Originally appeared on LitHub|Keen On
Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now.
In this episode, Andrew is joined by Pablos Holman, founder of Intellectual Ventures Lab.
Pablos Holman is a notorious hacker, inventor, entrepreneur, and technology futurist who looks at the world differently than most, and is on a quest to solve the world’s problems through the innovation of technology. At the Intellectual Ventures Lab, he has worked on a brain surgery tool, a machine to suppress hurricanes, a self-sterilizing elevator button, a cure for cancer, a laser that shoots laser beams at malaria-carrying mosquitoes, and 3D food printers. Pablos has a unique ability to articulate practical visions for the future of technology. He has contributed to visions for the future of urban transportation, entertainment, education, healthcare, food delivery, sensor networks, payment systems & cloud computing. Previously, Pablos helped build spaceships; the world’s smallest PC; artificial intelligence agent systems; and the Hackerbot, a robot that can steal passwords on a Wi-Fi network.