The download: AI takes over Minecraft and the kids after death

The download: AI takes over Minecraft and the kids after death

+ Scientists have found a way to mature the eggs of transgender men in a laboratory. It could offer them new ways to start a family, without the need for agonizing IVF procedures. Read the full story. + How reproductive technology is changing what it means to be a parent. Advances could lead to children with four or more biological parents, forcing us to reconsider parenting. Read the full story.

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

1 Elon Musk wants to restore banned Twitter accounts
It’s an incredibly dangerous decision with widespread repercussions. (WP$)
+ The recent departures have hit Twitter’s political and security divisions hard. (WSJ$)
+ It appears that Musk’s promise of no further layoffs was premature. (inside $)
+ Meanwhile, Twitter Blue is reportedly launching again next week. (Reuters)
+ Just imagine transferring your followers to another platform. (FT$)
+ Twitter’s potential collapse could erase vast records of recent human history. (MIT Technology Review)

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

3 FTX is unable to honor grants pledged by various organizations
Many of them have to seek emergency funding to fill the gaps. (WSJ$)
+ Bahamians aren’t thrilled with what its collapse could mean for them. (WP$)

4 It’s a quieter Black Friday than usual
Shopping is not a priority right now. (Bloomberg$)
+ If you decide to shop, make sure you are not scammed. (wired $)

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

6 Long covid is still incredibly difficult to deal with
Its symptoms vary wildly, which can make monitoring difficult as well. (not obscure)
+ A universal flu vaccine looks promising. (New Scientist $)

7 San Francisco Police are considering letting robots use deadly force
The force has 12 remotely piloted robots that could, in theory, kill someone. (The limit)

8 Human hibernation could be the key to getting us to Mars
It might be the closest we can get to time travel. (wired $)

9 Why TikTok is suddenly so obsessed with dabloons
It’s a form of “choose your own adventure” entertainment. (The Guardian)

10 We can’t stop trying to reinvent mousetraps 🧀
There are thousands of versions out there, yet we keep coming up with new designs. ($New Yorkers)

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