Concept for a Smart Camera Product in collaboration with http://www.oliverzeller.com/

Jason Sosa TEDx Grand Rapids - The Coming Transhuman Era

Successful National Entrepreneurs Challenge Michigan’s Entrepreneurial Climate

“Bankers look at things with the mindset of ‘How can I not lose?’ and that type of mentality is probably the most detrimental to this culture of innovation, culture of risk taking,” Sosa said. “It’s in those moments of failure that you begin to ponder, and you are able to reinvent yourself.”

http://www.detroitchamber.com/the-importance-of-failure/

“My technique is don’t believe anything. If you believe in something, you are automatically precluded from believing its opposite.”
– Terence McKenna

 

Terence Kemp McKenna (November 16, 1946 – April 3, 2000) 

TEDx Grand Rapids 2014 - The Coming Transhuman Era

Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar: Self-Education and the Pursuit of Passion: James Marcus Bach

"School is temporary. Education is not. If you want to prosper in life: find something that fascinates you and jump all over it. Don’t wait for someone to teach you; your enthusiasm will attract teachers to you. Don’t worry about diplomas or degrees; just get so good that no one can ignore you."

The author dropped out of school with an 8th grade education and in his early 20’s became a software tester at Apple Computers - a position usually reserved for college graduates. James Marcus Bach is the son of Richard Bach, who wrote Jonathan Livingston Seagull.

One of the things the author shared during a talk he gave to a group of school children: 

It’s a very provocative idea and I love it. Many intelligent people do not thrive in a traditional classroom and demonstrate learning styles that call for nontraditional approaches. It’s encouraging to read and truly consider this alternative for students who struggle with a system that squelches their passions. His unique process is outlined in his book and becomes the reader’s roadmap for self-education.

Referenced review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/64900623

“It is more probable than not [that] an ultraintelligent machine will be built and that it will be the last invention that man need make, since it will lead to an ‘intelligence explosion.’ This will transform society in an unimaginable way.” (Irving Good, Speculations Concerning the First Ultraintelligent Machine, Advances in Computers, 1965)

5 New York City Startups to Keep an Eye On

immersivelabs:

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Say cheese? You have your camera, and then you have a hyper-intelligent sensor that can instantly store real data such as gender, age and attention time. This breakthrough software,IMRSV’s Cara, is revolutionary in data analysis and “lets you turn any camera into an intelligent sensor.” The accuracy is phenomenal.

Read More: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233239

In the future, stores could make personalized recommendations as you walk through the door, and your whole wallet could be stored on a single card. Laurie Segall reports.