SWB = Solar, Wind and Battery Abundance

SWB = Solar, Wind and Battery Abundance

From RethinkX “”We are on the cusp of the fastest, deepest, most profound disruption of the energy sector in over a century. Like most disruptions, this one is being driven by the convergence of several key technologies whose costs and capabilities have...
The Death of the NZ Dairy Sector

The Death of the NZ Dairy Sector

As Mark Twain said ” rumours of my death are greatly exaggerated”. The Dairy sector is far from dead but sleepwalking towards destruction might be a better metaphor. As shocking as it sounds the impending death of the NZ Dairy sector should be taken...
Population and Scale

Population and Scale

For a very long time I have treated Australia and New Zealand as a combined population for economic reasons. I have lived and worked in Australia for the equivalent of a few years. Mostly I was in Sydney and Melbourne but also had extended stays in Brisbane and...
Coffee makes the world somehow work

Coffee makes the world somehow work

I was reminded of the how important socialising is in business. Having a coffee is shorthand for getting a heads up and expanding your network, informal data gathering – knowledge sharing and the like. In other not unrelated news after a lifetime of coffee...
An Ode to Peace

An Ode to Peace

Someone posted this clip today. Just imagine a few places stopping to share in this song. I learned how to play this song many years ago and I was in an orchestra for 5 years. The song itself (the Beethoven version) dates from 1824 but had actually been around as a...
AI and Misinformation Risks

AI and Misinformation Risks

One of the recurring themes on discussions about the risks associated with AI is that the sheer quantity of AI sourced content will be overwhelming and logistically difficult to check for accuracy and efficacy. This gives risk to the risk of misinformation. The scale...
Confessions of a Music Tragic

Confessions of a Music Tragic

Until recently I thought everyone had the same experience of music just different tastes and that explains why some music hits and some just doesn’t. Turns out some of us have more intense responses to music and I’m one of those so called music tragics. To...
The Myths of Automation or AI Again?

The Myths of Automation or AI Again?

To even the most casual reader it seems like every day there is a news story about some wonderful thing that AI is doing for us or perhaps doing to us and we should be very wary because this is a bad thing and so on. The need to have a story angle for much of the...
Songs of Redemption

Songs of Redemption

All of the music I have aspired to and liked on a long term basis has been from singer / songwriters .That probably says more about me than it does about them but I still have a life long curiosity about creating and making sense of the worlds that we all live in.The...