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Emerging Technologies: The Innovators' View

Emerging Technologies: The Innovators' View

This video was recorded at MIT World Series: Nobel Laureate Speakers. Innovators are like jazz musicians... or like permanent teenagers. These and other analogies flowed, as top-flight tech inventors tried to put their fingers on the precise nature of innovation and how it can best be coaxed into existence. Yair Goldfinger draws on his Israeli background to back up his notion that everyone has a creative bent, which awaits some catalyst to emerge. The Israeli Army, he says, is very small, "and they teach you from day one how to improvise." If the rope is too short, you find the alternative. The culture of this small country, "surrounded by enemies" and short of investment money, forces collaboration among groups from different disciplines, with one innovation leading to the next.... Show More

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