I especially like today’s cover. The “Lifeline” cover seems like a nod to the essential worker, and to their place and contribution in a ravaged metropolis.
What I’m Thinking About: Changes in Ridesharing
At Onward, we’re diving into the food delivery world. We provide custom service where you can ask our drivers to shop in any store, go to multiple stores and do it all through the phone. This is new for us. We’re not the only one making changes in the ride-sharing world. Some changes that have stuck out for me:
- Ride-hailing in China: all riders are required to wear facemasks, there’s an apps that tells you if your driver has had a temperature check today, and an in-car sign that shows if the vehicle was disinfected or not.
Good morning, friends in Asia! — What are your ride-sharing companies doing to safely transport people and add revenue as your governments incrementally lighten restrictions? I read about the plastic screens, but what other innovations are you seeing for safety and revenue?
— Tim Ferriss (@tferriss) April 1, 2020
- There’s a company called Wheels that is deploying eBikes with self-cleaning handlebars and brake levers. “NanoSeptic’s handlebar technology, which is powered by light, uses mineral nano-crystals to create an oxidation reaction that is stronger than bleach“
- To save money, some smaller restaurants are training their own workers to deliver their food and giving the middle finger to the delivery app.
- Stay-at-home orders have reduced traffic accidents by half in Los Angeles. This is 15,000 fewer collisions per month and 6,000 fewer injury accidents per month. Man, you don’t realize how reckless our regular life is.
The Animal Game
Almost every night we play a game where a kid thinks of an animal and the other people have to ask questions and guess what they are. It usually involves the person acting out what that animal is.
Matt McConaughey jumped on to a Zoom call to be the bingo reader for an assisted living facility.
ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT: Watch Matthew McConaughey host a virtual bingo game for residents at a senior living home in Texas pic.twitter.com/DINQ3peDHG
— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 6, 2020
— James ༀ Barrett (@JimBarrett) April 4, 2020
Choosing your quarantine character 🍾👏😂
— Danielle Baskin (@djbaskin) April 5, 2020
Tracking only new cases now to see when the “flattening” happens.
Only 64 more days to go