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Is our future all sunny?

Last week, I mentioned that we're hosting a workshop:  Reinventing Our Energy Futures.  Yesterday, we kicked things off with a keynote speech by Tony Seba, author of Solar Trillions. Tony has an entrepreneurial/tech background and has been lecturing at Stanford where he teaches clean energy, high tech strategy and finance.

SIGNALS: Reprogrammable Chips, Super Corn, Transport, Robot Pharmacists, Indoor Location, Bots, NFC, Flesh, Robot Farmers

  • Reprogrammable Chips Could Enable Instant Gadget Upgrades (source
  • The Battle Royale for Super Corn (source)
  • Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area: Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system (

SIGNALS: Avatars, Solar, Tar Sands, Shock Wave Engine, SketchChair, Robotics, Biopunk, Algae, Virtual Currency

  • 3-D Avatars Could Put You in Two Places at Once (source 
  • Google Invests $168 Million Towards the World’s Largest Solar Power Tower Plant (source

SIGNALS: Obesity, Wind Farms, Eye-Tracking, Printable Buildings, Robotics Badge, Batteries, Fracking, Contagious Solar, iPads

SIGNALS: Saudia Arabia, Conservation, Rights After Death, Clean Energy, UAVs

SIGNALS: Medical Data, Wind, Solar, Milk, Displays, Water, Energy, Leaf, Robots, Climate Change, Cyborgs

SIGNALS: battery, robots, 3D printing, kidney, biofuel, LED, Wave Disk, Phase Change Memory

  • New Sumitomo Electric Battery 90% Cheaper Than Lithium Ion (Source
  • Our depressing robot overlords (Source
  • EADS's Airbike is a 3D-printed nylon bicycle, actually looks rather decent (Source

SIGNALS: Language, Retail, FabFutures, AltEnergy, TV, Water, TechTYF, Medicine, Noble Gases, Collaborative Consumption

SIGNALS: Fab Futures, Risk, Alt Energy, Packaging, Adaptive Power, Coal, Wind

SIGNALS: Space, Alt Energy, Power Struggle, Fabrication Future, Extended Self, Retail, Language

  • Japanese Space Agency to Use Fishing Nets to Scoop Up Space Junk (Source
  • China: Number 1 in Thermal, Solar, Nuclear, Wind and Hydro Power (Source
  • Washington State Looking to Impose $100 Tax on EV Owners to Help with Lost Gas Revenue (
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