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Hi there.
Hope you had a great week. Without keeping you up reading this, let's dive into this weeks top ten.
Top ten
🍲 The tuition insurance policy. College kids in the US are buying insurance in case they have to drop out. Tripling from 20k to 70k plans in the past 5 years. As the cost of college increases, so does the cost of dropping out.
🏥 AI Medical Care. There’s no hotter technology right now than artificial intelligence, claims are - radiologists would be obsolete by 2022.
💰 The man who won the lottery 14 times. How a rogue Romanian economist legally gamed the lottery and won millions of dollars around the world.
🐔 The non-chicken chicken company. Virtually all of the company’s revenue comes from animal slaughter and processing. Now its new CEO is pouring money into animal-free alternatives.
🌎 Who needs democracy when you have data? Here’s how China rules using data, AI, and internet surveillance (Thanks Shanty for this!)
⛓ The blockchain democracy. A one-time videogame developer turned political theorist named Santiago Siri is trying to explain how his nonprofit startup, Democracy.Earth, aims to fix the world’s broken politics with the help of the blockchain.
📈 The next 10 years will be about "market networks". Market networks will produce a new class of unicorn companies and impact how millions of service professionals will work and earn their living.
🌉 Art by algorithm. From book critiques to music choices, computation is changing aesthetics. Does increasingly average perfection lie ahead?
👨‍💻 Mr. Bags and a fascinating example of influence. In the luxury goods market, one young guy in China has built a massive following of over 4M people who - can help a brand sell 1.2M bags, online, in 12 minutes. In the video they sell $500k worth of bags in seven minutes, live, on WeChat.
🐝 Beekeeping as a Service. Almond growing in California is a $7.6 billion industry that wouldn’t be possible without the 30 billion bees (and hundreds of human beekeepers) who keep the trees pollinated — and whose very existence is in peril.
Fun facts 
🙄 Kevin Spacey’s “Billionaire Boys Club” made $126 across 10 theaters on opening day. Lowest ever record is £7. Link.
😱 Roller Coaster tycoon was programmed by one guy. In Assembly. Link.
😳 Americans flush as many as 10 tonnes of contact lenses down the drain each year. Link.
😮 Pablo Picasso is estimated to have created around 50,000 pieces of artwork. This includes 1,885 paintings, 1,228 sculptures, and about 12,000 drawings. Link.
😵 Isaac Newton lost over £20,000 from the South Sea Bubble, one of the earliest documented asset bubbles in history. Using a set of inflation calculators, the equivalent value is $4,108,793.48 in 2018 dollars.  Link.
Free Ideas
💡 A service that lets women ship/rent their clothes/makeup kits.
💡 Speed limit signs should reward you with points for matching the speed limit. The points are recorded & redeemable at local venues.
💡 Drone umbrella that follows you as you walk, the drone would be aware of its surroundings to dodge oncoming people and other objects.
💡 There should be an app that can “Shazam” people’s accents and tell you where they are from.
💡 There should be a post-apocalypse series of a couple who take the opportunity to travel the world and doing rich-people stuff instead of focusing of survival.
That's about it. Share, reply, give feedback - very much appreciate it.
Gaurav Baheti
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