There are very few places in the world I love more than Circular Quay in Sydney, Australia. I fell on love with place already when I saw ot the first time 1988. I can sit there forever and just study the view and people passing by. Great place.

There is the Sydney Harbour Bridge. One of the most famous bridges in the world. Now I have climbed it as well. 

The Bridge is a steel through arch bridge across Sydney Harbour that carries rail, vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district (CBD) and the North Shore. 

The dramatic view of the bridge, the harbour, and the nearby Sydney Opera House is an iconic image of Sydney, and Australia. The bridge is nicknamed “The Coathanger” because of its arch-based design or is simply called the Bridge by Sydney residents, opened in 1932. 

There is also the beautiful Sydney Skyline. Almost as famous as Manhattan. 

There is the Sydney Opera House. One of the 20th century’s most famous and distinctive buildings. Only a Danish designer can make something so beautiful.

It was Danish architect Jørn Utzon that made the building after winning an international design competition.

New discoveries, intelligent devices and irrepressible dreamers are once again making space exciting.

It may turn out to be a bare and barren rock. The fact that liquid water could be flowing across the surface of the planet just discovered orbiting Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to the sun, does not mean that any actually is—nor for that matter that it has an atmosphere. The fact that water and air, if present, could make this new world habitable does not mean that it is, in fact, a home to alien life.

But it might be.

What is exciting about this new world is not what is known—which, so far, is almost nothing (see article). It is what is unknown and the possibilities it may contain. It is the chance that there is life beneath that turbulent red sun, and that humans might be able to recognise it from 40 trillion kilometres away. In the immense distances of space that is close enough to mean that, some day, perhaps, someone might send probes to visit it and in so doing glimpse a totally different form of life. In the thrill of such possibilities sits all that is most promising about the exploration of space.

If you want to read the entire excellent arricle, click here: Article from Economist

Source: The Economist

We live in the age of information technology and communication. 

Still we have only scratched the surface of the potential in ICT and broadband based Internet communication. As Randy Bachman and BTO once said: You ain’t seen nothing yet. 

Numbers rule our world. 0 and 1. The power of digital communication is impossible to estimate. Computers define our world today. One thing is sure, it will have a bigger impact on pur lives than any other innovation in the history of our planet.

What does the digital revolution mean for  Customs, borders, the international trade system and the global supply chain? Everything.