@CauseGlobal: Zolli opens PopTech2011 , A World ReBalancing:
“We are not in Kansas, nor are we in Oz.
We are in the whirlwind”
@eileenlambert: Tablet in US $300, tablet in India $35.
Eastern countries are innovating
for radical affordability.
@storylaura: the rural poor only exist as numbers.
by taking pictures they are removed from anonymity.
@rperezzz: At PopTech2011 @shahidul: introduced term “The Majority World” – better than third world. I don’t want to be third of anything.
@SarahNelson: Check out majorityworld.com to see the work of photographers from developing nations
@frogdesign: American dream is alive and well -
just not in U.S -it is in India. -Anand G.
@dgilford: ”Destiny is something you make rather than inherit.” @AnandWrites on India’s revolution against tradition of “know your place
:In India, we-centric societies
are moving toward me-centric societies.
@thedelk: ”China’s economic dominance is more imminent, larger in magnitude, and broader in scope than is currently believed.”
“By 2030 there will be a G1 – China” – Arvind Subramanian
@priyaparker: Cover of @arvindsubraman‘s book #eclipse is photo of
Obama bowing to a fully-standing Hu.
Ooh! @PopTech launches fantastic new iPad app,
visualizing the World Rebalancing theme j.mp/oUY853
@artate: check out @unglobalpulse piece in the new @poptech ipad app:
mobile surveys to get a pulse of the planet http://bit.ly/pdwKRm
@poptech: ”Rebalancing is not something you do once,
it’s a way of life” -@StephanieCoontz
@rperezzz: Countries most resistant to women’s rights are countries where women have least access to labor force, says @StephanieCoontz
@xtinem: Coontz #PopTech2011 ”US is dead last of all western countries
in work family policies”
@storylaura: I used to say US neanderthal in family/work policy. I’ve studied Neanderthals & they took great family care. Stephanie Coontz
@storylaura: If we redefine gender to include women’s right to work,
we must redefine work to include workers’ rights to family life.
@bookpickings: Stealth of Nations: The Global Rise of the Informal Economy – intriguing new book by Robert Neuwirth http://j.mp/pIXUh0
@AnandWrites: 1.8 billion people, half of world workers,
work off the books in informal economy: Robert Neuwirth
@dgilford: Informal economy is profitable: avg.
Lagos street shoe seller has higher margin than Payless Shoe Stores.
priyaparker: @nils_gilman predicts rise of “survival entrepreneurship”
in places like Greece, Egypt, Syria
@poptech: ”Reminders that we’re not masters of the universe.”
- President of Iceland on the events of past decade
@AnandWrites: How Iceland dealt with its crisis so different from US,
acc. to president. He says they purged all the people responsible
@brainpicker: ”Bank failure should not become the responsibility of
the people.” The president of Iceland tells it like it is
@AnandWrites: ”What we are now seeing is people power on its purest form”: Iceland president on power of social media
@storylaura: protests and action in Iceland successful because
1) mobilized thru internet
2) demands concrete and measurable.
@JMathewAllen: Pres of Iceland Social Media has empowered the people
and made institutions a “sideshow”
@AnandWrites: Prez: When Iceland had financial crisis, China was more helpful than West. He hosts more delegations from China than Europe.
@poptech: Announcing PopTech Reykjavik 2012: Toward Resilience,
June 27-29, 2012 http://poptech.org/iceland
@PatrickMeier: On the Role of Technology in Building Resilient Societies http://tinyurl.com/3aw4tsb
@wlabar: Best estimate by IPCC is an increase in temp. of 1.8 to 4C
@AnandWrites: 2.7 billion humans have no access to financial services,
even merely to save: Bhagwan Chowdhry http://pic.twitter.com/beNS0bot
@AnandWrites: Cellphones will become the banks for the poor
@rperezzz: PopTech2011 Social Innovation Fellow Rose Goslinga takes stage.
“I insure the rains” – micro-insurance for Kenyan farmers.
@brainpicker: “850,000 girls in Kenya miss school because
they don’t have sanitary pads.”
@ZanaAfrica: Spread the word: pads + health education
can break cycles of poverty for girls.
I <3 Rothberg’s PopTech2011 preso title: High Speed DNA Sequencing: Outbreaks, Honey Bees, Neanderthals, Watson, Moore and Your Genome.
@deliciousblur: High speed genome sequencing offers a new way
to develop therapeutic drugs
@storylaura: It’s okay to be down, it’s a chance to step back and say,
“maybe we did it wrong.” Rothman
By sequencing Neaderthal DNA we learned ~200 places different
btwn human and Neanderthal and chimpanzee. Cool! Rothman
Did you know that the current spacesuit weighs 140 kilos?
MIT’s Dava Newman is out to make things slimmer and more mobile
imagine using a space suit to help kids with cerebral palsy partake in day to day activities
”Maybe the future of science will be in creating puzzles,
then handling them to the world to solve.” – Adrien Treuille
FoldIt game creator: “We’ve in fact crowdsourced the entire scientific method, from hypothesis to experiment to results”
@brainpicker: Wow. 6 months into Eterna experiment
the worst player design was better than
the best computer design. http://j.mp/pBSq2g
@patrickmeier: The next frontier: time-critical #crowdsolving
“Crowdsourcing has the potential to democratize the economics
and the joys of basic science.”
CDC is going to do real time #crowdsourcing to find solutions during next disease outbreak. (wow!) —Rothberg