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Before COVID-19, I was excited about where technology was taking us. I still am. But as many of you replied to me last week, technology has been disappointing in these isolated hatched up apps to try and understand trends on hotspots of the virus. I am disappointed that in this time of loneliness, that VR is not more prominent, and I'm disappointed that, in a world where we are experimenting with Inception-style dream manipulation, that we weren't able to deal with the coronavirus better than we did. It feels like we have moved past the hump, but there's much speculation of the what and how of the world until we get the vaccine. This newsletter covers this issue and I'm sure you will find much that will interest you. If you have time read Kevin Kelly's 68 pieces of unsolicited advice. It's gold.
I'm still hopeful for the future.
Stay sane, stay safe!
Onward! - Rahim
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My recommendations for this week
1. Why the Coronavirus Is So Confusing Link - Brilliant!
2. ‘It Was Just Too Much’: How Remote Learning Is Breaking Parents Link
3. The End of the Office Link - WFH will be the new normal
4. Covid-19 will change education far beyond lockdown Link
5. 68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice Link - I loved this!
6. This Should Be V.R.’s Moment. Why Is It Still So Niche? Link - exactly!
7. We Still Don’t Know How the Coronavirus Is Killing Us Link
8. What we don't know about the Coronavirus Link
9. Inside the weird, get-rich-quick world of dropshipping Link
10. Researchers use live virus to identify 30 existing drugs that could treat COVID-19 Link
My Tech Recommendations for this Week
1. China is installing surveillance in people's homes Link - monitoring every single move
2. Inside the MIT spinoff that’s making Inception-style dream manipulation possible Link
3. How Well Can Algorithms Recognize Your Masked Face? Link
4. Common Sense Comes Closer to Computers Link
5. Ghana turns to drones to enable faster coronavirus testing Link
6. Robotic Device ‘Carebot’ To Promote Physical Distancing Link
7. Drug discovery might be the best use of AI to tackle the pandemic Link - about time
8. Scientists Create Glowing Plants Using Bioluminescent Mushroom DNA Link
9. Can Genetic Engineering Bring Back the American Chestnut? Link - going back in time?
10. Neural net-generated memes are one of the best uses of AI on the internet Link
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