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Techonomy 2012

Seeing the Business Opportunity in Malnutrition

Techonomy | Posted 01.13.2013 | Technology
Techonomy

Lack of nutrients is the cause of 3.5 million avoidable deaths annually and the greatest cause of poverty. Leave it to a technology innovators' conference to frame the relief of global malnutrition as a business opportunity.

Super Youth at Techonomy: What Drives the Tyle Brothers to Succeed

Techonomy | Posted 01.13.2013 | Technology
Techonomy

Together the Lyle brothers, 19 and 21 years old, who both have poor vision, started a nonprofit called ReSight while still in high school. Their idea: "Democratize eyecare services by empowering the very people who needed them most to direct their distribution."

Where's My Robot?

Techonomy | Posted 01.13.2013 | Technology
Techonomy

Who's your biggest competition for that new job? Turns out, it could be a robot named Baxter.

Techonomy 2012 Asks: Can Geo-Engineering Help Lower the Earth's Temperature?

Techonomy | Posted 01.12.2013 | Technology
Techonomy

Just weeks after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the east coast, climate change was on the forefront of everyone's minds at Techonomy 2012.

The Internet's Fantastic Four: How Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple Rule the Web

Techonomy | Posted 01.12.2013 | Technology
Techonomy

Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple: four Internet companies that are, arguably, the best of the best -- global goliaths that leave little room for competitors. But the big question is whether they are too big, sucking out the competition from smaller players.

Kurzweil at Techonomy: Artificial Intelligence Is Empowering All of Humanity

Techonomy | Posted 01.12.2013 | Technology
Techonomy

In the opening session of Techonomy 2012 today, Techonomy founder David Kirkpatrick interviewed Ray Kurzweil, the futurist and transhumanist who has developed a cult following for his prediction of the merging of humans and computers.

Ashley Woods

Techonomy Detroit Organizer Says City Needs Less Talk, More Action

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 11.09.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- When David Kirkpatrick brought Techonomy to Detroit on Wednesday, he wasn't just presenting a conference about business in the 21st century...