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Tristan Fischer is the author of all the articles on History Future Now. He is the Chairman of Lumicity Ltd, a company developing renewable energy infrastructure projects, Chairman of Fischer Farms Ltd, a vertical farming company using hydroponics, and a board Director of Fish From Ltd, an onshore salmon company. He previously worked for Camco International, Shell Renewables and Citigroup. He was educated at Cambridge University. If you liked this article and want to read more, the ebook edition of History Future Now, is now available from the Apple iBookstore!

By historyfuturenow On Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
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Transcript: Schmidt and Thiel smackdown – Fortune Tech

Very interesting, wide ranging discussion between Eric Scmidt and Peter Theil on 16 July 2012 about the past, present and future of technology and its impacts on society and government. Peter’s views on education More...

By historyfuturenow On Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
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Map of history’s most influential thinkers

Bredan Griffen has produced an incredible image / map of how the most influential thinkers have impacted each other, which is perfect for Future, History. Now. which is a website focused on looking how the past More...

By historyfuturenow On Monday, July 16th, 2012
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Migrant Workers in China Face Competition from Robots – Technology Review

iPhone manufacturer Foxcon is planning to switch many of the repetitive tasks done by its labour force in China to being done by robots.  This could be politically even more problematic for them than the rash of More...

By historyfuturenow On Monday, July 16th, 2012
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China’s 12th Five Year Plan has clean energy at its heart. Why dont we even have a plan?

China has now a year into its 12th 5 Year Plan (2011-2015), which has low carbon growth as the heart of its economic, political and social strategy in a way that no other major country has done to date.  China More...

By historyfuturenow On Monday, July 16th, 2012
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More expensive Coca Cola and global warming

As the UK goes through one of the wettest summers in recorded history, the US is experiencing one of the driest, with serious drought widespread across the continent and has allowed the US Agriculture Department More...

By historyfuturenow On Sunday, July 15th, 2012
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Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria: why Planetary Resources is so important for the future of mankind, but not its investors

A few weeks ago Planetary Resources, a start up company founded by millionaires and billionaires Eric Schmidt, Larry Page, James Cameron and similarly endowed friends, announced plans to take its first steps into More...

By historyfuturenow On Saturday, July 14th, 2012
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Amazon same-day delivery: How the e-commerce giant will destroy local shops

History, Future. Now. lives in the countryside and is an frequent purchasor of items from Amazon.  I am able to purchase items that would not normally be available to me in my local area and I benefit from a huge More...

By historyfuturenow On Saturday, July 14th, 2012
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Are you past oriented or future oriented?

As a column devoted to studying the past in order to make sense of the future, we are drawn, like moths to a light, to interesting studies on the past and the future.  Some people are focused on the past, others More...

By historyfuturenow On Friday, July 13th, 2012
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Automate or Perish  – Technology Review

One of the big questions about businesses is what function do they serve?  Clearly there is a need for them to be profitable.  Without profits, there can be no future investment and without future investment a More...

By historyfuturenow On Friday, July 13th, 2012
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The past, present and future of education

Great animated lecture on the past, present and future of education.  Main thesis is that modern education took off at the same time as the industrial revolution and so it has retained many of its rote, repetitive More...