You're probably not lazy enough.

Happy Saturday, y'all!This week we're covering why hard work is for lames, how to cover your tracks o
You're probably not lazy enough.
By Daveslist • Issue #40
Happy Saturday, y'all!
This week we’re covering why hard work is for lames, how to cover your tracks on the Internet (by creating thousands of bogus tracks), and why monkeys are the coolest.
Let’s get it on…

Seems like this would create more problems than it solves...
This is the must read of the week. A couple of these demographic shifts are staggering.  •  Share
Casually Explained is one of the best channels on YouTube, and this is why. Here is life explained as a mediocre video game, cheat codes and all.
Remember Musk’s “neural lace” idea from Code Conference 2016? Turns out he wasn’t kidding. He’s pressing forward with his concept of merging AI with the human brain to make us all superhuman. And he’s not the only one.
We could be witnessing the end of Homo Sapiens over the next century. At least that’s Yuval Noah Harari’s thesis in his new book Home Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow. I finished the book last week, and it was every bit as compelling as his previous bestseller Sapiens. In short, we’ve integrated technology into our species so completely that we’re now changing our evolution and becoming a whole new species. 
As a dedicated lifehacker, I’ve always considered laziness a virtue and not a vice. Turns out Michael Lewis agrees with me. Must be a New Orleans thing.
Coupland brings up a couple of very interesting points here. First, the work landscape is changing in profound ways and that’s unsettling for a lot of people who are used to “going” to work. Second, people are having to face the downside of more freedom and free time: namely, their otherwise empty lives. While I hope he’s correct that the 9-5 workday will once be looked upon as barbarism on the order of child labor, it’s going to be a bumpy road for those who’ve defined their life by the work they do.
I’m frankly surprised a service like Rentberry hasn’t become popular sooner. And I don’t necessarily agree that it’s a bad thing (unless it becomes a proxy engine for discrimination). Bidding on rental units can save renters time and ensure their best chance of securing their ideal property. 
Obviously there was much outcry on the Internet over the recent removal of the ban against ISPs packaging and selling their customers’ private data. One such example was the creation of a genius browser plugin that runs thousands of nonsense Google searches while you work, thereby hiding your actual browsing within the noise of a thousand bogus links and rendering your private data worthless to the ISPs. A rival project also came out of NYU called Track Me Not. They want your data? Bury them in it.
This guy made it for nine days in the Bolivian jungle thanks to a troop of monkeys who led him to food and water every day. I’m always left in wonder when I read stories of animal altruism, mostly because I’m so often reminded of human cruelty (as are we all). 
This goes beyond even the previous story. In India, a crew of lumberjacks stumbled across an 8-year old girl who had apparently been abandoned in the jungle by her parents (perhaps years before) and adopted by a troop of monkeys. She has no language skills, walks on all fours, and only eats off the floor. Her rescue was obviously traumatic as she’s basically feral. It’s an amazing story, though, about survival and adaptation and primate altruism. Her own people left her for dead, but these monkeys took care of her.
That’s it for this week, y'all. Hit REPLY and let me know what you thought about this week’s links. Hit FORWARD and let all your friends know what you thought about ‘em, too. 
Have a tremendous weekend, stay safe, and I’ll see you next Saturday!
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