West Coast tech moves east

West coast tech moves east, The Antioch Report

During the pandemic, the country divided for reasons related to a broad range topics: jobs that allowed WFH, pay wages, mask mandates, political factions, racial discrimination, religious affiliation… and more.  With so many workers moving to a remote working environment, the draw to home relocation began to appeal to people all over the place, especially […]

Work From Home (WFH) Church Members

Work From Home (WFH) Church Members, The Antioch Report

Recent studies show that the shift to fully remote workplaces increased work productivity, decreased tendencies to procrastinate, enabled employees to take more frequent breaks, and motivated them to work slightly more per month (1.4 days). WFH is a concept that felt odd at the beginning of 2020, but now 2-years later is an expectation for […]

Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes

Mainstream tech unicorn startup news has been pretty wild the last few weeks as courts deliberated over former $9 billion Theranos. On January 3rd, former CEO Elizabeth Holmes was found guilty of multiple account of massive wire fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud. What is Theranos? Elizabeth Holmes was your typical college dropout turned tech […]

Man Straps 66 lbs. of Dynamite to Tesla, Blows Up Car

Guy Blows Up a Tesla, The Antioch Report

We’ve all had the check engine light frustration. You’re driving down the freeway and the God-forsaken light illuminates on your dashboard. At that point you have two options. Either get it fixed, or ignore it until you can’t ignore it any longer. However, Tuomas Katainen discovered a third option and simply blew up his car […]

iRobot Meets Early Childhood Development

iRobot Meets Early Childhood Development, Moxie, The Antioch Report

“During an unprecedented time of remote learning and increased isolation due to the pandemic, Moxie helps children practice essential social skills at home.” – Embodied.com Because you’re dying to watch the video referred to in the intro to this newsletter, here. Moxie, shown in the GIF above, is a deep machine learning AI robot created […]

Neuralink Brain Chip Implants Coming 2022

Neuralink Brain Chip Implants Coming 2022, The Antioch Report

No that’s not the title of a new movie. You mean you thought Elon Musk was only at the helm of Tesla and SpaceX? He’s also the owner and cofounder of Neuralink, a company seeking to map brain functions as replicable software processes to eventually solve physical paralysis and more. Musk said they “hope to […]

Instagram for Teens

Instagram for Teens, The Antioch Report

“What I can commit to you today is that no child between the ages of 10 to 12 — should we ever manage to build Instagram for 10- to 12-year-olds — will have access to that without explicit parental consent.” Adam Mosseri, CEO Instagram You might have already forgotten, but back in September there was a […]

How the Grinch Bot Stole Christmas

How The Grinch Bot Stole Christmas, The Antioch Report

If you are one of the millions of people that have been trying to secure a PS5 since November 12, 2020, then you already know the ache of retail bots. This year, Christmas shoppers will be competing with “Grinch bots” that are retails bots designed to automatically purchase the best products on the market before […]

Gary Vee Drops a Metaverse

Gary Vee and Mark Zuckerberg Video, The Antioch Report

On November 11, Gary Vaynerchuk jumped on a video call with Meta founder Mark Zuckerberg to discuss all things Web 3 and Metaverse. “The atomic unit in the Metaverse is going to be about you and your stuff and your friends and your connection; you’re gonna have your avatar and your digital clothing and your […]

(📜, 📜) Buy the US Constitution with Ethereum

Buy the US Constitution with ETH, ConstitutionDAO, The Antioch Report

A decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) with over 13,000 people are bidding at auction on November 18th for the last privately held US Constitution in the world. At the time of writing they have raised over $25mm (5,975 Ethereum), exceeding their original target of $20mm. “What if we held hands and bought the Constitution together?” Context: […]