Sea Silos

By George Gally - @radarboy3000
The earth's history has always been intrinsically linked to the sea. Ships meant military and economic superiority. They meant migration, colonisation, and they brought explorers, exploiters and traders. All which made the world a much smaller place.
And now the sea now brings new changes. In a simple metal box: The Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit (TEU) shipping container, is the single greatest driver of globalisation ever, and with it, everything that the hyper-evolution brings. This is the shipping industry, with the sea as their highway, sailing us into a beautiful, scary technological and industrial future. Now sit back, and contemplate the enormity of it all...
"These ships and boxes belong to a business that feeds, clothes, warms, and supplies us. They have fueled if not created globalization. They are the reason behind your cheap T-shirt and reasonably priced television. But who looks behind a television now and sees the ship that brought it? Who cares about the men who steered your breakfast cereal through winter storms? How ironic that the more ships have grown in size and consequence, the less space they take up in our imagination."
Rose George