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Young makers, including Dillon, pictured above, demonstrated their projects at the 3rd Annual World Maker Faire in NYC This weekend.  The maker movement is changing the way the world will operate in the coming years.   As I’m sure many readers already know, this past weekend was the 3rd annual World Maker Faire in New York City, as well as the 3rd Open Hardware Summit just a few days earlier.  Though I’ve attended both before, this year really struck me as a harbinger ...
Me (in the Grey Shirt) w/ the other Founding members of the PopShop co-working Space, one of the many places where the way we work is fundamentally changing.   Entrepreneurship is a fancy word.  It's frequently thrown around and abused, generally being used to refer to anything remotely related to starting something new.  More and more, entrepreneurship has become a sexy buzzword, diluting the real meaning and intent of the term.  Entrepreneurship is about taking ideas, and t ...
Wow.  There isn’t really any way that I can think of to describe the sheer awesomeness of the Open Hardware Summit.  If the quantity and excitement-level of my live tweets during the day wasn’t enough to convince you, I had an amazing time – thanks to element14 for sending me.   The event organization was nothing short of amazing.  I didn’t attend the first summit last year, but from talking to others who did, I gathered that this year was particularly ...
Stephen Hawking is one of the best examples of a Teacher and "Doer"   I recently saw a comment online reiterating a well-known quotation that I hadn’t heard in several years: “Those who can’t do, teach”.  In essence, this statement makes the suggestion that teachers and professors are generally those who have been forced into that position because they failed to succeed in their area of expertise in the general workforce.  Having always admired many of my t ...
I'm fairly new to the security sector, so I've been brushing up on my security factoids.  In this post, I talk about some of the most interesting chip-level security systems that I've found.  I'd love to hear about any neat security measures that you've dealt with!   Image Courtesty of the US Army There’s no doubt that we are living in troubled times.  Every day, there seems to be another news report explaining the most recent security breach, newest terrorist threat ...
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What's Next?

Posted by Jeremy Blum Jun 15, 2011
This is the question that constantly irks technophiles.  What is the next major technology going to be?  Can we even conceive what it will be like?  Or, is it so far out that no words in our dictionary can even describe what it will do?  What will the implications be?  How will we get to that point? And most importantly: How soon can I get one?  The following is a “wish list” of upcoming technologies that I think we are actually on track to create in the ...
The electronics and software industries have changed drastically in the past two decades (well, duh).  But I’m not talking about new technical developments, I’m talking about the way we share information, and the impact of copyright, rights management, and the concept of intellectual property.  If 20 years ago a software developer for a company like Microsoft were to tell you that they planned to release all the source code for a new application, you’d likely laugh at ...
Mona Lisa Comprised of Electronic Components - Source   I think we’re on the verge of the next artistic renaissance.  This time, instead of magnificent architecture, beautifully painted portraits, and the rise of humanism, I think engineering (specifically electrical engineering) will begin to define exciting new forms of artistic expression.  From Jeri Ellsworth’s PIR Art Project (a motion sensing, musical art installation), to Randy Elwin’s le dominoux (a new t ...
As far as I know, I’m the only element14 Do-It-Yourself blog writer who’s still in school.  Considering my unique position, I intend to use these blogs as means for sharing news and engineering ideas not only in their relation to the electronics industry, but also as they relate to the “next generation” of engineers.  We have some serious tasks to face as my generation takes on the world of engineering – global warming, running out of fossil fuel, increasi ...

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