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Elon Musk Says He’ll Put A Million People on Mars By 2050

Elon Musk Says He’ll Put A Million People on Mars By 2050 | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
In a series of tweets on Thursday evening, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed some more details of his greater plans to colonize Mars.
Al Cannistra's insight:

would you like to be one of the one million?

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Trump Demands That Apple Give Government Access to iPhones

Trump Demands That Apple Give Government Access to iPhones | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Trump is displeased that Apple refused to give the FBI backdoor access into iPhone security, but the company already sends lots of data to law enforcement.
Al Cannistra's insight:

is Apple doing the right thing?

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(KEEP POLITICS OUT OF IT)

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Yusaku Maezawa: Japanese billionaire seeks 'life partner' for Moon voyage

Yusaku Maezawa: Japanese billionaire seeks 'life partner' for Moon voyage | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Yusaku Maezawa appeals for a "life partner" to join him on Space X's maiden Moon voyage in 2023.
Al Cannistra's insight:

“Life Partner” WANTED…  Ladies – this one is for you. Not only an opportunity to be a rich guy’s partner – but a trip to the moon!

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Alice was promised that by Jackie, but it never happened far as I know (if you are under 50 you probably won’t get that – check Honeymooners)

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OK – who is going to give it a go?

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Raising the minimum wage just $1 would cause suicide rates to drop

Raising the minimum wage just $1 would cause suicide rates to drop | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Suicide rates have been rising across the country. A simple policy change could have a big impact.
Al Cannistra's insight:

$1 an hour may drop the suicide rate, but i remain firm in that we need a min $15 per hour wage.

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This One Simple Question Can Reduce Your Medical Bills by Hundreds of Dollars

This One Simple Question Can Reduce Your Medical Bills by Hundreds of Dollars | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
One Twitter user explained that she asked the hospital for an "itemized bill" after an ER visit. This one question brought the cost down significantly.
Al Cannistra's insight:

no clue if this works - but from experience, 6 hours in an ER and a bill for over $10k - worth a try next time....

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Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret - The New York Times

Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret - The New York Times | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Dozens of companies use smartphone locations to help advertisers and even hedge funds. They say it’s anonymous, but the data shows how personal it is.
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this is seriously worth reading...

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50 Common Myths You've Always Believed as "Facts"

50 Common Myths You've Always Believed as "Facts" | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
You may have gone your whole life believing these false facts, but discover the truth about some of the most common myths that just won't go away.
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are you a believer?

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More than 27,000 South African businesses will have to show the salary gaps between top and bottom earners

More than 27,000 South African businesses will have to show the salary gaps between top and bottom earners | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
The Department of Employment and Labour recently amended the Employment Equity regulations to include an updated EEA4 form applicable to ‘designated employers’.
Al Cannistra's insight:

who would dare support this in the USA - i do!

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Now You Can Hire a Prostitute Like You Hire an Uber

Now You Can Hire a Prostitute Like You Hire an Uber | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
In Germany, at least.
Al Cannistra's insight:

this is a 2014 article - anyone know how the business is going? (not saying you are a client or anything)

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How will we ever get people out of cars?

How will we ever get people out of cars? | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Researchers looking at the question come up with some good ideas.
Al Cannistra's insight:

what would it take to get you out of your car?

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YouTube’s Top Earner Is an 8-Year-Old Who Reviews Toys

YouTube’s Top Earner Is an 8-Year-Old Who Reviews Toys | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Eight-year-old YouTuber Ryan Kaji raked in $26 million in 2019, making him YouTube's top earner for the second year in a row, according to Forbes.
Al Cannistra's insight:

this 8 year old made HOW MUCH??????

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Titanic II aims to sail across Atlantic by 2022

Titanic II aims to sail across Atlantic by 2022 | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Nearly 110 years after the Titanic sank to the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, an Australian shipping company plans on to inaugurate Titanic II on a trip across the Atlantic Ocean in 2022 via the same route the original Titanic took.
Al Cannistra's insight:

would you take your family on this replica?

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Tech Firm That Develops Tools for Police Buys Massive DNA Database

Tech Firm That Develops Tools for Police Buys Massive DNA Database | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
GEDMatch, the DNA ancestry company that famously helped police track down a serial killer, just got bought by a genetic forensics firm.
Al Cannistra's insight:

most of us want to see the bad guy caught - but why do I get a feeling this DNA collection is headed in a troublesome direction....

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San Francisco’s Robot Restaurants Are Going out of Business

San Francisco’s Robot Restaurants Are Going out of Business | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Many of San Francisco's recently opened robot restaurants are already going out of business, as pointed out by a new Business Insider story.
Al Cannistra's insight:

so if we increase minimum wage people may not readily be replaced by automation.....   

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New Research: Cannabis Accelerates Growth of Common Tumors

New Research: Cannabis Accelerates Growth of Common Tumors | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
A new study by researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that THC — the stuff in cannabis that makes you high — can accelerate the growth of tumors in patients with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection-related head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

“We now have convincing scientific evidence that daily marijuana use can drive tumor growth in HPV-related head and neck cancer,” said co-author Joseph Califano in a statement.
Al Cannistra's insight:

definite heads up on this research about cannabis....

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Reasons Why Aldi’s Groceries Are So Cheap

Reasons Why Aldi’s Groceries Are So Cheap | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Aldi is famous for having low grocery prices. We found a bunch of reasons the supermarket can keep its prices at rock bottom.
Al Cannistra's insight:

successful, sustainable, growable business model - go ALDI (hope y'all get to San Antonio soon)...

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What are palindrome dates?

What are palindrome dates? | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Palindrome
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too early in the morning for this - you may want to read it later....  Palindromes....

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Airbnb Claims Its AI Can Predict Whether Guests Are Psychopaths

Airbnb Claims Its AI Can Predict Whether Guests Are Psychopaths | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Airbnb uses an AI-powered tool to rate guests' likelihood of exhibiting "untrustworthy" traits, such as narcissism, Machiavellianism, and even psychopathy.
Al Cannistra's insight:

inevitable.....

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50 Subtle Ways You're Sabotaging Your Happiness, According to Expersts

50 Subtle Ways You're Sabotaging Your Happiness, According to Expersts | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Don't be your own worst enemy! Make sure to avoid these 50 subtle things that just might be sabotaging your own happiness, according to experts.
Al Cannistra's insight:

guilty?  

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How Much Money Has HBO Made from Game of Thrones?

How Much Money Has HBO Made from Game of Thrones? | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
When you play the Game of Thrones, you win, or you die.
Al Cannistra's insight:

someone say - BIG MONEY (per episode)...

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Google's Year in Search

Google's Year in Search | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Explore the searches that shaped 2019, from Google Trends. #yearinsearch
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what ARE they looking at?

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Chinese Scientists Gene-Hacked Super Smart Human-Monkey Hybrids

Chinese Scientists Gene-Hacked Super Smart Human-Monkey Hybrids | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Chinese scientists figured out that they could enhance a monkey's intelligence by introducing a single human gene linked to brain development.
Al Cannistra's insight:

often heard another way - but a congress is a group of salamanders not monkeys. ..
getting that out of the way, wonder if these scientist can help the salamanders in DC?
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being predictable is actually a great thing according to science

being predictable is actually a great thing according to science | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
We always like to think that we are complex and have unique tastes and behaviors. Not only is that not the case, but predictability is also a great aid to success.
Al Cannistra's insight:

are you predictable?

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Startup Invents Uncomfortable Toilet to Boost Productivity

Startup Invents Uncomfortable Toilet to Boost Productivity | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
British startup StandardToilet has designed a productivity toilet that's intentionally made to be uncomfortable thanks to its 13-degree slope.
Al Cannistra's insight:

boardroom discussion today - how to improve productivity....

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50 Incredible "Did You Know" Facts That Will Astonish Everyone

50 Incredible "Did You Know" Facts That Will Astonish Everyone | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
From why grapes ignite in the microwave to how long it takes the average mammal to urinate, these are the did you know facts that will fascinate everyone.
Al Cannistra's insight:

trivia for sure - like #19   "Did you know a Brazilian man was killed in bed when a cow fell through the roof and landed on him?" - some are funny though...

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