My last post, although not very utilitarian was an exiting one for me, as it allowed me to share my thinking. This post continues the theme of my last post. I wanted to share some of the choicest videos that helps us see a glimpse of what future holds for us. See how research conducted at avant-garde institutes might completely change our lifestyle, our thinking and give and new insights into solving problems ranging from transportation mental disorders.
In the first video Eric Schmidt (Chairman, Google) discusses about how ideas that had been in incubation for a long time are now coming to fruition. This specially ties into my previous post on the how proliferation of cloud computing and bandwidth are intertwined.
Eric Schmidt of Google talks at Princeton about the future of technology
I am big fan of innovation coming out of Google. One of them is the project of Google Glasses. It is worth noting how they have captured the facets of life where such a device might be of help. Although I doubt people will just put it on, the moment they wake up.
Project Glass: One day...
In the similar tone, here is Microsoft’s 3D Holodeck
Microsoft's HoloDesk - Direct 3D Interactions with a Situated See-Through Display
Sebastian Thurn’s Stanley was the winner of the DARPA Grand Challenge 2005. That challenge has inspired both tech industries and auto industry to create driverless cars. Listen to him give a beautiful introduction to the concept.
Sebastian Thrun: Google's driverless car
Simplifying complex concepts is an art unto itself and one that takes a lot of deliberate practice. Listening to Juan Enriquez discuss the direction that biotech will take and its implications on the life is mesmerizing.
Juan Enriquez: Using biology to rethink the energy challenge
Juan Enriquez: Will our kids be a different species?
Juan Enriquez: The next species of human
While advancement in technology mostly yields very tangible results in the form of automation, the time spent upon dealing with various problems can also yield simple solutions and a completely new insight. This video shows how VS Ramachandran found new insights on curing the phenomenon of phantom limb.
VS Ramachandran: 3 clues to understanding your brain
These are just some of the videos that help us what future beholds for us and understand the power of science and engineering, and why STEM courses are important for the future of growth of a nation. Just want to sign off this post with this video of Sir Ken Robinson, emphasizing the changes in the education system that needs to be bought to help catalyze and realize the creative thinking.
Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?
I hope this post made you as exited as I was when I got to revisit these videos.