Shapiku’s cuneiforms

 

An example of Babylonian text, in its original ‘cuneiform’ script from 5,000 years ago, then transliterated into our modern Latin alphabet, then translated into English. Attributed to a ‘Sapiku of Borsippa’ it is a prediction of the future. Sapiku was a 7th century BCE astrologer and priest who was an advisor to the king of that time.

Credits: The Reports of the Magicians and Astrologers of Nineveh and Babylon: Vol II and Babylonian-Assyrian Ittu [Omen] Astrology Before 550 BC via GifCities and Internet Archive, The Visual Astrology Newsletter

Wireless charging

 

According to Bidness Etc, a group of traders, analysts, editors, designers, coders, and data engineers, charging your phone without cables was going to be the big thing last year. While the prediction was a bit optimistic, the idea of not having to lug a charger around is a very enticing one. Today’s Giphy GIF was influenced by NASDAQ.

Credits: Bidness Etc. via Giphy