"...is the iPhone, You're looking (at) a celebrity. This is the most famous gadget on the planet. Apple says the interface on this phone is groundbreaking. OK. Beautiful, absolutely amazing! What's not amazing tho, What's not good about the iPhone... completely unsustainable production process. Terrible, terrible. The reason it is important is, is only significant if someone gets done for speeding, or a parking offense if they're a celebrity. That's when it becomes news. Well, here's news for you, the iPhone, the most famous piece of technology right now... completely unsustainable. Terrible, the batteries are lethal batteries... you can not access the batteries, you have to send it back to apple. Why is that a problem? because apple more than likely use a train or maybe even an airplane just to change the batteries. In fact, there is a big consumer movement against this phone based purely on it's un-green credentials. Which I think is fascinating. The iPhone has been heralded as the most amazing gadget on the planet, but actually is a bad thing."
Among other products Jason Bradbury talked about, was the amazing C5 by Sir Clive Sinclair. The C5 was ahead of it's time. It was developed in 1985 and was a complete commercial disaster. People didn't see the point of using a small and slow vehicle when they could jump on a full normal automobile. I had a similar experience when I was in Germany 10 years later... I designed a bicycle with full body and boot (aka: trunk) to store groceries (like the smart it is the size of 2 German beer boxes) and it went completely misunderstood. I don't know if 20 years later, we are already prepared for eco-friendly transport solutions. In the last years, despite petrol prices going up, vehicle sizes are getting bigger, and bigger. OK, modern motors are more efficient, but we are watching the return of V6 and V8 engines!!! It's just crazy. Many of today's cars are being developed to run on E85 bioethanol, however... it's again the same as the Hollywood celebrity being caught stealing! There's a raising concern about using food as a source of energy, when millions are hungry... not just vegetarians! Not to mention the destruction of hundreds of acres of rain forest to make room for biofuel crops.
It is estimated that one billion people in the world suffer from hunger and malnutrition. That's roughly 100 times as many as those who actually die from these causes each year. About 24,000 people die every day from hunger or hunger-related causes. This is down from 35,000 ten years ago, and 41,000 twenty years ago. Three-fourths of the deaths are children under the age of five. Famine and wars cause about 10% of hunger deaths, although these tend to be the ones you hear about most often. The majority of hunger deaths are caused by chronic malnutrition. Families facing extreme poverty are simply unable to get enough food to eat.