Jan 122020
 

Opinion | The Gig Economy Is Coming for Your Job – The New York Times:

“… he was an expert in delivering carefully assembled trays of food and drink to hungry guests. But the number of orders had sharply decreased. What was once 50 glasses of orange juice every morning had dwindled to 10, and Mr. Martín’s tip income fell accordingly. At lunchtime, he seemed to make more deliveries of plates and silverware than actual food.”

Dec 152019
 

Sound waves used to separate microplastics from laundry wastewater:

“In lab tests, the BAW setup was found to capture 95 percent of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) fibers, and 99 percent of Nylon 6 fibers. Before the system can enter production, though, the fiber-separation process needs to be speeded up, as it would currently take washing machines quite a long time to drain.”

*Interesting advancement.

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
 

Drug Companies and Doctors Battle Over the Future of Fecal Transplants – The New York Times:

“The clash is over the future of fecal microbiota transplants, or F.M.T., a revolutionary treatment that has proved remarkably effective in treating Clostridioides difficile, a debilitating bacterial infection that strikes 500,000 Americans a year and kills 30,000.”

*This is worth reading. 

Sep 292016
 

The Robots Are Coming for Investment Bankers, Not Just Truck Drivers https://hunterwalk.com/2016/09/07/the-robots-are-coming-for-investment-bankers-not-just-truck-drivers/

 “Maybe in ten years investment bankers will stand alongside truck drivers in discussions about safety nets, universal basic income and skills retraining.”

“The vulnerability of these jobs is due, in large part, to the easy availability and rapidly declining price of computing power, as well as the rise of ‘‘machine learning’’ software, like Kensho, that gathers and assimilates new information on its own.”

*Machine learning, automation and innovation will led to human disruption at a rapid pace, perhaps outpacing precious technological transformations. 

Mar 122015
 

What is lock-out?:

There’s a reason big companies don’t create new stuff, they are subject to rules that individual creators aren’t. They aren’t free to try new ideas out.

*Innovation is on the side of startups. 1,000 startups can try multiple ideas and iterations to find product market fit. The incumbent firms have no idea on how to effectively find what is next.

Feb 112014
 

Bijan Sabet — The “blah blah blah on steroids”:

“Redefining an experience in a unique way is how you beat the market leader. “

(Via.) Marco.org

*Indeed.