With so many destinations all across the world, it’s just natural that most routes require connections. So airlines need to attract connecting passengers in order to stay in business.
It’s mostly about economic development.
South-to-North Water Transfer Project: The huge populations filling China’s northern megacities have a shortage of the single most necessary resource for life: water. To solve that problem, the Chinese will soon be moving 44.8 billion cubic meters of fresh water each year from the wetter South to the dryer North.
Jing-Jin-Ji: China is in the midst of a construction spree unparalleled in human history. These are the Megaprojects that will lift China into the future. China wants to make its capital, Beijing, the center of the world’s largest supercity, by merging three provinces into one continuous megalopolis of 130 million people.
In assessing what material things are important and worth paying attention to, we’re oddly prejudiced against cheapness – and frustratingly drawn to the expensive, for reasons that don’t necessarily stand up to examination.
The Microsoft co-founder imagined much of the tech we use today before it even existed. He shared his thoughts in a 1999 book called “Business @ the Speed of Thought.” Here’s a quick look at 6 of his predictions that eventually came true, including a device you are probably holding in your hands right now.