Aug 042019
 

Test programs around the world that use the technology for lifesaving pharmaceuticals as well as for food and even coffee are attempting to prove that delivery by drones is not only safe, but efficient and environmentally sound.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2019/03/19/technology/drone-deliveries-faa-pilot-programs.html

*Drones are a future technology area to study. See lots of opportunity for people with multiple knowledge bases that relate to drones. A few areas are geography, human population density, legalities related to airspace, and the allocation of scarce resources.

Jun 202019
 

Richard Montañez went from cleaning toilets to being one of the most creative executives in the food industry. But first, he had to call the CEO…
— Read on thehustle.co/hot-cheetos-inventor/

*Worth a read.

Mar 042019
 

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Dec 192018
 

This week Kroger — the nation’s largest grocery chain — announced a new partnership with Nuro, a Silicon Valley start-up that produces a self-driving, unmanned vehicle known as the R1 that operates on major roadways alongside cars. As of Tuesday, customers have been able to have their groceries delivered to their homes by the autonomous vehicle
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/12/19/tired-going-grocery-store-arizona-robot-driven-car-will-deliver-groceries-your-home/

*Could see this becoming a competitor to UPS, FedEx and other delivery services too.

Nov 072018
 

FOCUS-Ahold ups stakes in US grocery war with mini-“robot supermarkets” – Nasdaq.com:

“Grocery group Ahold Delhaize will roll out small, automated warehouses to speed order picking and cut delivery times, Reuters has learned, as it revamps its ecommerce business in response to rising competition in a fast-growing sector.”

*Change is coming to how food retail interacts with the consumer. 

Dec 272017
 

Ben Franklin’s Guide to Spotting Pseudoscience

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-12-22/ben-franklin-s-guide-to-spotting-pseudoscience

“In the 20th century, something like mesmerism returned in the form of “therapeutic touch” — a practice that involves no actual touching. Practitioners run their hands through the air, allegedly realigning patients’ energy fields.”

“He discovered something new — what would come to be called the placebo effect. He also discovered the “nocebo” effect — the experience of side effects when people wrongly think they are getting a treatment.”

“The power of suggestion also explains why so many people felt better after bloodletting and other now-discredited mainstream practices of Franklin’s time.”

*Interesting.

Jan 312017
 

LibreTaxi – free and open source Uber/Lyft alternative.:

“LibreTaxi

Free and open source alternative to Uber/Lyft connecting passengers and drivers.”

 

*This is going to be hard.