SciTech Now Episode 1

In this episode of SciTech Now: we investigate the future of the digital age, bridge the gap between engineering and the fine arts, learn how one company is changing the way we shop, and explore the elements that make a tech community thrive.

TRANSCRIPT

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> COMING UP WE INVESTIGATE THE FUTURE OF THE DIGITAL AGE.

85 FEET HOPEFULLY AROUND EACH PAY PHONE SITE CREATING HOT SPOTS

BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEE ENGINEERING AND THE FINE ARTS.

EVERYONE SEEMS TO THINK THA ENGINEERING ARE VERY SEPARAT WORLDS BUT THEY REALLY AREN'T.

FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE SHOPPIN CAN BE A DIFFICULT EXPERIENCE.

THERE IS A COMPANY IN SEATTL TRYING TO CHANGE ALL OF THAT

ALL WE ARE DOING IS TAKIN THE EASE OF ONLINE SHOPPING AN COMBINING IT WITH THE ABILITY TO TOUCH AND FEEL

WHAT ELEMENTS MAKE A TECH COMMUNITY THRIVE

WE ARE SEEING TECH SPREAD INTO EVERY INDUSTRY.

INNOVATION TAKES FLIGHT IT SOLVES A PROBLEM USING HIGH ROLL ELECTRONICS THAT ARE USED IN EVERY DAY ITEMS

IT IS ALL AHEAD

> FUNDING FOR THIS PROGRAM I MADE POSSIBLE BY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THIS STATION.

HELLO WELCOME TO 'SCI TECH NOW' OU NEW WEEKLY PROGRAM BRINGING YO BREAK THROUGHS IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION.

YOU MIGHT BE AMAZED BY WHAT WE DISCOVER TOGETHER.

LET'S GET STARTED.

THE UNITED STATES IS BECOMING WIFI NATION.

CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY FROM SEATTLE, WASHINGTON TO HOUSTON TEXAS TO MIAMI, FLORIDA AR GOING WIRELESS TO BRIDGE THE DIGITAL DIVIDE MORE THAN 250 CITIES HAVE BEGU WORK TO CREATE PUBLIC HOT SPOTS.

REPORTER GUIDES US THROUGH THE STREETS OF NEW YORK TO ILLUSTRATE WHAT IT TAKES TO GE CITIES ONLINE.

RELIABLE INTERNET SERVICE ISN'T A LUXURY WHEN YOU AR LOOKING FOR A JOB.

JASON HALLWAY SAYS IT IS A NECESSITY.

I GO ON MY JOB SEARCH ENGIN AND CHECK THE JOB OPENINGS I CHECK MY RESUME AND MAKE SUR MY RESUME IS LOOKING GOOD.

THAT ISN'T SO EASY FO RESIDENCE IN PUBLIC HOUSING HE SAYS LIKE HIM.

THERE REALLY ISN'T ACCESS I MY HOME.

A LOTF OTHESE FAMILIES ARE SINGLE MOTHERS SO THEY ARE TRYING TO FEED A FAMILY AND IT IS TOUGH FOR THE CABLE TO STAY ON WHEN YOU HAVE A MOUTH TO FEED.

IT IS EASY TO GET ONLINE WHEN ONE OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY WIFI VANS COMES TO THE COMPLEX RESIDENTS CAN GET ONLINE IN TH MOBILE LAB IT ONLY SHOWS UP ONE DAY EVERY OTHER WEEK IN A SPEECH TO A TECHNOLOG CONFERENCE EARLIER THIS YEAR MAYOR DEBLASIO SAID THE CITY MUST DO BETTER

WE MUST HAVE AFFORDABLE HIG SPEED INTERNET ACCESS THROUGHOUT THE CITY

THE MAYOR PUT HIS SENIO COUNCIL IN CHARGE OF BRINGIN BETTER AND CHEAPER INTERNE SERVICE TO NEW YORK.

WE NEED COMPETITION WE NEED MORE ALTERNATIVES TO HOW INFRASTRUCTURE GETS BUILT AN DELIVERED.

WE NEED TO LEVERAGE EVERY ASSE WE HAVE INCLUDING THE CITY'S IT IS PUBLIC ACCESS AS WELL AS PRIVATE.

THE ASSETS LEVERAGED FIRS WERE PAY PHONES.

THE BLOOMBERG ADMINISTRATION RAN A PILOT PROGRAM THAT ALLOWED FREE WIFI AT AROUND 20 PUBLI PHONES AND THEN ASKED TO DREAM UP A PAY PHONE OF THE FUTURE THE DEBLASIO ADMINISTRATIO ASKED FOR PROPOSALS TO MAKIN THE DREAM A REALITY BY INSTALLING 7,500 NEW PUBLI PHONES THAT ALSO PROVIDE FRE WIRELESS INTERNET SERVICE.

85 FEET HOPEFULLY AROUND EACH PAY PHONE SITE YOU ARE LITERALLY CREATING WIRELESS HOT SPOTS THAT AR FREE IT BENEFITS BUSINESS AND COMPETITION AND THE PUBLIC

THE NEW PHONES WILL MAKE MORE OF THE CITY LIKE THE COLUMBI UNIVERSITY CAMPUS.

ITS OPEN WIFI NETWORK LETS ANYONE GET ONLINE WHILE SOAKIN UP RAYS.

IT LET US MAKE A VIDEO CALL TO CHRISTOPHER MITCHELL WHOSE MINNEAPOLIS NONPROFIT ADVISE CITIES ON HOW TO IMPROVE INTERNET ACCESS.

HE THINKS FREE WIFI IS THE RIGHT FIRST STEP

LOW INCOME PEOPLE AND MINORITY POPULATIONS DEPEND ON MOBILE DEVICES HAVING WIFI THAT THEY CAN USE ON THE GO IS A GOOD WAY OF KEEPIN THE COSTS DOWN YOU ARE NOT GOING TO SEE KID WRITING TERM PAPERS ON MOBIL DEVICES.

IT WOULD BE NICE IF THEY DIDN' HAVE TO.

PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENT SAY FREE WIRELESS INTERNET AT PA PHONES WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

IT WOULD BE GREAT FOR THE COMMUNITY.

THE CITY EXPECTS THE FIRS NEW PAY PHONES WITH INTERNET HOT SPOTS TO BE UP AND RUNNING BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR

THE UNITED STATES HAS NEARL 200,000 WIRELESS HOT SPOTS MAKING IT THE LEADING WIRELESS COUNTRY IN THE WORLD

> A LOT OF PEOPLE SHOPPING CAN BE A DIFFICULT EXPERIENCE.

THEY MAY NOT FIND EXACTLY WHAT THEY LIKE OR THE SIZE THAT THE WANT AND SOMETIMES THE SALES PEOPLE CAN JUST BE SALES PEOPL AND NOT REALLY THINKING ABOU HOW YOU LOOK IN THOSE CLOTHES.

THERE IS A COMPANY IN SEATTL TRYING TO CHANGE ALL OF THAT POINTER IS THE NAME OF THE COMPANY.

FIRST OF ALL, FOR SOMEON WATCHING IN ANOTHER PART OF TH COUNTRY WHAT IS POINTER AND HO ARE YOU TRYING TO HANG RETAI SALES OUT TO DRY

POINTER IS A VERY DIFFERENT SHOPPING EXPERIENCE.

IT TRIES TO COMBINE THE BEAUTY OF THE STORY AND THE BEST OF REAL LIFE SHOPPING WITH THE BEST OF TECHNOLOGY, WITH THE BEST O INTERNET SHOPPING AND TRIES TO BRING IT ALL TOGETHER THAT A CUSTOMER CAN TAKE A REAL JOY I SHOPPING IN THE STORE AND AT THE SAME TIME IT IS VERY EFFICIENT AND EASY YOU CAN USE TECHNOLOGY AND ENJOY YOUR SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS W NOTICE WHEN YOU WALK INTO TH POINTER STORE IS THAT ALL OF THE CLOTHES ARE HANGING.

YOU DON'T SEE HUGE MOUNTAINS O CLOSED

WE USE IT AS A TRADITIONA STORE.

FOR ME THE STORE EXPERIENCE WA WHILE BEAUTIFUL LACKED EFFICIENCY THE FIRST THING I NOTICED IS THAT IT IS NOT PLEASANT TO SIF THROUGH PILES OF CLOTHES SEARCHING FOR YOUR SIZE.

THAT WAS THE FIRST THING WE GO RID OF

YOU ARE STANDING, LET'S SAY THEY HAVE YOUR APP WHAT ARE THEY DOING WITH THE APP WHEN THEY GET TO SOMETHING THE LIKE

YOU USE YOUR MOBILE DEVICE.

THE MOMENT THEY SIMPLY TOUCH A ITEM WITH THEIR PHONE THEY SEE THE DESCRIPTION, THEY SEE WHAT OTHER CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE PRODUCT BUT ALSO VER ACTIONABLE THEY CAN SEE ALL THE SIZES AVAILABLE WITHIN OUR STORES AN ALL THE SIZES AVAILABLE ONLINE YOU CAN TOUCH A SIZE AND IT WILL SEND A SIGNAL TO OUR FITTING ROOM TO MAGICALLY WHOOSH INT THE FITTING ROOM

HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN?

IS IT ALL ROBOT?

IT IS REALLY BASKETBALL PLAYERS WHO ARE READY TO TOSS IT OUT FOR YOU.

I WISH IT'S ALL DONE THROUG TECHNOLOGY SO THE MOMENT YOU PRESS THAT YOU ARE REQUIRING A SIZE THA REQUEST GOES INTO OUR TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM THE FITTING ROOM HAS TWO OPENINGS IN THEM ONE IS A CHUTE WHERE CLOTHES COME DOWN AND THE OTHER IS WHERE YOU TOSS DOWN THE CLOTHES YO DON'T WANT WHENEVER YOU ARE READY TO CHEC OUT YOU SIMPLY WALK OUT OF THE STORE.

PRETTY RADICAL CHANGE T RETAIL AS WE KNOW IT WHAT ABOUT ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO WORK IN RETAIL TODAY WHO MIGHT HELP YOU WITH THE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE OR WHO MIGHT BE BRINGING THINGS BACK FROM TH FITTING ROOM WHO DOES THAT?

WHAT HAPPENS TO THE LABOR FORCE?

THAT IS ACTUALLY THE BEST THING.

WE WERE ABLE TO FREE UP ALL OF OUR ASSOCIATES THEY ARE NO LONGER ASSOCIATES, THEY ARE STYLISTS.

OUR STYLISTS WALK AROUND WIT TABLETS AND THEY WATCH WHA CUSTOMERS ARE SHOPPING FOR AND WHEN CUSTOMERS NEED HELP THEY ADVISE CUSTOMERS ON STYLES.

I CAN ADD ITEMS TO MY CUSTOMER FITTING ROOM WITH JUST ONE TOUCH.

I CAN ADD ITEMS TO CUSTOMER' SHOPPING CARTS I NEVER HAVE TO LEAVE TH CUSTOMER I AM ALWAYS WITH THE CUSTOMER.

IT IS A VERY GOOD EXPERIENCE FOR BOTH OF US

THE CULTURE CHANGE THAT HAS TO HAPPEN IN THE SHOPPER'S MIND, HOW DO YOU GET SOMEONE USED TO SHOPPING IN THIS WAY WHEN REALLY FOREVER THEY HAVE ALWAYS BEE USED TO ASSOCIATING THE AMOUNT OF INVENTORY THAT THEY CAN KEY OR THE SIZE OF THE SPACE WIT THE GRANGER OF THE STORE

ALL WE ARE DOING IS TAKIN THE EASE OF ONLINE SHOPPING AN COMBINING IT WITH THE ABILITY TO TOUCH AND FEEL IT IS ALWAYS A PROBLEM WHEN YO SHOP ONLINE AND YOU DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THE ITEM IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE OR LOOK ON YOU OR FEEL IT IS ALWAYS A CHALLENGE T IMAGINE IT WHEN YOU ARE SHOPPING ONLINE HERE YOU DON'T HAVE TO IMAGINE YOU CAN TOUCH IT AND FEEL IT BUT THERE IS AN EASE

LET'S TALK ABOUT TEN YEAR FROM NOW POINTER DOES VERY WELL.

YOU HAVE CHANGED THE FACE OF RETAIL WHAT DOES THE WORLD LOOK LIK WHEN I GO INTO A MALL OR IF WANT TO HAVE A PHYSICA EXPERIENCE SHOPPING?

I THINK THE WORLD WILL LOOK IN A VERY EXCITING WAY IF YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT IF IT IS A PRINTE CARTRIDGE AND YOU KNOW THE NUMBER YOU PULL OUT THE MOBILE PHONE AND CLICK ON IT AND IT I DELIVERED TO YOU THAT IS SIMPLE AND CONVENIENT.

THAT IS THE BEST WAY TO SHOP IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ITEMS YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCE SUCH AS YOU WANT TO PICK YOUR OWN FOOD O PLAY WITH A TABLET OR TOYS, TH KIDS NEED TOYS TO PLAY WIT BEFORE YOU KNOW IF THAT IS THE RIGHT TOY.

I THINK FOR THOSE ITEMS YOU WILL COME TO THE MALL AND INSTEAD O DIGGING THROUGH PILES AND BEIN FRUSTRATED YOU WILL BE GOING T EXPERIENCE WITH THE PRODUCT.

IT WILL BE ALL AROUN EXPERIENCES.

TECHNOLOGY THERE PROVIDING A EASY WAY FOR YOU TO EXPERIENCE THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO WAIT YOU NEVER HAVE TO WAIT IN LINE YOU NEVER HAVE TO USE ASSOCIAT TIME WITH MUNDANE TASKS.

IT SHOULD BE ALL ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE

THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOININ US

VERY EXCITED ABOUT TH FUTURE THANK YOU.

> 3 D PRINTING WAS FIRST INVENTED IN THE 1980s.

BUT IN THE PAST TEN YEARS IT HAS BECOME A POPULAR AND AFFORDABL TECHNOLOGY FROM THE CREATION O SIMPLE TOYS TO COMPLEX ARTIFICIAL LIMBS REPORTER JANA FLANGON TAKES US INSIDE ONE GROUND BREAKING LAB

A COMBINATION OF DESIGN AND ARTISTRY THAT CAN COME FRO EITHER THE ART SIDE OR ENGINEERING SIDE AS WELL AS LOT OF TECHNICAL ISSUES BECAUS OF ALL OF THE EQUIPMENT THAT I BEING USED AND THE SOFTWARE FO DESIGNING THESE OBJECTS.

PROFESSOR FREEDMAN HELPED PUT TOGETHER HE ALSO RUNS THE MANUFACTURING CENTER OUT OF IT AS THE LAB WAS BEING DEVELOPED FOR THE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT HE REALIZED THE ENGINEERING AN COMPUTER SCIENCE STUDENTS WERE JUST AS INTERESTED IN DESIGN AND FINE ARTS STUDENTS WER TECHNICALLY SOPHISTICATED.

I GET A LOT OF SURPRISE LOOKS WHEN I SAY WE ARE PUTTIN TOGETHER PROGRAMS BETWEEN TH TWO SCHOOLS BECAUSE PEOPLE THINK ENGINEERING ARE SEPARATE WORLDS.

THEY REALLY AREN'T PROBABLY THE FIRST PERSON TO REALLY APPLY THIS IN THE BUSINESS WORLD WAS REALLY STEV JOBS

THE 3 D PRINTING LAB ISN' JUST ABOUT MAKING STUFF WITH THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY ALTHOUGH EVERYONE IN THE CLASS DOES PLENTY OF THAT

THE FACE OVER THERE WAS PRODUCED ON THE MAKER BOT USIN AN iPHONE.

THERE IS AN APP THAT WILL SCAN YOUR FACE.

THAT IS SOMEBODY'S FACE

THAT IS MY FACE IT IS HARD TO TELL I HAD TO TAKE THE GLASSES OF FOR IT TO WORK

IF YOU LOOK PAST THE DR SEUSS-LIKE DESIGN PROPONENTS SAY THEY WILL WITNESS THE BEGINNIN OF A MANUFACTURING REVOLUTION.

MAKER BOX FOUNDER AND CEO AIMS TO MAKE 3 D PRINTERS A ACCESSIBLE IN ADDITION TO DONATING THE 25 3 D PRINTERS HIS COMPANY WAS PROVIDED GRANT MONEY TO MAKE I A REALITY.

HERE WE GO.

[ APPLAUSE ]

WHEN YOU HAVE A MAKER BOT YOU THINK DIFFERENTLY.

INSTEAD OF THINKING WHERE AM I GOING TO BUY THIS YOU THINK CAN MAKE THAT.

IT'S MUCH MORE COST EFFECTIVE TO DESIGN SOMETHING ON A COMPUTER BECAUSE IT IS EASIL MODIFIED AND CHANGED OUR CUSTOMERS ARE VERY DEMANDING.

THEY NEVER GIVE YOU ONE DESIGN AND SAY THIS IS WHAT I WANT, CAN YOU DO THIS?

YOU DO THE DESIGN THAT THEY GIVE YOU AND THEN THEY MAKE HALF DOZEN CHANGES AFTER THAT

PICKY AS IT MAY SOUND IT IS STANDARD FOR HIGH END JEWELR BUSINESS AFFORDABLE ONLY TO GOVERNMEN CONTRACTORS AND BIG BUSINESS IN THE PAST TEN YEARS MID SIZE COMPANIES HAVE BEEN ABLE T EMBRACE THE TECHNOLOGY FOR THEM 3 D PRINTING HA INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY NOT ONL IN VOLUME BUT IN THEIR ABILITY TO CUSTOMIZE USING WAX CASTING

THIS IS THE FINAL PRODUCT O THE PRINT THAT HAS COME OUT OF THE MACHINE.

EACH OF THESE IS A FILE THAT I SENT THROUGH E-MAIL AN DOWNLOADED TO THE MACHINE AN PRINTED OUT.

MACHINES FIT LARGELY IN A THICK PLASTIC AND PRODUC NOTICEABLE LAYERS OF LINES THAT IS NOT DETAILED ENOUGH FO QUALITY CASTING.

WHEN A CUSTOMER SENDS A DESIGN THE FILES ARE UPLOADED TO TH COMPUTER AND CHECKED TWO TYPES OF WAX ARE USED TO BUILD THE MODEL.

THE WHITE WAX SUPPORTS THE MODEL AND GETS DISSOLVED AWAY FROM THE BLUE WAX WHEN PUT INTO A PLASTER MOLD THE BLUE WAX IS HEATED AND DISINTEGRATES.

ONCE COOLED PRECIOUS METALS AR POURED INTO THE MOLD CREATIN THE EXACT PIECE.

BACK IN THE MAKER BOT LA PROFESSOR FREEDMAN IS HOPING THE PRINTERS HELP SHAPE TH MANUFACTURING REVOLUTION

THE POSSIBILITIES ARE PRETT BROAD.

I MEAN, IT CAN EITHER BE ALL THE WAY FROM MAKING CUSTOM OR SEMI CUSTOM SIMPLE THINGS LIKE CELL PHONE CASES OR ALL THE WAY UP TO DOING SEMI CUSTOM BUILDS FOR ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY

STUDENTS CURRENTLY ENROLLED WILL EARN A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION FREEDMAN HOPES TO ELEVATE TO A MINOR AND ONE DAY A MAJOR.

MANY TYPES OF AFFORDABLE 3 PRINTERS ARE BEING DEVELOPED ACROSS THE COUNTRY, SOME FOR LESS THAN $500 TO FIND OUT MORE VISIT OUR WEBSITE.

> I AM DIRECTOR AT THE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES TODAY'S QUESTION IS HOW BIG IS THE UNIVERSE WE KNOW THE UNIVERSE WAS CREATED IN THE BIG BANG.

IF YOU LOOK AT DISTANT OBJECTS IN THE SKY WE ARE BASICALL LOOKING BACK IN TIME WE CAN'T LOOK FURTHER BACK THA THE BEGINNING OF TIME.

THE VISIBLE UNIVERSE, THE PART OF THE UNIVERSE WE CAN SEE I FINITE IN SIZE IT HAS BEEN EXPANDING.

THE SIZE IS ROUGHLY 100 BILLIO LIFE YEARS BIG RECENT MEASUREMENTS OF THE TELESCOPE LOOKS AT THE EARLIES RADIATION SUGGESTS THA SOMETHING QUITE SPECTACULA HAPPENED THE UNIVERSE MIGHT HAVE GONE THROUGH A RAPID INFLATION, KIN OF EXPLOSION OF THE UNIVERSE THAT TOOK A VERY SMALL PART, SMALLER THAN THE SMALLES ELEMENTARY PARTICLE AND BLEW I UP INTO WHAT IS NOW OU UNIVERSE SO IF THIS MEASUREMENT STAND AND WILL BE CONFIRMED BY OTHER MEASUREMENTS OR NOT IN THE COMING YEARS WE WILL LEARN WHA WE CONSIDERED TO BE OUR UNIVERSE IS ONLY A VERY, VERY SMALL PAR OF SOMETHING MUCH, MUCH BIGGER

THOUSANDS OF STARTUP HUBS ARE POPPING UP ACROSS THE COUNTR FROM NORTH CAROLINA'S RESEARCH TRIANGLE TO WYOMING'S FAST TEC COMMUNITY.

WHAT ELEMENTS MAKE A TEC COMMUNITY THRIVE WHAT IDEAS PUSH A COMPANY TO THE TOP OF THE STARTUP FOOD CHAIN?

DIRECTOR OF NEW YORK TECH MEETUP IS HERE.

YOUR ORGANIZATION HAS BEEN AROUND FOR ABOUT TEN YEARS FOR SOMEONE IN ANOTHER PART OF THE COUNTRY, WHAT ARE THESE MEET UPS LIKE WHY ARE THEY SO IMPORTANT?

IT WAS REALLY FOUNDED AS WAY TO TALK ABOUT THE TYPE O COMPANIES WE WERE BUILDING AND CHALLENGES WE WERE HAVING AN SHOWCASE THEIR WORK.

THAT IS ORIGINALLY WHAT IT WAS FOUNDED FOR AND IS REALLY TH CENTRAL IDEA EVERY MONTH WE HAVE ABOUT TE DIFFERENT TECH COMPANIES DEM THEIR TECHNOLOGY LIVE ON STAGE IN FRONT OF AN AUDIENCE OF ABOUT 850 PEOPLE

THE IDEA OF HAVING DEMONSTRATION DAY HAS CAUGHT O TO A LOT OF ACCELERATORS AROUN THE COUNTRY.

WHAT IS SO DIFFERENT ABOUT THI ONE?

PART OF IT IS IT WAS CENTERED AROUND BUILDING A COMMUNITY.

AT FIRST IT WAS ABOUT CREATING A NETWORK FOR ALL OF THESE ENTREPRENEURS TO CONNECT WIT EACH OTHER

IN THIS ONLINE WORLD WE HAV 15 DIFFERENT WAYS TO REACH OUT AND FIND SOMEONE ELSE ONLINE WHAT IS THE IN REAL LIFE DIFFERENCE

THERE IS A DIFFERENCE I TERMS OF BEING ABLE TO MEE SOMEONE FACE-TO-FACE AND BUILD THAT CONNECTION, SHAKE THEIR HAND, REALLY SEE EYE TO EYE.

THE AMAZING THING ABOUT TH INTERNET IS IT ENHANCES TH CONNECTIONS.

IT IS NOT ONE OR THE OTHER THEY BOTH REALLY ENHANCE EAC OTHER.

YOU HAD EVENTS EVEN THOUGH IT IS A NEW YORK ORGANIZATION I OTHER CITIES DO YOU PLAN TO TAKE IT AROUN THE WORLD?

WE ARE STILL FOCUSED ON NEW YORK EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE WE TAK THE SHOW ON THE ROAD AND GO TO A CITY LIKE AUSTIN TO REALLY HEL SHOWCASE THE NEW YORK-BASE COMPANIES THAT GO ALONG WITH U TO PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD

WE ARE HEARING ABOUT WOME AND TECHNOLOGY AND SOMETIMES I IS A PIPELINE PROBLEM.

SOMETIMES IT IS A DEMAND PROBLEM.

YOU ARE KIND OF ON THE FRONT LINE YOU SEE STARTUPS ON A WEEKLY AND DAILY BASIS.

ARE YOU SEEING A CHANGE IN THE NUMBER OF WOMEN INVOLVED IF SO HOW?

IT IS GROWING SOME.

I THINK WE HAVE A SOCIETAL PROBLEM AROUND WOMEN IN TECH I THINK IT IS REALLY SOMETHING WE NEED TO LOOK AT ADDRESSING.

BECAUSE REALLY RIGHT NOW WHAT IS HAPPENING IS THAT GIRLS AR GETTING SHEPHERDED IN DIFFERENT DIRECTION.

BOYS ARE BEING POINTED TOWARDS TECHNOLOGY AND GIRLS ARE BEING TOLD TECHNOLOGY ISN'T FOR GIRLS.

UNTIL WE INTERVENE WE NOT GOIN TO GET MORE WOMEN INTO THE PIPELINE AND MORE WOMEN COMING INTO TECHNOLOGY.

WHAT IS IT ABOUT A COMMUNIT THAT MAKES IT A GREAT HOT BED OF TECH COMPANIES HAVING A RESEARCH UNIVERSITY HAVING SORT OF A BIG OLD IBM O APPLE AROUND

I THINK THERE ARE MULTIPL COMPONENTS TO WHAT MAKES A GREAT COMMUNITY FOR TECH IN NEW YORK IN PARTICULAR ONE OF THE THINGS IS THE PEOPLE NEW YORK IS A HOT BED FO AMAZING TALENT WE HAVE TALENT IN FINANCE AN ADVERTISING AND PUBLICLISHING.

AS WE ARE SEEING TECH SPREAD W ARE ABLE TO TAP INTO THE TALEN POOL MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE COMIN TO NEW YORK SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE IT IS THAT CENTER PLACE FO INNOVATION

THIS IS GOING TO BE AN OD QUESTION PERHAPS BUT CONSIDERING YOU HAVE MET THE STARTUPS WHAT IS IN THE DNA OF ONE THA SUCCEEDS

I THINK STARTUPS THAT SUCCEED HAVE REALLY LOOKED AT TH PROBLEM THAT THEY ARE SOLVIN AND ARE REALLY SOLVING A PROBLEM FOR THE COMMUNITY.

THEY ARE SOLVING A PROBLEM FOR A USER AND SOMEONE SAID YOU MADE MY LIFE BETTER AND MOR EFFICIENT AND HELPED ME GE THROUGH MY DAY IN A MUCH MOR FASTER WAY I THINK THAT FOR A LOT O STARTUPS IT REALLY IS ABOU ANSWERING THAT FIRST QUESTIO AROUND ARE WE TRULY SOLVING PROBLEM FOR PEOPLE

THANKS SO MUCH.

THANK YOU

> EVER WONDER HOW FILM MAKER GET THE WINNING ARIAL SHOT OF AN ERUPTING VOLCANO OR AN EAGLE SNATCHING UP ITS PREY?

THAT IS WHERE HOVER TECHNOLOGY STEPS IN THE ROBOTICS COMPANY I PIONEERING ARIAL SYSTEMS I VIDEOOGRAPHY HERE IS A LOOK AT SKY HIGH MOVIE MAGIC.

WHEN YOU SEE AN ARIAL SHOT IN A LOCATION WHERE IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT TO GET A FULL SIZE HELICOPTER THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE THAT SHOT WAS TAKEN WIT OUR ELECTRONICS.

WE WERE ON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WE ARE ON DISCOVERY CHANNEL.

WE ARE ON A LOT OF THE SHOWS YOU HAVE SEEN ON TELEVISION TODAY.

THEY USE OUR SYSTEMS THEY CAN GET VERY HAND HELD FREE FLOWING SHOTS ON THE MOVIE SET LIKE A STEADY CAN BUT CAN BRIN IT UP AND THEY ARE NOT LIMITED BY THE LENGTH OF THE JIB THEY CAN GO UP TO SEVERA HUNDRED FEET THEY SOMETIMES CALL IT A INFINITE JIB THIS IS THE HOVER FLIGHT PRO IT HAS GYROSCOPES.

THIS ESSENTIALLY IS THE FLIGHT CONTROLLER IT TAKES COMMANDS FROM THE GROUND THEY ARE VERY STABLE FOR PUTTING A CAMERA IN THE SKY, ALMOST LIKE A TRIPOD IN THE SKY.

IT REQUIRES A USER ON THE GROUND TO TELL IT WHERE TO GO, TELL I WHEN TO COME DOWN AND GO UP.

TYPICAL APPLICATION IS WITHI ABOUT A 500 FOOT RADIUS WITH A CEILING OF 400 FEET.

WE STARTED WE WERE ALL INTERESTED IN USIN MICROPROCESSORS AND CENSORS.

WITH TODAY'S TECHNOLOGY USED I CELL PHONES WE WERE ABLE TO US THE HIGHEST VOLUME ALLOCATIONS WITH MICROPROCESSORS AND MAKE VERY CLEVER PIECE OF HARDWARE TO CONTROL.

ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS PEOPLE SUGGEST IS GOING OVERSEAS FO MANUFACTURING.

WE MADE THE CHOICE TO STAY HER IN THE UNITED STATES THEY ARE TEN MILES AWAY SO THA DURING MANUFACTURING WE CAN GO THERE AND WORK OUT PROBLEMS MUCH QUICKER.

MOST IMPORTANT TO US IS THAT W STAYED MADE IN THE USA IT SOLVES A PROBLEM USING HIGH VOLUME ELECTRONICS THAT ARE USED IN EVERY DAY ITEMS

AND THAT WRAPS IT UP FOR THIS TIME FOR MORE ON SCIENCE, TECHNOLOG AND INNOVATION VISIT OUR WEBSITE CHT CROW CAN CHECK US OUT ON FACEBOOK AND JOIN TH CONVERSATION ON TWITTER.

UNTIL NEXT TIME, THANKS FO WATCHING

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