Submitted by Exponential Times on Sat, 2014-05-10 22:10
(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Executive Perspective for Scientists & Engineers (EPSE) celebrates its 30th year. Since its founding, EPSE has graduated more than 800 senior-level science and engineering professionals, providing a business-oriented perspective on challenges facing today's technology industries. Series: "The Career Channel" [5/2014] [Business] [Show ID: 25968]
Submitted by Exponential Times on Thu, 2014-05-08 06:19
May 06, 2014
The Baker Institute brings together leaders from academia, government, insurance and industry to discuss how information technology can be used effectively to improve health care and how to address the policy and regulatory impediments to progress.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Tue, 2014-05-06 04:08
To solve the energy crisis currently facing the world, one Japanese space firm is aiming to launch a giant solar panel into space! While this would cost a lot of money, the solar panel would generate capture a ton of energy from the sun! Trace explains how this solar panel in space would be better than any other panel on Earth.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Fri, 2014-05-02 22:56
What kinds of technologies do we need to build the lives, the communities, and the world that we want? Dr. Travis Tennessen makes the case that new gadgets are not the answer, and that instead we should turn toward simple, elegant, and sustainable social technologies like "universities of life". A university of life is a place where people voluntarily come together to share their time, labor, resources and knowledge for the collective good. Using examples from Alaska, Costa Rica, and Sri Lanka, Tennessen reveals how universities of life can help us learn, grow, adapt, and thrive in an ever-changing world. To learn more, visit www.hearthtreks.org and www.sarvodayausa.org.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Wed, 2014-04-30 02:34
Dr. Michio Kaku returns to Big Think studios to discuss his latest book, The Future of the Mind (http://goo.gl/1mcGeb). Here he explains the remarkable advances in brain imaging.
Transcript -- When I was a child I was fascinated by telepathy in science fiction. In fact, I tried really hard to read other peoples' minds, to project my thoughts into other peoples' heads. And I came to the conclusion that maybe telepaths do walk the surface of the earth but I wasn't one of them. Now I'm a physicist and I realize that with all the electromagnetic probes that we have of the human brain we can actually see thoughts ricocheting across the brain itself. We can see the thinking living brain as it thinks and we can create computer simulations of this to understand what people are thinking. So at the present time telepathy exists. For example, look at my colleague Stephen Hawking. He's lost control of his fingers now so he cannot communicate even with a laptop computer. But look at his right frame of his glasses.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Sun, 2014-04-27 05:05
What it means to be connected via technology is an ever moving platform, and every seachange creates new solutions and opportunities we never thought possible before. We're now knee deep in the mobile future everything's suddenly different again. Lets look at who's going to thrive in this new world, and what the next set of challenges and opportunities are today, and tomorrow. The talk roughly looks at our past major platform shifts, starting with an anecdote involving the printing press, what the introduction of the PC and then the web made possible, and what critical challenges we had to overcome to get there; And looking at how the industry is reinventing itself to fit in the current mobile future by becoming mobile platform and service providers and finally extrapolating from there what this might mean for the next steps, wearables and beyond.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Thu, 2014-04-24 23:38
Jeff Scheur is an education entrepreneur focused on blending technology and teaching pedagogy to create optimal learning experiences for students.He spent eight years teaching high school English and served as the debate director at Whitney Young (national champions, 2010). Founder of noredink.com, Jeff strives to help students improve their grammar/writing skills.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
Submitted by Exponential Times on Wed, 2014-04-23 22:26
Instagram has a handful of employees. Kodak had 145,000. Technology is fast displacing humans, and we must reckon with the possibility that many jobs will be lost - and many new ones created also done by machines. How far will this go? Will a world without work be heaven - or hell? Now is the time to think it through.
He is a strategist and writer who leads theWashington think tank - Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies(c-pet.org), -. He is also director of business advisory network Platform of the Future and Re-framing, LLC (re-framing.org). He writes about technology in relation to politics, business and human values - including corporate social responsibility and applications, social media and the Internet of Things IT. He also serves on the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, chaired the Commission for Social and Human Sciences and represented the United States in diplomatic delegations to successive meetings of the General Conference of UNESCO.