28 Oct, 2018  •  View in browser
Hi there.
Greetings from Indore airport. A few things worth looking into this week-
🏅 How constraints lead to creativity. How they made music for Super Nintendo games. That system was first released in 1990 and the audio chips could only hold 64 KB of information, only enough room for beeps, boops, and very short samples.
💸 Understanding why Uber loses money. While Uber is famous for huge growth, towering revenues, and enormous fundraising, something that most don’t know is that Uber loses money. A lot of it.
🛵 India’s e-rickshaw revolution. India’s fleet of e-rickshaws has grown to about 1.5 million—bigger than the total number of electric passenger cars sold in China since 2011.
👠 Why are rich people so weird? From Business Insider lady to money diarists, the strangest humans on the planet keep telling us about their days.
💲 The escort service targeting student debt. (NYTimes) SeekingArrangement is a web service that connects a “sugar baby” (typically a woman) to a “sugar daddy” (a man) for a relationship that offers financial support in exchange for companionship and/or more.
🤖 How China's biggest social network fights fake news. The debunking feature is apparently quite popular: “WeChat rumor debunking assistant”, which WeChat claims is used by 300,000 people every day.
👩‍🔬 Microchips under your skin. Biohackers are implanting everything from magnets to sex toys. The human augmentation market may grow tenfold, to $2.3 billion, by 2025.
🌡 The thermometer spying on you. Most of what we do — the websites we visit, the places we go, the TV shows we watch, the products we buy — has become fair game for advertisers. Kinsa says its smart thermometers are in more than 500,000 American households.
💊 Brain-enhancing pills market. Swallow a pill and become a better you? Nootropics sound too good to be true. So GQ sent one staffer to investigate.
🤔 The Moral Machine experiment. Should a self-driving car kill the baby or the grandma? Depends on where you’re from. The infamous “trolley problem” was put to millions of people in a global study, revealing how much ethics diverge across cultures.
Fun facts 
😮 The Service Recovery Paradox - If a customer has an issue with a company, and the company then remedy this, that person is more likely to rate that company highly than if there was no problem at all. Link.
😳 During the 1980s Japanese property bubble, the value of the Tokyo Imperial Palace was higher than all of the real estate in the state of California. Link.
😱 Nazi Germany promoted the consumption of soybeans as a meat alternative by rebranding them as "Nazi beans". Link.
🙄 NASA never spent $1 Million to develop the space pen. The Fisher Pen company spent $1 million of its own money to make a zero-G pen, which NASA brought for about $6 per pen. The Soviets also switched to pens as they were safer than pencils. Link.
😵 People born blind use the same facial expressions as sighted people when expressing emotions, meaning that our facial expressions are innate and not learned behavior. Link.
Free ideas
💡An alarm clock that gives away spoilers to your favourite TV shows the longer you sleep.
💡 A flying drone that I can control by using a magic wand.
💡 Wikipedia needs WikiCrypto to pay people who edit well.
💡 PokémonGo should spawn special Pokémon at all voting locations.
💡 An app where you could use your camera to highlight over passages from a book and save them.
Have a good one.
Gaurav Baheti
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