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Weekly Research and Commentary on the Future of Business and Technology.

Happy New Year.

Jan 3, 2023

Dear Friend,

We hope you and your loved ones had a wonderful, relaxing holiday and a fantastic start to the New Year! May 2023 be filled with joy, success, and wonder. For us at be radical it will surely be an eventful year – our book will launch in February (and will surely keep us busy), and we are working on a bunch of new ideas (which we can’t wait to share with you).

Our Briefing will resume its normal form next week – in the meantime, we like to share some of our reading from the holiday season…

To an epic 2023! 🚀

The Thin Wisps of Tomorrow

🧬 You heard people talk about epigenetics. Most get it wrong. Here is why.

🕹️ As an old-skool gamer, it’s quite depressing to see what happened to the legend that was Atari.

🏎️ Looking for a recession-proof investment? Try Hot Wheels. Yes, the toy cars…

📺 Wondering what makes TikTok tick? Wonder no more.

🧑‍🌾 The future of farming: Energy-farming.

🎶 Ever wondered what the meaning behind the lyrics of your favorite song is? AI will tell you.

👁️‍🗨️ India-born jugaad innovation has been doing agile for eons — and doing it right.

👶 Slightly creepy: Using ChatGPT to talk to your younger self.

🥶 Cryopreservation might not be such a great idea after all.

🪑 Justin Alvey used the StableDiffusion 2 Depth Guided model to create architecture photos from dollhouse furniture. The results are stunning.

📊 Need to make some slides? Have an AI make them for you.

📚 Guess who’s back? Back again? Barnes & Nobles is back.

👫 It’s not you; it’s them: Your coworkers are less ambitious.

📞 Uh-oh: Spying on your phone calls by measuring the vibrations of the ear speaker.

👄 Breath through your nose! Oral breathing directly affects behavioral performance and dental health.

👁️ Mini brains grown from stem cells developed light-sensitive, eye-like features.

Radically yours, take good care, friend!

— Pascal, Mafe, Pedro, Vivian, and the three Js (Jane, Jeffrey, and Julian)