In this TED video Joi Ito, the head of the MIT Media Lab, talks about innovations and self initiative. He explains how important it is in the era of Internet to live in the present, not in the future. Ito describes the birth of SafeCast and how a group of really intelligent people with a collection of essential skills solved a series of serious problems as they emerged. He demonstrates people collaborated via the Internet to create one of the most significant citizen scientific projects in history.


Joi Ito is also sharing his belief about what is to be a “now-ist” which is actually the ability to live in the present moment. Despite the complexity of the modern world, we should look for the simplest solutions, he says. In his engaging talk Joi Ito makes people think about the connection between them and not so much about planning their next move in life.