Arctic Commerce?
Posted by tim in I am BORED! on September 24, 2006

I'm watching some show that takes place in Finland. They happened to show the time next to one of the shots, and it was 1:00AM there, but the sun was still shining bright.

After talking it over with my brother-in-law, I learned that visitors experience a strong psychological impact when they see the sun shining 24 hours a day. Thinking about it, there's an even bigger impact that would occur.

Here in the U.S., our economy is primarily driven by daylight. Most of the businesses that operate do so during the daytime. Others take advantage of the dark hours and do so rather effectively. What would happen if a key player in the world economy moved to such a place as Finland?

Manufacturing takes place around the clock, regardless, but what about telecommunications, foodservice, libraries, etc.? What kind of impact would it have on the rest of the world?


Dont they have equally long blackouts? I am sure that during the other half of the year, they have like 3 days where they see no sunlight at all.

If so, it would be a purely seasonal ideal.

  • Posted by Matt (Guest) on September 25, 2006 at 03:13:40AM

Right, but in the summer, such commerce increases, and vice versa in the winter. It would fit into things just fine.

  • Posted by tim (Guest) on September 25, 2006 at 08:53:40AM
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