NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Technology Network (WTN) announces Edward Snowden (live from Russia), John Perry Barlow and Matthew Atwood discussing open loop in close loop systems of information, wealth, power and freedom at the World Technology Network's Annual Summit and Awards Ceremony and Gala. This will be a live webcast on Friday, November 14th from 2:30 to 3:30pm EST.
Later that evening, the winners will be announced for the prestigious 2014 World Technology Awards, presented by the WTN in association with Fortune and TIME at the World Technology Awards gala, November 14th at the TIME Conference Center in New York City. The Finalists and Winners will join the WTN membership – Individual "Fellows" and Corporate Members from over 40 countries. Many of the members, finalists, and winners will participate in the World Technology Summit during the day on November 13 and 14.
The World Technology Awards have been presented by the WTN since 2000, as a way to honor those in 20 different categories doing "the innovative work of the greatest likely long-term significance."
Past individual winners have included Elon Musk, Daan Roosegaarde, Doris Sung, Perry Hoberman, Ron Nabarro, Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, Mark Zuckerberg, Craig Venter, Jonathan Ive, Esther Dyson, Gordon Moore, Larry Page/Sergey Brin, Al Gore, and Angela Belcher, with corporate Winners including Space-X, Apple, Tesla Motors, Thin Film Electronics, Betaworks, and many others... often well before they are on the public radar.
Finalists for the 2014 World Technology Awards were selected by the WTN Fellows (winners and finalists from previous annual Award cycles in the individual Award categories) through an intensive, global nomination and vetting process lasting many months.
The WTN is a curated membership community comprised of the world's most innovative individuals and organizations in science, technology, and related fields. The WTN and its members - those creating the 21st century - are focused on exploring what is imminent, possible, and important in and around emerging technologies.
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2014 WORLD TECHNOLOGY AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED – MEET THE FUTURE NOW
Presented by the World Technology Network, in association with TIME and Fortune.
About The World Technology Network:
The WTN is a curated membership community comprised of the world's most innovative individuals and organizations in science, technology, and related fields. The WTN and its members - visionaries creating the 21st century - are focused on exploring what is imminent, possible, and important in and around emerging technologies. The WTN exists to "encourage serendipity" - to catalyze the happy accidents of colliding ideas and new relationships that cause the biggest breakthroughs for individuals and organizations.
The World Technology Awards exist as a way to honor outstanding innovators, and as a vetting mechanism to determine the newest WTN members - each year's Award Winners and Award Finalists.
Through our events and programs, we give our Members, Award Nominees and Sponsors the rare opportunity to reach and connect with many of the world's most influential innovators in order to extend and amplify their message and work.
This year's Finalist include:
Marta de Menezes
COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (i)
COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (c)
Christian von Koenigsegg
Guangyuan/Seok Woo/Zheng Liang, Hyun-Wook /Kai/Hongbin/Haotian/Weiyang/Steven /Yi Zheng/Lee/Lee/Yan/Yao/Wang/Li/Chu/Cui
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) National Ignition Facility (NIF)
Markus Persson, Carl Manneh, and Jakob Porser, Minecraft
Skipping Rocks Lab
Paul Graham, Jessica Livingston, Robert Morris, and Trevor Blackwell
New Enterprise Associates
HEALTH & MEDICINE (i)
Anmol Madan and Karan Singh
HEALTH & MEDICINE (c)
Proteus Digital Health
Danielle Applestone, Saul Griffith & Mike Estee
Google (Google Glass)
Made In Space
Barbara van Schewick
Zhong Lin Wang
MEDIA & JOURNALISM
Neil DeGrasse Tyson
John Grotzinger & James Erickson
Sierra Nevada Corporation
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
NASA - Advanced Exploration Systems Division
SOURCE The World Technology Network