Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Conference Pt 2 [Video]

Ashok Gadgil

On designing the cook stoves for Darfur

On the elegant simplicity of appropriate technology

Peter Haas

A Genius in Every Village

A Renaissance in Tinkering

Jock Brandis

On the weaknesses of solar cooking technology. I missed the first sentence or so of this, but he’s fairly spot on.

On the fallacy that new is always better.

Jock Brandis retells a story from Burt Rutan, famed aviator, that reveals a common misconception about technological progress: old is sub-par, new is better.

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