From consumers to producers – Neil Gershenfeld
Technology empowers us to do things which make us unique. In this TED talk, Neil Gershenfeld from MIT talks about “the killer app of personal fabrication”. He sprints through some breath-takingly brilliant visions of the future. But the point which hit me hardest is that we need to give students, teachers… everybody, more opportunities to move from consumers of technology to fabricators of technology. Watch the video here:
You might be prompted to choose ‘player 7′ or ‘player 8′ (Flash). Pick either one, both worked for me.
It’s a brilliant talk, but hard to follow. Quite complex, compared to other TED talks. I had to watch this one a few times to get the whole picture. But it’s awesome.
All the TED talks are amazing. Check them out at TED.
In the spirit of making stuff, check out Makezine too. It rocks.