Nugget (19 May 2021)

Published 19 May 2021


https://aryballe.com/ is a business developing AI to help machines smell. Not generate an odour, but be able to work out if you or I smell, or if food is good, etc. This is in part achieved by digital olfaction, capturing odour signatures using biosensors and analysing software. This could be used for so many things, one purpose I thought of is a ‘shame and blame system’ for elevators.

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Ever wonder what can be done to remove your copyright content from a website found on google? I am happy to help with two links. Background: https://transparencyreport.google.com/copyright/overview?hl=en and then submit a request at: https://support.google.com/legal/answer/3110420?hl=en


Access to internet, free from government or corporate interference, must be a basic human right. I have found a fascinating website which shows internet shut downs over time with a time lapse world map. India is of real concern for me. Take a look: https://pulse.internetsociety.org/shutdowns


SpaceX this past weekend launched another 52 Starlink internet satellites. Elon Musks plan is to have around 40000 satellites offering internet service for users around the globe.


The Chernobyl's nuclear disaster happened back in 1986, but now nuclear fuel in the underground room called ‘305/2’ appears to be starting up again with new fission reactions. Interesting and scary! A side nugget from that year, a few months after ‘Chernobyl’, Oprah Winfreys show is broadcasted nationally for the first time.



The ‘Africa Tech Festival’ have a webinar on the subject of ‘How to Enable More Voice and Data Connections across Africa’. Details: 11am on the 27th May. If this is a subject that might interest you, you can register to attend at link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/3216207357794/WN_NohyOr3pStq3jnREw7lj5g

I believe I already know the answer to that challenge: less costly data and less load shedding. If you attend, let me know what you think needs to happen.


Corruption in South Africa is giving us, and now also the tech sector, a bad name! The North West municipality paid R11 million for a service which is free through Google Maps. You can read the full article here: https://mybroadband.co.za/news/government/397317-municipality-paid-r11-million-for-service-which-is-free-through-google-maps.html?utm_source=everlytic&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=businesstech


What is getting into our bodies?

A recent study in the journal of ‘Environmental Science and Technology’ has said we are consuming around 39000 to 52000 micro plastic particles annually. A lot of this comes from car and truck tyres by the way. Explains floaters?


Researchers related to the ‘Program on Reproductive Health and the Environmental Research and Translation for Health’ centre, have reported more than 50 new environmental chemicals in their test subjects bodies …. The majority of these compounds are unknown! If you keen to read more about this, here is an article: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.est.0c05984


Ever wonder if the South African government asks Google for our information? You might want to take a look at this part of the Google Transparency Report. It is a very interesting resource and can answer how many times that type of request happens: https://transparencyreport.google.com/user-data/overview?hl=en&user_requests_report_period=series:requests,accounts;authority:ZA;time:&lu=user_requests_report_period


Recently a potential client asked me if I have been involved in developing websites. For those of you who also might be wondering this: at any given time I am responsible for over 500 businesses online web presence, and been involved directly or indirectly with about 15000 website launches to date. I am all about the ‘online’

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About Jean-Pierre Murray-Kline

He is a Business and Environmental Technologist. 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. Services include:

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Published 19 May 2021

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