Shai Agassi is not a visionary of a particular religion, but rather an Israeli visionary who is explaining how you will be driving cars in the not-too-distant future. He is on a mission to convert the world to electric cars, both for moral and economic reasons. He has already convinced the Israeli government, and he has his plan of electric-battery exchanging in Australia, some countries in Europe and on the island of Hawaii. Here’s a link to a recent interview with Shai Agassi, including a video clip of Shai doing one of the famous TED talks.’
Here’s a news report about the amazing city called ‘the Singapore of the East.’ Out of the desert sands, and even man-made islands, Dubai has grown into one of the most modern cities in the world. However, is there an underside to Dubai’s glittering development? (video also available in Mr. Kenney’s StuShare folder)
The Middle East should be a fascinating place to learn about – going beyond what we often see in news story headlines.
Our journey will lead us to topics that might be about the traditional aspects of cultures in the Middle East as reflected in a camel caravan – or the cutting-edge features of Middle East society such as the futuristic building designs for the city of Dubai!
Get ready to learn a lot from the resources we come across, the comments we post, and the ideas that we share!