Reverse aging by purging ‘retired’ cells.

Thanks to a new study, humans are one step closer to being able to live forever. When cells accumulate too much DNA damage from aging, they can enter a semi-dormant state, becoming senescent cells. Mice treated with a substance that purges these cells saw regrowth of fur, kidney function improvement, and increased activity levels. learn more

2017 is the year of the chatbot.

Okay maybe not quite yet, but we’ve hit an inflection point in natural language processing (NLP) technology. You can finally call it pretty good. Facebook, Microsoft, and others are now releasing bot frameworks and opening up their messaging platforms to bots. learn more

Futures of text.

About 2 years ago, Jonathan Libov wrote about the state of current innovation in “text” as an interaction medium. He predicted the arrival of chat-based bots early on. “Messaging is the only interface in which the machine communicates with you much the same as the way you communicate with it.” learn more

The Complete TurtleTrader: How 23 Novice Investors Became Overnight Millionaires

If you’ve never heard the story of the Turtles before, this is worth a listen. It’s a real-life version of the movie Trading Places. In the mid 80s, a group of people were taught a trend-following system for trading markets and given money to trade. They made over $100MM of profits over the following four years, and a few went on to be some of the most successful hedge fund managers in the country. (View on Amazon)

The future is autonomous and electric.

The future is autonomous and electric. Cars are changing. Not all at once, but over the next 20-30 years. When most of the fleet is self-driving and powered by electricity, there will be huge direct impacts on oil consumption and human safety. Thinking beyond that, Benedict Evans dives into the second order of consequences. learn more