2/2 Today’s technology will be completely gone in 25 years. We invest in human capital. Emin Huseynov, Aide to the First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Sep 29, 2019, 12:47 AM
Image: The Flame Towers, gloriously-lit skyscrapers in Baku. Historically, Azeris worshipped fire (the oil and gas escaping through rocks often were aflame for centuries); these buildings are a tribute to that history.  The exceptionally vivid illumination, repeatedly coursing up the buildings,  continues from sundown till 1 AM.  Screen-grab from a vid by Traxon Technologies, who, apparently in an act of genius, figured out how to illuminate the towers. “To meet the project requirements, Traxon created a special fixture, to be installed behind the buildings’ windows and give the illusion of ribbons of light.” See: traxontechnologies.com
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2 of 2  Emin Huseynov, Aide to the First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan:  To invest more in human capital, to be productive and efficient, a person needs above all to be healthy, then to get a good education; then can contribute to society. All these components are essential. We've been reforming in health, education, and social welfare: we’ve targetted all five components of education – content, teachers, management, financing . . . I studied twice in the US, first time funded by the Dept of State, then for my second Master’s funded by Azerbaijan; initially, in Florida, and second at Harvard.  Azerbaijan is using financial assets to grow education; now shifting to intangible wealth, which will be our priority for the next twenty-five years.  The technology we see now will be completely gone in twenty-five years.  JB: Azerbaijan dreams big