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In 2009 Costa escaped from university and has yet to be apprehended. Constantly expanding his horizons, he has been a coach, a storyteller, an athlete, a web developer, a facilitator, and a full-time volunteer. Costa is incredibly passionate about making a positive impact and is grateful for the opportunity to work with scientists and business leaders on some of today's greatest challenges. He is also a TEDx Organizer, bringing together leading thinkers and helping spread breakthrough ideas. Costa owes much of his character to an upbringing in the world of competitive gymnastics. On occasion, you might catch a glimpse of him flying through the air or standing on his hands.

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Teracoin -- A Digital Currency Minted by the Labor Force

(15) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 12:50 PM

Bring it on, Bitcoin!

Bitcoin is building momentum, and will soon change finance, ushering out some of the old order, but ushering in some new order as well. Bitcoin is wonderfully democratizing in many ways, but staggeringly autocratic in other ways.

Bitcoin benefits those with very fast processing power and...

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Avoid Traps, Pursue Opportunities

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 3:41 PM

Laura LaViska: What is your number one piece of advice for a graduating senior who is passionate about making the world better? Should I volunteer for a year? Which industry should I get involved in first? With everything being an option, where do I start? Any piece of advice is...

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Don't Follow the Leader

(2) Comments | Posted March 7, 2013 | 4:52 PM

The Interconnected Economic Crisis

Our multinational banks are incredibly interconnected. As a result, if a few of the big ones make bad decisions, they take the rest down with them. We lived this reality in 2008; some of us are still experiencing the aftershock. James B. Glattfelder...

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Can Computers Be Creative?

(3) Comments | Posted December 14, 2012 | 9:08 AM

Ask Siri what time it is or ask Google for today's weather and you'll get what you need. Punch a mathematical expression into a calculator and you'll almost never be let down. Computers are incredibly precise and reliable when it comes to these types of tasks.

"Hey Siri, why doesn't...

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An Itty-Bitty BIG Problem

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2012 | 3:41 PM

While creative ability in the U.S. declines, the challenges that require creativity are increasing in size, complexity, and quantity. In the past, even a mere half-century ago, problems that we faced on a daily basis had fairly predictable solutions. Most manufacturing jobs could be summed up as the routine execution...

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