As we take stock on our World, our team called up this from our archives courtesy of Peter Diamandis to take stock of where we’ve been and the possibilities. This is as we also note that the gap between the rich and the poor continues to widen underscored by the Chair of the US Federal Reserve recently:

We forget how fast the world is changing today.

  • The Spanish Flu finally ended as well, with a sum total of 500 million people infected (33% of Earth’s population!) and 50 million estimated deaths.
  • The first passenger air service was offered between Paris and London.
  • UPS was founded as a company.
  • The U.S. Army completed its “first transcontinental motor Convoy expedition driving across the United States.” It took them 60 days!
  • The NC-4 Aircraft completed the 1st multi-stop flight across the Atlantic (19 days).
  • Raymond Orteig offered $25,000 for the first nonstop flight between New York and Paris.
  1. The Toaster (yup, that’s all I found on meaningful inventions).

We close out this notation with this:

International Climate Symposium in Venice

Connect4Climate, The Venice International University and Alcantara are organizing the 5th International Symposium on Sustainability, happening February 7th and 8th. The symposium titled “Climate ‘How’ — How to Engage Society and Deploy Decarbonization” will be livestreamed and will explore the question of how best to generate engagement with climate change issues across different levels of society. See the program here and follow the live-stream here.

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