TED (short for Technology, Entertainment, Design) is devoted to what it calls "ideas worth spreading"
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxBayArea. At our TEDxBayArea event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.
On October 5th, 2010 at 1077 Independence Avenue, Mountain View from 6:30-8:30 Brian Wang of Nextbigfuture.com will discuss
Uncommon wisdom about Energy - What is and is not dangerous and what are the best options.
What are the deaths per TWH for all energy sources? How should this factor into energy plans
What is the big view of energy subsidies and energy infrastructure costs ?
75% of the energy over the next few decades will be built outside the OECD (not north america or europe), so cost estimates for making a US nuclear reactor is not that important.
Where will the real energy future be ?
What are the costs and timeframes and supply chains ?
Why proliferation from commercial nuclear reactors was never that important and will be even less important.
The importance of advanced uprating and factory mass production.
Advances in nuclear fission technology
Promising Nuclear fusion possibilities for 2015-2025
Wind - kite generation and 1000 foot turbines
What are the best ways to improve energy efficiency ?
Biofuel - seaweed, weeds and algae
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