Video from my talk at the Inspiring Minds Forum in Mexico for the British Council: https://www.britishcouncil....
Produced by Limograf Limited for robotsandcake.org.
Music: Moment of Magic by Scott Holmes.
On the 23rd of November 2009, the universe was 1.8 meters long by 60 centimetres wide.
That was the size of my universe. I was thirty one years old, I’d just gotten out of hospital, and I was now completely quadriplegic. Actually, I was turned over to face the other side of the bed every 2 hours, so you could say the universe was 2.2 metres by 1.5 metres. It was a king size bed, after all.
I think you’ll agree that’s a really small universe. I was trapped in it for a long time, and I am incredibly lucky to have escaped.
So how did I get from there, immobile in that bed, to here talking to you?
Well, with a lot of luck, a lot of help, a lot of money and a lot of technology. Yep: the appliance of science! I got here with a critical mass of interconnected technologies. Of technologies that could be interconnected. That could interact with each other.