On the Verge of Chaos

Below is the November 24th Thoughts from the Frontline, republished in full. “Great powers and empires are, I would suggest, complex systems, made up of a very large number of interacting components that are asymmetrically organized, which means their construction more resembles a termite hill than an Egyptian pyramid. They operate somewhere […]

Sony Pictures Hacked And Blackmailed

What a horrible way to start a Thanksgiving week in the US. Staff at Sony Pictures were greeted by compromised corporate systems today and apparently the attackers made of with data…lots of data. Staff were unable to access email and were apparently greeted by a wallpaper on corporate systems of […]

Where the World’s Oil Will Come From

The U.S. may be the next Saudi Arabia, and as an individual country, no one outside of OPEC will be pulling more oil and gas out of the ground in the next 20 years like the Americans. But overall, despite greater volumes in the U.S., the world’s oil and gas supply will be OPEC dependent, with both frontier and emerging market nations still being the world’s oil and gas hubs. A look at some of the biggest producers between now and 2040, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.