This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. What if we could rebuild our society in a way that works for everyone? Epochal changes are now underway that are radically transforming how society operates.
Johann will describe this revolution, and how it will create vast new economic opportunities and unprecedented social freedom.
Johann Gevers is Co-Founder and CEO of Monetas in Zug. Monetas is building the world’s first universal transaction platform—an essential infrastructure for the society of the future. Johann’s lifelong driving passion is to help create a better life and world for everyone, through personal, organizational, and social transformation. It has inspired him to develop a pioneering new legal system for a free society, based on a new Golden Rule. His thirty-year journey searching for better methods and tools—and for freedom and joy for humanity—has profoundly enriched his and others’ lives.
Capitalism is a cultural concept as much as it is an economic one. In his talk, Kary explains how capitalism has evolved over time and how we have blindly ended up outsourcing trust to the financial system at the expense of clarity. Moving forward, Kary believes we need to delve further to find the right questions to ask and the right kind of interactions to have to bring back transparency and reduce inequalities in today’s society. And this is where the Blockchain comes in. Curious by nature, a news addict by habit and a tech fan by default, Kary Bheemaiah has had a varied career, as a marine engineer, a legionnaire in the French Foreign Legion, a business professional and now as a researcher. He writes and teaches on subjects related to Blockchain, complexity economics and the effects of technological change on society. He is currently the head of research at Uchange.co, a mentor at StartupBootCamp, a Research Associate with Cambridge University and a visiting lecturer at ESCP Europe and Grenoble School of Management. His first book, “The Blockchain Alternative: Rethinking Macroeconomic Policy and Economic Theory”
In this powerful talk from TEDGlobal, Rebecca MacKinnon describes the expanding struggle for freedom and control in cyberspace, and asks: How do we design the next phase of the Internet with accountability and freedom at its core, rather than control? She believes the internet is headed for a “Magna Carta” moment when citizens around the world demand that their governments protect free speech and their right to connection.
In the early days of digital culture, Jaron Lanier helped craft a vision for the internet as public commons where humanity could share its knowledge — but even then, this vision was haunted by the dark side of how it could turn out: with personal devices that control our lives, monitor our data and feed us stimuli. (Sound familiar?) In this visionary talk, Lanier reflects on a “globally tragic, astoundingly ridiculous mistake” companies like Google and Facebook made at the foundation of digital culture — and how we can undo it. “We cannot have a society in which, if two people wish to communicate, the only way that can happen is if it’s financed by a third person who wishes to manipulate them,” he says.
Payal Khurana is here now. Are you? The founder of a brave co-working space in Gainesville, FL, shares her story on letting go of attachment to the outcome and teaches us how we can do it, too. After eight years working in the corporate world, Payal Khurana realized something was missing and returned to Gainesville where she co-founded Starter Space, a startup incubator and co-working space, as well as her own startup, Find Mindfulness. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
His talk is about the future of privacy and individual rights with the evolving technology or drones and facial recognition. The future is here, 1984 is becoming a reality. The issues that will change the face of our society and the law over the next decade will be privacy and it will create or destroy any world. After graduating from the University of North Florida, Professor Martino accepted a positIon as staff member with the Office of Congressman Ander Crenshaw. He attended Florida Coastal School of Law and was member of the Moot Court Honor Board. He is Professor at Florida State college at Jacksonville and he was Assistant Director of the Forensics program at FSCJ. The program was awarded a bronze medal at the Phi Rho Pi National Competition over 100 other participating colleges from across the nation. Professor Martino still stays active in the practice of law focusing on constitutional, criminal, and appellate law. He is concerned about how evolving technologies are impacting our privacy and individual rights. He is in the edge of law practice, privacy, and emerging technologies. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx