Every year, Technology Review hosts the Emerging Technologies Conference at MIT. I sometimes say: I would love ETC even if it were not our own. I love it for its unembarrassed geekiness, I love it for the celebrity and interest of its speakers and panelists, and I love it for its mission: explaining the impact of the year’s most fascinating new technologies. This year, Bob Buderi, our Editor at Large, and my predecessor as Editor in Chief, organized a particularly compelling show. Yesterday, we heard Nicholas Negroponte, the founder of MIT’s media lab, defend his hundred dollar computer for the poor world, and we listened to Jeff Hawkins, the founder of Palm Computing, talk about his real passion: neuroscience. I hosted a panel on social computing, and another panel on nuclear energy became, by all accounts, almost too spirited.
Today, I will be live-blogging from ETC. Stay tuned!
Five poems about the mind
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I taught myself to lucid dream. You can too.
We still don’t know much about the experience of being aware that you’re dreaming—but a few researchers think it could help us find out more about how the brain works.
Is everything in the world a little bit conscious?
The idea that consciousness is widespread is attractive to many for intellectual and, perhaps, also emotional
reasons. But can it be tested? Surprisingly, perhaps it can.
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