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A small, self-governing island may hand over its roads to self-driving cars

Isle of Man looks at introducing self-driving cars. Writes Matt McFarland in the Washington Post: ‘For some, a small island — far from the lumbering bureaucracies and swarming cities of large nations — would be an obvious launching point for the first large-scale public trials of fully autonomous vehicles. ‘“Things can be tried on an […]

A blue zone – or a red one?

Icaria is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea with an area of 255 km2 and some 8,300 all-year inhabitants. Icaria has a dark history, the Ikariótes (Icarians) have suffered hard times. In spite of this – or because of this? – they have become one of the world’s five “Blue Zones” = a demographically […]