Yesterday's TED content wasn't just brain candy; I felt I was getting mainline injections of cranial stimulus. So strong I'm still reeling.
Highlights: Alistair Parvin, who has developed the ultimate open source construction kit that anyone can print out...and build a house. Brings alive the old Barn-raising concept of the Plains states a century ago but in 22nd century style never possible before. And he is doing it in a way he says could result in everyone on the planet who wants a house...to have one.
Taylor Wilson, the kid who spoke at TED last year and is back. At 14, he became the youngest person to achieve fusion...with a reactor reactor born in his garage. Now he is working on fission...with a homemade radiation detector that will fight nuclear terror in port cities around the world. He's 18 now. Makes you feel like a slacker, no?
How about Elon Musk? He's the guy who co-founded PayPal and with that fortune built SpaceX, to produce spacecraft that can take humans to Mars--and back. And in his spare (!) time he is CEO of Tesla Motors, aiming for providing cars by 2025 that will be continually recharged (forget about fuel) from towers that use laser tech to continually recharge autos traveling by the towers...
See? Makes your head hurt, right?