It's 3 am. Do you know where your Tesla is?

Happy Saturday, y'all. We actually got featured by Revue this week, so I want to welcome all the new
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It's 3 am. Do you know where your Tesla is?
By Daveslist • Issue #20
Happy Saturday, y'all. We actually got featured by Revue this week, so I want to welcome all the new subscribers. We’ve got some cool stuff this week, so I hope you enjoy it.
Let’s get it on…

Tinder in Boston.
Tinder in Boston.
Autistic boy who can't be hugged finds first friend in service dog
Let’s start this week with a heartwarming story. This young boy is severely autistic, to the point where human touch is painful to him. After traveling half the world to meet his service dog, the two bonded pretty much instantly. The tears of joy on his mother’s face tell the whole story.
Historic Achievement: Microsoft researchers reach human parity in conversational speech recognition
This is a good news / bad news sort of thing. The good news is that Microsoft achieved human level voice recognition at least two years ahead of the most conservative estimates. The bad news is that another 11% of US jobs are now at risk of automation because of it.
Scientists Accidentally Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol
If you ever needed an example of a “Eureka!” moment, this is it. Scientists managed to rearrange a very common chemical compound by using nanotechnology and BOOM, carbon dioxide becomes ethanol with little or no byproducts. This is a potential game changer for climate science.
Watch hackers break into the US power grid
You are not going to like this video. When you see how easy it is to gain access to the critical infrastructure in this country, you’re probably going to be horrified. But that’s why red-teaming is so important.
Don’t plan on using your autonomous Tesla to earn money with Uber or Lyft
Tesla had two big pieces of news this week, but you probably only heard one of them - until now. The news that got all the press was that every new Tesla coming off the assembly line will be fully autonomous (self-driving). What you probably didn’t hear (until right now) is that Tesla is going after Uber. Bigly.
Here’s how I think the secret program will work. If you sign up for the Tesla Network, your car is going to be out hustling for you while you sleep. When you’re stuck in a meeting at work, your car is going to be picking people up and dropping them off, all the while ringing the cash register for you. Fuel costs are nonexistent, because the car will just pull into a free Tesla filling station when it needs a recharge. This is going to be YUGE.
Dirty secrets of the mail fraud mafia
How does someone go from lowly bank teller to international criminal mastermind? Well, this is one way to do it. You’ll need a fresh cup of coffee for this one, but it’s worth it if you love a good scam story.
Adderall and ADHD at the office: Millennials took Adderall to get through school. Now they've taken their addiction to the workplace
I still have a connection to young people on Wall Street, and I can vouch that there is an addy epidemic in the analyst cubicles at the major banks. I understand the reasons for it (could you stare at Excel spreadsheets for 14 hours a day, every day?), but it’s basically speed. The long term effects are pretty horrendous.
We’re So Addicted to Our Gadgets That ‘Unplugged’ Tourism Is Booming
It’s funny, but unplugging is one of the things I look most forward to when it comes to vacation. Email is pretty much the bane of my existence (which is ironic when you consider that I’m in your inbox right now) and there’s nothing I love more than turning on that vacation autoresponder and tuning out the world.
The Future of Fear: Inside the psychological maze of LA's most insidious theater event
With Halloween right around the corner, some haunted houses are really turning things up a few notches. It’s all fun and games till someone has a heart attack.
I Gambled on Last Year’s World Series and Took Home $2.5 Million
This is so gangster. Imagine being blacklisted at a bunch of casinos just because you took them deep on some loony futures bet. What a great story.
That’s it for this week, y'all. Hope you enjoyed the links. For all the new folks (and the old folks), feel free to hit REPLY and let me know what you think. As always, if you know anyone who might enjoy it then by all means share it on Twitter or Facebook, or just forward this email.
Stay safe, have a tremendous weekend, and I’ll see you next week!
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