After a dead summer, things are back and cracking at MIT. The Emerging Tech Conference was held the last two days. MIT Emerging Tech Conference
Despite the title, there was not much that appeared to be especially breakthrough. The keynote on the first day was Jeff Bezos of Amazon. Key announcments for AMZN include opening up their Service Oriented Archictecture(SOA) for greater use by third parties. Also, AMZN will be providing services to merchants such as CPU cycles as well as storage. So, AMZN looks to leverage their unique supply chain expertise and extended network by working with a wider net of product providers. They keynote panel on the 2nd day focused on energy. Not much new here, though I continue to be impressed by Dr. Joe Romm the Founder of the Center for Energy and Climate Solutions. The main theme here is that we have about a decade to deal with potential irreversible changes, and that energy is going to be "the next internet" in terms of investment opportunity.