chief with Cal Fire Jonathan Cox said the rise in the number of wildfires over the last several years has been “the new normal” in California. There have been larger and more destructive fires year over year. It is …

chinaChina rapid debt rise was because of property so China economy is not at extreme risk

China’s debt-to-GDP ratio is the sum of corporate debt, household debt, and government debt all together as a portion of GDP. This ratio is currently around 250 to 260 percent of GDP. Globally, China is in the middle of the …

citiesBlue Frontiers creating 300 residence seastead funded with their own cryptocurrency

Blue Frontiers is decentralizing governance by launching a seasteading industry that will provide humanity with new opportunities for organizing more innovative societies and dynamic governments. The funds raised from the crowdsale will be used to implement Blue Frontiers mission. Proceeds …

chinaChina’s cities are shaping China and impacting the World

In 2014, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz said that two significant forces would shape global prosperity in the 21st century: 1. U.S. technological innovation 2. urbanization in China. The Brookings Institute has an updated look at 103 cities in China …

artificial intelligenceDubai building museum of the future and a blockchain future – C2 Montreal #C2M18

C2 Montreal talk and forum on Blockchain There was a futurist talk by Dubai’s futurist Noah Raford. Dr Noah Raford – Dubai Future Foundation What does the world look like in 2068 (next 50 years) Dubai is the intersection of …

chinaChina GDP in 2018 tracking at 10.5% higher and China will pass world per person averages in 2019

China’s GDP for the first quarter of 2018 was 19.88 trillion yuan. This was 10.5% more than the first quarter of 2017 (18.03 trillion yuan). The exchange rate is 6.32 yuan per US dollar. The exchange has been in the …

blockchainBillion dollar blockchain investment funds and industrial parks in China

The Xiongan Global Blockchain Innovation Fund was jointly funded (raised) by the Yuhang District Government, the Future Science and Technology City Administrative Committee, and Hangzhou Haoyu Investment Management Co., Ltd. The scale of the fund is up to 10 billion …