Mobile Payments for Unbanked People and High End Grow Your Own

On the podcast this time, Nora Young talks about India's plan for a Unified Payment Interface, or UPI. The idea is to connect Indians who are currently "unbanked" with a mobile payments system, using phones and their national biometric-based ID system (via Mashable). Cathi Bond gets why they're doing it, but still thinks it sounds creepy and Big Brother-ish. What do you think? Meanwhile, Cathi looks at Grobo, a very cool, design-forward, internet-enabled system for growing your own plants, whatever those plants may be! [iframe style="border:none" src="//" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Download MP3

5 responses to “Mobile Payments for Unbanked People and High End Grow Your Own

  1. "Hanging upside down so the thc drips in"??

    Sorry… but no. Sometimes it's hung upside down because that's the way people like to dry it, but I can assure Cathi that the THC doesn't need to be gravity-fed into the flowers / trichomes.

    I can give a lesson if you want.

    Great podcast though! Thanks for doing it!

  2. Ha! Well, I wonder where Cathi got that idea? I thought it sounded kind of weird! Thanks for the kind words about the podcast.

  3. Back in the day folks used to grow their weed, harvest it and then hang it upside down to the THC would drip into the buds. The guy who used to rent my family's farmhouse grew weed I we found TONS of plants hanging from the rafters in the attic when we renovated. I also recall that from the old pot farms back in the day. That was part of the process,

    Oh how life has changed. I wonder why that was. Adam? Any ideas other than drying? Thanks for the correction.

  4. And hey Adam, glad you like the podcast. Spread the word will you? Thanks


  5. They hang upside down to 'cure' or get rid of the water weight.

    As for India, it sounds like government regulated Venmo service, that's a lot of information they can use but cool tech nonetheless.

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