Day two of PopTech!
Alex Steffen... www.worldchanging.com
Ecological footprint, how much land does it take to live. Americans would need 4.5 planets to sustain our lifestyles. Baywatch effect, everyone on the planet watches Baywatch.
The Internet made Howard Dean?
Linus Torvalds...the tech bloom. Incredible open source burst of tools for collaboration. Lula...Brazilian leader, negotiating the deal between developing and undeveloped world. New idea of southern culture, as in the area South of equator.
Tools spreading to people who have the least. Manuals for setting up a refugee camp on the fly. Merry-go-round that pumps water as the kids play. A water jug that you can roll. Innovations coming from the developing world. Fog catcher, drinkable water from the air. Flower that detects land mines.
Who is Angela Lindvall...eco-warrior. Alex has this great sense of optimism about saving the planet. I hope he's right. Energy from pond scum. Alex's hope is that we are about to wake up.
Michael Hawley...Bhutan about size Switzerland. But 700k people versus. 7 Million. Great pictures from Bhutan. Very human scale country. Happiness is looking at a map. Now he has opened the book. Dazzling. Lesson on turning the pages. 400 ft of paper. Acme, world's oldest book bindery. Absolutely wonderful pictures and talk about taking this book around the world and the kids featured in the book. Go see the book, and contribute to it. Great project.
Great intro...talking about critical E-Mail. Puntuous changes. Writing for spam! Great timing and sense of humour.Very funny guy. Hard to translate into words as to how funny this guy is.
Now for the Q & A.
Bhutan Gross National Happiness indicator........
Frank Zappa..."Politics is high school with guns and more money.."
Ze Frank....Have you given any thought about the energy that might come from pond scum..."now I have!" Very funny guy, go to his site. Very clever.