Jan-Lukas Else

Thoughts of an IT expert

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“AirTags Expose Dodgy Postal Industry”

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Last year, YouTuber MegaLag tried to send several AirTag-ged packages from Germany to North Korea with DHL. But instead of arriving there, they were either misrouted to South Korea or ended up in China. In a new video, he further researches the reasons and also takes a look at DHL’s sorting center in Frankfurt at their invitation. Very interesting!

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“What are robot dogs actually being used for?”

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Many people have seen the videos of Boston Dynamics with their robots. While watching the videos, I always wondered what the possible use cases for such robots (dogs) are? Just millitary? But now Tom Scott clarifies it with a new video: Hydroelectric power plant inspection for example! With the robots it is cheaper and easier to monitor the power plants centrally.

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“I’m worried about humanity’s future.”

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Via Nicholas Danes I came across the video of Arun Maini (Mrwhosetheboss): “I’m worried about humanity’s future”. In this he addresses some good aspects. It’s about the impact of technology on our lives, society and behaviour. For example, he talks about the fact that algorithms are increasingly trying to keep us in front of the screen for as long as possible, that echo chambers are creating more and more negativity, and that we may soon no longer be able to distinguish between fiction and reality because of AI.

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