Retail jobs dying in the US

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Distressing reading, and coming to the UK real soon now if not already. At the high water mark, there were about 5,000 malls in the United States, and there are now 1,100, at least 400 of which are expected to close in the next few years. This means a lot of jobs. Forget manufacturing as a job driver (they’ll likely …

Lunar

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What an intriguing effort to bring photos to life. Always a delight to revisit the moon missions.

Neuralink – Elon’s new thing

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(Note The Wait but Why article is a super-long read, so store it up for a travel day.) Summary: Elon Musk works to a simple if audacious formula. Nudge the whole world to be better placed to survive the future by finding a sector with a business model to drive innovation now that will help us migrate to the best …

The horse has always bolted

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Two articles covering different aspects of the fact that policy always has to follow developments in the world and is always rushing to keep up. This often leads to terrible law-making. On privacy,  a postulated axiom: the defense of privacy follows, and never precedes, the emergence of new technologies for the exposure of secrets Lots of interest in the article: the discussion …