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NewsLetter
Please see our weekly newsletter collection below. Our own staff and members contribute bits and bytes of interesting news and articles. They say that futurists make funny historians but we do our best to bridge that divide by illustrating our past themes and speakers as they develop and evolve. We hope that you enjoy reading these communications as much as we enjoy creating them for you. And if you have any news to share, please contact any member of our staff.

2014 October 17

Our speakers, advisory board, and members are often making news. We thought you might appreciate regular updates on their doings, so we'll try our best to bring you interesting news and to keep it short! And—in the spirit of next year's meeting on collaboration—we hope that you'll help by sending us tidbits that you want us to include. As well, maybe you know of a great job opening or you just read a controversial article that you can-t wait to discuss at the next TTI/Vanguard meeting. Perhaps you want to ask a question of the group—we can do polls too. Share your ideas with us!

Here are few news items about speakers and board members:

Michael Wright (July 2014, London): New discoveries from the Antikythera shipwreck:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/10/10/scientists-uncover-more-secrets-from-antikytheras-titanic-of-the-ancient-world/

Todd Hylton (Sept 2014, Washington, D.C.): Overview of IBM's TrueNorth chip:
http://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/hardware/how-ibm-got-brainlike-efficiency-from-the-truenorth-chip

John Long (February 2014, Atlanta) has penned "The Accidental Roboticist":
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/346/6206/192.summary

On October 10th, President Obama visited Los Angeles and Advisory Board Member Z Holly questioned him about the new era of manufacturing and the role that technology will play in the future.

Congratulations to Eben Upton (July 2013, London)! Sales of Raspberry Pi are closing in on a cool 4 million:
http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/12/3-8m-pi/

Vint Cerf (1994, 2002, 2006, 2012) mused on Google Glass, net neutrality, alternative currency and more:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/10/10/5-insights-from-vinton-cerf-on-bitcoin-net-neutrality-and-more/

We have 2 former speakers with active Kickstarter campaigns:

Rick Smolan (May 2013, Washington, DC ) has a stunning photo book out:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1543038739/inside-tracks-alone-across-the-outback?ref=home_social

Bob Garfield (February 2014, Atlanta) is creating a project around discussions with MacArthur Genius Grant Recipients:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1812547765/bob-garfields-frank-amusing-talks-with-macarthur-f

Our 2015 Schedule has been announced:

Please visit http://www.ttivanguard.com/conference/2015/index.html to see our upcoming meetings.

Archives are updated:

Please visit our archives—the presentations, slides, Highlights and Bob's Bytes have all been posted from Reprogramming Programming. Additionally, our wrap up from last week's regional in Chicago is posted. Do not miss Business Applications of Cognitive Computing, a fascinating discussion led by Stephen DeAngelis and Doug Lenat.

Members, please do not forget to register for [next]—it is coming up on December 4–5, 2014:
http://ttivanguard.com/conference/2014/next14.html

Wishing you the best,

The TTI/Vanguard Team


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