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Sunday Morning – disruptive shipping technology

It invokes the romanticism of yesteryear with intrepid global explorers discovering new lands in sailing ships but this could be what we might see when we look out to sea at our ports around the world. Once again, thank you to treehugger.com for finding this one, it looks awesome. ¬© Dykstra “Dutch company Dykstra is […]

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Sunday morning disruptive building technology

The HSBC building in Hong Kong was a major disruptor. Designed in the late seventies and completed in 1985 it paved the way for many things we now take for granted. Solar reflectors on the roof to maximise daylight, prefabricated structure and floor modules from around the world, the list goes on. I always pay […]

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Sunday Morning – Disruptive Efficiency Technology – Jevons Paradox

I’m not sure this could be classed as a disruptive technology, maybe more a distractive technology. But one thing we need to make sure of is that we don’t follow Jevons Paradox – as we become more efficient at something we use more of it. This one from treehugger is a classic example – why […]

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What would the equivalent for a hand drier be?

A great initiative from WWF to highlight the disconnect between the consumption of our everyday lives and the distant impacts we don’t see. We need more of this type of impact awareness building. I wonder what the equivalent would be for the hand drier? A lump of coal falling out of the hot air funnel […]

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Sunday Morning – Disruptive Technology GravityLight

A great disruptive technology that will provide lighting for essential needs in developing countries in a renewable way. The GravityLight is one of those great design solutions that combines existing technologies in a new way to solve many problems – education, health, environment and economic. Featured on treehugger.com the designers are of course using the […]

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Sunday Morning – Disruptive Food Technologies

I love the term disruptive technology – to me it means that the technology will radically change the way that we live. I have not seen it applied to our food system before (well not in a good way anyway) until now. In this TED talk two chefs Homaro Cantu and Ben Roche¬†talk about how […]

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