Interesting stuff

  1. Listen to this discussion of the “end” (next phase) of digital media, which  sometimes includes journalism.
  2. Read about the struggles of street vendors in cities where temperatures are hitting 48C at sunrise (that’s 118Freedum units). Climate chaos hits the poorest the hardest.
  3. Read about the complexities of recycling buildings (“circular” seems to mean going around in circles, trying to figure out what to do…) Related: A con man helps companies steal $1 billion from the US government via fraudulent green tax deductions.
  4. Read about a writing tutor’s delusional failure to understand how GPT will take his job. Related: Listen to how GPTs will make out lives better — unless a model helps us understand otherwise.
  5. Listen to the author of Paving Paradise, i.e., how parking destroyed LA and other US cities.
  6. MSG is better for you than salt?!? Read on.
  7. Listen to a young female data scientist helping people get out of jail safely, and on time.
  8. Read about San Francisco’s Doom Loop (everyone’s leaving because everyone’s leaving)
  9. Read about the tire supply chain’s complexities.
  10. AI won’t take our jobs. It will force us [“knowledge workers”] to compete in generating filler “content.” Welcome to more crappy writing.

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Author: David Zetland

I'm a political-economist from California who now lives in Amsterdam.

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