Published 1 February 2022
Nuggets! (Bite size updates on the real important stuff related to Tech, Trends, Business and the Planet.)
Have you been part of the trend called the “The Great Resignation” currently underway World-Wide? If yes, please let me know why and what you have decided to do now?
Paymenow has launched. A ‘Fintech App’ that could help you get an advance on your salary. See: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.paymenow.app&hl=en_ZA&gl=US
“China pledges 'purification' of the internet”. An interesting choice of words. See linked article. There is unfortunately no such thing as ‘freedom’ on the internet, not yet anyway. It’s up to you and I to demand a decentralize system where no government or corporate has control.
The Internet of Things is not just about the gadgets we can imagine. During my studies I found one I didn’t even think of, and this one is for ladies trying to have a baby. See company: https://kegg.tech/
I love when technology is used to save lives! Far better than making weapons. Here is a great article and update on AI that helps detect cancer, but also one that doctors can ‘see’ the thought pattern behind the decision. https://pratt.duke.edu/about/news/ai-breast-cancer
Humans have sent the James Webb Telescope into space, and this is a bit of Technology that will make significant findings for us. See:
Great news. Giraffe numbers in Africa are roughly 20% higher than they were back in 2015. There are about 117000 of these creatures roaming the continent. Did you ever see my post about Merelize van der Merwe who killed one because her partner gave ‘it’ to her as a hunting gift? Post: https://www.facebook.com/jeanpierremurrayklineSA/posts/270465951103106
The core of the planet might be cooling down, according to the linked article that is. If the core cools too much we would lose our magnetic field around earth. That would cause an extinction level event. https://scitechdaily.com/earths-interior-is-cooling-much-faster-than-expected/
I have been waiting to hear about this concept for a years now. Therefore very happy to finally share news about electric taxis in South Africa! See the first article on the subject I have come across. https://businesstech.co.za/news/motoring/551392/electric-taxis-to-be-trialled-in-south-africa/
I have written about this e-crime (ransomware) group before, but the most recent news is that REvil has been ‘liquidated’ by authorities and its 15 main members arrested. This group was very skilled, such a pity they used their power for evil. Article: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-59998925
Google has been accused of hurting the travel sector, well, perhaps not for the end client, but for travel agents and old school service providers. See article link. Has Google threatened your career at all? https://www.itnewsafrica.com/2022/01/google-a-threat-to-online-travel-agencies/
Soaring energy prices and power blackouts in Kosovo, one of the poorest countries in Europe, has led to their government banning Bitcoin mining because it uses so much power.
What is a Data Scientist? This is by far the shortest and very best video with the answer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uswU1s3M2VE
I must mention the Tonga Volcano, which erupted in a big way in January 2022. I decided to share a specific video about this natural disaster, one that stirred the most emotions for me. We need to prepare better for both natural and man-made disasters. What happens in nature affects us all. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQx_S7CXpFU
Term to know: ‘Extended Reality’ or XR. A term covering virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR).
I also wanted to share this recent video of a web conference covering some really interesting subjects like: storing data in DNA, us running out of space for all the data mankind is creating, and the challenge of getting data in and out of DNA faster so we can use it. Fascinating stuff. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8D5GYczuvFY
The upper ocean temperatures have broken records for the Sixth Year running. Can someone tell Cape Town please, their sea is still freezing.
Doctors have transplanted a heart from a genetically modified pig into the chest of a man from Maryland to save his life. I study religions in addition to many other subjects. I would be interested to know how such an implant would be ‘received’ by a Muslim and if it would be allowed at all? Article: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/surgeons-transplant-pigs-heart-into-dying-human-patient-in-a-first/
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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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