Throughout history, people’s faith and their attachments to religious institutions have transformed, argues Sumit Paul-Choudhury. So what’s next? Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on WhatsApp Share on Google+ Share by Email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+ Share by Email By Sumit Paul-Choudhury 2 August 2019 Before Mohammed, before Jesus, before Buddha, there was Zoroaster. Some 3,500 years ago, in Bronze Age Iran, he had a vision of the one supreme God. A thousand years later, Zoroastrianism, the world’s first great monotheistic religion, was the official faith of the mighty Persian Empire, its fire temples attended by millions of adherents. A thousand years after that, the empire collapsed, and the followers of Zoroaster were persecuted and converted to the new faith … [Read more...] about Tomorrow’s Gods: What is the future of religion?
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I’VE never written much about Lotus on these pages – for your benefit. I knew it would make you sad. But today I bring good news. Lotus is BACK, swimming in cash — and getting ready to give us the world’s most powerful road car. I repeat. More powerful than anything we’ve seen from Aston Martin, Mercedes, Pininfarina, Bugatti and so on. So, please be upstanding for the Lotus Type 130, an all-electric hypercar which produces an incredible 1,950 horsepower. What? That’s hilarious. My brain can’t even compute that sort of performance. That’ll make it as fast as an F1 car around Silverstone with the option of driving it home afterwards. Expected top speed 217mph+. Expected price tag £2.5million+. So very exclusive. I can also confirm Lotus will produce an all-new sports car next year too, a baby Type 130 with a petrol engine, that you and I might be able to afford. But let’s start with a little bit of history. Lotus … [Read more...] about Check out the Lotus Type 130 — 217mph powerful all-electric hypercar with 1,950 horsepower
This is the moment a car being pursued by police speeds the wrong way down a street, seconds after young families cross the road. Minutes later in nearby Wellington Street, the Citroen Picasso people carrier smashed into a Chrysler Ypsilon being driven by a woman believed to be in her 50s. She had to be cut free by firefighters and was taken to hospital with what are believed to be head and internal injuries. A man believed to be the driver of the Citroen was arrested at the scene and suffered minor injuries. CCTV footage, acquired by GrimsbyLive, shows the moment that two families cross Nelson Street, beside the Freeman Street Market, as the car approaches pursued by police. Seconds later the Citroen suddenly turns onto the street at speed and against the flow of traffic. The marked police BMW then follows, driving more slowly. It was using sirens and flashing blue lights and police have said the pursuit was "not high speed". The incident happened following a chaotic pursuit around … [Read more...] about CCTV shows Citron avoid families by seconds during police chase
When it comes to who triumphed in the multi-billion dollar global race to launch the world’s first 5G next generation wireless network, the winner is clear ... depending on who you ask, reports Trend citing to Reuters. Early Wednesday in South Korea, Reuters published a story quoting South Korean officials declaring victory over the United States and China as the site of the world’s first commercial launch of a fifth generation telecoms network. They made their assertion on the basis that the new network connected to an actual 5G phone. U.S. carriers disputed South Korea’s claims to be first. After the piece was published, AT&T Inc and Verizon Communications Inc intensified their angry rejections of South Korea’s boast in post-publication communications sent to Reuters on Wednesday. AT&T said it was the victor because it announced on Dec. 18 that it planned to launch its 5G network in 12 U.S. cities that month. However, its network is available only to … [Read more...] about Who was first to launch 5G? Depends who you ask
While car makers are pushing forward self-driving technologies, Austria in cooperation with China revealed the first European self-flying taxi that made its maiden test flight at a stadium in Vienna. The aero-car, named EHang 216, implemented its first and successful take-off and landing at Vienna’s Generali Arena, home to Austria Wien football club. The slim aircraft, which is supplied with 16 propellers and weighs around 340 kilograms circled in the air for several minutes before landing safely. The EHang 216, which is equipped with two passenger seats and can fly at up to 150 kilometers per hour for nearly half an hour, has been entirely tested and is ready for mass production, according to Derrick Xiong, co-founder of Chinese drone maker EHang. The vehicle can reportedly lift 260 kilograms. A 17 kilowatt battery enables the EHang 216 to make a journey “comparable to an electric car in an urban environment.” The air taxi has become a product of close cooperation … [Read more...] about Is there a soiling charge? Austria tests first pilotless flying taxi in Europe (VIDEO)