Note — Mar 07, 2021

No.163 Asides

Seen in → No.163

  • 🇺🇸 💵 Stockton’s Basic-Income Experiment Pays Off. “In the Stockton study, the share of participants with a full-time job rose 12 percentage points, versus five percentage points in the control group. In an interview, Martin-West and Castro Baker suggested that the money created capacity for goal setting, risk taking, and personal investment. … ‘So many of the illnesses we see in our community are a result of toxic stress and elevated cortisol levels and anxiety, directly attributed to income volatility and not having enough to cover your basic necessities. That’s true in the public-health crisis we’re in now.’”
  • 🇺🇸 ⛺️ ⚡️ 🔋 👏🏼 I love this guy! Ryan Pohl is recycling old electric car batteries to help people live off the grid . “High Desert Off Grid, a one-man operation that repurposes used lithium batteries from electric vehicles for campers and RVs. When charged by solar panels, batteries allow people to replace polluting generators with a completely clean and renewable source of energy.”
  • 🇸🇪 🍩 👏🏼 Ikea offers ‘disassembly instructions’ to encourage customers to extend product life. “Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do at Ikea and we remain committed to introducing new ways to promote circular consumption, in order to help meet our goal of becoming a fully circular and climate positive business by 2030, in addition to making sustainable living accessible and affordable to all,”
  • 🎞 🤩 Happens once in a while, an AI project I like! Tens of thousands of image from movies, indexed and searchable by multiple filters, including word search for objects.
  • 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 You know I love me a nice untranslatable word! In this case it’s from the Welsh: hiraeth. “It combines elements of homesickness, nostalgia and longing. Interlaced, however, is the subtle acknowledgment of an irretrievable loss – a unique blend of place, time and people that can never be recreated. This unreachable nature adds an element of grief, but somehow it is not entirely unwelcome.”
  • 🦑 🤯 A Cephalopod Has Passed a Cognitive Test Designed For Human Children. “Cuttlefish in the present study were all able to wait for the better reward and tolerated delays for up to 50-130 seconds, which is comparable to what we see in large-brained vertebrates such as chimpanzees, crows and parrots”
  • 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2021. “Data trusts offer one alternative approach that some governments are starting to explore. A data trust is a legal entity that collects and manages people’s personal data on their behalf. Though the structure and function of these trusts are still being defined, and many questions remain, data trusts are notable for offering a potential solution to long-standing problems in privacy and security.”