TouchStone Reads - December 15th, 2023


We often set aside articles that are longer, deserve a re-read, are broader in scope…or just for fun — for weekend reading. Below are some from this week — pour yourself a hot cup of coffee & enjoy...

  • Qubit by qubit, the quantum computers of tomorrow are coming into being: The quantum computing industry has a road map to the future - but can it reach its destination? (Vox)

  • How much Co2 Can the world emit to keep temperatures below 1.5 & 2 Degrees C? (Our World in Data)

  • The Age of Doom: Social media has convinced us that everything is awful all the time For a huge number of young people climate change isn’t an issue that’s serious but solvable – it’s the end of human civilization (Infinite Scroll)

  • The best Apple product you aren’t using costs just 99 cents: Apple’s Hide My Email service protects your inbox from spam and shields your personal data from hackers. Here’s how to start using it now (Fast Company)

  • The Cybertruck Must Be Huge - or It Will Dig Tesla’s Grave (Wired)

  • What were the death tolls from pandemics in history (Our World in Data)

  • What It’s Like Working in a Building Shaped Like a Hot Dog (Businessweek)

  • Turf War: What the pickleball drama tells us about American cities (Slate)

  • How ancient civilisations dealt with trauma (BBC)

  • ‘Bidenomics’ is a big hit - outside the US (Politico)

  • Adam Neumann created a secretive billion-dollar startup to turn apartment living into a utopian fantasy (Business Insider)

What are you reading or listening to?