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New Article up at Think+ about Bioethics

I have a new article up at Think+, the portal for a Parisian thinktank about bioethics.
The other contributions are great; too rarely am I in the company of people that are concerned or worried about the use of biotechnology. It’s good to get out of the comfort zone sometimes.

My take away quote:

“I want your self driving car. I mean, I don’t care about your car. I don’t drive. Cars don’t really fit into my worldview for the future. But I like it. It’s cool. I want your car so I can take it apart and build my future. Not yours.”

Video and a reply from The Extreme Future Tech Fest

Open access to Tools and Technology by Gabriel Licina presented by the Extreme Futures Tech Fest – Winter 2016.

Open access to tools and advancing technology is key to moving technology forward. The Restrictions we have in the industry currently hold us back.

learn more about EFTF events here:

Commentary by Gabriel and someone on Google+:

Antidisciplinary Education and the Creative Economy

The original delineation of disciplines as an either/or dualism (for instance, Science vs Art), is quite frankly not really conducive to the fluidity required in today’s world. This should be clear to just about anyone paying attention.
Many of us no longer have the safety net of coming straight out of college into a lifetime job. Heck, most of us won’t even be able to pay for college. You know this, this is old hat for everyone now. What we are mostly missing at this point is a constructive reaction to this situation.\

Notes for the last talk

Some people asked for this.
This was the talk that I gave before I left Exosphere. I wanted to cram in all the ranting that I would have been casually unloading over the course of the remaining month…
It’s not bio-specific, but it is fairly important.

I’ve been called religious in my passions about science and change, multiple times over the course of this month.

Post Exosphere Wrap-up

Now that the jet lag has settled, it’s time for he post exosphere wrap-up.

The quick questions:
Was it worth it? Yes.
Would you do it again? Yes.
Would you recommend it to a friend? Yes, repeatedly.

It was a strange month at Exosphere, down in beautiful Reñaca Beach. Layers within layers, man. Turns out that most of the people attending had no idea why they were going. Now, this may seem odd, until you consider most people feel this way about going to school, or their job, a lot of things.
The interesting bit was that instead of just teaching you things, a good part of being there was to helping people figure out why they were there. This flies in the face of convention. I’m not joking. You go to university, and people are basically like, “Well you’re here cause you need to be here, I mean, it’s university, that’s what you do”.