Tag archive for ‘Second World War’
By Tristan Fischer On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

The renewables and battery revolution. What history teaches us about the future.

The advent of cheap renewable energy and battery storage has already started to change the world. It is not an exaggeration to call this change a “revolution”. Some companies and countries will make it through More...

By Tristan Fischer On Monday, September 10th, 2012

News flash: bad things happen, even to English speakers

Native English speakers are a blessed lot, and yet most of them do not even realise it.  For over 250 years English speakers have mainly been victorious, militarily, socially, politically, economically and culturally. On More...

By historyfuturenow On Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Black Swans and why History, Future. Now is not bleak

Nassim Nicholas Taleb is famous for his 2008 book, The Black Swan, in which he came up with a very simple idea: that big changes can suddenly happen, apparently out of nowhere.  He uses the Wall Street crash, More...