It doesn’t all the time come naturally to us, as cynical reporters, however throughout Thanksgiving week on the Startup Podcast, it’s our custom to take a step again and take inventory of the optimistic issues in expertise, enterprise, and science.
This 12 months’s installment affords a number of reminders of the applied sciences that we would take without any consideration, gradual developments that we incorporate into our lives over time, to the purpose that we instantly can’t keep in mind what we did with out them: automated scoring for sports activities swimming pools; distant printing over the web; pure language processing; language translation; cell ticketing; and drone images; to call just a few.
We hear from a number of readers and listeners about what they’re grateful for proper now, together with robotic course of automation, continued advocacy for range in tech, and help networks for startup founders.
In a contrarian twist this 12 months, my colleague John Prepare dinner additionally talks about a few of the silver linings in these cloudy financial instances, together with a return to extra practical (and doubtlessly realizable) valuations for tech startups. We’re additionally seeing a silver lining within the job market proper now, as layoffs open up the marketplace for hiring by smaller firms.
And in an much more contrarian view, John shares why he’s grateful for … Elon Musk?! Remember to take heed to his rationalization earlier than getting out your pitchforks.
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