Our 10 Must-Read Stories — the OZY Highlight Reel
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE
From remote hookups to spending your Trump check, here’s the best of OZY this week.
By Barbara Fletcher
It’s been another challenging week as worldwide coronavirus cases pass the 1 million mark and the U.S. sees 6.6 million jobless claims.
So we look to the future. This week we met a man who has created a small, cheap device that can detect the presence or absence of coronavirus in chickens –– with an eye on human options. We also learned how the virus could contribute to safer dating in the future and discovered a small family business hard at work creating ventilators for Italy.
In other news, we find out why open-source software is suddenly more appealing and we meet the dancer behind Afrobeats’ biggest stars. Here are our favorites on OZY this week.
No. 1: Man With a Mission: Can His 10-Minute Coronavirus Test Help Stop the Next Pandemic?
Why You Should Care: Suresh Neethirajan can test for coronavirus in poultry with a colorful strip. All of a sudden, he’s in high demand.
No. 2: Remote Hookups: Can Coronavirus Make Online Dating Safer and Global — Permanently?
Why You Should Care: We’ll need love — not just a vaccine — to survive the coronavirus.
No. 3: 2020 Election: How Republicans Plan to Win, Even With Social Distancing
Why You Should Care: Because relational organizing may be the key to campaigns in the coronavirus era.
No. 4: Move Master: The Captivating Dancer Behind Afrobeats’ Biggest Stars
Why You Should Care: Izzy Odigie is going global with innovative takes on contemporary dances.
No. 5: Lung Fan Man: A Family Ventilator Company Tasked With Saving Italy
Why You Should Care: Because small medical device companies are springing into action around the globe.
No. 6: Next Dot-Com Bubble?: Amid Economic Turbulence, Don’t Bet on Artificial Intelligence to Save Us
Why You Should Care: For all its promise, artificial intelligence has yet to make our economies dramatically more efficient.
No. 7: Coronavirus Cash: How to Spend Your Trump Check
Why You Should Care: From an emergency fund to pet lizards to charity, there are many great ways to spend your stimulus money.
No. 8: Opinion: Disabled Community: We’ve Always Needed Today’s Flexible Work Arrangements. So Make Them Stick
Why You Should Care: “Radical” accommodations finally getting a test drive should be permanent.
No. 9: Free Spirit: Open Source Moves From Rebel to Mainstream
Why You Should Care: Open-source software has an image of radicalism. Yet it’s increasingly an ally — not enemy — of big tech.
- Barbara Fletcher