Speaker David Merrill is an MIT grad student in the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT´s Media Lab. He and his fellow students work on new technologiesthat give us more and better abilities to do things we want to do. David´s main interst now is the Siftable Project, and this is the subject of his TEDTalk.
New technologies make our life´s easier, our jobs more productive, reason why its important to be aware of all the new emerging technologies.
For more information on David´s Merrill´s work, click on this link: http://www.ted.com/index.php/speakers/david_merrill.html