Monday, April 3, 2017

On Our World Watch as One of the #Outsider Circles, Al Jazeera English HD Live Stream. Live Streams....

As Our Journey Continues: On the Future Leaving Clues & Other Thoughts

The visionary +Peter H. Diamandis released this over the weekend   that we thought was telling as we also look to the future here throughout the properties of the Daily Outsider--in the aftermath of actions taken by the Trump Administration regarding Coal: 

The future leaves clues...
Here’s a recent tech article that got me excited.
This week, California ISO, a California electric company, announced it hit an all-time peak served by renewables of 56.7 percent (electricity).
California is on track to meet its 50 percent clean energy target by 2030 with ease.
What it Means
We’re heading towards a wholesale change in the energy economy over the next 20 years.
From hydrocarbon (oil, gas, coal) to all electric, think massive-solar.
I used to think that gas-guzzling cars would maintain the petrochemical industry for a few more decades, but electric-autonomous “car as a service” will cause us each to park, sell, or junk our internal-combustion cars for something that is 10x cheaper and much better (i.e. autonomous Ubers).
Get ready for oil and gas to go the way of whale oil.
Once useful, eventually laughable.
Remember that energy is not scarce.
We have 8,000 times more energy hitting the Earth’s surface in one daythan we consume as an entire species.
That energy, the solar flux, isn’t yet in a easily usable form.
But that is changing... fast.
Given the global, exponential growth in solar and the coming innovations in battery technologies (I get five to 10 introductions to new battery technology companies each month), plus deployments like Tesla’s Gigafactory, I’m firmly convinced we’re heading towards a transition.
Coal is already dead.

Oil and gas may not be far behind.

We hope all enjoy an image of Tehran Iran from Space as we wanted to showcase the latest courtesy of +Jonathan Huie that we maintain in our archives.   It underscores the need for diversity is ever so critical and how we must be attentive to it in every which way--and how it is courageous to embrace all views.    We hope to live up to these admonitions as our journey continues.....

To be one, to be united is a great thing.

But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
- Bono

In the practice of tolerance,
one's enemy is the best teacher.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The highest result of education is tolerance.
Long ago men fought and died for their faith;
but it took ages to teach them the other kind of courage, -
the courage to recognize the faiths of their brethren
and their rights of conscience.
- Helen Keller

Saturday, April 1, 2017

As The New Quarter Dawns...

We wanted to report on the "View from the White House" as we are witness to the Emerging Strategy on Public Outreach:

The White House


President Donald J. Trump's Weekly Address to the Nation

Standing with Israel, Our Most Cherished Ally
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President Trump Restores Confidence in the American Economy
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President Trump meets with Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen
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President Trump and the First Lady Host the Women’s Empowerment Panel
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April 3rd: President Trump welcomes President Al Sisi of Egypt to the White House
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April 5th: President Trump welcomes King Abdullah II of Jordan to the White House
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April 6th: President Trump hosts President Xi Jinping of China at Mar-a-Lago
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April 17th: President Trump and the First Lady host the 139th Annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn

As we work away on rolling out the new Quarter, one of the key themes we'd be focused on is Artificial Intelligence especially as underscored with this from the team @Washington Post:
There is a jobs crisis brewing that the Trump administration should not ignore
Artificial intelligence will claim jobs sooner than the administration expects.
By Jeff Greene and Vivek Wadhwa  •  Read more »

The Congressional Budget Office Just released its' Budget Outlook as well that is worth noting as the President's Budget plans continue to take shape:

New From CBO

    The 2017 Budget and Economic Outlook

    Presentation by Keith Hall, CBO Director, to the Prosperity Caucus