FSCONS: Smári McCarthy on abundance

Smári McCarthy Originally uploaded by Wrote The man in the picture is Icelandic, outlandish, with lots of fancy words. FabLabs (a set of machines to make any plastic object up to 1 meter in size) point to a future, and McCarthy talked about that future. No scarcity, everything “non-exotic” (which is not imbued with aura, […]

FSCONS: Conversations are the conference

Just had an interesting micro-conversation, with a man who spoke with a slightly Indian accent. Cambodia: No landlines, but quite developed mobile phone networks, never bothering with the previous stage of tech. Leapfrogging. Related: Ericsson deployed a solar-powered mobile base station there. That press release hits all points in the last paragraph of the leapfrogging […]