The Futurian
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The Futurian

What power can rare-earths wield?


Photo by Alexander Schimmeck on Unsplash

Kapena and Tobias looked at each other. Was it true what their teacher was saying? Just before Christmas, in their last middle school year, they learnt of the great power rivalry in and around their Pacific island home. And now, in this history class they were being shown a world map and how the balance of power had recently shifted. All because, the teacher said, of some rare earths found



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Paul Tero

Futurist, International Educator, Speaker and PhD Candidate (researching the “industries of the future”). More at