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The Way It Is, Issue 20

World Around Us

  • British billionaire Richard Branson said global business leaders were left dumbfounded by President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement. But if there’s a silver lining, it’s that companies are now even more driven to invest in clean energy
  • The work-anywhere, travel-the-world fringe lifestyle is going mainstream–and these apps, services, and events are here to help.
  • A NewYorker report claims Russian interference goes back at least to the Regan contests.  They have gotten a lot better at it in recent years.
  • What lay behind Russia’s interference in the 2016 election—and what lies ahead?

The rapidly changing world of work.

  • Even “secure” government jobs are not safe anymore as Trump cuts billions out domestic programs.
  • Analysis of the impact of the Republican budget on essential programs. If you have a job supported by Federal Government funding you better be prepared for a shock.
  • Manufacturing, transportation, and utilities top the list of industries investing the most in the Internet of Things.
  • Some scenarios are impossible to realistically recreate in training. Enter virtual reality. VR will be the training tool of tomorrow, and in many cases, tomorrow is today.

Around Hawaii

  • The Blue Zone Project promotes small changes that can lead to a longer, better life
  • Micro-grids are coming
  • Hydro power coming to Oahu?
  • Medical marijuana dispensaries can soon start growing pot but they run the risk of intervention by the Fed.

Computer Tips

  • Google’s big warning about insecure sites. Why you need SSL, and what are its limitations?

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