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Stephen Estes
Stephen Estes is an entrepreneur committed to incubating and/or investing in the radical new architecture and infrastructure of our post-industrial "third wave" civilization.

He is the founder of 3W Capital, a private equity investment & incubation firm with interests in equity crowdfunding, digital currency technologies, energy production, oil and gas, real estate, industrial hemp and digital media. He is an Advisor on the Board of Advisors of, an electronic crowdfunding platform that gives oil and gas investors access to high quality, pre-vetted oil and gas deals with low minimum investments, and he is a member of the Board of Directors of, a fast-growing luxury lifestyle blog and social media arbiter.

He studied International Relations at the University of Southern California, and is currently a member of the American Council on Renewable Energy, the Los Angeles World Affairs Council and the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.

As a blogger and thinker, Stephen's main interests are in/around realizing the promise of peace, prosperity and freedom for all mankind via: the "prosumption" of all human needs through open-source technological innovation, decentralization, the localization of ...everything, lean & liberty-oriented democratic governance, the evolution of a sustainable, high-tech, anti-industrial civilizational architecture, achieving individual/community independence through 3D printing, industrial hemp-based batteries, bioplastics & building materials, nearly-free energy, permaculture, artificial intelligence, robots, drones, the Hyperloop, and transhuman-oriented medical technology.

Entries by Stephen Estes

Best Remix of 2013: Game of Thrones Theme song vs. James Brown's 'A Man's World'

(1) Comments | Posted April 5, 2013 | 9:56 PM

Thank God (and Al Gore) for the Internet! Every now and then I come across something online that just thrills me and reminds me why I absolutely LOVE living in the 21st century. When an email appeared in my inbox last night from my dad, I had no idea I...

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The Real Reason Schools Are Failing: They're Boring and Lack 'Edutainment'

(5) Comments | Posted October 2, 2012 | 11:17 AM

Before we discuss funding, charter schools, voucher programs or any other of the systemic educational hindrances that dominate the media and political discussion, we ought to first have a discussion about what education is, what education is supposed to achieve, and how education can be achieved.


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The End of Cities: The Coming 'Great Rural Migration'

(6) Comments | Posted September 26, 2012 | 5:52 PM

(Note: The idea I am presenting - like all ideas - is meant to fuel discussion and provoke thought. It is not being presented as a theory, but rather, as simply a hypothesis. Enjoy)

Here is a simple hypothesis I came up with that can serve as fuel for thought....

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Google's Motorola Acquisition Shifts the Battle

(4) Comments | Posted August 16, 2011 | 2:31 PM

Most companies try to defeat their competitors by beating them at their own game. Great companies change the game and the playing field. Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility does just that. Most see the acquisition as Google's effort to gain control over the hardware platform for Android phones,...

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