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Laurent Haug's newsletter, issue #25

Tons of fascinating news these days, choosing what to push is hard! A reminder I haven't sent in a lo

Laurent Haug

September 21 · Issue #25 · View online
News and thoughts on society's ongoing transformation.

Tons of fascinating news these days, choosing what to push is hard! A reminder I haven’t sent in a long time: you can simply hit reply to react to these links, and if you received a forward you can subscribe here.

You know you live in the 21st century when...
Your smartwatch lets criminals know what you are typing
A man fitted with a robotic hand wired directly into his brain can 'feel' again
You ride a roller coaster with a virtual reality headset
Downside of the above: on-ride pictures will never look as good as this one.
A car company used software to cheat during pollution tests
The president of the USA meets with a telepresence robot
Someone is condemned to reimburse their kickstarter backers
A company with 900M users employs only 50 engineers
Google Maps shows you if climate change will put your home underwater
Nine of the world's top banks join startup R3 on blockchain project
Firefighters get more cancer because of all the crappy furniture we buy
Unlearn, relearn
Computers 'do not improve' pupil results, says OECD
People borrowing peer to peer money also get bankrupt
Fighting wars with drones does not work
Catching up with Tesla
Audi E-Tron Quattro Concept is a beautiful 311-mile EV beast
Porsche Mission E electric sports car has holograms, charges in 15 minutes
Volvo's ROAR robots will take all the heavy, smelly lifting out of trash collection
Interested in the internet of things?
IoT Shifts conference (October 19-20, Barcelona)
The best advice you'll ever get if you're independent
Work for full price or free, never cheap
This week's link for parents
One of the coolest home growing kit I’ve seen in a while, the PilzBox can be picked up at the Coop for less than 10CHF. You spray some water on it, and the mushrooms start to come out, 500g of them, ready to be eaten a few days later. Low maintenance, spectacular, can be used twice, lots of fun for kids.
“A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.”
John le Carre
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