A list of URLs

If you read this, you probably attended one of my lectures and saw me use a lot of webpages to illustrate my story.

(I never use ready-made presentations. Not only because I hate PowerPoint, but mainly because I don’t want to limit myself; I like to remain flexible and be able to change my story whenever I feel like it. My guidance always simply consists of a dynamic list of URLs which I can pick from, depending on the purpose and audience of the lecture.)

Below you’ll find my current list; in case some of what I spoke about interested you and you want to learn more. 🙂


Leonardo Da Vinci – Homo Universalis

Metcalfe’s Law (the value of a network is proportional to the square of the number of connected users of the system (n2))

Half a Million DVDs of Data Stored in Gram of DNA | WIRED

Abundance | Peter H. Diamandis

Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours (and what to do about it)
Example: Uber
Example: Model S | Tesla Motors
Exponential Organizations – slideshow


Space engineering:
Asteroid mining
We landed twice: Philae comet probe may have bounced after harpoon failure – CNN.com
EVE Online

Graphene Supercapacitors Ready for Electric Vehicle Energy Storage, Say Korean Engineers | MIT Technology Review


Health and Quantified Self:
SCiO: Your Sixth Sense. A Pocket Molecular Sensor For All!
Scanadu Scout
Jack Andraka, the Teen Prodigy of Pancreatic Cancer


IBM Supercomputer:
IBM Watson: The inside story of how the Jeopardy-winning supercomputer was born, and what it wants to do next
I Tasted BBQ Sauce Made By IBM’s Watson, And Loved It


Phantom 2 – The Spirit Of Flight
Example: Permanent Beta Festival – 2014 on Vimeo


Makerscene and DIY:
Make: 42 Annual 3D Printing Guide
Thingiverse – Digital Designs for Physical Objects
Example: Lego compatible train track look-a-like by 3daybreaker
Example: K’Next to Lego
Arduino (this 20 euro mini computer can do more than a million dollar supercomputer in 1970).
One of the most disruptive websites: Instructables
Example: Self-Watering Plant


Me, getting my RFID-chip (just because I’m curious)
(And maybe I’ll buy one of these: Samsung Ezon SHS-3320 Digital Lock

Peter Diamandis followed in my steps:
Peter Diamandis: Why I Implanted an RFID Tag in My Hand


The age of access:
The Age of Access: The New Culture of Hypercapitalism, Where all of Life is a Paid-For Experience: Jeremy Rifkin: 9781585420827: Amazon.com: Books
Seth’s Blog: When everyone has access to the same tools (…you have to distinguish yourself with your attitude.)


General links:

Home – Martijn Aslander

Permanent Beta 

Quantified Self Institute | Self knowledge through numbers 

A little Easycracy

The easycratic library

An interview on information

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