41/21 (27 Sep to 3 Oct 2021)

Thanks Ms J for a funny joke, that reminds us that gender stereotypes are still deeply ingrained in our consiousness.

A tease question in a AI conference to test people’s unconscious bias on gender and words/professions. The question is: a doctor walks down a street with a boy. The boy is the doctor’s son, but the son is not the doctor’s father. Why is that?

Answer: the Doc is a woman

Mr Brown probably had the best answer to the PSLE maths question on coins. It’s about what you learned and not about what you know. After all, it’s the journey that matters.

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COVID

“COVID-19 pandemic cut life expectancy by most since World War Two –study |
Reuters”

https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/covid-19-pandemic-cut-life-expectancy-by-most-since-world-war-two-study-2021-09-26/


“Opinion: Today’s terrifying Covid misinformation has a complicated past –
CNN”

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/09/28/opinions/covid-history-of-spreading-medical-misinformation-hemmer/index.html

PLAY

“As remote work becomes normal, Ukio raises $9M for premium long-term
rentals – TechCrunch”

https://techcrunch.com/2021/09/23/as-remote-work-becomes-normal-ukio-raises-9m-for-premium-long-term-rentals/


39 Products For Some Of Your Most Googled Questions

https://www.buzzfeed.com/emmalord9/products-for-googled-questions


Drunk Turkish man joins search party to look for himself | Life | Malay Mail

https://www.malaymail.com/news/life/2021/09/30/drunk-turkish-man-joins-search-party-to-look-for-himself/2009600


“Family, Parenting, Pet and Lifestyle Tips That Bring Us Closer Together |
LittleThings.com”

https://littlethings.com/lifestyle/penrose-estate-heir?rootPath=%2Fopt%2Fbuild%2Frepo%2Fsites%2Flittlethings.com%2Fpublic%2Ffeed


“Meet Mini Pupper: the Robot Dog That Is Just as Smart as a Border Collie –
autoevolution”

https://www.autoevolution.com/news/meet-mini-pupper-the-robot-dog-that-is-just-as-smart-as-a-border-collie-170670.html


How Much Is Freedom Worth? For Gig Workers, a Lot. – HBS Working Knowledge

https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/how-much-is-freedom-worth-for-gig-workers-a-lot?cid=wk-rss
“Many South Koreans feel they are ‘living’ the Squid Game, East Asia News &
Top Stories – The Straits Times”

https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/many-south-koreans-feel-they-are-living-the-squid-game

CREATE

Great Game

“Stephen Davis: When intelligence agencies co-opt business, the consequences
can be deadly | Fortune”

https://fortune.com/2021/09/23/flight-149-intelligence-military-private-cooperation-risk-stephen-davis/


Angela Merkel’s Legacy Is Saving and Strengthening Europe | Time

https://time.com/6102034/angela-merkel-legacy/


“China’s Belt and Road plans losing momentum as opposition, debt mount:
Study | World News,The Indian Express”

https://indianexpress.com/article/world/china-belt-and-road-plans-losing-momentum-as-opposition-debt-mount-7542045/


We now know why Biden was in a hurry to exit Afghanistan.

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/09/biden-afghanistan-exit-troops-milley.html


China’s consumption story steadily evolving

https://www.mckinsey.com/mgi/overview/in-the-news/chinas-consumption-story-steadily-evolving


The future of digital innovation in China

https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/china/the-future-of-digital-innovation-in-china-megatrends-shaping-one-of-the-worlds-fastest-evolving-digital-ecosystems


“China feared US was trying to provoke a reaction ‘that could lead to war’
in last days of Donald Trump’s presidency | South China Morning Post”

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3151001/china-feared-us-was-trying-provoke-reaction-could-lead-war

Invest

The 40-year-old millennial and the 24-year-old Gen Zer are in charge of America right now

https://www.businessinsider.com/24-gen-z-trends-40-millennial-spending-changing-economy-2021-9


” Here’s Why I Like PayPal’s BNPL Strategy More Than Square’s | The Motley
Fool ”

https://www.fool.com/investing/2021/09/28/heres-why-i-like-paypals-bnpl-strategy-more-than-s/

Tech disrupt

Carbon Capture Is Expensive, Too Small-Scale to Address Climate Change

https://www.businessinsider.com/carbon-capture-storage-expensive-climate-change-2021-9


“Ford’s big plans to turbocharge the electric car industry in the U.S. –
Axios”

https://www.axios.com/ford-memphis-louisville-climate-batteries-a5dd01ab-4895-4523-98fa-c943fe5c4577.html


“Facebook’s 2Africa to become the longest subsea cable in the world |
Engadget”

https://www.engadget.com/facebook-2-africa-longest-subsea-cable-in-the-world-070058568.html?src=rss


Is Reusable Packaging Actually Better for the Environment? | Time

https://time.com/6101846/is-reusable-packaging-sustainable/


Is Tesla Becoming a Threat to the World’s Biggest Utilities? | CleanTechnica

https://cleantechnica.com/2021/09/29/is-tesla-becoming-a-threat-to-the-worlds-biggest-utilities/


Amazon debuts the Astro robot for the home | Fortune

https://fortune.com/2021/09/28/amazon-astro-home-robot/


“For Europe And The US, Robots Cannot Be Inventors Of New Objects And
Technologies. But Artificial Intelligence May Already Have Ideas. | by Nico
Nobili | Nico ‘s Ideas | Sep, 2021 | Medium”

View at Medium.com


Mark Zuckerberg’s “Metaverse” Is a Dystopian Nightmare

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2021/09/facebook-zuckerberg-metaverse-stephenson-big-tech

SEA

“Stop slaughtering F&B as the sacrificial lamb”

https://bt.sg/oZLq


The Meandering Undead – hobbitsma

https://hobbitsma.blog/2021/09/27/the-meandering-undead/


“From high-flying commando to student estate agent to a founder of a
co-living startup which manages 550 rooms with a total value of $250
million, Lifestyle News – AsiaOne”

https://www.asiaone.com/lifestyle/high-flying-commando-student-estate-agent-founder-co-living-startup-which-manages-550?utm_source=whatsapp&utm_medium=social-media&utm_campaign=addtoany


“Singapore’s ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ estate up for luxury rebuild | Free
Malaysia Today (FMT)”

Singapore’s ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ estate up for luxury rebuild


Should there be more transparency around pricing at property launches?

https://bt.sg/oZtN


“Mothership Explains: Why S’pore’s endemic Covid-19 strategy might not make
sense — at least, not yet – Mothership.SG – News from Singapore, Asia and
around the world”

https://mothership.sg/2021/10/making-sense-endemic-covid-19/?fbclid=IwAR0Dj7Nd81RbrpjyzN4rwu7bJ9mVPm6OnZjqGReG3aKSPkGr20s8xGASsLA


“M’sian keeps MC issued by ex-PM Mahathir from 1963, clinic still in
operation today – Mothership.SG – News from Singapore, Asia and around the
world”

https://mothership.sg/2021/09/malaysian-keeps-mahathir-mc/?fbclid=IwAR34FSMj19RmDMS0Jgm9RjMRADmOhTVqY2C4cm83TwvVCXvTcEsJDzxwBVg


Singapore Virus Debate Sowing Rare Disquiet in Ruling Party – BNN Bloomberg

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/singapore-virus-debate-sowing-rare-disquiet-in-ruling-party-1.1658805

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