Electric vehicles have been manufactured in Finland, and they were invented centuries ago. Why, then, are their market share growing so slowly in Finland?
70 years ago Finland was still something of an agrarian backwater. Fast forward to today and Finns live in one of the most futuristic societies on earth. They might not be teleporting to their summer cottages yet or clearing snow with robot servant, but here's are 7 super ways that Finns are already living in the future.
In 1928, Otto Frederick Rohwedder gave the world the invention that all future inventions would be cheekily compared to: sliced bread. His revolutionary bread-slicing machine made such an impact that it inspired the popular idiom “the best thing since sliced bread”. Despite the idiom, we aren't quite as impressed these days by sliced bread -- yet many 1920s inventions really did change the world forever.
Fact: Slush brings capital, opportunity and mindshare to the Finnish tech scene. Also true: you may need help recognizing toxic tech startup cliches.
While we're all familiar with the modern version of the snowmobile, it turns out it has a long and colourful history, spanning more than a century. To celebrate this we're taken a trip down a memory lane and unearthed the coolest snow transports of all time. Wrap up warm and enjoy the ride!
The Danish Roskilde music festival caused controversy recently with signs warning festival goers their phones and internet traffic was being monitored. But it turns out that the festival trolled its visitors with the help of none other than culture jamming group The Yes Men and whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Imagine cruising in a brand new BMW whenever you want, but not having to buy, fix, or insure it? How about grabbing a cab without worrying about the cost, and never having to queue for a ticket at the metro station again? If you like the idea, put your hands in the air, because Whim, the world’s first MaaS-based journey service, is unveiled this evening in Brussels.
Think DVDs and non-HD TV look pixelated? It's nothing compared to the generation loss of copying a VHS tape 23 times. The result is almost unrecognizable.