🎙️ 39 - Mega Projects
Rick Huckstep and Shaun Weston turn their attention of mega projects, from Neom and The Line to The Boring Company, Samsung and Bullet Trains
🎙️ Ep39 of The Big Tech Little Tech Podcast
It’s number 39 for the Big Tech Little Tech podcast and we present the last episode of a tech-packed 2023. As the festive season approaches, a discussion about mega projects takes centre stage, with Saudi Arabia's ambitious Neom project first on the list.
The Boring Company’s Tesla tunnel in Las Vegas is next, followed by the Samsung Semiconductor Factory in Texas, and the soaring Merdeka 118 skyscraper in Kuala Lumpur.
Rick wraps up this mega roundup with a brief synopsis of the Chūō Shinkansen maglev railway line in Japan.
Also in the show, transparent wood, Archax nails the Gundam look, porn and face scanning, Spanish Christmas treats, and Germany's interpretation of an e-ticket.
ATB, Shaun and Rick
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🎶 Show Notes
Tech Of The Week
The story behind Transparent Wood, Rick’s Tech Of The Week
Seeing is believing for Shaun’s Tech Of The Week, Archax, the piloted robot (watch on YouTube)
NEOM, Saudi Arabia’s $500 million investment in 21st century living
The Line, Saudi Arabia’s city of the future
Merdeka-118, the world’s 2nd tallest building
Samsung Electronics announces new advanced semiconductor fab site in Texas.
Awards Of The Week
🐐 Shaun’s Goat Bell Award → Berlin’s “electronic-free” e-Ticket system
🦸 Rick’s Tech Hero Of The Week → Thierry Breton for leading the negotiations for the EU’s AI Act
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