COUNTDOWN to GEEKS On a PLANE in 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...
We're getting everything ready for the upcoming GeeksOnaPlane.com trip to Europe, which begins with a kickoff event in Washington, DC next Friday, 9/18. For you folks making last-minute decisions, better hurry up! You can register for the tour here if you'd like to join the main tour group.
Note: although some of our events will be available to the public at each local city & venue, many of our meetings are by invitation / priority for those who register with the core travel group (including the DC event at the White House with the Digital Media team & State Dept Innovation team, and also for SeedCamp Week in London). If you live in one of the tour local cities (DC, London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Paris) you can also register for individual events on the GoaP website (individual event registration will be available shortly, after we finalize reservations for the core travel group).
An overview of the entire tour is below: (and yes, we're still interested in more sponsors!)
Below are slides from my talk on "Securitizing Happiness" at TEDxShanghai later today. This presentation is a slight update to the original talk i gave back in March 2008 at the O'Reilly Collective Intelligence FOO Camp, held at Google HQ in Mountain View:
Note: many of these concepts are still fairly raw, and since i'm not really a financial engineering expert they could certainly use further refinement... so your feedback and comments are appreciated. That said, i'm optimistic the basic ideas here are viable, worthwhile and can have substantial economic impact on society in the future.