Coastal development -- smarter than Invent solutions to the big problems: Pablos 2 months ago   14:36

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Kalina looks at the the collision and overlapping of human and geologic time scales and what that ultimately entails for humans who inhabit the planet now and in future generations.

Ben is a film director and producer whose work focuses on the intersection of science, culture and the environment. He directs and produces original documentaries, narrative shorts and cross-media projects as well as client-driven video productions. Ben has worked for years with Niijii Films on the documentaries Two Square Miles and A Sea Change, two award winning films which have been successfully deployed for environmental justice and education, and both of which have been nationally broadcast in the U.S. Among his current projects Ben is currently directing and producing Shored Up, which explores the Army Corps' controversial and ongoing beach replenishment project along the New Jersey Shore. In addition to his documentary work Ben has won several international awards for his short narrative film, Diorama.

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Kimberlee Williams
Congratulations. Great talk. Jersey Strong!
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Invent solutions to the big problems: Pablos Coastal development -- smarter than 2 months ago   14:10

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As the world's population grows, so do the "Big Problems" that threaten our ongoing existence. Inventor Pablos Holman demonstrates a few ways that researchers and inventors—in all walks of life—are trying to power humanity through the coming decades.

Heretical, fearless and fueled by distraction, Pablos Holman has turned inventing into a career. He has a unique view into breaking and building new technologies. Pablos is consulting worldwide on invention and design projects that assimilate new technologies - making wild ideas a bit more practical and vice versa. He helped create the world's smallest PC; 3D printers at Makerbot; spaceships with Jeff Bezos; artificial intelligence agent systems; and the Hackerbot, a Wi-Fi seeking robot. Pablos is a respected and dynamic speaker. He has informed and entertained audiences at world renowned technology summits including United Nations, the World Economic Forum at Davos, The CIA, TEDx and DEFCON, on invention, innovation, cyber security and the future of technology.

Currently, Pablos is working for Nathan Myhrvold at the Intellectual Ventures Laboratory where a wide variety of futuristic invention projects are underway including a fission reactor powered by nuclear waste; a machine to suppress hurricanes; a system to reverse global warming; and a device that can shoot mosquitoes out of the sky with lasers to help eradicate malaria.

This talk was given November 9, 2013 in Seattle at TEDxRainier, a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences.

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