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December 6, 2009
(was 03.22.2009)

Future Perfect: Dreamers, Schemers & Visionaries

Part One

 

Imagine a poor child in Uruguay. Now imagine giving that young girl a hundred-dollar laptop computer. Imagine the educational opportunities that this laptop will provide this child. Nicholas Negroponte has this very vision, and he's making it a reality throughout the developing world. Also, a video game that makes you cry.

  1. Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop Per Child

    One Laptop Per Child seeks to change the world by giving laptops to kids in places too remote to have electricity.

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  2. Lawrence Lessig on The Hybrid Economy

    Lawrence Lessig is the creator of the Creative Commons and says that our current copyright law is far too restrictive and stifles creativity.

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  3. Jason Rohrer on "Passage"

    Video game designer Jason Rohrer tells Anne Strainchamps about his game "Passage," which is about mortality, not just an adrenalin rush.

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  4. Sherry Turkle on Computers and the Human Spirit

    Sherry Turkle discusses the ways in which we are already developing relationships with personal robotic devices from cellphones and iPods to toys like the Furby and My Real Baby.

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  5. James Hughes on "Citizen Cyborg"

    James Hughes looks forward to the day when we figure out how to merge our human flesh with our computer technology.

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