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Editor's Note
I completed my last trip to India this week. I probably won't return for a while, but hopefully sometime again soon. Stopovers gave me a chance to catch up on some long-form reading. I managed to get round to reading Medical Medium Celery Juice: The Most Powerful Medicine of Our Time Healing Millions Worldwide. I'm a big fan of alternative medicine, but if there is anyone that has been cured by celery juice, I'd love to hear from you! I also got through Cal Newport's Digital Minimalism which talks about how to live better with technology. It's an easy read. You'll like it. If you are a reader you will love Books for the ages covering what you should read at every age. I managed to read above my year, but I also have some catch-up from my pre-teen years to get to!. Two final recommendations for you: 1. How to Cram 2 Months of Learning into 1 Day; and 2. The Toolbox Toolbox. The latter is a phenomenal curated list of the best analogue and digital toolboxes and methods from companies, institutions and thinkers. If you are in the business of change, innovation, digital, product or strategy, you need to bookmark this resource.

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Onward! - Rahim
What's Amazing
1. The AI Landlord
"Data science helped Amherst Holdings CEO Sean Dobson make a fortune in the housing crash. Now he's deploying A.I. to profit from properties that most investors wouldn’t touch." This article is my favourite read of the week and shows you the potential of big data.  Link
2. McDonald's AI-Powered Drive Through
Imagine driving up to your drive through, your voice is picked up as you drive up, your car number plate is checked, predictive tech analyses your car for the number of passengers, and your order comes up on the screen ready for you to purchase. That's what McDonald's is trying to do and have robots make the food as well.  Link
3. Biohacking
I'm not sure I can say I have truly dabbled with biohacking, but I do love the data."Biohacking — also known as DIY biology — is an extremely broad and amorphous term that can cover a huge range of activities, from performing science experiments on yeast or other organisms to tracking your own sleep and diet to changing your own biology by pumping a younger person’s blood into your veins in the hope that it’ll fight aging. (Yes, that is a real thing, and it’s called a young blood transfusion. More on that later.) The type of biohackers currently gaining the most notoriety are the ones who experiment — outside of traditional lab spaces and institutions — on their own bodies with the hope of boosting their physical and cognitive performance. They form one branch of transhumanism, a movement that holds that human beings can and should use technology to augment and evolve our species." This article goes deep into what is working and what people are trying.  Link
4. A cure for baldness: 3D Printed Hair
Columbia University researchers from the Columbia University Irving Medical Center(CUMC), have established a method of growing human hair in a dish using 3D printing in a new study. It is reportedly the first time in which human hair follicles have been artificially generated in a dish, without the need for implantation into human skin. The breakthrough, enabled by a 3D printed mold, could potentially open avenues for hair restoration surgery to more people, as well as improving upon the current procedures that pharmaceutical companies use to search for hair growth drugs. Link
5. The Future of Wellbeing
Consumers’ efforts to be on fire all the time – personally and professionally – are causing many to burn through their mental and physical reserves. Amid a growing focus on wellbeing and an epidemic of exhaustion, individuals and employers are finally confronting their demanding lifestyles and unrealistic personal standards. This shift has compelled brands all over the world to wage a battle against burnout. Read the short report from Trendwatching. Link
6. Marrot - Carrot Meat. 
Yes, a carrot made out of meat. Increasingly, when we see these kind of mashup phrases, its usually the other way round - a vegetarian/vegan version. Not so at Arby's. The First Megetable - vegetable made out of meat is the Marrot."The move is a gleeful troll by the carnivorous fast food chain that recently announced it’s never going to sell fake meats like the Impossible Burger. Specifically, the marrot is a seasoned, marinated turkey breast, cut and rolled into the shape of a carrot. It’s cooked sous vide. Then it’s rolled in dehydrated carrot juice and oven-roasted. The marrot is finished with a brĂ»lĂ©e of maple sugar and a sprig of parsley on top. Taylor points out that it’s high in protein and vitamin C—what Arby’s dubs a “meat snack.”" Link
7. 35 under 35
I love reading about the young innovators who are changing the world or are on the cust. These guys and gals are ahead of their time. Read through MIT's 35 Innovators under 35 and you will get a good view of where the world is going. And then go back and see if you recognise some of the innovations from years back.  Link
8. Rise of the Robots?
"On average, each additional robot installed in those lower-skilled regions could lead to nearly twice as many job losses as those in higher-skilled regions of the same country, exacerbating economic inequality and political polarization, which is growing already, The more repetitive the job, the greater the risk of its being wiped out. Jobs which require more compassion, creativity or social intelligence are more likely to continue to be carried out by humans for decades to come." Read the BBC article summary or the full report Link
9. Software eating Software 
Software isn’t just eating the world, it’s also eating other software. We are in the earliest innings of SaaS becoming the dominant enterprise application paradigm, and there are still a massive amount of legacy applications slowing down the productivity of business. So when I see a pattern of brittle, bespoke applications all doing essentially the same thing across thousands of businesses, I see opportunity. Electronic data interchange (EDI) is one of those opportunities. Supply chains require communication between enterprises to send and receive orders. How many widgets did you ship me? How much do I owe you for the widgets? When will the widgets arrive? What are the tracking numbers for the widgets? At its core, EDI is the system for companies to digitally send this type of transaction information – purchase orders, shipping notices, invoices – to another business. Link
10. 53 essential tech-bro terms explained
For Californians of a certain tenure, Silicon Valley is a location – an actual, geological valley nestled between two mountain ranges and the marshy southern dregs of the San Francisco bay. The titans of technology – Adobe, Alphabet, Apple, eBay, Facebook, HP, Intel and Oracle – are all headquartered in the valley itself. But as the tech industry’s dominance has expanded, so, too, have Silicon Valley’s boundaries. The phrase has come to represent something that is both more and less than the tech industry as a whole. Here is a lexicon of Silicon Valley: a map for travellers to find their way through the wilds of billion-dollar lies. Link
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