Da Vinci 500

Da Vinci 500

Posted by on Oct 8, 2018 in Ideas, Notes

My first app is finally on the App Store. The 500 year anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s passing is in 2019 and to commemorate this I’ve made an app for learning all you need to know about him. Enjoy! / Jacob

Ecotrippen – Sverige på cykel

Ecotrippen – Sverige på cykel

Posted by on Jan 1, 2018 in Earth, Travel

Detta äventyr har vuxit fram sakteligen i mer än 6 år, men i år är det dags. Mitt intresse för miljö började växa för runt 20 år sedan. Den första riktiga cykeln köpte jag för drygt 8 år sedan och har bland annat cyklat i Skåne. Att filma har alltid varit kul men har hittills […]

Creating a Unified History

Creating a Unified History

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Earth, Ideas, Notes, Tech

There is great interest in our history. If we had all the vast knowledge of past human settlements and prehistory accurately gathered in a single digital map with a scrollable timeline we would have a powerful tool at our disposal. We would achieve greater understanding of our history through insights not possible with scattered information. […]

We have already passed a tipping point

We have already passed a tipping point

Posted by on Nov 25, 2016 in Earth

Watch disaster unfold as the world passes the first clear tipping point. Ice sheets are collapsing. The world of tomorrow will be very different. Perhaps what is more alarming is that even scientists continue to be surprised at how fast change happens. But will the world even notice when media fails to do its responsibility […]

I come from debt

I come from debt

Posted by on Jan 3, 2014 in Earth

It’s the inevitable headline, seen on Swedish television January 3rd, 2014. Maybe a world’s first. The World: Extreme weather. 2014 is off to a worrying start. Major floods in France and Britain while record ones in Brazil. Intense heat in Australia. Unseasonably mild weather in Russia and Scandinavia, sending ripple effects through ecosystems depending on […]

Skåne på cykel

Skåne på cykel

Posted by on Feb 8, 2013 in Travel

Sommaren 2009 förde cykeln mig till nya och gamla platser i det skånska landskapet. Följ min resa under 6 dagar genom värdefulla natur- och kulturmiljöer på iPad med en iBook tillgänglig på iTunes.

Seeing isn’t believing

Seeing isn’t believing

Posted by on Dec 16, 2012 in Earth

Let’s say there was 100 percent sea ice in the Arctic when I was born, right at the end of a summer melting in the late 70s. How much sea ice was there on my birthday this year? Guess. Not even close. Guess again. You know how some things aren’t easily visually perceived because it […]

Earth Year

Earth Year

Posted by on Apr 27, 2012 in Earth

Since 1970 we have celebrated Earth Day. A few years ago, as the ecological crisis approached certainty, we added Earth Hour. But now we need more than hours or days; we need a whole year. In Earth Year we stop. No more obliteration of natural ecosystems, no more urban sprawl and no more superfluous consumption. […]

Steve

Steve

Posted by on Oct 5, 2011 in Tech

The genius of Steve is no longer with us. His passion and determination inspired. His goal was always to make the very best of something, whatever the cost. He built things of beauty and simplicity that last. Put another way, he made the rest of the industry appear insanely mediocre. He also lived a simple […]

The destruction of wealth

The destruction of wealth

Posted by on Aug 23, 2010 in Earth

Before society there was nature; much more so than today. There was wealth, and in fact there was as much wealth as there will ever be in the age of man. Today the term wealth has become synonymous with turning natural resources into goods and consuming those goods. The more consumption; the more wealth. However, […]

We can’t wish away climate change

We can’t wish away climate change

Posted by on Feb 27, 2010 in Earth

Another great editorial from one of the greatest heroes of our time; Al Gore. There is a saying: ”Those who speak, do not know. Those who know, do not speak.” Well, Al knows. But knowing is precisely why he cannot sit quiet and wait for disaster. He speaks out and does it eloquently. Thus, instead […]

The iPad

The iPad

Posted by on Jan 27, 2010 in Tech

Apple Inc. is reinventing computing (well, not so much Apple as Steve Jobs himself). The concept of a tablet isn’t new, but the implementation of it and the technology is superior to anyone who has ever tried before. And the packaging is beautiful. The device runs at only 2.5 watts. A typical desktop uses 100 […]

Home project

Home project

Posted by on Jun 3, 2009 in Earth

Watch this movie made by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, known for his Earth from Above photos. Views in this movie are equally breathtaking since it is completely shot from the air, but it’s not about the scenery. Have a look! (Running time about 90 minutes). https://youtu.be/jqxENMKaeCU