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Welcome to Sunday's Big Revolution, bringing you lots of good reads to help fill your day. – Martin
 
November 4 · Issue #252 · View online
Big Revolution
Welcome to Sunday’s Big Revolution, bringing you lots of good reads to help fill your day.
Martin

Big things you need to know today
  • China’s Tencent has developed video-recording sunglasses that look just like Snap’s Spectacles. The connection is probably more than a straightforward rip-off – Tencent is Snap’s largest investor.
  • Blockchains in space? Etherium-focused company ConsenSys has acquired Planerary Resources, a company that wants to mine asteroids. I’m sure this makes sense on some level. I mean, it must do, right?
Big weekend reads
Freedom on the Net 2018: The Rise of Digital Authoritarianism Freedom on the Net 2018: The Rise of Digital Authoritarianism
Why not spend your Sunday exploring the latest ways the internet is fueling modern dystopia, with Freedom House’s latest report.
Alas, the Blockchain Won’t Save Journalism After All
I’m glad I’m not the only one confused about ‘using blockchain to save journalism’ outfit, Civil.
How teaching AI to be curious helps machines learn for themselves
“Research published this week by artificial intelligence lab OpenAI explains how an AI agent with a sense of curiosity outperformed its predecessors playing the classic 1984 Atari game Montezuma’s Revenge.”
The Quest to Build the Impossible Laptop
Is it possible to have a great laptop that is also a great tablet? Many have tried, but there are always tradeoffs.
One big tweet
Amazon’s Director of Economic Development is pretty angry.
Mike Grella
Memo to the genius leaking info about Crystal City, VA as #HQ2 selection. You’re not doing Crystal City, VA any favors. And stop treating the NDA you signed like a used napkin. https://t.co/wqrZLqr8MQ
5:11 PM - 3 Nov 2018
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