I am humbled to discover that some of you have nominated me for the TED Prize 2014.
The $1,000,000 prize is “awarded to an extraordinary individual with a creative and bold vision to spark global change. By leveraging the TED community’s resources and investing $1,000,000 into a powerful idea, the TED Prize supports one wish to inspire the world.” The TED Prize winner will have an ambitious wish–and the vision, pragmatism and leadership to turn it into reality.
This is my TED wish for 2014:
I wish to make the sum of all human knowledge on video openly accessible by anyone, regardless of their age, language, geographical location, or financial status; and use the fruits of automation to escape the cycle of working for survival – by providing for our basic human needs using open source technologies, ubiquitous, democratised, and accessible to all.
This is a great opportunity, and I could not have made it so far without your overwhelming help and support. My sincere thanks for being such a great community, colleagues, and friends.
If you want to nominate me follow this link and click on "Nominate an individual"
TED strongly discourages multiple nominations. If more than five individuals nominate me in identical language, I will be disqualified, so if you want to nominate me use your own words, and don't copy-paste somebody else's text.
The deadline is June 15, only a few days left.
Thank you all.
All of the world’s knowledge should be made available to anyone on earth regardless of their language, geographical location, or financial status.
That is the mission of my latest project, Esplori. I've been quietly working on this for a long time, and I'm truly excited to officially start.
We are looking for the best developers, designers, community managers, partners, investors, and passionate individuals to make this project a reality.
If you are awesome, and you care about any of those things, you should contact us.
When I embarked upon this project, back in October 2011, I eagerly set out on a journey to writing a book that would positively impact society. Even then I knew that to attain what I intended to achieve the readers of my book had to be able freely to access and share it.
I strongly believe that all information should be free so I have decided to release my book under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0.
In my opinion, we are on the verge of a dramatic shift in society, one that will dwarf events even of the magnitude of the Industrial Revolution. As always, however, with the rising over the horizon of great possibilities come risks of equal scale. This book is my contribution to the global conversation on how we might go about building a better tomorrow.
Every week—starting from today—I shall be releasing on this website a chapter for free. When all chapters will have been published, I shall post a free PDF copy of the whole book. That is my gift to you.
Writing books is not easy. It takes time, dedication, concentration and resources. This book is the result of over one year of relentless full-time work on my part. My ability to continue to do research and work on more projects like this relies on you. You can show your support by purchasing a copy on Amazon (Kindle/Paperback), Lulu (ePub/Hardcover), or the Apple iBookstore. All files are rigorously DRM free.
Enjoy this book, share it, and start the conversation!
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