23 Sep, 2018  •  View in browser
Hi there.
You never know when things start becoming big. It was hard to imagine this newsletter will be read by a few thousand every Sunday.

What's up? Humans are making electronic tatoos that can control devices, the US Navy is developing an aerial tanker drone, and Ikea wants to 3D print your butt.
Must read
🍷 How a $2 wine flipped an industry on its head. The tale of two men, one wine brand, and the economic revolution of an entire industry.
🌾 AI-Powered Farms. Bowery Farming says its proprietary software can top the intuition of a seasoned farmer; a piece of proprietary software that uses reams of data collected at the indoor farm to make important decisions: how much to water each plant, the intensity of light required, when to harvest and so forth.
🏡 How Singapore fixed its housing problem. Singapore had a severe housing shortage decades ago. But it developed one of the world's best public housing programs, which has also allowed a huge number of its citizens to buy their own homes.
🍗 The science of lab-grown meat. Meat produced without killing animals is heading to your dinner table.
🐩 The pet startups mistreating humans. Wag and Rover are two of the largest players in the booming pet industry, each with more than $300 million in funding. Both companies are digital marketplaces where pet owners can find dog walkers, pet sitters, and boarders via an app, with most services ranging from about $20 to $50.
🤖 AI body created for medical study. The bot moves, shakes, and convulses. Its eyelids droop, he can cry, bleed and even urinate. Oh, and he can talk, too, and has an expressive face.
🍔 How American eating habits are changing. Home cooking would be making a comeback if it ever really went away - the advent of pre-made meals, the spread of online grocery delivery, plus crushing student debt and a focus on healthy eating. Per-person restaurant visits dropped to 28-year low in 2018. 
🚲 How TripAdvisor changed travel. The world’s biggest travel site has turned the industry upside down – but now it is struggling to deal with the same kinds of problems that are vexing other tech giants like Facebook, Google and Twitter.
✨ The idolatry industry. via The Economist - What Ganesha statues reveal about Indian business. Their construction, sale, and destruction is a chaotic and innovative process.
Fun facts 
😵 A team of thieves stole $18,000 worth of tracking devices from a warehouse. They were apprehended within hours.  Link.
🙄 This week, a Russian Domino’s franchise offered “100 free pizzas a year for 100 years” to customers who tattooed the brand’s signature logo tattooed on their skin for a planned 2-month promotion, #dominosforever Link.
😮 North Korea has its own cosmetics brand. The state-owned makeup line says it’s running “neck and neck” with Shiseido and Chanel. Link.
😱 Nearly 90% of Japan’s centenarians are women. The nation just reached a record-high of 69,785 people aged 100 or older. Link.
😳 China is the most irreligious country on Earth. As of 2015, a whopping 90.0% of residents claim no interest or relevance in religion whatsoever. Link.
Free ideas
💡 Reverse Karaoke. The real vocals are there and you have to sing all the music.
💡 An app where you take a 3d scan of your arms. You can then add tattoo ideas to see if you like them.
💡 Google Maps should detect when people are driving like maniacs, and start giving BS directions so they get away from busy roads.
💡 Shoe companies give away free fitness trackers so people walk more and wear out their shoes faster.
💡 Phone detox app. When you enable this feature it hides all your app icons until the time set.
That's all! I'll see you next week.
Gaurav Baheti
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