Techonomy 2010 is in the can. The event exceeded our greatest expectations for a variety of reasons, but they all boil down to the intellectual synergies that emerged from the eclectic and amazing group that came together for three days in early August at Lake Tahoe. We thank all who participated in any way.
We are hard at work putting together edited video, transcripts and other documentation of the event that we'll be making available of the next weeks. We'll also be working on a more elaborate and interactive website in order to keep our new community in closer touch and to keep the discourse going.
The feedback is already streaming in. Here is a sampling of some of the comments we have received from participants who are filling out our post-conference survey:
-There is an astounding number of extremely bright people out there pushing the envelope.
-Techonomy is the place to recalibrate the assumptions that one uses to create one's perceptions.
-I really enjoyed being in the classroom. Also, the bio-engineering stuff is fascinating.
-I learned that the value of social media is to agggregate power for useful purposes. Second, that transparency and privacy are two opposing but essential components in our techonomic future. Finally, technology has the potential to successfully address many of the world's problems, but the delays of government red tape and bureaucracy may thwart our ability to respond fast enough for our own survival.
-There are more interesting solutions out there than I thought. The problem is getting them to scale.
-I just want to thank the organizers for inviting me. This was an outstanding meeting -- one of the best I have ever attended. The interaction during breaks and meals was particularly interesting, and I really like the way you arranged brief speeches during the dinners.
-Thank you for your vision and insight in creating this conference.
We will be posting more content from the event at this site over the coming days, so be sure and check back. And for those who attended to the event, please don't forget to complete the survey. We're already planning our next events and want to make sure we get a sense of what worked and what didn't.
Finally, thanks again to all who participated.