Back in 2010, a French company offered the Easter Island government a massive pyro-gassification machine that generated electricity from garbage. It was to be a gift.
Was it really the kind of gift you’d give a friend? Or was did it come with a hidden agenda?
The would-be gift from the French soon began to look like a trick, a trojan horse. Before long, this trash-burning wonder had little to do with what the local folks needed, recalls Greg Delaune, CEO of UIX Global and the island’s consultant.
The machine would have plenty of fuel during tourist season, when the locals were outnumbered several times over.… Read the rest “Three non-technical attributes for “smart””