Welcome to Tuesday.
Santa delivered a Google Home to my office yesterday.
Naturally, I barked orders for it to play Drake as loudly as possible, followed by updates from NPR. Balance matters.
Today I feel closer to the future.
Soon I’ll be able to verbally order my daily Uber ride or have it deliver my weekly grocery items. I forfeit time spent doing these things myself in favor of taking advantage of life tasks I value, be that 10-minutes with my Headspace app or whipping up a shrimp frittata before beginning the day, my goal is to be efficient and good to my body.
What would you be willing to automate for more freedom?
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Candice Morgan speaks about the importance of a diverse team in the workplace.
MFONOBONG NSEHE | FORBES
The Virtual Reality Studio in Mt Roskill, started by Jermaine Leef, Holly White and Robert Le Grice, is offering gamers the chance to be entertained, educated, or to simply escape. The game options range from watching a blue whale beneath the ocean, to defending a castle with a bow and arrows, to painting with fire or snow.
JAMES PASLEY | STUFF TECHNOLOGY
The Steve Fund is the nation’s only organization focused on the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color. Crisis Text Line is the nation’s only free, nationwide, 24/7 text line for people in crisis.
MELINDA BLAISE | KNIGHT FOUNDATION
The company’s app allows travelers to book a seat on a private jet via the company’s JetShuttle service, or to charter an entire plane if their entourage rolls deep.
LORA KOLODNY | TECH CRUNCH
Shout outs to the many impressive black women that did fantastic work in tech in 2016.
TERRI BURNS | MODEL VIEW CULTURE
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