Startups have begun to tackle the inconvenience of mortality, offering new ways to help people live longer or even forever.
Some tactics include:
- Transfusions and injections
In 2019, investment in cannabis shrunk following increased costs for legal sellers. This is due to the tax and regulatory burdens placed on legal sellers versus costs for illegal sellers.
- A Florida judge granted law enforcement access to a DNA database, setting the precedent for release of data from popular businesses like 23&Me.
- Advertising will soon have heaps of data on each individual consumer and their consumption habits, data which some consumers may find worrying.
- Domino’s released cheese topped with boba tea in its Taiwan franchises, which is a decidedly odd pairing.
- Compound is an app that allows users to share an account accessible by card. This makes sharing money simpler compared to other available options (e.g. Splitwise).
- Letting employees have Fridays off yielded a 40% productivity for Microsoft Japan.
- The US may be behind competitors in strategic intelligence despite spending huge sums on defense.
- Some influencers have found ways to monetize items like ‘Close Friendship’ on Instagram.
- Barneys in NYC was officially closed down, and its name rights were purchased by Authentic Brands Group.
- Deutsche Telekom has been in the habit of creating conflict with companies using specific colors in the brand and labels, a questionable and ineffective tactic.
- Colleges have begun soliciting applications from students with lower test scores than that of their median admission score in the hopes of lowering their acceptance rate.
- Recent technology has engendered the creation of a shirt that makes its wearer invisible to AI.
- Deep brain stimulation provides a new avenue for curing drug addiction.
- 15% of swordfish is likely actually shark meat due to a lack of rigorous testing standards in the fishing industry.
- Puolanka, Finland has embraced a reputation as the most pessimistic town in the world.
- Crypto crimes have become increasingly popular in Iceland due to a high volume of crypto miners.
- A former convict, Christina Randall, has found a way to monetize her experience as a criminal by creating content which showcases prison life hacks.