Daily Archives: April 20, 2017

Next up: flying electric cars

Remember the Jetsons? Lilium has successfully tested its all-electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) jet for the first time, and you can watch the inaugural test flight above. The basic concept of a VTOL is that it has the benefits … Continue reading

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Ontario finally moves to douse real estate inferno

My hometown Barrie, is one hour north of Toronto.  Here, the average selling price in September 2015 for a detached home was 476K, up 24% from September 2014.  Recent data suggests that the average price gain since March 2016, is … Continue reading

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No ‘ICE’ allows life-saving crumple zones

A dramatic car accident last weekend reminded of one of the most compelling selling features for electric cars:  not having ‘ICE’ (internal combustion engines) under the hood. This allows massive crumple zones to absorb impact and protect occupants. If going … Continue reading

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Ode to critical thinking

Generally, we humans tend to intellectual laziness. As Daniel Kahneman showed through decades of research, our ‘system 1’ intuitive, emotional and frequently erroneous thinking is easiest to access, where as our ‘system 2’ functions of methodical analysis, reason and assumption-checking … Continue reading

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