Previous presentations by Mr. Enriquez can be found here: PopTech2009 on Financial Crisis, Long Now Foundation 2007 on Biotechnology and Mapping Knowledge, TED 2007 on Bio-Energy, TED 2003 on The Coming Huge Biotechnology Revolution and PopTech2006 on Countries, Flags and Dynamic Borders. All these talks are highly recommended. Mr. Enriquez is clearly one of my favorite thinkers, futurists and authors around.
The talk below is from the TED 2009 Event last month. I watched the whole TED show personally for the first time. It was truly mind-blowing and very very inspirational. By far, the best event I have ever experienced in my life. All the buzz surrounding the TED event is true. The structure of the program is outstanding touching your mind, heart and soul in different ways.
The talk below by Mr. Enriquez deals with the current global financial and economic crisis as well as the coming revolutions due to synthetic biology, stam cells as well as advanced robotics. Combining these biotech trends on the bacterial, cellular and tissue level with the robotics trend will eventually lead to advanced cyborgs and the Homo Evolutis. The latter group might co-exist with normal human beings but outperform them in different tasks. And this might be sooner than we think, the speed of innovation in this fields is simply impressive.
Enjoy the rollercoaster!