Futurism Newsletter


 

The Future Is No More A-Holes.

14 APRIL 2022

TOP STORY

NASA Scientist Fights Off Tears Over Impending Disaster

NASA’s Peter Kalmus, a climate scientist at the agency’s jet propulsion lab in California, chained himself to a JP Morgan Chase bank last week to protest government inaction on climate change.

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HEADLINES FROM TODAY

ONENew App Pays Alcoholics $5 Per Day to Not Drink

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TWOBrazilian Military Faces Stiff Questions About Purchase of Penis Implants

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THREEResearch Funded by Vegans Claims Being Vegan May Be Healthier for Your Dog

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OF INTEREST

Internet Blows Up With Furious Reactions About Elon Musk Trying to Buy Twitter

Tesla CEO and — richest person in the world — Elon Musk is threatening to personally take over Twitter after buying a large stake in the company, the beginning of a “hostile takeover bid,” as the Washington Post put it. And unsurprisingly, users on the social media platform is having a field day over the news.

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NEWS IN QUOTES

“ People didn’t really have very much trouble figuring out who the ‘biggest asshole’ in their life was. 

— Brinkley Sharpe, University of Georgia doctoral researcher

FROM THE DEPT. OF STUFF TO SPEND MONEY ON

Yes, $65 Can Buy You an Actual Invisibility Shield on Kickstarter

Technology has made a lot of science fiction into a reality, but the Invisibility Shield Company (yeah, we know) claims to have made 25 “fully functional” invisibility shields, and has launched a Kickstarter campaign to create more. Prices start at $65.13 for a small size (12.2 inches tall x 8.27 inches wide) and $389 for a full size (37.4 inches tall x 25.59 inches wide).

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