Pop!Tech Notes, part 3

  • Sustainable ecocities (Dickson Despommier)
    • One shed of hydroponic barley = 200 acres of land
    • No new tech required
    • VerticalFarm.com
  • Shipping container homes
  • 70% of worlds fresh water in Antarctic ice shelf
    • a Russian drilling project almost completed will cause water geyser 3000 meters high for 4 months which will change climate (but nobody knows how)
  • Common theme: Always follow your heart; success (no matter how you define it for yourself) will follow automatically and inevitably
  • Pop!Tech Accelerator program yields projects like:
    • Solar blanket for TB patients which also recharges a light for nighttime
    • Project M
  • “disease = microbes + host out of balance” (Ian Lipkin)
  • First published Map of World Happiness
    • Bhutan doesn’t have a single traffic light (600K people)
    • Project 20 Twenty
  • Games For Change
    • Games as great (crucial) learning environment
      • and they are universally misunderstood by each successive generation
      • Plato bashed written word, Voltaire bashed plethora of books, ___ bashed novels, etc
    • games for changing the world for the better
      • two biggest problems in the world according to secretary general
        • inability to understand the other side’s perspective
        • misunderstanding of the complex, interdependent