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📰 Op-ed on batteries in bomb shelters
I'm writing together with Jonas Birgersson (Premium Supporter) in Sweden's largest business newspaper, Dagens Industri, on the energy society and how a new grid would be much more robust during a war or crisis.
In Sweden, there is a large number of bomb shelters, built during the Cold War. We are, after all, neighbors with Russia, and now, with an aggressive Putin, these shelters are to be upgraded.
We believe that energy storage should be installed in them. This would become an important component in a new power grid, which is constructed of thousands of microgrids, following the same logic as the internet. Such a network of networks would be incredibly robust, but also become a platform for new innovations and businesses.
If we pioneer building the Energy Society, we create strong resilience during crises, but will also be able to build companies, goods, and services that create jobs and growth.
Project Energy Society is Warp Institute's project where, together with Jonas and his company, we are building a new electric grid, where storage and sharing of electricity enable an abundance of energy, at a low fixed price.
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👩🏫 Towards the centaur school - part 1
I found myself sitting there again. In a teacher's room. Almost 20 years since last time. Back then as a student teacher, this time as an AI developer. Now begins a journey towards developing AI services for education.
💡 Musings of the Angry Optimist: Slowing down is more dangerous than speeding up
It certainly feels like slower progress is safer than faster, right? But when it comes to technological development, it's often the opposite.
Fact-based optimistic news of the week
💉 New malaria vaccine receives WHO approval – a malaria-free future in sight?
The second such vaccine, expected to significantly bolster supply and save countless lives in Africa. A monumental step towards a malaria-free future, says WHO.
🐯 40% more snow leopards in Bhutan
A 39.5 percent increase in snow leopard population from 2016, with 134 individuals confirmed. An expanded survey covering over 9,000 square kilometers of habitat reveals promising density.
🚘 Self-driving cars are safer than human drivers, study shows
The study finds that human drivers are more likely to crash, cause crashes and injure others than autonomous vehicles. Self-driving cars can reduce traffic fatalities and improve urban mobility.
🦾 US and Sweden are among top AI beneficiaries
US, Singapore, Sweden, the UK, and Switzerland are poised to gain immensely from AI.
🚰 Desalination of salt water is getting cheaper and cheaper
Desalination is the process of removing salt from seawater or brackish water to produce fresh water. Costs have fallen dramatically in recent years, thanks to technological innovations and economies of scale.
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