D&T Issue 44

NFTs and Digital Art, Diplomatic AI and Data Privacy in India

Hi there!

Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far. Did you know that Jack Dorsey is selling his first tweet ever posted to the tune of $2.5 million? The tweet is being sold as an NFT or ‘Non-Fungible token,’ more on that shortly.
We’ve got some good reads for you so let’s jump right in.

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This story goes into how Amrit Pal Singh, a Delhi based designer was able to make thousands of dollars selling his art as a form of crypto token known as NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens.) While many are in awe of a piece of art being connected to an asset, some experts say its a recipe for disaster.

Now that DeepMind has taught AI to master the game of Go, and furthered its advantage in chess, theyโ€™ve turned their attention to another board game: Diplomacy.

“Indiaโ€™s new intermediary liability and digital media regulations will harm the open internet,” says Mozilla’s spokesperson.

Fintech founders are sold a fairy tale for success. These days, however, most should look to Port-au-Prince instead of Silicon Valley, if they hope to survive. Interestingly enough, India also seems to have some lessons in the same regard (Featured in D&T issue 37)

An emotionally charged long-form piece defining the issue with first response medical care and how it can stand to be a highly profitable and crucially necessary space.

Fast Company gets an insider perspective from designers working with Bezos on some of Amazonโ€™s most important products, along with how Bezos doesn’t necessarily understand design.

A generation fueled by pessimism is shunning conventional long-term investments in favour of high-risk bets.

FOMO is defined as the apprehension that one is either not in-the-know or missing out on information, events, experiences, or decisions that could make their life better.

“Going to space will just be another option people will pick for their vacation,” says Gateway Foundation, who have announced that they intend to open the first hotel in space, named Voyager Station, in 2027.

Four exploits found in Microsoftโ€™s Exchange Server software have reportedly led to over 30,000 US governmental and commercial organizations having their emails hacked.

With a new Twitter card format, the company is experimenting with tweets that include a big โ€œShopโ€ button and integrate product details directly into the tweet itself.

The deal, worth some $297 million, will allow artist-partners to keep their ownership in the music company, a move that could potentially shake up the artist economy.

And that’s the lot! Thanks for checking out what we had to share with you this week, we shall catch up with you next Wednesday.

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