While Obamacare threatens to crush the regular economy with new burdensome regulations, homegrown tinkerers are hard at work manufacturing a brighter future.
Chris Anderson is CEO of 3DRobotics and author of “Makers: The New Industrial Revolution.” He was also a keynote speaker at our 2013 Investment Symposium in Vancouver last month. For the last several years, Anderson has played the dual role of entrepreneur and evangelist for the burgeoning “maker’s movement.” You can watch him discuss his theories about the new industrial revolution afoot in the movement with Tom Standage of The Economist.
Anderson noted the maker movement might have profound implications for human innovation—it might even be “bigger than the web.”
“Making stuff is a bigger market… it’s got more economic weight than making information… if this innovation model can transform making stuff the way it transformed making information, it could be bigger than the web.”
Watch his brief talk here.
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Jason M. Farrell is a writer based in Washington D.C. and Baltimore, MD. Before joining Agora Financial in 2012 he was a research fellow at the Center for Competitive Politics, where his work was cited by the New York Post, Albany Times Union and the New York State Senate. He has been published at United Liberty, The Federalist, The Daily Caller and LewRockwell.com among many other blogs and news sites.
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