#SolveCure round table underway. Susan Hockfield (left) says @The title of this is Solve, not whine." pic.twitter.com/Rc31f13kvy— SOLVE (@SOLVE_MIT) October 5, 2015
Don't just think outside the box, throw away the box #SolveMIT— MIT Koch Institute (@kochinstitute) October 5, 2015
"Solving, not whining". Well, this is not even whining, this is ranting:Check out what happened at Day 1 of #SolveMIT: http://t.co/nwFD5HuU26. Please send us your ideas and we'll share with the Solvers at @MIT.— SOLVE (@SOLVE_MIT) October 6, 2015
Generally speaking, trying to bust silos between Boston/Cambridge MA and California -- Harvard VS Stanford -- seems to be a full-time job. Almighty lobbies, cf. Volkswagen, Aaron Swartz (an MIT student), Big Pharma scandal(s), will win against intelligent people in the US (California, NY, Boston) if the latter are keeping among themselves, inside of their social and professional "silo" and competing against each other. By doing so, we are not leaving our comfort zone and auto-congratulating meetings will not change the world. Let's not forget that apart from California, NY & Boston, the USA is a less developed country, mostly made of uneducated, poor and armed people, ready to believe lobby crap. Geneticist J. Craig Venter says half of America is scientifically illiterate (and armed). When you are not educated, you think that genomics is evil.
Will Solve MIT be live streaming their working sessions? If you do not educate, you will not change the world.
To clarify: Chatham House Rule goes into effect tomorrow @ working sessions of #SolveMIT. All open sessions are open to all coverage.— Jason Pontin (@jason_pontin) October 5, 2015