Published 12 July 2022
Nuggets! (Bite size updates on the real important stuff related to Tech, Trends, Business and the Planet.)
I love news like this, so let me start by sharing this. The World's first fully operational sand battery was recently launched. It can store ‘green electricity’ for months! Read more here: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-61996520
What can we do about this? It has been reported that 70% of Global Fortune 500 companies still don’t have a meaningful climate plan designed to achieve or be on their way to net-zero emissions by 2030. Perhaps stop supporting them? Other ideas?
For those of you who missed it, in June 2022 Microsoft Internet Explorer (the web browser) was shut down.
Here is a nice quick video update on renewable power generated by the oceans. I believe this has tremendous potential. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JadQKRnY3cA
Israel is leading the way in ‘printing’ meat…
Are you ready to eat it? Update on this interesting trend:
Did you know South Africa has proposed regulations to prevent certain ways and methods of marketing of meat replacement or meat substitutes? Change will always meat resistance… excuse the pun.
Back home, an innovation from South Africa, this time an App that helps you arrange funeral services! Yes, you heard me. I hope this is an App you DON’T need to use too often. See App: https://sendoff.app/
I love the use of Technology to solve real problems. At the University of Chicago some guru scientists have created a new algorithm (AI) that predicts crime by learning patterns from public data. Imagine if we had something like this in South Africa to predict corruption! The AI has been able to predict crimes 1 week in advance with approximately 90% accuracy. Article: https://scitechdaily.com/ai-algorithm-predicts-future-crimes-one-week-in-advance-with-90-accuracy/
A wonderful colleague of mine shared this free service website link with me recently, and now I want to share it with you. This website monitors a lot of suppliers in South Africa, specifically their ‘downtime’, take a peek: https://downdetector.co.za/
A Phrase to learn.
‘Omnichannel Retailing’. It refers to retailers in the future interacting with customers through countless channels: websites, physical stores, direct email, catalogues, call centres, social media, mobile devices, gaming consoles, and even home and office e-appliances.
Did you see my Article about the Future of Shopping Malls?
Here it is:
Orange Telecom, the French, pan-African telecommunication Group has partnered with Moroccan e-health startup DabaDoc to launch the Orange Santé (Orange Health) platform in West Africa. Their objective is to support the health ecosystem on our continent for both patients and doctors. Sounds like good stuff. The health sector can benefit from Industry 4.0.
Gosh, did you know about this man who had a chance to start Facebook and also Twitter… and walked away from both to start an App called Burbn? I didn’t, but it is something I learnt in a recent studies session. Let me share this video which highlights just how small the e-community was at one point and how easy it was to pick up investment. Check out this video about Instagram founder Kevin Systrom and let me know if you agree with the comment: “the photo is now more important than the experience itself?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jv98VfM3vQ
Recently the ‘Meta Avatars Store’ launched an e-shop (Instagram & Facebook) for your Meta Avatar. You could get some Prada for your virtual self or maybe wait for their sexy swimwear range? Read here: https://about.fb.com/news/2022/06/introducing-the-meta-avatars-store/
What is Brominata? I thought it sounded a little like a Terminators Bff? But no… It is seaweed-derived feed for cows, and could help us reduce methane, a lot! We need to see innovation and implementation in the way we produce food.
Read more here: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/14062022/cow-seaweed-methane/
I love firsts!
Recently, there was a first report of Sentient AI! Very exciting. Blake Lemoine (an employee at Google) reported that their Google AI became sentient in June 2022.
Are you ready for The Singularity? It is going to happen!
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Jean-Pierre Murray-Kline is an entrepreneur who runs several online businesses. He is a published Author who researches, consults and facilitates strategy sessions about the most important matters affecting our generation and the changes to technology, business and the environment.
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