The New York Times reports that Inside Amazon Go, a Store of the Future, an 1800 sq ft mini-market, is opening on Jan 22, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. Amazon was reported to be working this type of cashier free stores in 2016. If this technology is adopted by other major retailers then this will definitely disrupt job employment scenario.
The Washington Post reporter Simon van Zuylen-Wood has an article How robo-call moguls outwitted the government and wrecked the Do Not Call list. In this historical article, the reporter discusses how robots have completely wrecked the Do-Not-Call-List, a most popular public policy in the country.
Year 2017 was Year of #MeeToo social movement and created lot buzz about sexual harassment in workplace. The article I Started the Media Men List My name is Moira Donegan by Moira Donegan is an powerful story about how women helped protect themselves from sexual harassment & assault through whisper network.
Reporter Evan Osnos of The New Yorker has an interesting report Making of China Again, where he writes how China’s President Xi Jinping is learning to pick up the pieces as President Trump surrenders America’s global commitments. In the same vain reporter Fareed Zakaria writes in his The Washington Post opinion column The decline of U.S. influence is the great global story of our age.
Year 2017 remained a good and productive year. Like last year I made good progress in my technological skill development. For Year 2018, I have set myself very ambitious goals and hoping that it will be another productive learning and skill-enhancement year with many new opportunities.
Minnesotans are experiencing Probably The Coldest New Year’s Eve Since 1973. Arctic cold air has returned to the almost entire country and Arctic Cold Outbreak to Last into the First Week of 2018 in the Plains, Midwest and East until early next year 2018. This has been the coldest season so far! Last year we had similar arctic outbreak in Minnesota around second week of December.
The New York Times Editor Tim Herrera has an excellent post How to Be Happier, Safer, Healthier and Smarter in 2018 with very useful tips for all of us who want to lead a healthier & happier 2018 & beyond. The article is full of resource links. What a great way to start New Year 2018!!
Times magazine’s 2017 person of the year is ‘The Silence Breakers’ —women whose individual acts of courage have led to the biggest cultural reckoning we’ve seen in decades. A social media campaign started with tweet with #MeToo after Harvey Weinstein. It is powerful story of power of social media for social reform.