Chinese Lantern Festival Got One Thousand Drones Lit Up The Night Sky, Celebrating A Rooster Year.

On the day of Chinese New Year’s Lantern Festival in Guangzhou, China (2017), people got to witness 1,000 drones lit up Guangzhou’s night sky with various beautiful colors.  The drones were synched up in different patterns that got purposeful meaning to the Chinese people.  According to Chinese news services, the 1,000 drones performance just set a Guinness World Record since thus far it’s a biggest number of drones in the sky at once.  What is amazing is that none of these drones was crashing into each other, and so the automation of fly patterns for drones is definitely ready for prime time.  Don’t you think the future will be involving with more of drones that behave as if fireworks have gone off in the dark but beautiful night sky?  Perhaps, the prediction of automation will come true in regarding to putting firework business out of business?  In summary, these swarm formations of drone performance might be more fashionable and future proof than firework… but by witnessing how drones got to be so automated is making us worry for our future.  We may worry how futuristic  AI’s automation will put hundreds if not thousands of outdated, typical human jobs and businesses out of service.  If I’m not wrong, I think Chinese Lantern Festival is usually celebrated on the last day of Chinese New Year.  This year is all about the roosters, and so eat more chicken!  Check out the drone synch performance of 1,000 drones in Chinese New Year night sky in the video right after the break.  Enjoy!

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Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Speech Encourages More Globalization in Davos’s WEF 2017

In a time when there are forces within various countries calling for more protectionism, China’s president Xi Jinping addresses the World Economic Forum in Davos for the very first time to encourage for even more globalization.  Mr. Xi Jinping describes protectionism is like locking oneself in a dark room where wind and rain may be kept out, but light and air are also going to be kept out.  Since China has had success with opening up to the world since China joined WTO (World Trade Organization), and so China sees that opening up is a good thing.  Of course, Mr. Xi Jinping also recognizes globalization is also a double edge sword, because in an optimistic world globalization can boost trade and profits, but in a pessimistic world globalization can cut off trades and market accesses.  Anyhow, Mr. Xi Jinping is the first Chinese president to address WEF in Davos, and his detailed speech is in the video right after the break.  Enjoy!