Today – even in this world of searchable everything: now does a fmr Neo Nazi get VC funding? Then can a robot be cute AND deadly? And the Grand Reopening has Tech Leaders at odds. I’m Alexa Scordato and this is Future Forward.I’m Steven Rosenbaum, let’s Launch

Chapter 1: The Neo Nazi CEO

Banjo CEO steps down as fallout from revelations of past ties to KKK continues

https://www.deseret.com/utah/2020/5/8/21252657/banjo-ceo-steps-down-fallout-revelations-past-ties-kkk-white-supremacist-group-damien-patton

Chapter 2: Cute, Cuddly  – Killer Robots:

Boston Dynamics’ Spot Robot Gets Even More Capable With Enhanced Autonomy, Mobility

https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/industrial-robots/spots-new-upgrades-bring-enhanced-autonomy-payload-integration-and-stair-smarts

Chatper 3: The Grand Re-Opening… Sort of:

Twitter disputes State Department claims China coordinated coronavirus disinformation accounts

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/05/08/politics/china-twitter-disinformation-bots-state-department/

Apple plans gradual reopening of US retail stores beginning next week

Reopening debate opens tech rift

https://www.axios.com/reopening-debate-opens-tech-rift-silicon-valley-ceos-libertarians-53283565-65cd-45e1-9cc2-ea3d6e672415.html
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