"Oligarchs in all nations have sold their countries out in favor of an 'Elysium' style society on earth... where the only words for a citizen are conformity, obedience, and productivity: a planetary 'Gulag' broken down into several regions for administrative purposes and where each region is mutually self-supportive..."
"This year may go down in history as a turning-point when the world finally woke up to the dark side of the ubiquitous presence of popular Silicon Valley companies in our daily lives. One can only hope so, at least. "
"50% of the African youth is younger than 25... a treasure trove for the global companies to reap known as the 'demographic dividend'... If they cannot capitalize on them in Africa, they have to bring them to Europe, as we see happening now. The current migration process which goes by the name of crisis is engineered and promoted by an influential lobby."
It's a risk-on mood around the world, as China makes an unexpected trade concession by slashing auto import tariffs to 15%, while the Italian bond rout is taking a break, leading to a sharp rebound in the euro as the dollar slides.
"Between its current operations, anticipated new product spend, and incremental capacity additions, we see Tesla potentially requiring over $10bn in external capital raises and debt re-financing by 2020"
Apple has been designing and producing its own device displays for the first time, using a secret manufacturing facility near its Cupertino headquarters, potentially cutting off critical product suppliers.
“Cellebrite Advanced Unlocking Services is the industry’s only solution for overcoming many types of complex locks on market-leading devices... This can determine or disable the PIN, pattern, password screen locks or passcodes on the latest Apple iOS and Google Android devices."
"Imagine a world where private ownership of self-driving automobiles is prohibited. If Uber, Lyft, and Zipcar get their way, this might be a reality we soon have to face...From free-market upstarts to incumbent cronies?"