• Nancy’s Blog: Beyond Measure…?
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    Three years ago, we themed our TEDxAustin event “Beyond Measure”. As technology and access to information continues to advance at dizzying speeds, we wanted to explore what it means to be human at a time when we are hurtling toward exponentially expanding extremes. How can we find our human value between quarks and googolplexes (Googleplexes?)? What are the implications of volume and complexity on the way we live?  And how does our stunning capacity to measure help us…

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  • Beyond Measure: Getting From A To B Via The Most Happy Route.
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    “Logic will take you from A to B, imagination will take you everywhere.” — Albert Einstein. Maps get us to where we want to go, but what if they could intuit taking you to places you didn’t know you wanted to go, or offer alternative, more happy routes? Instead of getting us from point A to point B via the most direct route possible, what if we could wander and enjoy the experience of getting from one place to another? Daniele Quercia (At Yahoo! Labs, Barcelona)…

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