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    Good morning and welcome to the future 👋

    I can still remember watching the iPad announcement by Steve Jobs live on stage and thinking, wow, that’s a magical device. Today, smart tablets are common and almost boring.

    What’s the next big thing? It’s almost certain that the next big trend in consumer tech will be smart glasses. Apple’s next major launch, according to rumors, will be smart eyewear. Of course, no one knows any details yet.

    For now, another Silicon Valley giant is rushing ahead.

    Today’s update is 326 words, 1.6 minutes

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    ⚛️ Fusion energy on the way: Clean energy in the form of practical, inexpensive, carbon-free power plants has just moved a step nearer. A superconducting electromagnet has achieved a field strength of 20 Tesla. Project leaders claim that this proves it’s possible to build a fusion power plant capable of producing more power than it consumes. MIT News →

    🚀 Dreams of space become reality: A new age of spaceflight is on the way, as SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket prepares for its Inspiration4 mission, the first mission ever to send a crew of private astronauts into orbit. It means that almost anyone who dreams of space travel may have the opportunity to turn that dream into reality. Teslarati →

    Crypto America: Just one day after El Salvador adopted Bitcoin as legal tender, Panama published its proposal to follow suit, with the aim of creating jobs, attracting investment and fostering greater government transparency. Is this the start of a global trend? CNET →

    Soccer NFTs: Spain’s La Liga is jumping on the Non-fungible Token (NFT) bandwagon with NFT cards. La Liga is partnering with French startup Sorare, whose platform will allow users to trade digital player cards and manage teams in a range of fantasy football competitions. With many other clubs and associations launching similar initiatives, it seems sport is getting into NFTs in a big way. CNBC →

    😎 Future icon in smart glasses: The first set of Facebook and Ray-Ban smart glasses will be available for $299 beginning Thursday. Fashioned in the style of Ray-Ban’s iconic Wayfarer, Round and Meteor frames, the glasses house two cameras which will be used for a range of cool functions. The Verge →

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