Feb. 15, 2023

🌎 How to Survive

🌎 How to Survive
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This week:

There are a default group of problems that exist in our society because of the basic needs required to be a human.

They are:

  • Air
  • Water
  • Food
  • Sleep


These, our most primal needs, are more or less biologically inarguable, and the good news is, we understand them very well and have made enormous progress to ensure they are accessible to a greater percentage of humans than ever before.

There have been trade-offs along the way, of course, including plundering most of the solar system’s single habitable planet’s resources.

Without fulfilling our most basic requirements, we can’t truly move into the future, no matter how much one small but powerful group wants to skip ahead to electric planes or flying cars or extended life spans.

I want to get to the future as fast as anyone, but without equal access and enjoyment of these make-or-break requirements, there are simply no bootstraps to pull yourself up by, no ground to stand upon, much less to collectively reach higher.

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News Roundup

Health & Medicine

  • Is thiswhy lung cancer doesn’t respond to immunotherapy?
  • The first federal gun crime report in 20 years dropped
  • New blood donation rules will loosen restrictions on gay and bisexual men
  • Prenatal exposure to air pollution is associated with neurodevelopmental outcomes at just 2 years of age




Food & Water

  • CRISPR could help feed the world but boy genome editing in crops is a tad bit controversial
  • The FDA rolled out a plan to re-org the food side and not everyone is pleased
  • How road saltis poisoning Michigan’s water


Beep Boop

  • A new group called Health3PT is trying to address ransomware attacks along hospital supply chains
  • GPT is coming to…everything
  • The ACLU is suing the US intelligence community to try and further expose abuses of a warrantless surveillance program



  • Vaccine makers kept $1.4 billion in prepayments for canceled COVID shots for the world’s poor and I am losing my mind
  • VA Senator Tim Kaine, suffering from Long COVID, pushes for more research and treatments
  • A good piece on we need an air-quality revolution


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