@CauseGlobal: Zolli opens PopTech2011 , A World ReBalancing:
“We are not in Kansas, nor are we in Oz.
We are in the whirlwind”
@storylaura: the rural poor only exist as numbers.
by taking pictures they are removed from anonymity.
@SarahNelson: Check out majorityworld.com to see the work of photographers from developing nations
@frogdesign: American dream is alive and well –
just not in U.S -it is in India. -Anand G.
are moving toward me-centric societies.
@thedelk: “China’s economic dominance is more imminent, larger in magnitude, and broader in scope than is currently believed.”
visualizing the World Rebalancing theme j.mp/oUY853
@xtinem: Coontz #PopTech2011 “US is dead last of all western countries
in work family policies”
@storylaura: I used to say US neanderthal in family/work policy. I’ve studied Neanderthals & they took great family care. Stephanie Coontz
@storylaura: If we redefine gender to include women’s right to work,
we must redefine work to include workers’ rights to family life.
@AnandWrites: 1.8 billion people, half of world workers,
work off the books in informal economy: Robert Neuwirth
@dgilford: Informal economy is profitable: avg.
Lagos street shoe seller has higher margin than Payless Shoe Stores.
@poptech: “Reminders that we’re not masters of the universe.”
– President of Iceland on the events of past decade
@AnandWrites: How Iceland dealt with its crisis so different from US,
acc. to president. He says they purged all the people responsible
@brainpicker: “Bank failure should not become the responsibility of
the people.” The president of Iceland tells it like it is
@AnandWrites: “What we are now seeing is people power on its purest form”: Iceland president on power of social media
@storylaura: protests and action in Iceland successful because
1) mobilized thru internet
2) demands concrete and measurable.
@JMathewAllen: Pres of Iceland Social Media has empowered the people
and made institutions a “sideshow”
@AnandWrites: Prez: When Iceland had financial crisis, China was more helpful than West. He hosts more delegations from China than Europe.
@wlabar: Best estimate by IPCC is an increase in temp. of 1.8 to 4C
@AnandWrites: Cellphones will become the banks for the poor
@rperezzz: PopTech2011 Social Innovation Fellow Rose Goslinga takes stage.
“I insure the rains” – micro-insurance for Kenyan farmers.
@brainpicker: “850,000 girls in Kenya miss school because
they don’t have sanitary pads.”
@ZanaAfrica: Spread the word: pads + health education
can break cycles of poverty for girls.
@deliciousblur: High speed genome sequencing offers a new way
to develop therapeutic drugs
@storylaura: It’s okay to be down, it’s a chance to step back and say,
“maybe we did it wrong.” Rothman
btwn human and Neanderthal and chimpanzee. Cool! Rothman
MIT’s Dava Newman is out to make things slimmer and more mobile
then handling them to the world to solve.” – Adrien Treuille
@patrickmeier: The next frontier: time-critical #crowdsolving
and the joys of basic science.”