An Interview With Mink CEO Grace Choi, Who’s Taking On The $55 Billion Beauty Industry With A 3D Makeup Printer
Though it was Vurb that took home the winning “Cup” from the Disrupt New York 2014 Startup Battlefield competition, there’s no question that Mink is the company that hit the biggest nerve this past week with a mainstreamaudience.
Mink, a personal 3D printer for making custom cosmetics, is such a strikingly clever yet simple idea, just like the greatest products and modern art — something that seems so simple that you wonder why you didn’t come up with it yourself. The Mink (which is currently in early prototype form) is a $300 device that will purportedly let anyone create completely customized makeup shades any time they want, from the comfort of his or her own home. In a world where an eyeshadow compact can cost anywhere from $5 to $78 a pop and color trends change each season, the Mink is a pretty disruptive thing.
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Awesome documentary called “Revenge of the Electric Car”
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According to Jacque Fresco, the founder of The Venus Project, he states that an RBE “is a holistic socio-economicsystem in which all goods and services are available without the use of money, credits, barter or any other system of debt or servitude. All resources become the common heritage of all of the inhabitants, not just a select few. The premise upon which this system is based is that the Earth is abundant with plentiful resource; our practice of rationing resources through monetary methods is irrelevant and counter productive to our survival.”
In other words, it’s a system without money. Money is redundant and just chunks of metal and scrap paper. I know what you’re thinking… How would we value stuff?? How do I pay for things? What about my job?
These are questions that I can hopefully answer throughout the blog.
The first question I would ask of you is what would you do if you didn’t have to work? Sure you might stay at home and play a video game, or just sleep and recharge. But what about afterwards? Most people would go traveling, play music, take up a hobby, go into the garden, learn new things, etc. There is a fascinating video from The Royal Society of the Arts where they explain our need for “Challenge”, “Mastery” and “Purpose.” If we don’t have those goals, then it really isn’t worth doing anything. We as a species need to work to better ourselves and not to make a quick buck.
Welcome to Husky City, Resource Based Economy (RBE).
This blog is meant to share what life could be like living in a Resource Based Economy. Eventually we aim to have a webseries on YouTube with varying topics that may arise living in an RBE.