Ideas@Innovations Wrap-up #3
The Dragon capsule floated in space on its way to the International Space Station, Peter Thiel is singing a siren song to America's youth (according to Vivek Wadhwa) and 'CmdrTaco' offers his take on immortality. Yes, it's time -- yet again -- for the week that was in Innovation.
- ICYMI: Our own Vivek Wadhwa was on CBS's 60 Minutes this past weekend. So, we, naturally, started the week with his follow-up on Peter Thiel's then-most recent appearance advocating for kids to reconsider going to college:
- We also couldn't resist bringing to your attention this wonderful piece from our esteemed colleague Joel Achenbach:
- And VentureBeat had the story about Reddit's latest gift-giving effort. Featuring Stephen Colbert for the win...
- Video of the Week: The "Sports-ageddon" conversion for the Kings-to-Lakers-to-Clippers. Have at it sports fans...
- The day started at 2:30 in the morning, at which point I promptly made the Twitter error (hastily corrected) that the SpaceX launch was happening in 30 minutes, when I had the glory of a full hour's wait ahead of me. Well, it was worth it. The launch happened and Twitter was ablaze. I live blogged. It was, in the end, a great start to the day.
- Then, I started wondering about who, exactly was behind the launch. A note to NASA and SpaceX: more photos of your staff please.
- Then our colleagues over at Wonkblog (in this case Suzy Khimm, specifically) had this science fiction lover swooning by writing this beauty:
- And that brings us to the video of the day: The SpaceX launch was too obvious. Also, I'm a huge Great Gatsby fan. I am also a gigantic Baz Luhrmann fan. This means that this is where you will find me on Christmas Day -- experiencing sensory overload by watching a film where the extravagance of the story is matched only by that of the director.
- It was mobile Wednesday! Okay, that's not really a thing for us, but we started the day with coverage of a new study from the Brookings Institution on mobile and the future of health care:
- Apple's Jonathan Ive is a knight now -- in addition to designing products that have people around the world lining up around block after block...after block...
- Rob Malda, aka "CmdrTaco," has a touching story of a short piece online and how the Internet grants us all immortality:
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