23Feb

4 Gems from TED X 2016


Why Procrastination works – from Australis own Vik Nithy 

I learned that pretty much everyone procrastinates, and that pretty much everyone does not feel they have enough time to finish the things they start.

This great quote from Leonard Bernstein was shared,” “Two things are necessary for great achievement: A plan, and not quite enough time.” I learned that Leonardo DaVinci toiled for 16 years on the Mona Lisa. I learned that while procrastination can be a vice to productivity, it can be a boon to creativity.

Riccardo Sabatini, showed us the amazing potential from us understanding  the entire human genome

   

He wheeled out on stage 175 huge books with 262,000 pages of information, each page filled with A, G, T and Cs, containing the entire DNA of Craig Venter. 
If just two letters were in the wrong order, it would mean he has cystic fibrosis. 
If just two letters were in the wrong order, it would mean he has cystic fibrosis. Using machine learning, he is now able to predict things like height, eye color, skin color, and even facial structure based on a person’s genome.
Using machine learning, we are now able to predict (and potentially change!!)  things like height, eye color, skin color, and even facial structure based on a person’s genome.

How Joe Gebbia formed the idea of Airbnb 

I thought of a way to make a few bucks, turning our place into “designers bed and breakfast”. Offering yourg designers who come into town a place to crash during the 4 day event, complete with wireless internet, a small desk space, sa sleeoing mat and breakfast each morning… hah!! 


“the sharing economy really isn’t just about sharing. It’s about commerce. But it’s about commerce with the promise of human connection.”
The promise of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). 

Microsoft showing their Hololens augmented reality headset.
At TED, Microsoft showed their Hololens augmented reality headset. It precisely maps the room, and projects objects that you can interact with directly and seamlessly into your environment.

 My mind was blown looking at the possibility below of imagining a future where you can walk around in a magical forrest. Look how amazingly realistic the surface is, and how close you can get to the experience.I VR and AR is going to have a dramatic effect on  entertainment, educational, and productivity applications beyond anything we can easily imagine today.

I can’t wait to see what kinds of impact these ideas have in the future.

inspired by Bill Goss 


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