How do you predict the future? Technology leader Nicholas Negroponte accurately predicted some of the most prevalent devices we use to day â€” back in 1984. Negroponte explains how he makes predictions with great confidence.
"I do spend time trying to think about what I cannot imagine." -- Nicholas Negroponte
Visions of the future don't just have to come from science fiction. There's very real technology today giving us clues about how our future lives might be transformed. So what might our future look like? And what does it take for an idea about the future to become a reality? In this hour, TED speakers make some bold predictions and explain how we might live in the future.
With intrepid host Linda Holmes trapped in the air-conditioned movie theaters of Toronto, the Pop Culture Happy Hour gang was forced to reconstitute itself yet again for this week's episode â€” this time with our old pal Tanya Ballard Brown, who returns via the power of popular demand. You talk, we listen, people.
Originally published on Fri September 13, 2013 10:03 am
The tech industry's sometimes sexist "brogrammer" culture came into focus at least twice this week, making it as good a time as any to highlight the running conversation about how to constructively change the systemic, entrenched issues that allow for offensive apps like Titstare, which was presented at a tech industry hackathon.
On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Tom Bowman talks with host Steve Inskeep about the crisis in Syria
It's Day Two of talks in Geneva between Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who are seeing if they can come to an agreement on Russia's suggestion that Syria hand over its chemical weapons to international monitors â€” and thus avert a possible strike by the U.S. military.