ox4 - Final Version

Free Software and Beyond
The World of Peer Production

Vinay Gupta
Day 2
Room Humanities Bridgeford G6
Start time 16:00
Duration 01:30
ID 5
Event type Lecture
Track Beyond Free Software
Language English

Ending Poverty with Open Hardware

What would a world without poverty look like? It is not a seven billion person suburbia. We'll examine realistic models for a post-poverty world, and how open hardware fits into that vision.

What is poverty? One definition is that poverty is "being so poor you die of being poor." Every year, many millions of people die of poverty. Open hardware has the potential to bring the cost of essential goods and services down to the point where everybody in the world can afford what they need to survive. Some of the critical technologies, and barriers to adoption, will be discussed.