• Ending Poverty With Open Hardware

    by  • March 30, 2009 • Hexayurt • 1 Comment

    This is the talk I delivered at Oekonux, an open source hardware type conference in Manchester this weekend.

    Here is an MP3 audio version of the talk. Here are the slides. They ask the questions that the talk attempts to answer.

    Here are the 10 questions we addressed.

    1. What is Poverty?

    2. How can Open Hardware help?


    4. Global Ecological and Macroeconomic Constraints

    5. Network Availability

    6. Documentation and Translation

    7. Eating our own dogfood

    8. Identifying the developer community

    9. Funding, funding, funding

    10. The shape of the future world

    There were three bonus slides

    A. Is there human dignity?

    B. Barbarism, Stasis and Ultratechnology

    C. Living in a six+ billion people world

    I think you’ll really enjoy this talk.

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    Vinay Gupta is a consultant on disaster relief and risk management.


    One Response to Ending Poverty With Open Hardware

    1. Pamela McLean
      April 1, 2009 at 8:10 pm

      Hi Vinay
      I’m interested = but realise I’m not listening to your talk because my guess is that it probably goes on for a longer time than I have available…
      next time you put up a page like this please will you add the time that the talk lasts.

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