Weekend Thoughts - 5.19.18


Happy Saturday y'all! Below, I have rounded up some things for you to think about this weekend:

1. Amazon's cashier-less convenience store Amazon Go will be coming to Chicago and San Francisco soon. Pretty cool to see it getting rolled out to more locations—I know I'd love to try shopping there to see what it's like.

2. Things sure are starting to look a lot more like the sci-fi television series Black Mirror. Fans of the show will know that there is an episode that involves a lot of flying robotic insects. Well, now there are actual flying robotic insects in the world. Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a laser-powered miniscule robotic drone affectionally named RoboFly. The device is still in its first-generation days, but its interesting to think about a future where you could be walking around and unaware of whether the insects around you are organic or mechanical.

That's all for this week's edition of Weekend Thoughts. Until next week, keep thinking wilder.

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