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TED: Dean Kamen: The Emotion Behind Invention

Dean Kamen is one of my future thinking heroes. He is one of the many reasons I think we can expect cybernetic replacements that outperform human originals in the next 10-20 years. You may know Dean Kamen as the inventor of the Segway, which makes most people think that he’s a frivolous inventor–but it’s quite different once you hear him speak about his inventions and the reasons he invents. It may surprise you to hear that the Segway was invented as a philanthropic device. See his other TED talks for more viewing interest:

In this talk:

“Soldiers who’ve lost limbs in service face a daily struggle unimaginable to most of us. At TEDMED, Dean Kamen talks about the profound people and stories that motivated his work to give parts of their lives back with his design for a remarkable prosthetic arm.” – from TED

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