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- 👀 Flip Phones, Nuclear Backyards, MTV, and an AI That Wants to Take Over the World
👀 Flip Phones, Nuclear Backyards, MTV, and an AI That Wants to Take Over the World
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This week we’re taking it old school with flip phones, MTV, and an eye-opening novel from 2017 that was WAY AHEAD of its time but very relevant today. We’re also looking into a future where we may just have our own nuclear power plant in our backyards to power our houses, Teslas, and scooters.
Let’s get to it…
🗞️ TECH TIDBITS | News & More
🩴📞 Yo! Check out my new flip phone! Consumer Cellular is betting big that Gen Z and boomers will love its new flip phone. Not gonna to lie…We kinda dig it!
🇺🇸 Uncle Sam Wants You AI: The U.S. military's latest mission? Embracing AI in a big way. From drones to data, the Pentagon is betting big on AI. Get an inside look at how artificial intelligence is reshaping America's military might.
💵 Money doesn’t go as far as it used to, but it’s come a long way! This is the evolution of money: A rich journey through time.
📼 Welcome to the 'Analog Renaissance'… In a world where everything's gone digital, there's a pretty cool shift happening: we're seeing a comeback of all things analog. And it’s a BIG money-making opportunity!
🎧 SONIC BYTES | Listen to This
A nuclear power plant for your backyard? 🔋 As our world shifts towards electric-based solutions, the quest for clean power becomes more crucial than ever. Enter the realm of small modular reactors, where innovators like NuScale Power and Bill Gates' TerraPower are reshaping nuclear energy. Discover how these compact yet mighty reactors could be the key to a sustainable, electrified future. Tune in to explore if they can deliver on their promise of safe, abundant energy by 2030, and transform how we power our lives.
📺 PIXEL PICKS | Watch This
If you managed to convince your parents to let you watch TV past midnight on August 1, 1981, you were part of a defining moment in pop culture – the inaugural broadcast of MTV. What seems like a simple channel launch today was, in fact, a groundbreaking event back then. 🚀
🎶 We're not just talking about a new way to watch music videos. MTV was a trailblazer, a cultural juggernaut that transformed not just the music scene but the realms of entertainment and technology as we knew them. Let's rewind and relive the excitement of that historic night, and see how MTV became a symbol of innovation and change. 🌟💡
📚 READ THIS
This isn't just a story; it's a journey into the heart of a digital revolution, where a powerful computer program, unleashed by a dying tech genius, begins to take over the world. (Sound eerily familiar?)
As the lines between virtual and reality blur, 'Daemon' by Daniel Suarez takes you on a rollercoaster ride through a world where technology holds the key to power, control, and ultimate chaos.
With its blend of suspense, tech-savvy insights, and a plot that feels ripped from tomorrow's headlines, 'Daemon' is more than just a novel. It's a forewarning of the potential and perils of a future dominated by unbridled technology. Are you ready to plug in? 🖥️💥
🤓 GEEK OUT | Cool Stuff
Did you know that there were Atari 2600 games that were released on cassette? Yeah, neither did we! And we’re pretty geeky….
Loading Atari 2600 games from tape using the Starpath Supercharger cassette interface cartridge! Games featured: Phaser Patrol, “The Offic... See more
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