Monday, September 08, 2008

"Watching the box" a whole new dimension!!

This one gets you thinking!!

"The Box is an ambitious and unique year-long project for BBC News to tell the story of international trade and globalisation by tracking a standard shipping container around the world."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/629/629/7600053.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7600180.stm

This comes off the trend in the 90's for RFID and satelite tracking of everything from trucks to animals:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/worldonthemove/reports/?tag=animal-sat-nav
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/worldonthemove/species/osprey/


http://www.greenpeace.org/new-zealand/campaigns/oceans/whales/the-great-whale-trail/follow-the-great-whale-trail


What is good is it puts the spotlight on the real process of trade. I wonder how else it could highlight other important trends and movement?

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