The internet is broken - people could die

The internet has rapidly become an indispensable tool, but the FT’s Hannah Kuchler thinks it is seriously flawed and in urgent need of repair. Not only that, she believes that as we put more and more physical objects online, ranging from self-driving cars to nuclear power plants, the risk of fatal accidents is growing ever more likely.

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Since ancient Rome animal poisons have been used to heal rather than harm the human body. Scorpion venom can be used to help detect and cure diseases, but milking scorpions by hand is a time-consuming and dangerous process. Now scientists in Morocco are using robots to harvest the venom, which, at $8,000 per gram, is probably the most expensive liquid in the world.

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