My brain was in overload after Idea City, a three day conference about ideas, based on TED, but held here in Toronto. I've pulled out a few of the most interesting tidbits that I think relate to our theme.
- A new way of protecting intellectual property
- How to teach people to do things according to Jane Juska (the round-heeled woman)
- Greenification of everything -- Electric cars and car sharing
- The science of aging
- Mammals with empathy, and a sense of justice
New model for protecting intellectual property
I heard inventor Alexander Bock, inventor of the PowerSkip boot, talk about his new method for protecting his intellectual property. His concern, of course, is that unlicensed fraudulent goods would leak out of China, and his small company would never be able to police the situation. He has come up with a clever solution. I had the chance to talk to a few people there who have more experience in these things than I do, and they agreed that it was a radically different concept, and definitely worth exploring. So here's a fuller explanation, with visuals.