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The Clock of the Long Now

The Clock of the Long Now is a portrait of Danny Hillis and his brilliant team of inventors, futurists, and engineers as they build The 10,000 Year Clock—a grand, Stone Henge-like monolith, being constructed in a mountain in West Texas.

The film, like the clock itself, celebrates the power of long-term thinking and mankind’s insatiable thirst to solve life’s biggest problems.

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Inventing the Future of Connectivity

Facebook’s Yael Maguire talks about the technologies we’re working on that will make connectivity more affordable in communities around the world.

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The Future of Making – SXSW Interactive 2014

The idea of making isn’t just reserved for handmade bikes, artisan pickles, and Arduino helicopters.

The future of making is a product of our human needs and the possibilities we create through technology.

This is about a larger shift towards making and the unexpected movements that might occur.

It’s about how everyone from you to your grandma might design, make and consume products or experiences in the next 10 to 15 years.

In this session Joi Ito, Director of the MIT Media Lab, and Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO, will host a conversation that considers how we might fashion new tools for the future and then how those tools might influence our lives.

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Maciej Ceglowski – Barely succeed! It’s easier!

We live in a remarkable time when small teams (or even lone programmers) can successfully compete against internet giants. But while the last few years have seen an explosion of product ideas, there has been far less innovation in how to actually build a business. Silicon Valley is stuck in an outdated ‘grow or die’ mentality that overvalues risk, while investors dismiss sustainable, interesting projects for being too practical. So who needs investors anyway?

I’ll talk about some alternative definitions of success that are more achievable (and more fun!) than the Silicon Valley casino. It turns out that staying small offers some surprising advantages, not just in the day-to-day experience of work, but in marketing and getting customers to love your project. Best of all, there’s plenty more room at the bottom.

If your goal is to do meaningful work you love, you may be much closer to realizing your dreams than you think

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Meet the Mark One

 

Designed to overcome the strength limitations of traditional 3D printed materials.

The Mark One 3D printer is the world’s first 3D printer designed to print continuous carbon fiber.

Now you can print parts, tooling, and fixtures with a higher strength-to-weight ratio than 6061-T6 Aluminum.

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Introduction to Blackphone

Silent Circle and Geeksphone have partnered to combine best-of-breed hardware with all the skills and experience necessary to offer BLACKPHONE, the world’s first smartphone which prioritizes the user’s privacy and control.

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DLD14 – Against Solutionism (Evgeny Morozov)

Here is a very interesting view of where we are headed. He covers topics such as:
> Against Solutionism
> Surveillance Economies
> Disappearance of “we”

Why doesn’t society talk about this half as much as we talk about celebrities or sports?
Where are we headed?
What kind of future do we want?

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How the TED Conference Got It’s Start

On this episode of Epiphany, Richard Saul Wurman shares the guiding principles behind his creation of the TED and WWW conferences.

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