This week: a Halloween special with beer corpses, zombie bots and connected birds. Sandra Peter (Sydney Business Insights) and Kai Riemer (Digital Disruption Research Group) meet once a week to put their own spin on news that is impacting the future of business in The Future, This Week. 

The stories this week

01:25 Beer corpses and climate implications of Oktoberfest 

04:31 Japanese hotel robots turned into zombies 

15:49 Soundcloud Migrating eagles rack up huge roaming bill 

Other stories we bring up

Methane Emissions from the Munich Oktoberfest paper by Chen et al in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics  

Our previous discussion of hackers exploiting casino’s fishtank smart thermometer to steal database info on TFTW  

Our previous discussion of hackers going after Jeeps on TFTW  

Bricking vulnerable IoT devices can cause serious harm  

National Geographic’s tally of animals that were accused of being international spies  

#GiveAShit for science (help advance gut health research by submitting pictures of your contributions)  

Oh yes the Easter Egg seals wearing military hats  

The background story to the hotel robot hack  

Kaspersky reports more than 100M IoT security hacks in 2019 so far

A list of weird IoT security hacks  

A German enthusiast mapped the location of Internet-connect adult toys  

 

Thank you to Ross Bugden for “♫ Scary Horror Music ♪ – Haunted (Copyright and Royalty Free) 

 

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