“Despite being barely one-20th the size of the U.S. and more often overcast, Germany still manages to produce four times as much solar-generated power. That’s because, according to green-tech analysts, Germany has a government-mandated program that requires utilities there to pay homeowners, warehouse operators and companies for power from their rooftop solar installations. Called a feed-in tariff, it’s an arrangement that clean-tech proponents are pushing California to replicate, hoping that such programs can boost alternative energy production in the state.”
When faced with too many choices, many of us freeze — a phenomenon known as “analysis paralysis.” Why? Isn’t choice a good thing?
In 100 years, perhaps this map showing humanity clustering around the equator will seem “so 21st century.”
Understanding these links could bring us closer to a cure.
Do the laws of physics place a hard limit on how far technology can advance, or can we re-write those laws?
These astounding inventions show that civilizations of the past were a lot more advanced than we might have thought.