Ending Poverty: Multiple Approaches

Brian Wang joins hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon to check in on his concept of basic power — a plan to provide solar energy to the world’s poorest people.

Then the guys review some other potential anti-poverty programs to see how they relate to basic power, including:

Ikea’s plan to lift 200,000 refugees out of poverty via employment.

The new wind turbine that costs aboput the same as an iPhone but that can power a single house — forever.

The new solar-powered device than can draw three liters of water directly from the air each day.

Are these ideas competitive or complementary? Tune in and explore.

About Our Guest:

Brian Wang (MBA)  is a  business oriented futurist and writer of over 20000 articles on nextbigfuture.com. Where he has provided in-depth coverage and analysis of emerging and disruptive technology and trends.Brian-Wang-sm

* He has provided annual reviews of developments in nanotechnology to Singularity University

* He has worked with the Institute for the Future to help advise the city of Hong Kong on their future development

* He has given a TEDx lecture on Energy.

He has also advised and lectured at large corporations on Artificial Intelligence and automation and robotics.

Plus Brian is a contributor to our new book: Visions for a World Transformed

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Phil Bowermaster is a nationally recognized author and speaker. He has more than 25 years experience writing about emerging technologies and the future. As co-host of the popular Internet radio series, The World Transformed, Phil has talked with leading scientists and technologists, best-selling authors, philosophers, filmmakers, artists, entrepreneurs and others who are shaping our understanding of the amazing era of transformation in which we live. Phil helps leaders and their organizations develop strategies for managing accelerating change. He shows how imagination, optimism, empathy, and humor can make all the difference in both understanding and making the most of the powerful currents of change we face.