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Interview on Russia Today by Abby Martin

Monday I was interviewed by Abby Martin on Breaking The Set, Russia Today in New York. We spoke about jobs, state surveillance, and solutions.

Don't see the video above? Follow this link: http://youtu.be/KhuhU_cRrhQ

TED Prize 2014: Bold Vision to Spark Global Change

I am humbled to discover that some of you have nominated me for the TED Prize 2014.

The $1,000,000 prize is “awarded to an extraordinary individual with a creative and bold vision to spark global change. By leveraging the TED community’s resources and investing $1,000,000 into a powerful idea, the TED Prize supports one wish to inspire the world.” The TED Prize winner will have an ambitious wish–and the vision, pragmatism and leadership to turn it into reality.

This is my TED wish for 2014:

I wish to make the sum of all human knowledge on video openly accessible by anyone, regardless of their age, language, geographical location, or financial status; and use the fruits of automation to escape the cycle of working for survival – by providing for our basic human needs using open source technologies, ubiquitous, democratised, and accessible to all.

This is a great opportunity, and I could not have made it so far without your overwhelming help and support. My sincere thanks for being such a great community, colleagues, and friends.

If you want to nominate me follow this link and click on "Nominate an individual"

TED strongly discourages multiple nominations. If more than five individuals nominate me in identical language, I will be disqualified, so if you want to nominate me use your own words, and don't copy-paste somebody else's text.

The deadline is June 15, only a few days left.

Thank you all.

Interview on Brazilian TV Tudo+

Federico Pistono interviewed live on Brazilian TV by Sara Bodowsky on channel Tudo+ during his Brazilian tour of conferences, touching Porto Alegre, Sao Paulo,
Rio de Janeiro.

Video Link: http://youtu.be/fk5gzaDcL1w
Help translate this interview! https://dotsub.com/view/eaa1bbc4-1c20-4522-af5f-6979ddce292c

Federico Pistono entrevistado ao vivo na TV brasileira por Sara Bodowsky no canal Tudo + durante sua turnê brasileira de conferências, tocando em Porto Alegre, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro.

Freedom from Work and Social Evolution – ZDAY Los Angeles 2013

A keynote I gave at ZDAY Los Angeles 2013 about the impact of ideas in society (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIc-c8iv-iY).

Link to the final video (stand alone, Ideas are Social Evolution): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0S7c9oQV3LU

Huffington Post Live Interview - A Future of Unemployment

We're moving into mainstream! Last week I had live Hangout session at The Huffington Post on "A Future of Unemployment"—hosted by Marc Lamont Hill, with Laurence Kotlikoff, Professor of Economics at Boston University; Peter Schiff, investment broker, author and financial commentator; and Roy Cohen, career coach and author of The Wall Street Professional.

I had some audio issues and couldn't really get my points across, but all in all I'd say it was an interesting discussion, Marc did a good job as a moderator, and I look forward to have more sessions (possibly without audio problems).

Enjoy it!

p.s. Link to my book: http://robotswillstealyourjob.com

A Tale of Two Futures

What will the future look like, and what can you do to change it?

A Tale of Two Futures is a Sci-Fi Novelette that tells the story of an average day in life in two very different futures, one where things have gone terribly wrong, and the other where things have gone amazingly right.

It's a way of answering the question that I get asked the most by people who have watched my TEDxTalk or have read my book "Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That's OK"—how will the future you describe look like? And the answer is, it depends.

The future will either be beautiful beyond imagination; or dismayingly horrifying, much worse than sci-fi dystopias have prepared us for.

The difference between the two futures lies in the choices we make.

Most people think that the world is too big, too immense for any individual to have an impact, because anything we do is merely a drop in the ocean. But what is an ocean, if not a multitude of drops?

The book is available for pre-order, and it will come out sometime in Spring 2013.

As always, it will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.


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