Fusion has always been a ‘future fuel’, but now we’re close to putting the sun in a box
Everyone’s looking to make the ‘right’ choice about fuel. But there is no silver bullet. The fuel of the future probably hasn’t shown up yet, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of scope for change.
It has autonomous trucks, cars and even a railway, plus a cultural acceptance that automation works for humans. Could Rio Tinto add autonomous ships to the list?
According to research, like bidets, non-execs add a touch of class, but nobody knows what they’re for. There are ways to get real value out of them though.
Rolls-Royce’s Oskar Levander has become ‘Mr Unmanned Ships’, but in practice his role is much wider. And if anyone qualifies as a Futurenaut it’s him.
Hierarchical management is making us insular and unproductive. Could Holocracy be the answer? And could it ever work in shipping?
Millennial thinking is already demonstrating its value to shipping, but our lack of flexibility means even those seduced by the sea may jump ship.
Nor-Shipping saw the second of the Futurenautics 2015 roundtable series. We ask participant Nigel Cleave MD of Videotel for his view of Big Data and the new IT paradigm for shipping.
Everyone’s looking to make the ‘right’ choice about fuel. But there is no silver bullet. What counts is real efficiency, bolder aims and an acknowledgement that fuel is becoming a source of competitive advantage that goes way beyond how cheaply you can buy it.