Prediction : Future Phones will not come with chargers

The other day I was out of charge on my phone which is a rare thing considering that I got a new Galaxy Nexus (Yes I will post a review) which is not only energy efficient but by far the best battery I have seen on a portable device taking the phone to nearly 2 days of talking and wifi without the need of charging. Back to where I was,  the need for a charger was large and the charger was no where in sight, shopped around in the office and found a blackberry charger that well fit the phone very well. This got me thinking, well why don’t all manufacturers come up with some universal standard for the charger if required. At all other times they can use alternative means built into the phone itself. I have been writing about some of these here on the blog before. Lets see whats available.

First off the Charger itself 

The mini USB is pretty much a standard charger at the moment for a lot of phones, my Blackberry, the Nexus One and now the Galaxy Nexus all seem to love it. But move Blackberry models and phones, you will quickly see that its not enough its just another in the large market for charger pins. In fact when I got this car charger from Merlin in Dubai, looked like there are a lot more than just the mini USB in the market.

Add the ever popular iPhone and the other Galaxy smartphones and the chargers change. I am not sure if the mini USB is the best standard, but considering that most people seem to have one lying around these days, looks like this could be a good standard to follow.

Getting to the Chargers built in with the phone 

First getting through the familier, here is a list of some you can read within the blog:

Indian Innovation : Wind Powered Helmet mounted Cell phone charger

Indian Innovation : Hand Powered Mobile Phones 

Thermoelectric boots charge your mobile phone

Charging phone from the movement of the owners

Charging Phones with residual energy from airwaves

Charging phones with body heat

Some more from other blogs that can fill up the gap with more innovations

Nokia Bicycle charging kit 

Some Eco friendly charging options (must see) 

Juicebox, the charging platform available in public places

Another Charger using movement of phones 

Mobile phones charged by the power of speech

Wind-powered mobile phone charger

Mobile phones in developing nations could charge up using dirt

Sound Charge t-shirt tops up mobile devices using sound

Solar powered tie charges your mobile phone

Piezoelectric generator creates power from shoes

Interestingly a lot of these were invented by Nokia in an attempt to make the lives of all better, but the lack of good software (ahem .. Android) has kind of made it difficult for Nokia to make it big in the market, we might be able to see some of these innovations in the Mobile Phones running Windows Mobile. Keeping fingers crossed to see the Lumia 900 with one of these built in.

From notifications that require attention of the users towards energy saving and other power saving tips to alerts when Phone batteries are fully charged, the chargers require an upgrade if possible to go with apps that are coming up on phones to do the same on the software side. All in all it seems like a really required innovation that the manufacturers are keeping away from the consumers, even though it seems like they have most of these figured out. Well only time will tell if these innovations will get lost or really get implemented into future phones. Are you listening Google, Apple and ofcourse Nokia.

The REAL ‘Emirates Palace’ is on its way

Frequenting the Internet, some of the information you find is stunning. Sometimes information of something so close to you is relayed from the internet and you haven’t heard about it. Is that just not the worst ? Well, here is another bit of information that might just give you that feeling, I stumbled on a website which had the details and information about the Real Presidential Palace of Abu Dhabi, which is being constructed in Abu Dhabi. Since I work in construction and have worked n some of the best projects in the region, rarely new projects really do excite me. But this one really did. The Abu Dhabi Presidencies new Palace is definitely worth a second look.

This is the proposed presidential palace being built by the Presidential Affairs Department of Abu Dhabi. It is going to replace the existing palace in Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi. The project will be constructed over 2 plots and will include the main palace, smaller palaces, villas and other facilities. The main palace itself will be 160,000 square meters or over 1,700,000 square feet! Take, the new presidential palace,$490M project that was awarded to Greek construction firm Consolidated Contractors Company and Abu Dhabi-based architects Ewan Architectural & Engineering Consultancy last year. The compound will sit in good, sweet, ostentatious company beside the Emirates Palace Hotel, which made a name for itself around the holidays by hosting a Christmas tree dripping in $11M worth of jewelry.

While the Guggenheim labor controversy has shed negative energy on the Emirates city of Abu Dhabi, turns out there’s a whole lot of other stuff going on there. The Presidential Palace being maybe the crown jewel when it comes to it. All my reluctance in going to Abu Dhabi for a visit is not slowly being overcome to go see this behemoth coming to life.

More Information on Skyscraper City. More Pics here.

Remembering the past 7 years, professionally

Not so long ago I completed a hefty 7 years in Dubai, and I have loved most of my stay here. Physically, Personally and professionally I have grown in Dubai, it has been more of an all round development if you can call it that. Having worked very little in India, most of my current professional development has happened in this city. Even now I can remember the time when I was arguing with y folks about not coming into this city, as I thought this was not what I was meant to do, I wanted to work in India, server the nation in what ever way possible. But, fate it seems is not without a sense of irony. I came to Dubai to find it being difficult initially and then as time passed, easier. Like the famous quote from the Movie 7 years in Tibet, Dubai was more than what I had thought initially.

A place rich with all the strange beauty of your nighttime dreams.

From gaining loads of weight, to getting married I have been given new things at every turn in Dubai. Meeting with my ex boss Mr. Thomas changed my professional life fr the better. I was introduced to a world of possibilities, where new technology was the norm and thinking about the future was essential to be in business. The Inquisitive Mind was nurtured and grown in this city, hence the blog as well. The particular focus of this blog was far from just self recognition, the concept of the blog was to share my insights into technology and future thinking mapped with the developments around the world.

In between all of this if there was one particular aspect of mine that has taken shape the most it had to be the professional side. As an engineer finding my bearings in the city to an experienced project manager, the projects I have worked on has really helped along the way. So here’s a small homage of sorts to the various important projects that I have had the good fortune of working on. The best part of working in Dubai in construction is that most projects are unique and high-profile and you are provided with videos that help show what you have been working on. So here is the videos that are available for the projects that I have worked on. (Not all projects used).

Dubai International Airport – Terminal 3, Concourse 2 and Car Park

I worked on this project in various capacities over the years, (5 years in Total) and this is the best of the lot, with a built up area of over 16 Million Square feet, this is the largest building in the world, and the biggest I might ever work on. Emirates has some brilliant videos for this project. Check them out below:

Burj Dubai – Burj Khalifa

Being the tallest building in the world will definitely bring in a lot of recognition to the people involved in the construction. Here are some videos from the Burj Khalifa.

Atlantis, Dubai

Another landmark in Dubai, my involvement for Atlantis, the Palm was very small. But it was there nevertheless. Here are a few videos about the Atlantis.

Dubai Metro

The world’s longest autonomous metro, no manual intervention in the trains. All communications working in the central control room.

I can maybe write another post on the rest for next time. But for the time being, will sign off with these architectural marvels.

Google killing Android in Dubai

Personally, I have been writing about how good the Android phones are and what benefits they bring to us consumers, maybe even save the world once. But after so much praise, its the market and Google in general who is quite literally squeezing the Android out of the middle east. Google are you listening ?? I know that the Middle east is a small market for you, and UAE is even small in the picture. But what companies like Google do not recognize is the fact that with an 85% expatriate population, the UAE has a much wider influence than they think it does.

Why am I complaining so much ? I love the Android Operating system, I love the User Interface of the Android, I love it that someone is sticking it to the iPhone and doing it well. What I don’t like is the non availability of the Android Market application which in my opinion is one of the best Application in the Phone. What do you mean non availability you ask ? The U.A.E apparently is considerably insignificant for Google, so they do not include the Android Market, all Android Phones bought in Dubai do not have this application and need to resort to other third part app stores which are well, not really all that good like Slide Me. Now why would Google do something like that ?? No idea.

I understand that the payment gateways for the Android Market is not available in all markets, but like they provide in the stock Android OS, they can provide access to the non paid free applications to the customers. Initially I thought that this was an issue with the Phones, but to be honest this is something that is consistent with any Android phone you buy in Dubai, including the Galaxy S from Samsung. Luckily I got the Nexus One, which provides access into the non paid applications of the Android market, else I cant imagine how frustrated I would have been with an expensive phone without its biggest feature.

Google Android Logo

The worst is not the fact that its not available here, the worst part is that people do not know about this at all !! The customers tho are wowed by the appeal of getting an Android are being sold phones without telling that they do not have access to the Application Market from Google. Personally I think that the lack of information to customers will cost the Android system a lot outside the US.

Adding to this frustration by the clients is the fact that the local Mobile Phone Operators Du and Etisalat do not have a deal running on any of the android phones with regards to Data Packages. The iPhone has one and so does the vastly popular Blackberry. So why is no one thinking about this, even Samsung ?? I am sure Samsung understands the prominence of this market, especially with their experience with LED and LCD TV’s in the middle east.

Google is not really killing the Android in Dubai literally, but like they say Actions speak louder than words ! Google if you are listening, its time to do something about this !!

70% offences in UAE are cyber crimes

This was the headline I read in the Times of India today, while reading it online here. Of course living here for a while and also being part of the technology community I was curious at what exactly that meant. And so I clicked, like most of you guys who might have clicked as well. What surprised me is the fact that its the free media in India that looked at this and printed it. Well it does sound more like an advertisement if you really think about it, not to techies but to everyone else. Why do I think so, first of all, the fact that 70% of the crime in the UAE is cyber crime, would advertise that the place is really safe.

Image credit : Marcin Stawiarz

Dont get me wrong it is really safe, but I have this nagging feeling in the back of my mind while I am typing this that the safe environment here is a bit exaggerated. Why ? Maybe most of the crimes that happen here are not really picked up by the media to advertise, else the papers would be filled with the information about bounced cheques, fake chinese masage parlors (which are really a hooker joint) down right to the number of people fleeing the country. Rather the papers here talk about how the economy is bouncing back, how Emirates Airline and Dubai Duty Free are showing Billions in profit as well as how the population seems to be growing daily in the UAE. Its just seems a bit fake to me.

Secondly, the fact that the Cyber crimes listed are really completely legitimate activities to do in most of the world is another indication that the internet usage policy here in the UAE might not really be the best. VoIP, is the future, and a big hole in the profit of the government owned monopoly in the telecom business. Du and Etisalat don’t really like VoIP. But rather than mentioning how the UAE is not looking to progress with this technology, the papers write this:

“Among the most common cyber crimes is providing illegal VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) calls, which is the preferred method of communication for drug smugglers and human traffickers since these calls are hard to trace.”

The others are your regular downloading and of course the real cyber crimes, like identity theft, cheating etc. Dont get me wrong I am not pointing fingers at these abnormalities in Dubai, just the strangeness of the Indian media and how low it seems to be snooping down to. They might as well put up an article that reads, “Go to UAE, its heaven there“.

No UAE is not hell, but it might be getting there soon, with all the ‘financial issues’.

Check out the article here.

After what seems like an eternity .. the Inquisitive Mind is back

Owing to mostly shifting into a new place to well hopelessly waiting for the internet connection to be fixed, my 60 days of non connectivity to the internet caused a lot more heartache that I would have imagined. In the past few months I have started working on a few freelance projects of my own, mostly to do with social media marketing, corporate identity design and presentation design and execution. You can imagine that freelancing nearly went out for a toss, however I got things done and (fingers crossed) have done them to the content of my clients.

The other big reason why I was out of the internet was well, a trip to Istanbul and a fabulous event called “2 Fast 2 Curious” which was a follow up of the widely successful Fast and the Curious, a sort of a treasure hunt mixed with activities and a touch of ‘The Amazing Race’.

As one would imagine there is a lot of work that goes into pulling off an event like that and also a lot of time to add into the losses. So well, blogging and related activities started to take a slip. However, I am back now, and am really looking forward to get back to try and tingle your senses with newer posts and newer topics along with some inquisitive posts for those days when you are feeling .. well Inquisitive.

Thanks to all of you who have been reading the blog through the silence, and I promise there is a lot in store in the coming year. I have been learning some serious programming, including some beginner work on the Android Platform to make an app for the phone and such, so lets hope they do show some results. Also to look forward to would be some unique wallpapers from the Inquisitive Mind, mostly the better part of my Photography Attempts, photo-blogged at Moments Frozen in time.

Before I finish up this post, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the best compliments of the season and hope the new year bring you all the good luck and great results for all of your hard work. Now I am already excited for the year ahead, are you ??

Awesome Robot Dancers at Gitex and more

Last year at the Gitex show there ware Robot Dancers from Sony who were trying to bridge the gap between the Robots and the emotional Quotient that humans need towards them in order to be able to adopt these Mechanised creations. What could come this year in the robotics front is something worth keeping a look at. The biggest electronics and Computers trade show on this side of the globe is expected to attract over 1 Million visitors, with loads of services and apps companies making their appearance this year. In fact, the company that I work for SI Consult, also will have a stand through its sister concern SI-Secureview a Network IT Security based company dealing with the nitty gritties of running a major network.

Getting back to the Robots dancing, Being someone from the Automation Industry, Robots are mechatronics that are close to the geeky heart. And seeing these robots dancing nearly bought tears to the geeky hearts that were at the event last year, and I admit I was in the crowd hiding the joy and emotions running parallel. Anyway, just ahead of the Gitex this year here are some awesome robots that well COULD make an appearance this year, If they actually do, I might just be there for the entire 5 days (considering I already have an exhibitor pass). Lo and behold, the best of the robotics videos on YouTube.

1. Sony Qrio (Same guys fro mGitex)

We can start off with the video of the Robots dancing, these were the same guys that put up the performance last year, although this video is not from Gitex. Sony’s Qrio (notable for being the first bipedal robot capable of running) never reached production (it’s development was axed at the same time robo-dog AIBO got his marching papers), but as this video shows it could bash out some sweet moves when it was active.

2. Giant Robotic Dinosaurs from Japan

Straight out of the Nightmare from Jurassic Park, these Dinosaurs from Japan are Animatronic wonders that don’t require a  human puppet operator. They were supposed to be in Dubai at the Restless Planet part of Mall of Arabia, Does anyone remember that project ?? now shelved, but would have been a great attraction if it would have opened.

3. Honda Asimo Humanoid Robot Demo

The First company to put out an actual Humanoid was Honda, with Asimo the Humanoid Robot, its been close to 5 years since we first say this robot that looks like a small boy in a space suit. Why a car manufacturing company indulged into making a humanoid robot was something that still puzzles me to this day, but the fact remains that Asimo is the face of the Humanoids.

4. Aldebaran Robotics’ Nao

This amazingly advanced robot boasts cognitive skills, a high level of motion (with 25 degrees of freedom) and is programmable, so you can customize it to do pretty much anything. Currently available to academic institutions for a high price, a consumer model is planned for 2011, so watch the demo above to start getting excited.

5. Toyota’s Robot Quartet Band

Another car company trying to make a mark in the Robotics field is Toyota, it seems Toyota’s wings are spreading everywhere in the mechanical and automotive field, from eco friendly cars right down to these cute little Robots. In fact most of the robots from Toyota seem to be playing music, check out another one below here.

6. Alice the Robot

Hanson Robotics busies itself by “awakening intelligent robotic beings and granting them sparks of true consciousness and creativity.” Its Alice-bot is one example of the progress it has made with giving robotics realistic facial impressions with the aim of enabling “machine empathy” in the future. I should say the future might be creepy, think going to a bar, taking a date home to find she is a robot !! She will have expressions to make you feel guilty about it as well.

7. NASA Humanoid Robotic Arm

When it comes to high end robotics, who can keep NASA away. The importance of putting these machines in the place of Humans trained over thousands of hours seems to be what is required for the space missions. Considering which it is important for NASA to be working in this field and of course they are. Here is one of the best robotic arms in the world. Why is it so difficult for anyone to replicate the arm, well we can sense pressure, heat, sensitivity etc. It is difficult for the robots to work on similar basis and thus this is really an engineering marvel of its kind.

Weather all these robots are going to be at Gitex or not, this year could be a very interesting year at Gitex. Consider that the exhibition is right in the storm of the recession in this country. The spending of the companies along with the various activities, what are the industries in focus etc will give an indication of the health of the electronics and automation industry in Dubai and the middle east. For the sake of all, I hope that the Gitex will be a success.

Formula Rossa in Abu Dhabi opening on 28th Oct

A lot of the readers here will know how inquisitively I wrote about the Ferrari Roller Coaster in the World’s One and Only new Theme Park in Abu Dhabi. First of all I was sad considering that I am working in the construction industry in Dubai and that I did not get a chance to be a part of this amazing theme park in Abu Dhabi. In fact having worked on Dubai International Airport expansion of Terminal 3 and the Burj Dubai I would have loved to be part of this one as well.

Knowing that I will be able to visit it, and its still within traveling reach by car is still good enough for me I guess. Personally I have not been to the amazing Roller Coasters that they keep showing on Discovery Channel, but always wanted to. Having said that I have always wanted to go there.

Have a look at what might be in store at the Ferrari Theme Park, opening just before the F1 race in ABu Dhabi, I guess people have more than just 1 incentive to go and visit the Ferrari Theme park. Anyway let us know whats the most interesting one of these that you want to absolutely go to.

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The Fate of Blackberry’s in the UAE

Since we are in the second day of October, a lot of you might be wondering what’s happening with the Blackberry issue in the UAE, considering that there is just another week to go before a final decision on the matter is to be made. What is really happening with the Blackberry’s is something that my wife asked me yesterday as well, since she is an avid use of the BBM service and such. Before we look at it we need to look at what is the reason the blackberry’s were threatened to be banned earlier.

The UAE government along with other governments have actually made a decision that Blackberry is a potential threat device considering that they cannot monitor the calls or messages on the cell phone and the messenger services. The Indian Government was one of the first, and Blackberry reacted to it. RIM The maker of the BlackBerry smartphone had granted India’s government manual access to its Messenger service and has promised automated access by Jan. 1. But, Reuters yesterday reported that the India’s telecommunications ministry has rejected a solution offered by Research In Motion’s (RIM) to access its email and messaging services after security agences were unable to access messages sent using BlackBerry devices within the country.


It appears the solution offered data to authorities but secure email communications were not presented in a readable format whilst agencies could not intercept chats sent via the Messenger service whatsoever.  Over the past few weeks, government sources told Reuters that there were technical glitches in talks between India and RIM to corporate email although messenger services were “satisfactory”. Amendments will be made to RIM’s offerings, the company faces a ban on its BlackBerry services if it cannot provide messages in a readable format.

What does this mean to the UAE ? Considering that the TRA in UAE took over 4 years to listen to pleads from thousands of users to Unblock Flickr in the UAE, it does not seem likely that they will be in favour of removing the Ban. What I do not understand is how a progressive country and economy can block access to such a feature rich device, knowing well that the structure of the device and the ecosystem around it is such that even RIM cannot provide access to it.

Unfortunately for RIM, the encryption of the messages and services on a Blackberry phone happen on the phone itself and not on the server of RIM as governments have previously thought so. This actually was one of the finest features that drove business to adopt the Blackberry readily. I can already see high profile investors shying away from the UAE as Blackberry users seem to be really “in Love” with their devices and are dependant on the connectivity on a large extent. This could make a difference in Dubai and the UAE in general trying to make a economic come back. This might be far fetched, but true. Let just hope that for all of us, for consumer protection and for freedom of service usage, this Ban in the UAe does not kick in, in a week.

In the mean time you can start looking for alternatives or have a read on more Blackberry ban issue here on my blog with these links below :

Remove card to take your Gold, an ATM for Gold

This seems like something you would do in a land of opulence, Oil Rich money and egos, wait where else can it be, in the UAE. In the glory days of Dubai, I would have said in the city of Gold, but unfortunately the City of Gold does not have the finances for something like this, its with the neighbouring emirate of Abu Dhabi that has given shelter to this wonder ATM.  Amid fears over the strength of nearly every major currency, Abu Dhabi’s top hotel has come up with a new type of ATM for their most risk-averse guests. The Emirates Palace is giving those staying there the chance to withdraw gold from the world first ever gold dispenser.

The ATM monitors the daily price of gold and offers small gold bars that weigh up to 10 grams with customized designs. This could be just what those who stay in one of the world’s most expensive hotels will need as they watch the euro, yen and dollar jump around in volatile trade. Born out of an Idea of a German Entrepreneur, this seems appropriate at this time, considering Gold Prices are at their highest in years. Placed in the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi this Gold To Go ATM dispenses actual gold in the form of coins or bars up to 10 grams. Updated every ten minutes with the current gold conversion rates, this ultimate luxury ATM is everything you could ever ask for.

The ATM itself is made out of gold, which will more than likely make this ATM the most expensive in the world.

Gaming going through a dimensional change

Just a few days back I was at Dubai Festival City and had the opportunity of visiting the awesome pavilion set up by Sony and Microsoft for the launch of their answer to a common enemy  – The Nintendo Wii. The Wii not only revolutionised gaming in terms of bringing movement to the games literally, they also made video gamers have physical exercise, which they so called “cool” guys craved for and had stayed away from previous gaming experiences with the Xbox 360 or the Play Station 2/3.


Video games have come a long way from the original PacMan or the Prince of Persia that we remember playing with the TV and cartridge based games. Games have now made us engross in ways we cannot imagine, and now they are to surprise us more, within the next five years any firm concepts of what constitutes a computer game will require radical revision. In fact, in time for this Christmas, there is the launch of new motion control systems for Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Microsoft’s Xbox 360 consoles.

Although the Nintendo Wii has used motion tracking for four years, the new devices are noticeably more sophisticated: PlayStation Move still involves a hand-held controller, but a player’s movements can now be tracked in 3D space with incredible precision using its own “Eye” camera placed near the screen. The Xbox Kinect is a wholly hands-free device that employs a camera and infrared depth sensors, translating any movement into game action. Both systems also feature microphones that allow voice input. I did an intro of the three types of controllers and you can check it here.

In this future, there will be detective games in which players verbally interrogate computer-controlled characters who themselves respond differently to an aggressive tone or placating physical gestures. Realistic relationships in games will emerge, with players having to charm intelligent artificial beings. I saw this kid playing with a lion cub on screen that was really interesting and I would have loved to do it as a kid.

The more games that I started seeing that were on display, the more I started to love the Microsoft Kinetic. I am an avid PlayStation fan with the graphics on the cell processor of the Playstation 3, the range of game titles and all of the experience totally. But in the world of motion based games, not holding on to anything beats holding to a black stick with a red globe at the top to track. I am really unhappy that Playstation did not come up with something as cool as the Kinetic, even more unhappy that I have to sell my Playstation for an XBox in order to use the Kinetic. Damn, the older you grow the harder the decisions in life seem to get.

Made in China now cutting edge – Fully Solar powered AC

There used to be a time when Made in China used to be treated as a curse than a good thing, having said that Manufacturers still flocked to China due to its low production costs, low labour costs and an industry friendly government. The Government in China provided so many avenues for the manufacturers and industries that people will still flock there despite any bad image the cheaper Chinese products will have to offer.  I guess being on a high profile project in the Middle East, the shift is quite certainly visible. On the Project that I am working on, the guidelines of the client are clear about the country of origin, manufacturers only from North America, Western Europe, Japan are allowed to provide products for the project.

However, in the last three years it is getting increasingly difficult to find reputed manufacturers that still procure, manufacture and ship their products from the mentioned countries. Almost all of them seem to have some part of the process in China. So much so, that companies like CISCO do not produce some key products in the United States, they are manufactured in China or Mexico. The centres of the world are changing. Adding to the woes of my client, new cutting edge technology is now coming out of China and that might not be available anywhere else in the world, like this, the Fully Solar Powered Air Conditioning.

For anyone that lives in a country with a warm climate, air conditioning is an essential piece of technology making the most stuffy home or office comfortable to work in. Unfortunately powering such units often causes large energy bills for consumers and companies and generates a sizable carbon footprint. Not cool! Luckily, China, who is rapidly becoming the world’s leader in renewable energy development and knows all about warmer summers and freezing winters, has just unveiled the world’s first air conditioned unit powered by solar energy.

Developed by a company called Shandong Vicot Air Conditioning Co., Ltd, the solar powered air-con unit could save companies and home owners not only masses of money but also reduce their carbon emissions, and we all know that China needs the later more, after the fogs during the Olympic Games.  Showcased at the World Solar-Powered Air Conditioning Development Forum, the solar-powered air conditioning unit boasts an optimal 85% thermal cooling conversion efficiency, with an ability to utilize to 27 times the amount of solar power than the average water heating unit uses. The Shandong Vicot Air Conditioning unit also allows for 24-hour continuous cooling, heating, and supply of hot water, while natural gas can be used as a supplemental energy supply, so during periods of poor sunshine, heating and cooling can still be provided. This should be quite rare however as in terms of solar power.

India also has a similar geographic and can benefit from this Solar marvel. The biggest place it will make an impact is most certainly the middle east. Since I just read that people in the UAE have the highest carbon footprint in the world.