Out With The Old, In With The New

Out With The Old, In With The New

Stealth Paper Airplanes

Paper airplanes that save lives? Yep, it’s a thing. These paper planes are part of a project by Otherlabcalled Aerial Platform Supporting Autonomous Resupply Actions, or APSARA for short (what a mouthful). These paper planes can carry two pounds of supplies to those in need. For example, delivering blood or vaccines during war or natural disasters. The paper gliders look similar to miniature stealth fighter jets but are made from an inexpensive material called mycelium, designed to be aerodynamic and degradable within a matter of days. It appears the class clown that used to throw paper airplanes had a plan all along. See video here. (Source: Mashable)

Hello, Barbie!

Barbie is taking a stroll in her new holographic body. Hello Barbie is the new Mattel product that includes Artificial Intelligence (AI) and is the perfect assistant for your child. It can answer questions like what’s the weather and can schedule reminders as she pulls out her phone to jot down notes. If you are worried about Hello Barbie keeping your child awake at night, there is a parental setting that turns the AI off at scheduled times. Forgetting to clean your room is no longer a viable excuse for your five-year-old. (Source: Mashable)

One Step Closer to Robocop

China has released a police robot. The E-Patrol Robot Sheriff can track and follow potential criminals or suspicious people via facial recognition. While fighting crime, it can also monitor air quality, temperature, detect safety hazards, potential fires, and suspicious activities. The E-Patrol Robot Sheriff already has a win under its robotic belt; discovering a small fire and notifying the fire department. The camera equipped Sheriff moves autonomously and is currently located at the Zhengzhou East Railway Station in Henan. Put it on your to-do list if you’re exploring China. This is another sign of technology potentially replacing jobs, in this case, patrol officers. (Source: Mashable)

About the Author: Erik Qualman

Often called a Digital Dale Carnegie and The Tony Robbins of Tech, Erik Qualman is a #1 Best Selling Author and Motivational Keynote Speaker that has spoken in 49 countries.

His Socialnomics work has been featured on 60 Minutes to the Wall Street Journal and used by the National Guard to NASA. His book Digital Leader propelled him to be voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter's J.K. Rowling. Qualman is a sitting professor at Harvard & MIT's edX labs.

His latest book What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube is a Pulitzer Prize nominated work.
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