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Top Ten Predictions for 2018


Themes for the year:
1. Nationalism and Aggression, in a Bare-Knuckles Fight for Power and Money
2. Unintended Consequences of the Net and Its Alternative Uses
3. The Myth of Free Trade Finally Collapses on a Playing Field Dominated by China

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Operation BedBug

China’s Stealth Campaign
       to Buy the World’s Hotels

Locations of Chinese government-owned, -controlled, and -affiliated hotel properties. This map currently contains 2,818 locations worldwide, properties with a total valuation of hundreds of billions of US dollars.

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Theft Nation

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China: Innovator or Thief?

“50% of [China’s recent] growth has been founded on stealing [W]estern business ideas, via old-fashioned industrial espionage and more sophisticated state-sponsored hacking.”


SNS was first to recognize the pattern. Ongoing coverage: Chinese Economy Facing Collapse | BBC Business Daily | Chinese & US Markets: Part One | Part Two | Part Three

SNS Calls the Crash:
Peak Pricing, Not Peak Oil

The most important economic prediction
of the decade

“$50/bbl should do it. … And since this will change almost everything in global economics, it seems worth sharing… I don’t think oil is ever coming back.”

– 7/12/14, Mark Anderson, SNS Global Report

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    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 01:34:00 -0800

    "This year, the top esport event had more viewers than game seven of the MLB World Series," added Bruce Dines, Vice President at Liberty Global Ventures. "It is important for Liberty Global to progressively support new forms of entertainment and content.

  • Immunomic Therapeutics Welcomes Key Thought Leader in Immuno-Oncology, Dr. Dr...

    Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:30:00 -0800

    "Immunomic is delighted to welcome Dr. Pardoll to our scientific advisory board," said Bill Hearl, Ph.D., Immunomic Founder and ... For information about ITI and LAMP Technology, visit About LAMP-Vax ITI’s investigational LAMP-Vax ...

  • Energy Efficiency in the Home

    Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:47:00 -0800

    Here's a factoid to post on your refrigerator, complements of Amory Lovins of The Rocky Mountain Institute: "All the remote control televisions in the U.S., when turned to the "off" position, still use the equivalent in output of one Chernobyl-sized power ...

  • Why High-Energy Batteries Fail and Start Fires

    Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:28:00 -0800

    “This is super exciting and opens up amazing opportunities,” says Yi Cui, a professor at SLAC and Stanford and ... what it looks like in a real battery, and look at it under high resolution. “This includes all kinds of battery materials,” he ...

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