Ideas – Video from Aspen, and a history from the future

Browsing cable television reminds me of a used book store; it can several visits to find what you’re after.  Happened to open C-Span during one of several feeds recorded at the Aspen Ideas Festival.  The panel consisted of four [young] Internet executives. Chris Sacca conveyed an optimism that was encouraging.  Prometeus is a video portraying the history of technology from the near future.  Watch for the Agav (agent-avatar).

Aspen Ideas Festival – 2007 Audio / Video Library

The 2007 Aspen Ideas Festival will…charge the atmosphere with vibrant intellectual exchange. Think of it as a week-long summer university for the mind – remarkable lectures and classes across a stimulating array of topics. Arlen Specter explains a big idea for promoting development in stem cell research (short video, link to entire session on same page).

Prometeus – The Media Revolution (YouTube)

This is the Prometeus new world.  All started with the Media Revolution, with Internet, at the end of the last century.  Everything related to the old media vanished: Gutenberg, the copyright, the radio, the television, the publicity. The old world reacts…
In 2020 Lawrence Lessig, the author of ‘Free Culture’, is the new US Secretary of Justice and declares the copyright illegal.


Future School (cont.)

Future School

# Open twenty-four hours a day
# Customized educational experience
# Kids arrive at different times
# Students begin their formalized schooling at different ages
# Curriculum is integrated across disciplines
# Nonteachers work with teachers
# Teachers alternate working in schools and in business world
# Local businesses have offices in the schools
# Increased number of charter schools