Yeah, oh man, lots of stuff was talked about,
it opened with
why our current monetary system is terrible, e.g. fiat money and interest based credit lending; and the fact nobody really knows what's going on anymore.
what bitcoin actually is, as a digital notary system as oppose to a virual or crypto-currency; mentioned a different take on the value behind bitcoin, that the technology itself gives it value, p2p, decentralization, transparency, bitcoin's rules built on top of a p2p system that makes bitcoin worth something, also mentioned the possibility to use other currency system such as TimeBank's hour, or even kilowatt per hour as units of value as other alternative currency suggested, or it can be USD and other government fiat currencies because bitcoin can be easily adapted to this.
bitcoin being a unbiased technology, I don't quiet understand my notes here, but they mentioned about how Bitcoin is anonymous because it doesn't have a obligation to connect to your social life, it's open source, and have no allegiance to any entity and other examples.
they mentioned bitcoins problems too, like how it's designed for a future, where internet access is easy and devices are cheap,
then they bought out the MIPS tablet china just announced! http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9222417/Tablet_priced_under_100_with_Android_4.0_surfaces
and talked about the gap between technology release to consumerism and how this takes way too long, and cheap tablet solution like this is perfect for bitcoin propagation, and how this is really not a new technology at all, and they are in the talks to get NFC onto a next version of this tablet and trying raise some funds, but didn't due to some kickstarter revisions, they are still working on this. called up Stefan Thomas via Skype on this tablet and he talked about some development on the software side e.g. bitcoinjs and then they transferred some Bitcoins using a android app, I think it was Bitcoin Wallet.
then they said how these tablets runs on wifi which means they still need internet access, and Yifu Guo mentioned how he's been working down at #occupy and is the person managing the Bitcoin funds for #occuy and met some interesting people such as the freenetworkfundation who is buidling a mesh network, and that they were also pretty excited by bitcoins, and a very exciting idea was to allow each of these "super-node" towers to also act as a hosted wallet and when you provide bandwidth, bitcoins trickles in, and when you leech bandwidth, bitcoins trickle out; this in my opinion is GREAT.
Yifu is calling this the BitSyncom Initiative, and he said he going to edit the recording and upload it soon, and maybe do another presentation to give some updates and since a lot of people couldn't make it on the 15th, he also mentioned there will a site that'll be tracking this progress.
edit: oh Yifu gave a nice example such that you need infrastructure for bitcoin, like you can't sell the Phones(Bitcoin) without the PhoneLine(tablets+mesh). I say he made a amazing call a few month back because he thought
The software will come eventually, I mean it has to; but what about the hardware? and this was the result.
it's was a crazy day, SOPA vote, NDAA vote, Dwolla annoucement, and this :O