Troy Tyler

Troy Tyler is, for lack of a better description, an entrepreneur. Profiling him in an article entitled “Soul Proprietor”, the business magazine Fast Company declared, “Bouncing is what Tyler does, like a Superball, as if his insistent energy isn’t quite contained by a standard-issue mortal frame.” Troy left his boyhood ranch in Colorado first to work on Wall Street, then in a Japanese autoplant, and finally in “technology-enabled media”. He led the web developer Avalanche Systems — later a part of RazorFish, started the mobile phone content provider SmartRay, and is currently working on both content creation and product invention. A student of science, economics, design, and acting, Troy is always asking, “Where’s the Heat?!”

Cheap Energy Smackdown! Physics vs. Economics

While global warming gets the headlines, the smart money is worried about “Peak Oil”, that point beyond which each year sees less and less black gunk gushing forth. While economists assert, “The market will provide.”, the scientists taunt, “You can’t get somthin’ for nuthin’!” What are these two camps shouting about? What might the world look like as we exhaust a once-a-planet endowment of fossil fuel?

There’s something in your genes!

Troy discusses how our genes influence but do not determine our futures.