The idea of hackers and hacking is all around us today. From films that depict keyboard geniuses out to destroy the world or save it (the so-called black-hat hackers and
The idea of hackers and hacking is all around us today. From films that depict keyboard geniuses out to destroy the world or save it (the so-called black-hat hackers and the white-hat ones) to it being used as shorthand for ways of engineering outcomes innovatively, using clever shortcuts even in the physical world. In business the idea of growth-hackers is all the rage, while social media is full of ‘lifehack’ tips or smart ways to make our everyday lives better. Soon, like in the case of most ideas appropriated by business, it will stop meaning anything.
As we get surrounded by various forms of hacking, visible and invisible, the need to build a greater awareness of this form of programming, and in many cases, try and build some form of resistance to it, grows. This is easier said than done, for hacking, by definition, worms its way through the innards of things. With the greater application of AI and biotechnology, hacking is likely to become more sophisticated and even more invisible. Which is why, it is often much easier to surrender to comforting illusions than to be in an ever watchful, suspicious mode.
At this week’s METal Salon, world renown hacker Pablos will talk about the world hacks that are happening now.
Pablos is a hacker, inventor and technology futurist with a unique ability to distill complex technology into practical tools. Always building the future, his projects include cryptocurrency in the 1990s; AI for stock market trading; building spaceships at Blue Origin for Jeff Bezos; the world’s smallest PC and 3D printers at Makerbot. Pablos helped start the Intellectual Ventures Lab for Nathan Myhrvold to support a wide range of invention projects, including a brain surgery tool; a machine to suppress hurricanes; a nuclear reactor powered by nuclear waste; and a machine that can shoot mosquitoes out of the sky with lasers – part of an impact invention effort to eradicate malaria with Bill Gates. A member of the most prolific team of inventors in the United States, Pablos has over 70 patents.
This event MUST be paid online – it’s a flat $35.
Limited space – 50 Members Only!
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This METal Event is $35* for METal Members. This event is for Members only. @ the METal house in playa
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(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm