Last night I finished reading Bottled lightning. I learned that a lot of the success of the electric car is determined by lithium mining. The largest lithium mine in the world is in Bolivia. China and Chile also have very large lithium reserves.
Today I have been reading The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajniemi which is science fiction. It has a very odd feel to it. People trade memories and on Mars, time is a unit of currency. I am not sure what to think of it yet.