Dr. Larry Brilliant, the self-proclaimed “luckiest man in the world,” has a great write-up in this week’s Pacific Sun, talking about his TED Prize wish. He says he’s open to ideas on how best to use it, and has set up a new email address – firstname.lastname@example.org – for suggestions.
By tracking social media, it turns out, we can get much better at recognizing pandemics early. Solving epidemics has been the goal of physician Larry Brilliant’s career — and the basis for his 2006 TED Prize wish, which he updated this year in a talk at TED2013, above. His wish called for an “International System for […]
My last fight came after, of all things, the movie Pacific Rim. As my moviegoing companion and I walked out of the theater, he said of Guillermo del Toro’s latest, “That was awesome.” I, on the other hand, thought it was just okay, managing to slightly elevate its robots-versus-aliens premise. At first, we slightly disagreed. […]