The first time Juan Arellano visited Quito was quite by chance. After a fourth visit he realises he can’t deny it: he’s head-over-heels in love with Ecuador’s capital.
When we read, our eyes move across a page or a screen to digest the words. All of that eye movement slows us down, but a new technology called Spritz claims to have figured out a way to turn us into speed-readers. By flashing words onto a single point on a screen, much like watching TV, Spritz says it will double your reading speed.
Increasingly the things we throw away have value. In a consumerist world, with diminishing resources, rubbish is being recycled like never before. The recycling industry is now worth $US500 billion a year and it employs more people worldwide than any other industry except agriculture.
Trash is no longer just an environmental problem, it’s an economic opportunity. We learn how the stuff of our past is helping to fuel the demand of tomorrow.
Great episode of the Australian radio show Future Tense. Worth a listen.
Is that Pharrell