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Video Conferences and Ships?

April 18, 2010 14:58:37.304

If this speculation holds up, travel to and from northern Europe could be disrupted regularly for awhile:

"Volcanic activity on Iceland appears to follow a periodicity of around 50 to 80 years. The increase in activity over the past 10 years suggests we might be entering a more active phase with more eruptions," says Thorvaldur Thordarson, an expert on Icelandic volcanoes at the University of Edinburgh, UK. By contrast, the latter half of the 20th century was unusually quiet.

Video conferencing will pick up some of that slack, but face to face meetings will still be required for some things, never mind tourism. "May you live in interesting times", indeed...

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