We're moving into mainstream! Last week I had live Hangout session at The Huffington Post on "A Future of Unemployment"—hosted by Marc Lamont Hill, with Laurence Kotlikoff, Professor of Economics at Boston University; Peter Schiff, investment broker, author and financial commentator; and Roy Cohen, career coach and author of The Wall Street Professional.
I had some audio issues and couldn't really get my points across, but all in all I'd say it was an interesting discussion, Marc did a good job as a moderator, and I look forward to have more sessions (possibly without audio problems).
p.s. Link to my book: http://robotswillstealyourjob.com
We are about to end the 10 weeks of the Graduate Study program here at Singularity University, NASA Ames. 80 students from 40 different countries set out to positively impact 1billion+ people in the next ten years. During this time, we studied the problem spaces, discussed, researched, and built teams.
Last night we presented the 22 projects our teams have in the Computer History Museum in Mountain view, in front of a full house, with change makes, visionaries, inventors, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists who want to make change happen.
I have three teammates, amazing individuals, with whom I share common values: we a deep respect for human dignity, we believe in equal opportunity, and we think that access to information and education is a social equaliser, such that empowers the disenfranchised to express their full potential, check on the power establishments, fight for human rights, and help lift themselves out of poverty.
We know there are many challenges-access to clean water, food, cheap energy-but we realise that access to information can enable the solutions to all of the problems we face as a species. We'd rather teach people how to build a fishing rod, instead of feeding them fish all the time.
Imagine what would happen if the 4 billion people who are not participating in the global conversation could access the sum of all human knowledge. Imagine what they could create, what they could invent, what they could do if they had that possibility.
This is the beginning of a journey that will change my life, and I hope that of many others.
My good friend Tiago Mattos of Perestroika interviewed me on my book "Robots will steal your job, but that's OK", the future of jobs and society, art, creativity, passion, and the technological singularity. The interview took place at NASA Ames research center, during the Graduate Study Program at Singularity University.
During my short career as aspiring filmmaker I made dozen of videos of all sorts: short documentaries, news pieces, instructional videos, videos for companies, film festivals, non profits, and so on. I posted here only the few of them that are relevant for this blog.Wanna help with subtitles?
- Try to keep the subs under ~70 characters, so the the languages that use more characters for a sentence can keep their subs in two lines in the screen.
- Partition the subs in semantically sensible places in the sentences (i.e.: in final periods; in commas; before an 'and'
- Try to keep subs longer than 1.5 seconds (minimum comfortable level used in TV show's subs
Have fun! :D
ZDAY 2012 Vancouver - Robots will steal your job
Open message to Salman Khan and the Nobel committee
The science of well being
Democracy, technocracy, the free market or the scientific method for social concern?
Why I advocate The Zeitgeist Movement, response to common criticisms
One step at the time
In Italian (with subtitles/to subtitle)
What is The Zeitgeist Movement? Symposium with Federico Pistono
Nothing to limit our possibilities
This video is an attempt to show how the various forms of government and decision making work, what are their advantages and their problems.
Help translate this video! :D http://www.universalsubtitles.org/en/videos/QEFU2Eh3YXrY/info
Sources cited in the video
The scientific method made easy http://goo.gl/v9SZi
Scientists and engineers in the 111th U.S. Congress http://goo.gl/a5uOO
Only two scientists among the 535 member of the U.S. Congress http://goo.gl/Ak8np
BitCoin Forum quote #1 http://goo.gl/JWzes
BitCoin Forum quote #2 http://goo.gl/j24IO
BitCoin Forum quote #3 http://goo.gl/nzDNz
More info on sustainability and social action
Full transcript of the video
One of the most misunderstood topics among the people I encounter is the application of the scientific method for social concern. There is an old belief that was propagated throughout the centuries, possibly due to an evolutionary cultural baggage that our species has, apparently very difficult to drop, according to which you can’t use science or the scientific method to figure out how to run a society.