Category: Global Trends

3d Printing
Global Trends
Chris MacIntosh

Changing Life As We Know It

“Watch out buddy. I’ll print another one of you.” My son was being a little snot. The thing with your own kids is that they’re like your wife: they absolutely know how to push your buttons and make your blood boil. Between you and me, there are times when I

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Zombie Apocalypse
Global Trends
Chris MacIntosh

Blockchain In a Zombie Apocalypse

With a strong focus on investing in game changing trends, whether in private or public markets, it’s not surprising that the technology underpinning the Bitcoin digital currency has been more interesting to us than a gaggle of suntanned string bikinis. I wrote about the technology recently, first here and then again here, and

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Money Burning
Global Trends
Chris MacIntosh

Is This How the Dollar Gets Replaced?

I’m sitting here at my desk, laptop open, 7 browser tabs open, a half dozen documents open, emails popping in every few minutes, Skype messages coming in, and bunch of PDF reports open for review. A smartphone collects calls and texts coming in, and next to this is a Kindle

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Lightbulb
Global Trends
Chris MacIntosh

Is Trouble Brewing in the Electricity Market?

After the series of articles discussing the shale oil industry I received a lot of feedback discussing both shale oil and energy in general, including the following from a reader discussing electricity in Europe: Chris, Here’s the puzzle I am trying to figure out: Will there be mean reversion with regards

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Global Trends
Chris MacIntosh

Desperate Times Call for Absurdity

As a child I remember listening to adult conversations and a never ending fascination with the weather. Was it going to be sunny, raining, hot, cold? For how long? Weather forecasts may as well have been penned by J.R.R Tolkien. A work of pure fiction as they bore no resemblance

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Mede-Jean, not Medellin

Driving the back streets of Medellin a few weeks ago I found it interesting to see the various little pockets to the city. In the poor parts of town I noticed on a couple of occasions taxi drives running their vehicles on empty. I’ve seen this before in countries where

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