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Distinguished Speaker: Hackers and Inventors

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July 25, 2011

Hackers have minds that are optimized for discovery - violating warranties and our instinct about what is possible with new technologies. Hackers are like scientists, but without all the formal training and accountability that could slow them down. This discovery process is fundamental to invention. We need to rescue hackers from the computer security department and get them into product development.

Pablos will discuss some of the invention projects under way at the Intellectual Ventures Lab, and their efforts to create an Invention Capital market. He will also be showing off some of the super powers that hackers possess, so leave your computers at home.
 

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Pablos Holman

Pablos is a notorious hacker, inventor and technology futurist.  At the Intellectual Ventures Lab, he has worked on a brain surgery tool, a machine to suppress hurricanes, a self sterilizing elevator button, a cure for cancer and 3D food printers.  Pablos has a unique ability to articulate practical visions for the future of technology.  He has contributed to visions for the future of urban transportation, entertainment, education, health care, food delivery, sensor networks, payment systems & cloud computing.

Previously, Pablos helped build spaceships; the world’s smallest PC; artificial intelligence agent systems; and the Hackerbot, a robot that can steal passwords on a Wi-Fi network.

Pablos is often invited to speak at conferences about invention, hacking, technology and The Intellectual Ventures Lab.  Recently, he has spoken at Stanford, the United Nations Headquarters, EG, and the World Economic Forum at Davos.

Pablos is a computer hacker with no formal education.

The Intellectual Ventures Lab