• Change Tears and Shear Planes: WSA talk

    by  • November 27, 2013 • Everything Else • 2 Comments

    Vinay Gupta, Change Tears and Shear Planes… how technology is splitting society, and leaving us indecisive from WSA Global Futures on Vimeo.

    The talk is in three parts: the hexayurt story (with a bit more about materials science than I usually do), followed by tug-of-war trying to break a nanomaterial cable (“string”) and a discussion of modern materials technology, followed by a frank examination of Snowden’s likely long-term impact on US and global foreign policy.

    People liked the talk a lot. I’m glad people have found this angle useful.

    Here are Amazon links for the various pieces of technology I was discussing in the talk: UK and US. I also mention the biolite stove. There are a few more odds-and-ends on my design tumblr, A Fine Consideration.

    Enjoy!

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

    http://hexayurt.com/plan

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