Local Blogs

Hey Tech!

By Angela Hey

E-mail Angela Hey

About this blog: I write about technology companies, trends and events in and around Mountain View. Where else can you find startups nurtured by Y-Combinator and 500 Startups working alongside multi-billion corporations like Google, Symantec and I...  (More)

View all posts from Angela Hey

No problem is too big to tackle

Uploaded: Jul 3, 2012
The Churchill Club recently held the first annual Great Silicon Valley Oxford Union Debate on the motion, "This House Believes That the Problems of Tomorrow Are Too Big for the Entrepreneurs of Today".

Read the full story here http://www.mv-voice.com/story.php?story_id=7905 posted Friday, June 29, 2012, 12:00 AM

Comments

Posted by Angela Hey, Mountain View Voice Blogger,
on Jul 3, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Angela Hey is a registered user.

You can see Matt Flannery and John Wood being interviewed by Dave Iverson Web Link


Posted by Joe DiNucci, a resident of another community,
on Jul 3, 2012 at 10:29 pm

A few points: First, the trivial one: The Proposition was not narrowly defeated. The vote reported the night of the debate was 55% Opposed. Turns out that was based on a margin of 4 votes out of a total vote of less than 90 people - out of a room full of 520 people. The only thing that did not work that night was ther voting technology! A later survey turned up a margin of 55-45 in favor, though again the number voting was less than 100.

More significantly, the stories cited above are truly inspiring. I've loved living in the Valley for 32 years precisely because of that spirit of restless innovation. And the twist here is how some seasoned and successful entrepreneurs have brought that spirit and some low-tech solutions to solev problems. Terrific. Light those candles, by all means. But tackling and really solving massive issues like dwindling energy supplies, lopsided food distribution and more will require alignment of the energetic innovators, government policies and even some of the those old, massive and death-resistant mega-corporations.

Thanks for a provcative and fresh insight.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Touring the Southern California “Ivies:” Pomona and Cal Tech
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 5 comments | 3,159 views

Couples: Parallel Play or Interactive Play?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,408 views

Just say no
By Jessica T | 6 comments | 1,348 views

Questions for Council Candidates--Housing
By Steve Levy | 12 comments | 682 views

Palo Alto quietly gets new evening food truck market
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 667 views