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AI conquers Minecraft, and babies after death

+ Scientists have found a way to mature eggs from transgender men in the lab. It could give them new ways to start a family, without the need for worrying IVF procedures. Read the full story. + How reproductive technology is changing what it means to be a parent. Progress could lead to babies with four or more birth parents, forcing us to rethink parenting. Read the full story.

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I’ve scoured the internet to find you the funniest/most important/scariest/fascinating stories about technology today.

1 Elon Musk Wants To Restore Banned Twitter Accounts
It’s an incredibly dangerous decision with widespread consequences. (WP $)
+ Recent departures have hit Twitter’s policy and security divisions hard. (WSJ $)
+ It seems that Musk’s promise of no further layoffs was premature. (Insider $)
+ Meanwhile, Twitter Blue is reportedly launching next week. (Reuters)
+ Imagine simply transferring your followers to another platform. (FT $)
+ Twitter’s potential collapse could wipe out vast records of recent human history. (MIT Technology Review)

2 Russia’s energy withdrawal could cost the lives of tens of thousands of people in Europe
High fuel costs could lead to more deaths this winter than the war in Ukraine. (Economist $)
+ Higher gas prices will also affect Americans as the weather worsens. (Vox)
+ The invasion of Ukraine underscores Europe’s deep dependence on Russian fossil fuels. (MIT Technology Review)

3 FTX cannot fulfill the promised subsidies to various organizations
Many of them have to seek emergency funding to close the gaps. (WSJ $)
+ Bahamians are not thrilled about what the collapse could mean for them. (WP $)

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Microsoft announces ESG innovation with Microsoft Cloud

4 It’s a quieter Black Friday than usual
Shopping is currently not a priority. (Bloomberg $)
+ If you decide to shop, make sure you don’t get ripped off. (Wired $)

5 The UK restricts the use of Chinese surveillance systems
But only on ‘sensitive’ government sites. (FT $)
+ The world’s largest security company you’ve never heard of. (MIT Technology Review)

6 Lung covid is still incredibly difficult to treat
The symptoms vary greatly, which can also make it difficult to track. (Undark)
+ A universal flu vaccine looks promising. (New scientist $)

7 San Francisco police are considering letting robots use lethal force
The force has 12 remote-controlled robots that could theoretically kill someone. (The edge)

8 Human Hibernation Could Be The Key To Getting Us To Mars
It could be the closest thing to time travel. (Wired $)

9 Why TikTok is suddenly so obsessed with dabloons
It’s a form of choose-your-own-adventure fun. (The protector)

10 We can’t stop reinventing mousetraps
There are thousands of versions, but we keep coming up with new designs. (New Yorker $)



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