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Interesting read! I had never considered this use of AR prior to reading this article. The gains from the AR trial are significant, but I can’t help but wonder if AR is simply an intermediate step on the road towards full automation. If robotics technology renders the role of the picker obsolete, large scale investments into AR for the picking workforce may not be prudent. Full automation of the delivery business is certainly many years away, and DHL should consider which technologies it adopts as intermediate steps and which is views as the long-term solutions.

Great read! I fully agree with your critiques of conventional teaching methods, which have largely remained unchanged for decades. The ability to instantly distribute, update and improve online education is a huge advantage and could significantly disrupt the conventional system. My main concern is about the inability for the digital platform to respond in a personalized way to the student’s particular needs. I believe that teachers will still have a role in the education system of the future. As you point out, they will become facilitators, but will still need to step in to understand and react to the physical, emotional and verbal cues from students who require support.

I really enjoyed reading this! I agree that Tesla could and should do more to mitigate their environmental impacts as the proliferation of electric vehicles continues. Consumers often fail to think about their purchases from a lifecycle perspective. Many who purchase a Tesla will automatically assume that it’s significantly better for the planet than a regular internal combustion engine vehicle – and they’re probably right. But most don’t stop to think about the impacts of lithium extraction or the source of the electricity powering the vehicle. While I believe that Mr. Musk has his heart in the right place from a sustainability perspective, consumers must also understand the environmental impacts of electric vehicles and pressure corporations like Tesla to constantly reduce their ecological footprints.

Super interesting article! I agree with your recommendations, but I think the biggest hurdle will be convincing the public to eat meat that is grown in a petri dish (even though it’s chemically identical to that from a cow). In that regard, Memphis could benefit from a larger lab-grown meat industry, as convincing the public will require both time and resources in the form of education and promotion. Additionally, long-term health data will be required to convince many people, and unfortunately long-term health and safety studies will take exactly that – time.

On December 1, 2017, BH commented on Nissan at the Brexit Poker Table :

Great read! While I appreciate Ghosn’s desire to not jump to conclusions about the outcome of the Brexit negotiations, I would not place all my faith on a closed-door meeting with Ms. May. Nissan is just one of hundreds if not thousands of companies that the U.K. government will have to deal with, and the political situation can change with the wind.

I support your arguments for finding alternative production facilities, and R&D in production line versatility is always a sound course of action (although not specific to the Brexit concerns).

On December 1, 2017, BH commented on Natural Gas: The bridge fuel to nowhere? :

Thanks for your thoughts, it’s certainly a complex situation. I agree with you the long-term economic feasibility of LNG is in question. In addition to decreased demand due to renewable energy projects being pushed into the energy mix, the global LNG market is projected to be oversupplied well into the 2020’s.

I see smaller-scale, modular LNG projects as being part of the solution for companies like Cheniere. I don’t think FLNG is a viable solution however, mainly due to the incredibly high capital costs and complex engineering required to make it a success. Shell has completed Prelude, but I don’t think they’d do it again.