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I forgot to include Ben Evans' update slides on macro trends covering tech and the new normal last week. If you haven't read it, I'd recommend viewing it. I think many of us are looking at two points in the future, September and 2021, but as you will see from the first article from the WEF below, there is lots of structural worrying that we will need to do ahead. 

Stay sane, stay safe!

Onward! - Rahim

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My recommendations for this week

1. COVID-19: What are the biggest risks to society in the next 18 months? Link
2. A Warning from the Chickens of the World Link
3. Sweden Has Become the World’s Cautionary Tale Link
4. Algorithms are now commodities Link - MUST READ!
5. In the Covid-19 Economy, You Can Have a Kid or a Job. You Can’t Have Both. Link - For real
6. School openings across globe suggest ways to keep coronavirus at bay, despite outbreaks Link
7. New normal: How far is safe enough? Link
8. 4 Ways Covid-19 Changed Online Consumer Behavior Link
9. The real cost of Amazon Link
10. The Perils of Modern Day Dating and Marriage Link - did you meet online?

My Tech Recommendations for this Week

1. How a History Textbook Would Describe 2020 So Far Link
2. Facebook is out of control Link
3. The Cost of AI Training is Improving at 50x the Speed of Moore’s Law: Why It’s Still Early Days for AI Link
4. I’ve Seen a Future Without Cars, and It’s Amazing Link - AMAZING
5. Tracing the link between your phone and the next pandemic Link
6. Artificial Cartilage Link
7. COVID-19 is a powerful catalyst for EdTech Link - FOR MY FRIENDS IN EDTECH
8. Sushi meets AI: Japanese inventor's app scopes out choice tuna cuts Link
9. The Robots Microsoft Assigned to Do My Job Can't Do It Link - NOT YET
10. AI 50: America’s Most Promising Artificial Intelligence Companies Link
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