SRI International, the renowned innovation factory, shares its recipe for technology research and development success. New technologies aren’t typi… (via The Best Time for Innovation?)

SRI International, the renowned innovation factory, shares its recipe for technology research and development success. New technologies aren’t typi… (via The Best Time for Innovation?)

The end of suburbia? Poverty rates climb 5x faster in suburbs v cities since 2000

The end of suburbia? Poverty rates climb 5x faster in suburbs v cities since 2000

By 2013, there will be more smartphones on earth than people and other data in one inforgraphic.

By 2013, there will be more smartphones on earth than people and other data in one inforgraphic.

U.S. Olympians hometown v. current residence: 9% of 500+ U.S. athletes “from” L.A., 15% live there now.

U.S. Olympians hometown v. current residence: 9% of 500+ U.S. athletes “from” L.A., 15% live there now.

Cost of medical tests dropping faster than Moore’s Law? #iQ
Biochemist @rbgayle, founder of SpreadingScience, looks at ways medicine will be disrupted by technology in his post “The exponential economy and medicine.”

Costs are coming down on many medical test, especially ones driven by the same technological change that affects computers. For example, the cost to sequence the human genome is dropping rapidly.
For much of the last decade the costs dropped faster than Moore’s law. Even if the costs now just follow Moore’s law, the cost will be under $1000 before the end of the decade. But this technology will be used in many other places. For example, the bacteria in our gut appear to have large effects on our weight. Sequencing the genomes of gut bacteria will tell us a lot about our individual health.
This is just one way medicine will be disrupted. Labs-on-a chip will make home monitoring of multiple markers using smartphones. This will also result in lower costs once the health industry is pushed to use them.

Cost of medical tests dropping faster than Moore’s Law? #iQ

Biochemist @rbgayle, founder of SpreadingScience, looks at ways medicine will be disrupted by technology in his post “The exponential economy and medicine.”

Costs are coming down on many medical test, especially ones driven by the same technological change that affects computers. For example, the cost to sequence the human genome is dropping rapidly.

For much of the last decade the costs dropped faster than Moore’s law. Even if the costs now just follow Moore’s law, the cost will be under $1000 before the end of the decade. But this technology will be used in many other places. For example, the bacteria in our gut appear to have large effects on our weight. Sequencing the genomes of gut bacteria will tell us a lot about our individual health.

This is just one way medicine will be disrupted. Labs-on-a chip will make home monitoring of multiple markers using smartphones. This will also result in lower costs once the health industry is pushed to use them.

9 U.S. cities have GDP larger than Greece. NYC = Spain, LA bigger than Switzerland @dkthomp draws an analogy:

The euro zone as a whole is about $17 trillion, according to the IMF, which makes it about 13 percent larger than the U.S. That means that Spain’s share of the euro zone’s economy (8.2%) is almost precisely equivalent to New York’s share of the U.S. economy, when you include NYC’s periphery in Northern New Jersey, Long Island, and parts of Pennsylvania.

9 U.S. cities have GDP larger than Greece. NYC = Spain, LA bigger than Switzerland @dkthomp draws an analogy:

The euro zone as a whole is about $17 trillion, according to the IMF, which makes it about 13 percent larger than the U.S. That means that Spain’s share of the euro zone’s economy (8.2%) is almost precisely equivalent to New York’s share of the U.S. economy, when you include NYC’s periphery in Northern New Jersey, Long Island, and parts of Pennsylvania.

Most creative county in the U.S. is in New Mexico…who knew? Bay Area, DC not too shabby either
The leading brandividual of the creative class, Richard Florida, says:

Nationwide, the creative class totals more than 40 million workers, more than a third of the total workforce, including professionals in the fields of science and technology, design and architecture, arts, entertainment and media, and healthcare, law, management and education.
Nationwide, the leading creative class county is Los Alamos, New Mexico, home to the famous laboratory that bears its name. Nearly 70 percent of its workers are employed in creative class occupations.
The greater Washington D.C., area also does particularly well. Arlington County, Virginia, is second; Falls Church, Virginia, and the District of Columbia are third and fourth. Alexandria County, Fairfax County, Howard County, Loudoun County, Montgomery County and Fairfax City are all in the top 15.
The Bay Area also does well: San Francisco County is 14th and nearby Marin County in 19th. Middlesex County, Massachusetts, which includes Cambridge and other Boston suburbs, is 17th. Kalawao County, on the north coast of the island of Moloka?i in Hawaii, places fifth.

Top 20 list here: America’s Leading Creative Class Counties

Most creative county in the U.S. is in New Mexico…who knew? Bay Area, DC not too shabby either

The leading brandividual of the creative class, Richard Florida, says:

Nationwide, the creative class totals more than 40 million workers, more than a third of the total workforce, including professionals in the fields of science and technology, design and architecture, arts, entertainment and media, and healthcare, law, management and education.

Nationwide, the leading creative class county is Los Alamos, New Mexico, home to the famous laboratory that bears its name. Nearly 70 percent of its workers are employed in creative class occupations.

The greater Washington D.C., area also does particularly well. Arlington County, Virginia, is second; Falls Church, Virginia, and the District of Columbia are third and fourth. Alexandria County, Fairfax County, Howard County, Loudoun County, Montgomery County and Fairfax City are all in the top 15.

The Bay Area also does well: San Francisco County is 14th and nearby Marin County in 19th. Middlesex County, Massachusetts, which includes Cambridge and other Boston suburbs, is 17th. Kalawao County, on the north coast of the island of Moloka?i in Hawaii, places fifth.

Top 20 list here: America’s Leading Creative Class Counties

Reporters fare worse than avg. Americans….8% less

Reporters fare worse than avg. Americans….8% less

Silicon Valley dominates the western states on corporate clout by this measure

Silicon Valley dominates the western states on corporate clout by this measure

Top Tech Metro? Not Silicon Valley by one measure — look to the Pacific Northwest
A Technology Index from the Martin Prosperity Institute and Richard Florida combines a measure of the concentration of high-tech companies with patents per capita and average annual patent growth. The top 5 U.S. metros:
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR
Austin-Round Rock, TX
Where’s NY? Where’s DC? Provo, Oxnard, and Nashua outpacing both seems implausible.

Top Tech Metro? Not Silicon Valley by one measure — look to the Pacific Northwest

A Technology Index from the Martin Prosperity Institute and Richard Florida combines a measure of the concentration of high-tech companies with patents per capita and average annual patent growth. The top 5 U.S. metros:

  1. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
  2. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
  3. San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
  4. Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR
  5. Austin-Round Rock, TX

Where’s NY? Where’s DC? Provo, Oxnard, and Nashua outpacing both seems implausible.