Tuesday, September 2, 2014
This talk was given at a TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. On July 4, 2030 Alex Lightman Would like to declare a different kind of Independence, one from fossil fuels. Going step by step , Lightman reveals the impact on the health system by doing this, and then shows step by step how this monumental task could be achieved by 2030.
Alex Lightman is an entrepreneur, author, and futurist, currently appearing on Science Channel programs including Futurescape with James Woods and Alien Encounters Season 3. He is author of the first book on 4G, Brave New Unwired World: The Digital Big Bang and The Infinite Internet, and, fall 2014, The Future Engine: How Science Fiction Catalyses Technology and Transforms Society. He is currently chairman of the Global Innovation Network for Entrepreneurship and Technology (GINET) based on the University of New Mexico and chairman of Everblaze, a solar energy company. His current project including working with governments in the Americans and Asia on how to remove the use of fossil fuels from the production of fertilizer and food through new renewable energy technologies. In 2010 he became the first recipient of The Economist magazine’s Reader’s Award for “The innovation most likely to radically change the world over the next decade, 2011 to 2020