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Laurent Haug's newsletter, issue #27

Another delayed edition as I was traveling to the US west coast. Expect a much slower pace of publica

Laurent Haug

October 12 · Issue #27 · View online
News and thoughts on society's ongoing transformation.

Another delayed edition as I was traveling to the US west coast. Expect a much slower pace of publication in the coming months as I just started a long retreat to focus on writing a couple of books. More on these projects in the coming days. Have a great week in whatever timezone you are.

Consumer retail trends video now available
For those of you who are interested in consumer retail, the video of my Next festival talk is now available. Slides still on slideshare. I would love to hear your comments, especially if there are interesting developments you think I have missed.
Today's world brilliantly captured by Chappatte
Anthemis portfolio update
Premise raises $50M to outsource the collection of economic data
Learn, unlearn, relearn
Quick note on this section’s name. It comes from this quote from futurist Alvin Toffler
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”
Unlearning and relearning are key skills in the 21st century, and this part of the newsletter wants to help you update your thinking.
Firm 'hides' university when recruits apply
Sweden is shifting to a 6-hour work day
Norway's doctors still use floppy disks, and they're more secure than the alternative
Southwest Airlines passengers urged to print boarding passes
You know you live in the 21st century when...
Deleting WhatsApp, google hangouts messages could become illegal
Airports test unmanned traffic control towers
A 30M people country adds RFID tracking chips on all its cars
A paralyzed man walks unassisted using only brain control
ALS patients type six words per minute using experimental brain-controlled cursor
The church organizes techno parties
Someone opens a co-working space on a boat
Someone invents an automated makeup artist
New and useful stuff
Touchet Wave
Beam Messenger
DIY HIV tests go on sale in France
Optimaker, 3D printing of glasses
Apple targets electric-car shipping date for 2019
Before the internet
This week's link for parents
Turn fruits & veggies into playful objects with 3D printable open toys
82 maxims about life from Alejandro Jodorowsky
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