Three time shuttle astronaut and Singularity University head of faculty Dan Barry discusses his experiences in space, and the future of robotics. Filmed at the Singularity University Executive Program, March 2010, NASA Ames, Silicon Valley, CA. www.singularityu.org:
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Hans Rosling uses Gapminder to show the correlation between life expectancy and income per person. Did you know that 200 years ago, the average lifespan for all humans on earth was less than 40. Today, the average life expectancy is around 80 years of age. Watch his full explanation here:
Aubrey de Grey recently presented his thoughts on longevity at Ted and Singularity University:
To watch his more recent and slightly technically oriented talk at Singularity University, see below:
We are building a Child Care Center in a Nursing Home and Implementing an Intergenerational Program.
This provides a model for the establishment of child care centers in nursing homes. Needs assessment, financial support, licensing, staff hiring and training are all important factors that need to addressed in the start up and running of such a program. The establishment of an intergenerational program at a facility of this type is intended to draw elderly residents out of seclusion and isolation and to make it possible for the children to benefit from the residents’ love and affection. Mutual activities and interaction promote a fresh and unique understanding between the two age groups in an atmosphere of happiness and compassion. An onsite child care center helps recruit and retain employees with child care needs, while the nursing home atmosphere takes on a personal, friendlier, and more family-like tone. The program has a positive influence on children’s perceptions of the elderly, of disabilities, and of nursing homes, as well as providing the elderly with an atmosphere of revitalized interest and social enrichment.