This one is very special. MIT Professor Neil Gershenfeld stops his Fab book tour at the Future Salon. You can't get it yet and official sale is only starting on the 30th of April, but we will have copies available.
What the PCs did to publishing Fab Labs are doing to the production process: Make it personal. Neil Gershenfeld is at the center of this revolution that goes way beyond production, it changes the way people learn, think and see the world.
Fabrication Laboratories (Fab Labs) currently still $20.000 but rapidly becoming cheaper enable you and me and the third world is three to produce almost anything. (Still hard working on the zero gravity room :-) What that all means at the next Future Salon.
Even the economist wrote an article about it with a nice little cartoon, and you know that the message is out when they cover it.
If you are not in the Bay Area that day, don't despair. For our Webcast point your Quicktime player to the following address: rtsp://188.8.131.52/salon.sdp
We will also have an IRC chat session running:
It's on the Tax Day: Friday 15th of April 6-7 networking with light refreshments proudly sponsored by SAP . From 7-9+pm presentation and discussion. SAP Labs North America, Building D, Room Southern Cross, 3410 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304 [map] As always free and open to the public. Improve your commute by sharing it with a fellow Futurist. Check the Ride Board for opportunities.
Free and open to the public. We have a new RSVP Service. Please use it so that we can calculate the food and whether to use the larger room.
Soon more, I just wanted to give you a heads up.