The future of drone technology
Sir: A few weeks ago, I had an opportunity to speak at #South Korea’s leading Drone Conference, #DroneKorea2019, along with leading members of the country’s military establishment and aviation leaders. All I can say is that the near future is going to be radically different from what we think it might be. 1. The world’s military…
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Pass the books: Hold the oil
Every so often someone asks me: “What’s your favorite country, other than your own?” I’ve always had the same answer: Taiwan. “Taiwan? Why Taiwan?” people ask. Very simple: Because Taiwan is a barren rock in a typhoon-laden sea with no natural resources to live off of — it even has to import sand and gravel…