5 TED Talks Every Electronics Engineer Should Listen
With the increasing advancement in technology and the way we live, our world is very different from what it was 10 years ago and in fact it looks drastically very different if we are to see it 50 years ago. With these changes, Electronics Engineers are closely considering how our future and current will look like and how future engineering projects should fit into our dynamic world. In the following TED talks 5 experts show us how and why these projects should reflect the need for the future societies and how to rebuild the world of the future.
Nicholas Negroponte - A 30-year history of the future
MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte takes you on a journey through the last 30 years of tech. The consummate predictor highlights interfaces and innovations he foresaw in the 1970s and 1980s that were scoffed at then but are ubiquitous today. And he leaves you with one last (absurd? brilliant?) prediction for the coming 30 years.
George Dyson - The birth of the computer
Historian George Dyson tells stories from the birth of the modern computer -- from its 17th-century origins to the hilarious notebooks of some early computer engineers.
Tony Fadell - The first secret of design is...noticing
As human beings, we get used to "the way things are" really fast. But for designers, the way things are is an opportunity ... Could things be better? How? In this funny, breezy talk, the man behind the iPod and the Nest thermostat shares some of his tips for noticing -- and driving -- change.
Henry Evans - Meet the robots for humanity
Paralyzed by a stroke, Henry Evans uses a telepresence robot to take the stage and show how new robotics, tweaked and personalized by a group called Robots for Humanity, help him live his life to the full. He shows off a nimble little quadrotor drone, created by a team led by Chad Jenkins, that gives him the ability to once again stroll a garden, visit a campus or give a TEDx Talk.
Leah Buechley - How to "sketch" with electronics
Designing electronics is generally cumbersome and expensive -- or was, until Leah Buechley and her team at MIT developed tools to treat electronics just like paper and pen. In this talk from TEDYouth 2011, Buechley shows some of her charming designs, like a paper piano you can sketch and then play.