SWC’s Fast Five
It used to be the only thing flying were planes and birds, now Girl Scout cookies are flying too. Meanwhile, targeted internet ads may no longer be a distraction and you can wait even longer to get your REAL ID. As collectables skyrocket in value, owning a piece of the 1776 Declaration of Independence is the next hot thing. And they say 150 is the new 100.
So, here’s this week’s Fast Five:
1 Americans get another reprieve on a new ID requirement to fly
Due to the pandemic, airline travelers will now have more time to get their REAL ID. The deadline for enforcement of the program aimed at establishing a consistent security standard for issuing driver’s licenses and other identification has been extended to May 3, 2023.
2 Girl Scout cookies take flight in Virginia drone deliveries
Looking to pick up Girl Scout cookies during the pandemic but don’t want to get out and about? No worries, the Girl Scouts in Virginia are using technology to deliver their cookies. Now you can step outside in your PJ’s and pick up your Thin Mints.
3 Are you sorry, not sorry that ad tracking on Apple products is somewhat less for sale?
Privacy rules are upending user tracking as Apple starts asking permission if you want to share your data.
4 The Declaration of Independence is the next hot IPO
Everything from art to sneakers to sports cards have skyrocketed in value during the pandemic. A copy of the Declaration of Independence is next to hit the sizzling collectibles market. Unlike other rare items, you don’t have to be a millionaire to own a piece of history, printed in 1776.
5 The number of exceptionally long-lived people is increasing sharply
“The first 150-year-old person is probably alive right now,” said Steven Austad, a biologist now at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, in a 2000 interview with Scientific American. There were more than 450,000 centenarians in 2015. By 2100, there will be 25 million.