Tim Brown, Burt Rutan and John D. Carmack

Tim Brown on creativity. Many of the concepts/methods explored in this talk are particularly empowered by the use of Open Source software to implement the services, tools and experiences described in this talk by Tim Brown.

Burt Rutan: Entrepreneurs are the future of space flight. It’s staggering to me that both the Concorde and Blackbird have gone through their respective life cycles without being replaced. Burt Rutan talks about the number of prototypes he has been able to create at Scaled Composites – and hinted about the true number, including the classified variety, being much larger.

This led me to John D. Carmack, of idSoftware, and his venture: Armadillo Aerospace. The new propulsion systems look suitably functional, and beautiful at the same time.