• A $1,000 hot technology? It’s quite a steal.

    PUBLIC DEFENDER

    Brian Livingston

    By Brian Livingston

    Every technology has unintended consequences, but this is ridiculous.

    Essential elements in the devices we use every day — lithium, platinum, palladium, rhodium, basic semiconductors — are soaring in price as demand outstrips the facilities we humans have built to extract and produce them.

    It’s gotten so bad that common street thieves are stripping tech parts from autos and trucks simply to fence the “hot” components, which are literally worth more than their weight in gold.

    Read the full story in the AskWoody Plus Newsletter 18.10.0 (2021-03-15).