Today is one of those few days where it actually rains in Sydney.
In case you would like to know, Sydney has 236 days a year sunshine. The remainder being days with rain. However, a shower only ever lasts 30-60 minutes.
With that and the general environment in mind I would like to introduce to you the most useless product ever invented. At least in my opinion.
Here comes the umbrella bagging station usually found at entrances of larger offices, banks or shopping Centers.
If it is raining and you enter the building you are supposed to fold up your umbrella and bag it in one of those long plastic cover condoms.
To avoid water dropping from your wet umbrella onto the precious floor. Yes.
What an utter bullshit. Such a waste of money and resources. Especially following the plastic shopping bag ban you now get a free plastic bag for your umbrella; which you’ll use for 15min and then dispose of 👍
Anyone giving me any of this, “yeah but this is about safety, someone might slip and break their neck because of your water drops…” bullshit, please consider this: you just managed to walk through the rain without falling on your face.
If you ever met my grandma you know how to properly shake an umbrella dry before you enter a building.
Humans don’t run on information. Humans don’t make decisions on facts. Humans don’t spend money based on data. Humans run on feelings.
It has always been like this and will never change. Never.
Much more intelligent people than me figured this out. Dead and alive. Freud, Bernays, Plotinus, Socrates…
Here is only one example why the above is true.
The majority of the people in first world parts on this planet are aware of the fact that we have too much plastic in our oceans. That in itself is pretty uncool.
You know the swimming in plastics, poor fish and turtles dying and so on. Then you add the fact that micro-plastics make their way from the ocean (via fish, rain or drink water) into the human food chain and you know that plastic in general is a pretty crap product.
At this very moment the majority of the people mentioned above will be shopping for plastic wrapped products and carry them home in plastic bags.
Humans don’t run on information. Humans don’t make decisions on facts. Humans don’t spend money based on data.
The writing is on the wall. Education providers will have to change their approach to how they deliver content and personalise the learning experience. They will most likely be able to deliver much higher results based on such an individual approach to education. Historically, no one could predict the outcome of any educational program but providers start shifting the focus from groups of students to each individual student, conduct ongoing individual content alignment more often and select suitable mentors according to the student’s personal goals. Knowledge and skills obtained in this way will become much more predictable.
The fools of Alexander is the derogatory name used by scholars to describe anyone who has wasted time searching for buried treasure in Alexandria, Egypt.
It is said that in Alexandria everybody has a theory about Alexander the Great and the location of his coffin of “hammered gold”. In most parts of the world, people buy lottery tickets. In Alexandria, they buy shovels.*
The advantages of IOT in large buildings are pretty obvious – when heating and cooling systems, lighting, elevators and security are connected and controlled by a centralised solution, the potential returns on investment — in time and money saved, in more efficient usage, and in environmental impacts — are great. Continue reading “brainblurb – why we keep the lights on?”