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I will explain why lab-grown meat is going to be a thing, I promise. But it may be a bit of a wander. Ready? Let’s go.

Part I: The Underlying Phenomenon

The first name that typically comes up when someone hears about exponential technologies is Gordon Moore.

In 1965, Moore, one of the co-founders of…

The TEDxChristchurch team in 2019. Photo credit: Neil Macbeth and TEDxChristchurch

I remember the conversation vividly. It was 2010, and TED had only recently launched the TEDx program. I was debating whether I should apply for a license and asked a colleague what she thought. “How would you feel,” she asked thoughtfully, “if someone else in Christchurch did it first?”

I…

Screen grab of insurrectionists at the Capitol

“This is not who we are,” said Joe Biden on Wednesday, as armed insurrectionists freely roamed the Capitol:

Let me be very clear: The scenes of chaos at the Capitol do not reflect a true America. Do not represent who we are. …

Martin Luther King Jr memorial in Washington, DC. Image credit: mliu92 on Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

Let me start by saying that I know this is not about me.

This is about justice, and injustice, and what each of us can do to bend the arc of the moral universe just that tiny bit more.

It is not about my fears, my tears, or my grief…

The mission went horribly wrong.

First, a fire broke out while the team was refueling on the Russian space station.

Then, the hull of one of the two spacecrafts was punctured by debris as they approached the asteroid, killing most of the crew.

The other spacecraft landed safely but missed…

Kaila Colbin

Co-founder, Boma Global. Founder/CEO Boma NZ. Dual citizen USA/NZ. Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator. Just wants the world to be a better place.

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