Self-Driving Cars, Thermal-Imaging Drones, and the Munchies.
Morning, y’all. Since I don’t want to chat with you about the tech leader meeting at Trump Tower until we know which questions were asked and whether or not it was an actual discussion as opposed to a good old-fashioned Romney, here are a few random things happening today.
Uber’s self-driving cars are hitting the road in San Francisco today. They won’t be driverless - they’ll have someone behind the wheel just in case, and someone collecting data - but UberX riders like myself will be able to hail one if the ride is within the city itself. Now if you’ll excuse me while I spend all day trying to get my ass into one.
Speaking of Bay Area tech, KQED looked into the thermal-imaging drones that helped firefighters extinguish the flames in the deadly Ghost Ship fire.
The Girl Scouts are getting an image makeover, focusing on life skills as a part of their GIRL initiative (go-getters, innovators, risk takers and leaders.)
And speaking of cookies, this Mattermark piece breaking down the impact of the first public marijuana company is really good. I don’t mention this enough: for those of us who struggle to understand the stock market and company valuations, Mattermark is a must-read every day (and not just because I adore their EIC.)
Up and Out's comic = the way my brain works:
Much love to you all. I promise, I’ll be back in the saddle as soon as I can :)