The Art Of The Arctic Deal

What are we to make of the Obama Administration’s unprecedented move to permanently ban offshore oil and gas drilling in the Arctic and the Atlantic coast? …the move was doubtless greeted with quiet delight in Riyadh and Bejing, and most of all in Moscow.

The Internet Of Things Won’t Be Big It’ll Be Huge

It’s time for a break from the sturm und drang of the political season. Herein an exploration of a macro trend that bodes well for America – and for investors. Of course governments are capable of either facilitating or stifling tech revolutions. But progress is (nearly) inevitable when tech cycles are foundational.

Pokémon’s Big Carbon Footprint Illustrates Energy Reality

The astonishing success of Nintendo’s augmented-reality (AR) game, Pokémon GO, is a harbinger of yet another digital revolution. It’s also a teaching moment for the inconvenient—or at least generally ignored—truth of the ineluctable linkages between the cyber and physical worlds. Virtual worlds live inside the real worlds of massive communications and Cloud computing infrastructures manufactured with real not virtual materials and consuming real energy.