This truly private messaging platform has been getting a lot of attention this month. In fact, as of its short intent to launch in the past few weeks it has been backed by a growing number of supporters who have not only helped to cover the costs of its debut (in its entirety) but exceeded that cost by nearly double! The makers of this app are ordinary people who have taken up the hard task of giving back TRUE privacy to the great people of this country and many others. Their aim is to make this safety net available to anyone who feels that their rights have been violated by PRISM and the likes of many other programs put in place by governments with the agenda of collecting your personal data!
Nikola Tesla, named by The Oatmeal the “greatest geek who ever lived,” was born on this day in 1856. And on the occasion of his 157th birthday, we’d like to share this great talk about the inventor who held more than 700 patents, including ones for alternating current, the radio, the remote control, the electric motors and neon lighting. The talk, given by illusionist Marco Tempest at TED2012, celebrates Tesla’s inventive mind, but is not purely a celebration. The talk also tells the story of the project that was Tesla’s undoing — a wireless telegraphy center in upstate New York that he envisioned being used to contact other planets. He became a recluse.
All in all, on Tesla’s birthday, it’s a meditation on the innovative spirit — and the importance of giving great thinkers the opportunity to dream, try and occasionally fail.
Now, it’s no secret that what we aim to do here is borderline unreasonable and maybe even a bit irrational when it comes to marketing. I mean, after all, we’re here to not only project our ideas & services onto the community but our supporters as well. While all of this seems to be the opposite of what we should be doing as a business, there are a select few of us who believe that by breaking the “norm” and carving our own path we can achieve goals much bigger than ourselves and that is why we have this short (and oddly persuasive) video for you from an entrepreneur with a mind much like our own here at Innovationz Squared.