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Sunday
Apr152012

The Mojave Makers: A Maker Space At The Gateway To Space

Maker Spaces (aka Hacker Spaces) are a great place for brilliant minds to come together to socialize and collaborate. They are open community labs, incorporating elements of machine shops, workshops/studios where members come together to share resources and knowledge to build and make things.

This week we spoke with Ethan Chew & Scott Nietfeld of the Mojave Makers - a new maker space at the gateway to space.

To understand why a maker space in Mojave is important, you have to understand kind of the culture of the area. As you mentioned, there's really not much there except for the airport, but the airport is a huge deal. There are all sorts of very intelligent, particularly younger guys working on very interesting things there... and they  are not there for the money or the scenery, they're there because that's what they love to do. So for most of us, when we go home, we don't stop working, we just work on different things... and there was really no venue for that.

Scott Nietfeld

Saturday
Mar312012

Rant On Data & Privacy: Wake Up - Knowledge Is Power!

There was (it has since been pulled from the app store) an iPhone app called "Girl's Around Me" that literally did just that... found all the girls around you with links to pictures and information about them. Basically it was an aggregate of Facebook and Foursquare's API, which used Location Services to track where girls are. Brittney weighs in as a woman technologist and how this really isn't unexpected.

We also discussed Lewis Hill, the founder of the Pacifica Foundation, and how - Pacifica, Facebook, Foursquare, and Google - are more similar than we think.

Google and Facebook in the most positive light, as originally being founded to try to solve for the same thing as Lewis Hill and the Pacifica Foundation... In terms of treating people as individuals and creating communities and spaces where people can share ideas. Now Facebook and Google... make the argument that you could have a for-profit company and using technology you can treat people as individuals by doing hyper-targeting advertising... I don't know if this is going to be successful or not, but these conversations around privacy... The demands on an organization to both make enough revenue to support itself while also preserving the intention or values of its founders... I think we all need to be conscious of this new technology and the changes, and use our wisdom and values to make decisions about how we use this technology.

Brandon Barney

 

Sunday
Mar112012

Let's Build Civilization Together

We spoke with Ian Midgley of Open Source Ecology about their Global Village Construction Set and their mission to bring the open source movement to hardware. The Global Village Construction Set is a list of the 50 different Industrial Machines required to build a small, modern civilization. 

We're coming to a point where we are starting to look at our relationships as humans very differently... We're looking with Open Source Ecology to get to post scarcity - where the basic needs of every human are met and instead we're sharing ideas together - like open source software. Everyone's sharing in real time making the best product possible. We want to do that with hardware and with living together as we say, the Global Village Construction Set. The idea of a digital village, a real village, of people all over the world working together and not fighting tooth and nail against one another - we don have to do that as people, we can all consciously evolve together. 

Ian Midgley

Saturday
Mar032012

Live From BIL 2012!

BIL, is an annual unconference organized by two friends of the show, Reichart Von Wolfsheild and Simone Syed, on the Queen Mary that follows the TED Conference (and yes, it's in part named for its comedic value). It's more decentralized than TED, but it's still "...a place for people changing the world in big ways. It's a place for passionate people to come together to entergize, brainstorm, and take action."

We are live with Rick and Doran and are joined by "The Greatest Nerd of All Time" Jonathan Vos Post and later by BIL organizer Belle Black.

 

Saturday
Jan212012

Who Knew? Quantum Mechanics Will Enable Secure Cloud Computing 

The second of our three part series on the future of computing. We spoke with Stefanie Barz from the Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology about her recent paper in Science, which demonstrated that quantum computers are perfectly secure in the cloud. 

Privacy is guaranteed by the laws of physics - so it's guaranteed by the fundamental laws and as long as these laws are valid our concept is absolutely secure.

Stefanie Barz

Saturday
Jan142012

The Human Computer To The Quantum Computer

We talk about the beginning of computers - humans doing trajectory calculations during World War II - to the future - utilizing the properties of the quantum world to take computing out of this universe.

Quantum computing... it's like computing across the multi-verse.

Brandon Barney

 

Thursday
Jan122012

2012: The Beginning Of The New World

We discuss the Star Trek-ification of the future and what's coming... the tricorder, the replicator (3D Printing), warp drive, the holodeck... and how we're winning the future. 

William Gibson said, "The future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed." We're optomistic that 2012 will be the start of the distribution.

Some people say that the world is coming to an end... and I actually believe that - I think that a new and better world is coming... This world is coming to an end, but something much better and brighter is before us.

Brandon Barney & Brittney Gallagher

Saturday
Jan072012

Is The Internet A Human Right? 

Vint Cerf, who is recognized as one of the "Father's of the Internet" wrote an Op-Ed for the New York Times, Internet Access Is Not A Human Right, which has caused a bit of a stir, especially since back in June the UN declared internet access to be just that. We spoke with Matt Mora, founder of Causes From The Heart and Mora Media Management, about this very issue. Is the internet a human right, a civil right, or something else entirely?

It's obviously very controversial... Ideologically and philosophically I think it might be more of a civil right... my challenge is that when it becomes a civil right, you leave it susceptible to manipulation by anyone who has influence over it.

Matt Mora

Saturday
Dec102011

Searching For the Next Big Innovator

We spoke with Reichart Von Wolfsheild of History Channel's latest series Invention USA.

There is a lot of innovation going on out there... I've traveled around the world in my professional life and the American Innovator is different... It's sort of hair-brained idea when you first hear it, and then you go... wait a minute.
Reichart Von Wolfsheild


Clip from Invention USA:

    

Saturday
Nov192011

Protect The Economy Using Equilcurrency

We spoke with Max Funk from Protect The Economy about Equilcurrency and his hopes for a more efficient and transparent, system-wide accounting platform.

Cooperativism is unlike any economic policy that anyone has ever heard before - it is not communism, it is not socialism - what it does is fill in the gaps that capitalism is missing... With cooperativism, participants in an economy must have equal access to the same information...  

Max Funk

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