Sunday, June 05, 2011

Fareed Zakaria on GPS: Nathan Myhrvold appears; later: "Restoring the American Dream"

Nathan Myhrvold appeard on Fareed Zakaria’s Global Public Square Sunday June 5, and made the bold suggestion of using spent nuclear waste as a supplementary fuel source for generating electricity.
Myhrvold is called a professional “jack of all trade” (and master of many, perhaps).  He was a former chief technology officer of Microsoft and founder of Intellectual Ventures (link).  Here is a profile of him on Ted, link  (no relation to the "Ted Spread" that we learned about in 2008, against our wills). 

He says that the US has lost its ability to play the role of the world’s inventers, because of overreactive public policy.

CNN will air “Restoring the American Dream: How to Innovate” Sunday night at 8 PM.  This will be a “Fareed Zakaria GPS Special”, with his blog posting describing his content here

Zakaria also reported that Japan has asked business executives to dress casually this summer to save electricity. A mild measure!

The latest scuttlebutt is that Anderson Cooper will finally air the “sissy” story Tuesday June 7. Ironically, he has been diverted not only by tornado coverage but by horrific stories about abuse of minors in Syria.
Here is Nathan Mhyrvold on Intellectual Virtues on Charlie Rose on PBS:


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