The Age of Ingenuity

"Age of Ingenuity" focuses on Canada's "innovation ecosystem," the organizations, agencies and individuals attempting to turn innovative Canadian start-ups into world class, billion dollar "unicorns," able to anchor industries and grow local jobs.

Show notes and citations are available online at acuriousguy.blogspot.com/2020/05/chineseus-fighting-for-control-of.html.

Show Notes:

The May 7th, 2020 NACO podcast "Small Business Minister Mary Ng on government COVID-19 support" at: https://thelogic.co/news/conference-c...

The May 8th 2020 BetaKit post, "City of Edmonton to Discuss Proposed Model for New Innovation Entity," at https://betakit.com/city-of-edmonton-...

The May 8th 2020 BetaKit post, "New Federal Council to Seek Input from "Industrial Sectors" on Challenges Created by Covid-19" at https://betakit.com/new-federal-counc....

The May 7th, 2020 BetaKit post,"Sam Raises $3.6 Million for Platform that Helps Spot Global Crisis" at https://betakit.com/sam-raises-3-6-mi...

Minority Report Poster at https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?...

The Palantir website at https://www.palantir.com.

IBM and the Holocaust: The Strategic Alliance between Nazi Germany and America's Most Powerful Corporation at https://www.amazon.ca/IBM-Holocaust-S...

BlueDot at https://bluedot.global/products/explo...

The 2018 Deliotte Survey on Chinese Consumers at the Forefront of Digital Technology at https://www2.deloitte.com/content/dam...

"A survey by three Canadian senators (Senator Colin Deacon {IND. NS}, Senator Donna Dasko {IND. ON} and Senator Rosemary Moodie {IND. ON}), released May 8th, 2020 at https://twitter.com/colindeacon/statu...

The May 8th, 2020 Wired post, “Health Officials Say “No Thanks” to Contact Tracing Tech at https://www.wired.com/story/health-of...

Open Media, "a community-driven organization that works to keep the Internet open, affordable, and surveillance-free," is fighting for the legal right to repair technology, especially medical items as outlined on its undated webpage at https://action.openmedia.org/page/527....

iFixit at https://www.ifixit.com

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Show Notes:

The April 29th, 2020 National Post article, "Where we stand in Canada: Reopenings by province and territory from coronavirus lockdown," at https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/reopening-canada-provinces-ontario-quebec-saskatchewan-alberta

The May 1st, 2020 CTV News post, "Ontario unveils steps to reopen. Here's what the 'new normal' will look like," at https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/ontario-unveils-steps-to-reopen-here-s-what-the-new-normal-will-look-like-1.4913052 

The April 21st, 2020 Winnipeg Sun post, “Science will govern whether Manitoba is FIRST to reopen,” at https://winnipegsun.com/news/news-news/science-will-govern-whether-manitoba-is-first-to-reopen

The March 30th, 2020 Global News post, “Coronavirus: Trudeau says he’s ‘proud’ of Canada’s COVID-19 response as U.S. cases soar,” at https://globalnews.ca/news/6753297/coronavirus-trudeau-covid-us-cases/ 

The April 22nd, 2020 Lifesite News post, “YouTube CEO: We’ll delete anything that contradicts World Health Organization on COVID-19,” at https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/youtube-ceo-well-delete-anything-that-contradicts-word-health-organization-on-covid-19 

The May 2nd VOX EU post, “COVID-19 infection externalities: Herd immunity versus containment strategies,” at https://voxeu.org/article/covid-19-infection-externalities-herd-immunity-versus-containment-strategies

Medical immunologists Dr. Dan Erickson and Dr. Artin Massihi presenting their Covid-19 pandemic findings on April 28th, 2020 at https://www.bitchute.com/video/oGVRqleTzzMi/.

The April 27th, 2020 Catholic Answers forum post, “Doctors Now Rebelling Against COVID 19 narrative Get Banned From Youtube After Appearing On Fox,” at https://forums.catholic.com/t/doctors-now-rebelling-against-covid-19-narrative-get-banned-from-youtube-after-appearing-on-fox/605142 

The April 29th, 2020 Wings post, "Bombardier to gradually resume manufacturing in Canada," at https://www.wingsmagazine.com/bombardier-to-gradually-resume-manufacturing-in-canada/

The May 7th, 2020 Canadian Journalism Foundation online seminar on “Beyond Quarantine: The View from Beijing” at http://cjf-fjc.ca/j-talks/beyond-quarantine-view-beijing?fbclid=IwAR0kfztY14VFsrhBGwKWtOL5AosYcPgPxpt-yULoFvt7aZbIxmk8-z4Nu2w

The April 30th, 2020 iPolitics post, "Bains pressed for details on how government will ensure data privacy amid COVID-19," at https://ipolitics.ca/2020/04/30/bains-pressed-for-details-on-how-government-will-ensure-data-privacy-amid-covid-19/

The April 30th, 2020 The Logic post, "Palantir’s MacNaughton has ‘engaged with many’ in federal government: Bains" at: https://thelogic.co/news/palantirs-macnaughton-has-engaged-with-many-in-federal-government-bains/?utm_source=The+Logic+Master+List&utm_campaign=264c9dc808-SAMPLE_Palantir%E2%80%99s_MacNaughton_has_engaged_wi&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_325d5d3b52-264c9dc808-275628745

The April 25th, 2020 Globe post, “We are giving up our freedoms in the fight against COVID-19. The question is will we get them back?,” at https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-we-are-giving-up-our-freedoms-in-the-fight-against-covid-19-the/ 

The April 30th, 2020 NS Tech Post, “Palantir’s NHS data project “may outlive coronavirus crisis” at https://tech.newstatesman.com/coronavirus/palantir-covid19-datastore-coronavirus 

The May 4th, 2020 Reuters post, “Apple, Google ban use of location tracking in contact tracing apps,” at https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-apps/apple-google-ban-use-of-location-tracking-in-contact-tracing-apps-idUSKBN22G28W

The Canada Guide to the Canadian Constitution at https://thecanadaguide.com/government/the-constitution/ 

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Show Notes

The April 18th,2020 Globe and Mail post, “What will Canada’s Pandexit strategy look like? How officialsare deciding when to lift coronavirus lockdowns,” at https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-what-will-canadas-pandexit-strategy-look-like-how-officials-are/?utm_medium=Referrer:+Social+Network+/+Media&utm_campaign=Shared+Web+Article+Linksinks.

The April 21st, 2020 National Postarticle, “Joe Oliver: A primal policy battle is coming and Canada's future isat stake,” at https://business.financialpost.com/opinion/joe-oliver-a-primal-policy-battle-is-coming-and-canadas-future-is-at-stake.

The Wikipedia entry for Joe Oliver at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Oliver_(politician)

National AngelCapital Organization (NACO) website at https://www.nacocanada.com/cpages/aboutThe

April 24th, 2020 The Logic post,“COVID-19 roundup: Ottawa unveils its small-business rent relief plan” at https://thelogic.co/news/covid-19-roundup-ottawa-unveils-its-small-business-rent-relief-plan/.

The April 22nd, BetaKit post, “OneEleven Announces it is Permanently CeasingOperations at https://betakit.com/oneeleven-announces-it-is-permanently-ceasing-operations/.

The April 15th, 2020 Columbia Reports post, “Colombia ableto mass-produce ventilators after Medellin project proves successful,” at https://colombiareports.com/colombia-able-to-mass-produce-ventilators-after-medellin-project-proves-success/.

The March 27th, 2013 NASDEQ post, “Is ElonMusk’s Space-X Protected Without Patents” at https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/elon-musks-spacex-protected-without-patents-2013-03-27.

The February 3rd, 2019 post, “Here’s Why ElonMusk Reminded the World About Tesla’s Patents Being Available for Good Use,” athttps://yourstory.com/2019/02/elon-musk-tesla-patents-public-reminder.

The April 24th,2020 Ars Technica post, “The Pandemic is taking us closer to our robot takeoutfuture” at https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/04/the-pandemic-is-bringing-us-closer-to-our-robot-takeout-future/.

The April 25th, 2020 The Verge post, “Amazon Restricted from Selling Non-Essential Items in France after it Loses Court Appeal” at https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/25/21235964/amazon-restricted-france-coronavirus).

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Show Notes:

The April 17th, 2020 The Logic post, "COVID-19 roundup: $250 million more for the innovation economy" at https://thelogic.co/news/covid-19-roundup-250-million-more-for-the-innovation-economy/.

The April 17th, 2020 BetaKit post, "Federal Government Commits $962 Million to Regional Development Agencies, Communities Futures Network," at https://betakit.com/federal-government-commits-962-million-to-regional-development-agencies-community-futures-network/.

The April 17th, 2020 BetaKit post, "MARS’ Yung Wu: “We Have Days, not Weeks and Months" to Preserve Innovation Sector," at https://betakit.com/mars-yung-wu-we-have-days-not-weeks-and-months-to-preserve-innovation-sector/.

The April 13th, 2020 Mondaq post, "Canada: COVID-19 Emergency Response Act Permits Canadian Government To Use Patented Inventions And Make Regulations To Address Drug Shortages" at https://www.mondaq.com/canada/patent/915856/covid-19-emergency-response-act-permits-canadian-government-to-use-patented-inventions-and-make-regulations-to-address-drug-shortages.

The April 17th, 2020 The Logic post, "Made-in-Canada supply chain for COVID-19 medical equipment runs IP risks, lawyers warn," at: https://thelogic.co/news/made-in-canada-supply-chain-for-covid-19-medical-equipment-runs-ip-risks-lawyers-warn/

Smart and Biggar law firm at https://www.smartbiggar.ca.

The April 13th, 2020 Toronto Star post, "Ontario building massive health database to aid COVID-19 response," at https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2020/04/13/ontario-building-massive-health-database-to-aid-covid-19-response.html.

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Show Notes:

The April 7th, 2020 Future Economy post, "Supporting Canadian Businesses During Covid-19," at https://thefutureeconomy.ca/interviews/todd-winterhalt/.

Government of Canada Consulting with Canadians Website at https://www.canada.ca/en/government/system/consultations/consultingcanadians.html

SR&ED as per https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/scientific-research-experimental-development-tax-incentive-program.html ) and National Research Council of Canada (NRC) Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) tax claims without the audit requirements typically needed to claim these tax credits.

National Research Council IRAP portal at https://iip-pip.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/src/Account/UserLogin.aspx

The April 1st, 2020 McLeans article, Thousands of Canadians Can’t Pay Their Rent Today” at https://www.macleans.ca/politics/ottawa/thousands-of-canadians-cant-pay-their-rent-today/

The April 10th, 2020 Crunchbase post, “Layoff Data Report: Start-ups Under Fire Amid Covid-19 Pandemic,” at https://news.crunchbase.com/news/layoff-data-report-startups-under-fire-amid-covid-19-pandemic/

Business Development Bank (BDC) of Canada website on programs to assist entrepreneurs to cope with the Covid-19 crisis at https://www.bdc.ca/en/pages/special-support.aspx?special-initiative=covid19

The April 9th, National Post article, "Canada lost more than one million jobs in March, but April could be even worse," at https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/newsalert-canada-lost-1011000-jobs-in-march-unemployment-rate-rises-to-7-8.

The April 10th, 2020 RCR Wireless News post, "Kagan: Wireless growth, innovation to accelerate with COVID-19" at https://www.rcrwireless.com/20200410/analyst-angle/kagan-wireless-growth-innovation-covid-19

Wikipedia Entry for Margret Atwoods Long Pen at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LongPen

The Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) website at https://otn.ca

The April 3rd, 2020 Global News Post, "Here’s why some Canadian internet providers have hiked prices despite coronavirus," at https://globalnews.ca/news/6777014/coronavirus-canada-internet-prices/.

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STORIES for this program:

The April 2nd, 2020 The Logic post, “Covid-19 Roundup: Counting to 30” at https://thelogic.co/news/covid-19-roundup-counting-to-30-per-cent/ .

Austin Ventures at http://www.austinventures.com

The April 2nd, 2020 Behind the Numbers post, “ Which Unemployed Canadian’s Will Get Support” at http://behindthenumbers.ca/2020/04/02/which-unemployed-canadians-will-get-support/

The March 30th, 2020 Passage post, “The government’s flagship COVID-19 benefit will do nothing for many Canadians who need help now.” at https://readpassage.com/the-cerb-excludes-too-many-people-it-must-be-fixed/?utm_source=CSI+Mailing+Lists&utm_campaign=dcb7b46276-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_11_29_2018_19_24_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_269babdb05-dcb7b46276-53177545&mc_cid=dcb7b46276&mc_eid=2a6fbe7f4cmp;mc_eid=2a6fbe7f4c:

The April 2nd, 2020 The Logic post, “Nearly $200 million in tax credits for tech firms delayed amid COVID-19” at: https://thelogic.co/news/nearly-200-million-in-tax-credits-for-tech-firms-delayed-amid-covid-19/.

The April 1st, 2020 New York Post article, “Clovid-19 Changes how the world does science together” at https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/world/europe/coronavirus-science-research-cooperation.html?utm_source=CSI+Mailing+Lists&utm_campaign=dcb7b46276-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_11_29_2018_19_24_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_269babdb05-dcb7b46276-53177545&mc_cid=dcb7b46276&mc_eid=2a6fbe7f4cmp;mc_eid=2a6fbe7f4c,

The April 4th, 2020 Logic post, “Letter from the Editor: Whatever Happened to the Innovation Agenda” at https://thelogic.co/opinion/letter-from-the-editor-whatever-happened-to-the-innovation-agenda/

The April 2nd, 2020 Law 360 post, “Covid-19 Could be a Make or Break for Legal Tech Cos,” at https://www.law360.com/articles/1259447/covid-19-could-be-make-or-break-for-legal-tech-cos-?nl_pk=cc9b7337-6671-41db-8652-06c85d01b42c&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=specialaign=special.

The March 30th, 2020 Autoweek post, “Mercedes F1 Reengineers CPAP Mask for COVID-19 In Less Than 100 Hours,” at https://www.autoweek.com/news/technology/a31977866/mercedes-f1-reengineers-cpap-mask-for-covid-19/.

Show notes:

Although most non-essential businesses have closed down, no one really likes to think of themselves as being "non-essential" and many organizations are looking for ways to remain in the public eye.
o "8 Ways for Your Business to Stay Ahead During the Coronavirus Outbreak" at https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/347753.
• Innovative companies and organizations throughout the world are taking those lessons to heart and attempting to remain in the public spotlight and continue their work. As an example, here's how numerous start-ups at the Toronto based MarsDD are tackling the CoronaVirus pandemic - "How Canadian startups are tackling the COVID-19 crisis" at https://www.marsdd.com/magazine/how-canadian-startups-are-tackling-the-covid-19-crisis/.

To assist during the crisis, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has announced a series of support programs for Canadian small businesses and those programs are being tracked through a number of organizations: (29.50
o "The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada's COVID-19 Updates and Resources Webpage" at https://aiac.ca/covid19/.
o The iPolitics list of "All COVID-19 stimulus funding available in your region, in one place: Fundingportal Analysis" at https://ipolitics.ca/2020/03/24/all-covid-19-stimulus-funding-available-in-your-region-in-one-place-fundingportal-analysis/.
o Resources from Kitchener ON based Communitech - https://www.communitech.ca.
o Funding portal is a "state of the art," grants and incentives advisory practice with offices in Canada, the US and the UK which promises to "help companies and other applicants get frunding." - https://ca.fundingportal.com.

But others aren't satisfied. "Liberals flub COVID-19 emergency assistance" at https://rabble.ca/columnists/2020/03/liberals-flub-covid-19-emergency-assistance

Show Notes

Canadian researchers who have received govt funding for COVID research - https://www.canada.ca/en/institutes-health-research/news/2020/03/government-of-canada-invests-27m-in-coronavirus-research--details-of-the-funded-projects.html
o 49 additional CIHR COVID-19 research projects – Details of the funded projects https://www.canada.ca/en/institutes-health-research/news/2020/03/government-of-canada-funds-49-additional-covid-19-research-projects-details-of-the-funded-projects.html
o Grant package to fight COVID-19 spread has grown to $51 Million - https://www.northumberlandnews.com/news-story/9914614-canadian-government-doubles-down-on-money-for-researchers-leading-coronavirus-counter-attack/

A possible cure for the Coronavirus - https://www.inverse.com/mind-body/chloroquine
o - Vacines and drugs in the pipeline to combat the COVID-19 - https://www.clinicaltrialsarena.com/analysis/coronavirus-mers-cov-drugs/

Grassroots database launched to help unemployed Canadian startup workers amid COVID-19 - https://betakit.com/grassroots-database-launched-to-help-unemployed-canadian-startup-workers-amid-covid-19/

Global Officials Call for Free Access to Covid-19 Research. Government science advisers in a dozen countries are asking scientific journals to make data on the disease more widely available - https://www.wired.com/story/global-officials-call-free-access-covid-19-research/

Why every brand you’ve ever brought something from is sending you Coronovirus emails - https://www.fastcompany.com/90479646/why-every-brand-youve-ever-bought-something-from-is-sending-you-coronavirus-emails
o https://mailchi.mp/4babd6406f5a/policy-survey-covid-19-impact-on-canadian-entrepreneurs?e=07f4d37909 – An email from NACO Canada notes that over $82Bln in Federal government support is on it’s way in an effort to mitigate arising out of the crisis and is requesting that members fill out a survey to uncover areas of concern.
o https://mailchi.mp/f7dda4f39638/meb4l2rq8i-3262882?e=280830e62e An e-mail from the Canadian Science Due to the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals, and organizations across Canada and the world, and to accommodate the community, the Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC2020) is extending the panel proposal deadline by an additional four weeks, to May 15th, 2020.
o http://news.communitech.ca/waterloo-region-tech-steps-up-in-fight-against-covid-19/ - Even before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau put out a plea last week for Canadian firms to step up and help bolster hospitals’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic, serial entrepreneur Dave Caputo was working behind the scenes to do just that.
o https://slate.com/business/2020/03/coronavirus-brand-corporate-emails.html - The coronavirus outbreak has been marked by a strange phenomenon whereby every restaurant you’ve ever eaten at or business you’ve ever patronized, no matter how long ago, has felt the need to email you to let you know that they’re taking this very seriously.

Show notes:

https://northernontario.ctvnews.ca/mobile/nokia-to-join-province-in-new-underground-norcat-venture-1.4841914 - SUDBURY - A multi-billion dollar telecommunications company is joining forces with the province and NORCAT to test some of the latest and innovative technology in an underground working mine.
https://www.minescanada.ca/en/content/mining-canada-0 - Mining in Canada.
https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/maps-tools-and-publications/publications/minerals-and-mining-publications/canadian-mineral-production/17722 - NRCAN
https://www.realagriculture.com/2020/03/ag-manufacturers-say-uneven-intellectual-property-rules-could-freeze-them-out-of-u-s-market/ - Many of Canada’s smaller farm equipment manufacturers are at risk of being left in the cold by the main U.S.-based manufacturers if the Canadian government doesn’t change its intellectual property rules, say representatives from a Saskatchewan-based company that builds attachments for harvesting equipment.
https://globalnews.ca/news/6671901/coronavirus-canadian-company-covid-19-vaccine-candidate/ - Canadian company announces covid-19 vaccination candidate. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/medical-research - Medical research in Canada.
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/these-industries-are-more-likely-to-shed-jobs-if-the-coronavirus-pandemic-worsens-but-one-sector-looks-recession-proof-2020-03-11

A personal chronicle of Canada's current age of innovation.

Stories we're currently tracking:

1. https://betakit.com/tech-funding-in-the-gta-reaches-record-3-1-billion-in-2019-report-finds/ - Tech Funding in the GTA Reaches Record $3.1 Billion in 2019, Report Finds.

2. https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/02/19/european-union-digital-strategy-proposed-tech-rules-regulation-artificial-intelligence-vestager-zuckerberg-facebook-google-apple-competition-brussels/ - EU plans to tax and compete with US tech companies.

3. https://betakit.com/today-in-hires-general-fusion-snags-hootsuite-cfo-accenture-hires-alberta-managing-director/ - Movement in Canadian tech companies.

4. https://betakit.com/jim-balsillie-led-expert-panel-on-intellectual-property-releases-report/ - - Jim Basillie Led Expert Panel on Intellectual Property Releases Report.

Upcoming Events

1. Carleton University is hosting its fourth annual Life Sciences Day on Monday, March 30, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the second level conference rooms and atrium in Richcraft Hall - https://science.carleton.ca/events/life-sciences-day/

2. The Carleton University Faculty of Science and the Institute for Data Science (CUIDS) will be holding its 7th annual Data Day on Tuesday March 31, 2020 in Richcroft Hall - https://carleton.ca/cuids/data-day/

3. The 2020 International Angel Capital Summit will be held in Whistler Alberta from April 21st – 24th - https://www.angelforum.org/cpages/international-angel-capital-summit

4. AIxSPACE, an event dedicated to the applications of AI within the space industry, will be held on June 1st, 2020 in Montreal (QC), one of the major global hubs for artificial intelligence and innovation - https://aixspace.ca/

A compilation of interesting stories covering the Canadian innovation landscape.

Stories we're covering this week include:

1. https://business.financialpost.com/technology/alphabet-still-facing-questions-over-data-use-in-its-toronto-smart-city-project-proposal - Sidewalk Labs still facing questions over data use in Toronto smart city project proposal.
Reference https://business.financialpost.com/technology/tech-giants-are-turning-their-customers-into-products-jim-balsillie-warns-gathering-on-fake-news - Tech giants are turning their customers into products in threat to democracy, warns Jim Balsillie. In prepared remarks, Balsillie says if the problem is 'left unaddressed, it will render liberal democracy and free markets obsolete.'
Second reference. As discussed, one of the central themes of Noah Hararis’ work is the impact of the rise of AI/robotics/genetic engineering on humanity. He predicts that these will bring about a 'post-human' species and the precursor to this will be the rise of a 'Useless' class:

2. Sapiens: https://www.amazon.ca/Sapiens-Humankind-Yuval-Noah-Harari/dp/0771038518/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3TMHZFH0I5PJY&keywords=yuval+noah+harari&qid=1582949647&sprefix=yuval+%2Caps%2C158&sr=8-1

3. https://business.financialpost.com/opinion/a-better-innovation-policy-protect-ideas-dont-subsidize-businesses - A better innovation policy: Protect ideas, don’t subsidize business. Current policies are a mess of disparate and expensive programs that dole out vast amounts of money wastefully and inefficiently,

4. Reference https://globalnews.ca/news/6451382/mastercard-cybersecurity-centre-vancouver/ - Mastercard announces half-billion-dollar cybersecurity centre for Vancouver.

5. https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/bell-telus-threatening-crtc-on-investment-cuts-is-part-of-the-playbook-experts-say-200603490.html - Bell and Telus have threatened the CRTC with major investment cuts should there be regulatory changes by mandating MVNOs. Industry analysts say it’s a page from the “playbook” and carriers will adjust their businesses to please investors.

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