The New New — Issue Sixteen
In which precisely sculpted sound waves, perfect chocolate, anti-idyllic places, pig-butchering, and punctuality are joined by micro-swarms of nanobots and moms in nap boxes.
Plus, we can now prevent hangovers and still get an imperfect night’s sleep.
It all sounds better toward the end—so let’s rock down to electric avenue.
Punctuality, with everyone having more control over our time, we now tolerate less lateness
(Not) Googling, young people are starting their searches on Instagram and TikTok, says Google
Pig-Butchering, the rising long-game scam using mysterious text messages
Myrkl, the hangover prevention pill, is now approved for use in the UK
Deepfake Job Applicants, landing remote roles to get access to corporate IT networks
Momternships, helping mothers restart their careers
Nap Boxes, get some sleep at the office—vertically
Barbiecore, post #girlboss-style, where it’s unapologetically okay to be a “girly weirdo”
Istanbul, the hair transplant capital of the world
Zero Star Hotel, the purposefully anti-idyllic place for the imperfect night’s sleep
Ghost Imaging, reconstructing objects from a person’s brainwaves
Parallel Reality, the name for Delta’s new tech that knows who you are and where you’re going
Metaverse Standards, a new forum setting the foundation for an open metaverse
Robo-dentists, using micro-swarms of nanobots to brush, floss, and rinse teeth
Edible Metamaterials, this burgeoning field has now brought us the “perfect” chocolate
Acoustic Levitation, using precisely sculpted sound waves to build complex structures in mid-air
Electric Avenues, proof of concept charge-as-you-drive system unlocks unlimited range for EVs
The New New will be back again.
Until then, let’s check in with Issue Nine, where we stayed scandal-free with AI models, recharged glowing plants, and first explored how to turn moments into movements.