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January 18, 2022

Microchip babies

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TreadLightly on the planet by recycling school shoes

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BoM tsunami warning for the NSW Coastline

The State Emergency Service (SES) has issued a tsunami warning as a result of an eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apa in the Tongan Islands at 3.10pm AEDT yesterday, Saturday, January 15.

Mullumbimby Indian Restaurant

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John Jennings, Numinbah

Seventy years ago I could walk down to a red box on a street corner, pop a penny into the box, dial a number and speak to an actual human being.

These days I must first spend a week’s salary on a super sophisticated little computer that knows everything. Then I can talk to a virtual person who knows next to nothing, doesn’t understand plain English, and is more likely to tell me the weather on Mars than whether it will rain today.

I’ve seen people talking to their wrist-watches.

Next year’s miniaturization will probably get it down to the shirt button on your collar. After that, who knows? Perhaps a microscopic chip, inserted into the brain of every baby born, will render getting out of bed in the morning entirely superfluous.   


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