New Orleans Idea Summit
The last day of The Daily Beast's ideas forum in New Orleans features talks from political thinkers like James Carville and business leaders from India and China.
"The coffee will start brewing itself with the Midterm Rumble, which brings together the likes of James Carville, Harold Ford, Jr., Leslie Gelb, and Leslie Sanchez to discuss the 2010 midterms with Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos as moderator. After that, we take a trip east to India, for 'The View From India's Innovation Czar,' brought to us by the Adviser to the Prime Minister of India on Public Information, Infrastructure and Innovations, who's being interviewed by James Hoge Jr., of the Council on Foreign Relations. From there, we take a step back, for 'The Advancing Giants: India & China'—a panel of experts on the economic relationship between India, China, and the rest of the world."
What can 3D printing do for medicine? The "sky is the limit," says Northwell Health researcher Dr. Todd Goldstein.
- Medical professionals are currently using 3D printers to create prosthetics and patient-specific organ models that doctors can use to prepare for surgery.
- Eventually, scientists hope to print patient-specific organs that can be transplanted safely into the human body.
- Northwell Health, New York State's largest health care provider, is pioneering 3D printing in medicine in three key ways.
Torn between absolutism on the left and the right, classical liberalism—with its core values of compassion and incremental progress whereby the once-radical becomes the mainstream—is in need of a good defense. And Adam Gopnik is its lawyer.
- Liberalism as "radical pragmatism"
- Intersectionality and civic discourse
- How "a thousand small sanities" tackled drunk driving, normalized gay marriage, and could control gun violence
As Game of Thrones ends, a revealing resolution to its perplexing geography.
- The fantasy world of Game of Thrones was inspired by real places and events.
- But the map of Westeros is a good example of the perplexing relation between fantasy and reality.
- Like Britain, it has a Wall in the North, but the map only really clicks into place if you add Ireland.
The lost practice of face-to-face communication has made the world a more extreme place.
- The world was saner when we spoke face-to-face, argues John Cameron Mitchell. Not looking someone in the eye when you talk to them raises the potential for miscommunication and conflict.
- Social media has been an incredible force for activism and human rights, but it's also negatively affected our relationship with the media. We are now bombarded 24/7 with news that either drives us to anger or apathy.
- Sitting behind a screen makes polarization worse, and polarization is fertile ground for conspiracy theories and fascism, which Cameron describes as irrationally blaming someone else for your problems.
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