Speaking at TEDxTallinn in Estonia on 4 May, 2012, carboncopies.org introducedreasons for and practical endeavors towards SIM.
Estonia, a member country of the European Union with an unusually small population of only 1.34 million is a technological forerunner in the region, and similarly, a social and cultural pioneer. Combining both, you get results such as these (source: Wikipedia):
Estonia has pursued the development of the e-state and e-government. Internet voting is used in elections in Estonia. The first Internet voting took place in the 2005 local elections and the first in a parliamentary election was made available for the 2007 elections, in which 30,275 individuals voted over the Internet. Voters have a chance to invalidate their electronic vote in traditional elections, if they wish to. In 2009 in its 8th Worldwide Press Freedom Index, Reporters Without Borders ranked Estonia 6th out of 175 countries. In the first ever State of World Liberty Index report, Estonia was ranked 1st out of 159 countries.
The event was a smashing success, well organized, extremely well attended both on location an in a host of remote viewing locations all around Skandinavia.
The official video recording made by the TEDxTallinn organization is now available online:
You can find an article base on the TEDxTallinn 2012 talk here on carboncopies.org at: A Window of Opportunity.
Here is a slideshare of the TEDx slides that accompanied the talk.
Machines in Minds to Reverse engineer the Machine that is Mind
And attached at the bottom of this page is an mp3 voice recording of a spoken rehearsal for this TEDx talk.
For more information about TEDxTallinn see: http://www.tedxtallinn.org/en/