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Bits. Bits Everywhere! With MIT Media Lab’s




August 13, 2014

MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte discusses what it means for the atomic world to turn digital.

Nicholas Negroponte, founder and Chairman Emeritus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab, as well as the founder of the One Laptop per Child Association, seems to think so. Negroponte spoke to Big Think about the transformative power of technology and how it can help feed the world in a sustainable way. Grazing livestock, for instance, puts stress on the environment; since the 1970s, the Amazon rainforest lost an area the size of California to deforestation, driven in large part by making room for cattle.  We need these trees to absorb the excess CO2 warming up our atmosphere.

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