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⚡️What happens when your AI Bigfoot pics get turned into a hoax?

PLUS: What happens when a cuttlefish takes DMT?

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Happy Monday, creatives!

Today we’re looking at sepia-tinted bigfoot fakery, a concerning trend with Starlink satellites, and a look at Ridley Scott’s big Napoleon movie.

Oh yeah. And there’s a redditor who’s got a… pretty interesting experiment with cuttlefish and psychedelics.

No newscast today.

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How can we perfect it?

Obviously right now it’s just a template — running the same few clips back to back.

But as we continue to iterate on it, what do you want to see from it?

We want your ideas!

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Trends & Changes

Threads, the Twitter clone by Meta, has achieved a remarkable milestone, surpassing 100 million users just five days after its launch, according to data from Quiver Quantitative.

This growth rate even outpaces that of OpenAI's ChatGPT, as reported by The Verge.

Launched in November, ChatGPT reached the 100 million monthly user mark in just two months.

However, recent data from Similarweb suggests a decline in traffic to the AI-powered chatbot.

A recent report has unveiled a concerning trend: Starlink satellites have engaged in a staggering 25,000 collision avoidance maneuvers in just six months, raising alarms among astronomers, as reported by Space.com.

That's an average of 137 avoidance maneuvers per day, revealing a sharp rise in potential collisions.

Since 2019, SpaceX's satellites have executed a total of 50,000 avoidance maneuvers, according to reports submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

A study by Visier, a leading workforce analytics and planning company, has unveiled an astonishing time-saving opportunity.

According to the research, employees can free up a remarkable 390 hours annually simply by harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI).

Visier surveyed 3,030 workers across more than 250 companies in the UK, US, Canada, and Germany, and the results are eye-opening.

Brits who have already embraced AI tools are currently saving approximately 93 minutes every single day.

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Discoveries Daily

One of the things you’re seeing more and more of — and a trend you be confident to expect more of — is AI art being taken out of context.

Such is the case with one man’s series of alt-historical portraits of Neanderthals.

One such photo would become an alleged picture of bigfoot in 1883.


Breakthroughs Today

If you haven’t ever stopped and wondered, “Hmm… what would happen if I gave a cuttlefish DMT?” are you even human?

While “If You Give a Cuttlefish DMT” may not make for a very good children’s book, it is a new study (or so it would seem).

Known for their quick-change artistry, these marine creatures are now the subject of a groundbreaking exploration on the psychedelic effects of the drug.

But it’s not about making the fish trip.

It's about unraveling the mechanisms behind their unparalleled color-shifting abilities.



Check It Out

Ridley Scott’s Napoleon is on the horizon.

You can check out the trailer now.

Discoveries Daily

Grammy-winning pianist Peter Nero, known for his innovative interpretations of pop songs with classical and jazz influences, passed away at the age of 89. Nero, who served as the conductor of the Philly Pops for over 30 years, died on Thursday (July 6) at Home Care Assisted Living Facility in Eustis, Fla. Private services will be held to honor his memory.

Nero's unique musical style infused classical, swing, Broadway, blues, and jazz elements into his renditions of popular songs by artists ranging from Cole Porter and George Gershwin to the Beatles and Bob Dylan. While he referred to his sound as "undefinable," Nero didn't mind when others categorized it as "middle of the road." In fact, he once quipped, "Middle of the road and doing great business."