getting down to business.

Juan Enriquez is one of my favorite speakers and perhaps one day one of my favorite people. He should be more popular than Paris Hilton that's for sure. Juan Enriquez is a lot of things other than a hero. He is (taken from his bio) a "bestselling author, businessman, and academic, is recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on the economic and political impacts of life sciences." He's alot. He is also the Chairman and CEO of Biotechonomy LLC, a life sciences research and investment firm. He is future based with a great sense of wit. The future is coming on us fast, no sorry, it's soon to be growing all over us. Please watch his lecture above.

Not only do the experiments and experimenters need to step up and take a more active role in day to day life, it is important for us as a society/civilization/terrestrials to educate our youth and future business men that real estate is not a reason to wear a suite. Sustainability is not for tree huggers. It's about every one involved in the system. The system is as simple as a transfer of energy from one element/person/thing to the next.

Some of the clients that Biotechonomy has are also amazing. Xcellerex is working on revolutionizing the way biomolecules are developed, manufactured and commercialized. ( Biomolecules are any organicmolecule that is produced by a living organism, including large polymericproteins, polysaccharides, and nucleic acids as well as small molecules such as primary metabolites, secondary metabolites, and natural products. - wikipedia) Another client is Synthetic Genomics. Here's a quote from the founder and genius Craig Venter:

Work in creating a synthetic chromosome/genome will give us a better understanding of basic cellular processes. Genome composition, regulatory circuits, signaling pathways and numerous other aspects of organism gene and protein function will be better understood through construction of a synthetic genome. Not only will this basic research lead to better understanding of these pathways and components in the particular organisms, but also better understanding of human biology. The ability to construct synthetic genomes may lead to extraordinary advances in our ability to engineer microorganisms for many vital energy and environmental purposes."
- J. Craig Venter, 2003

We are living in very exciting times!

I still have to respond about open source urbanism.

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