Augmented reality. The term still sounds futuristic, but the applications, like Yelp's Monocle, are already sitting in our pockets. But there are three particular uses of augmented reality that struck me as more substance, and social change.
Even in the midst of the worst recession since the 1930s, the trend to electric cars and plug-in hybrid is growing stronger. While the market is not yet flooded with plug-in electric cars, manufacturers are accelerating their design, development and production.
Innovators find each other and accomplish great things with a little help from their friends. And it should be remembered that eco-innovation doesn't live within borders, and that this is just the beginning.
It is argued that multinational corporations have the right to arrange their business as they see fit in order to maximize profit. But if that is the case, do beleaguered American taxpayers have to foot the bill?
Instead of cutting needed programs, our leaders should take a close look at our unbalanced tax code and close the outrageous loopholes that allow the wealthiest individuals and corporations to skip out on paying their share.
Tax avoidance becomes inappropriate when it is the nation's major corporations that, through the efforts of their lobbyists, become the architects of the very tax avoidance schemes that they then take advantage of.