# DailyIO

## The Apple App Store graveyard

First, to set the context, let’s take a look at the average number of apps released each year. The first complete year of the App Store was 2009, when about ~3,000 new apps were released per month. Fast-forward to 2016; more than 50,000 new apps have been released per month so far, and it seems to be accelerating.

## Why Bots Should Be More Like Plants and Less Like People

if we designed bots to be like plants rather than humans, would there be an uncanny valley at all?

“Let’s imagine that we can build robots that are inspired by plants. We have androids that are inspired by man. But why have we not got any plantoids? Well, if you want to fly, it’s good that you look at birds — to be inspired by birds. But if you want to explore soils, or if you want to colonize new territory, the best thing that you can do is to be inspired by plants that are the masters in doing this. It’s much easier to build hybrids. Hybrid means it’s something that’s half-living and half-machine. It’s much easier to work with plants than with animals. They have computing power. They have electrical signals. The connection with the machine is much easier, much more ethically possible.”