D&T Issue 138

Our Last Edition for 2022

Hi there!
It’s issue #138 of DNT Weekly and this will be the last D&T edition for the year 2022. On that note we hope you and yours have a wonderful year-end. Here’s what we’ve been reading.

As we close the year, let’s spend a quick moment appreciating some of the dumbest moments in tech from the past year. Enjoy

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Indian music ruled #InstaTrends and Pakistanis were hooked to cricket.

TikTok and Instagram brought together a community of gamers obsessed with comfort over competition.

Federal regulators have sued to block the $69 billion acquisition, but the company has settled on a path forward and is preparing to force the issue.

2022 was the year that electric vehicles entered the mainstream. Not everyone has one, but buying an EV no longer makes you an outlier. Over the next year, that landscape will develop beyond the foundations of 2022. Here are some of our best guesses for what you can expect.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has warned that cryptocurrencies could cause the next global financial crisis if allowed to grow, even in a regulated manner.

The company’s internal investigation showed that workers also obtained data on a small number of other U.S. users.

For more than 250 years, mathematicians have wondered if the Euler equations might sometimes fail to describe a fluid’s flow. Now there’s a breakthrough.

Other reports have shown the EV maker had planned to pause work at its main production plant, but that will extend further into 2023.

The artist used ‘midjourney’ to create the AI artwork and his profile also features several other offbeat, interesting and fascinating work.

Public policies and institutions should be designed to ensure that innovations are improving the world; but as matters stand, many technologies are being deployed in a vacuum, with advances in artificial intelligence raising one red flag after another. The era of light-touch self-regulation must end.

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. Incase you aren’t subscribed to the newsletter, you could subscribe here.

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