Gonzalo Eyzaguirre

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On November 15, 2018, Gonzalo Eyzaguirre commented on Organovo: bioprinting tissue to speed up drug development :

Thank you for the article Keeps you guessing. I think that the potential of this technology goes far behind what we can imagine today. Some questions that I get while reading this:

1. How different is it printing a single tissue organ, like a liver, from building a more complex part of the human body, like a limb.
2. Is there any risk of the body rejecting this type of tissues? From my understanding, they are made from the same DNA as the patient, so there should be no risk, right?
3. When combining this with bio engineering and genetics techniques, is it possible the create better human parts? For example, if a patient has certain heart condition, would it be possible to print a new heart for the person, modifying his DNA to solve the issue and then making a transplant? Or there would be any kind of rejection of the tissue because it’s a different DNA?
4. Will healthy people at some point decide to proactively replace certain organs or limbs, to get a “better” replacement? For example, an athlete that wants to get a higher performance, could decide to replace its lungs for ones that can offer him better resistance. I personally think that this is going to happen at some point, I just wonder how will society react.

Thanks for the article again, I really enjoyed it.

On November 15, 2018, Gonzalo Eyzaguirre commented on Waymo: The future of (not) driving :

Thank you for the article, I really enjoyed it. It’s amazing what Waymo is achieving so fast.

Three challenges I have on mind when thinking about self driving cars:
1. Ethics – What should be the main role of the vehicle, to protect the driver or to minimize the number of potential deaths? If the second, who will want to get in a self driving car? If the first, will we be in an inefficient system? I find this web page from MIT a very fun way to think about the topic. http://moralmachine.mit.edu/
2. Cyber Security – How vulnerable are self driving cars to being hacked and used for crimes? We have already seen this in movies (Fast and Furious 8) and TV Shows (The Good Wife), but how much time has to pass until a case happens in real life, and what will be the impact of this on the legal framework?
3. Business model – At what point will cars switch from ownership to a pay-per-use model? We already have Uber, but Uber doesn’t own its cars, people do. So, will self driving cars be seen as a personal belonging that can be used by Waymo and Uber during idle time? Or will big funds buy the cars and offer them to Uber?


On November 15, 2018, Gonzalo Eyzaguirre commented on Closed Innovation at Facebook :

What a great article, I really enjoyed it. One of the things I really struggle about open innovation, is on the challenge for big companies to create competitive advantages while sharing a chunk of their know-how. After reading this article, I’m seeing how big companies, leaders on innovation, have the same concern and end up monopolizing the innovation inside them. I wonder how much benefit does this bring to society. On one side I understand your point on how they are able to control user experience. On the other side, I feel like user experience could also be optimized in an open innovation environment.

On November 15, 2018, Gonzalo Eyzaguirre commented on Will 3-D Printing Take Us to Mars? Relativity Space Thinks So. :

Thanks for the article Mario, I really enjoyed it and I didn’t know you were a fan of the space industry. There are a couple of questions that I had while reading the article:

1. How will the company address gravity, atmosphere and materials restrictions if it plans to, at some point, send its 3d printers to Mars where it could print rockets to send things back?
2. How is the company planning to compete against rockets with full re-usability, like the Big Falcon Rocket that Space X is working on, which plans to have a cost of $7M per launch with a much higher load capacity. Is Relativity thinking about building reusable rockets at some point? Are there technical restrictions? Will Space X be interested in acquiring Relativity to incorporate its AM techniques?

Thanks for the article. Here is the source of the $7M per launch I found so we can discuss later.


Thanks Joaquin. I really enjoyed the article and the exhibits were very helpful to understand it, even when I don’t have previous knowledge of the topic.
One thing I kept thinking about while reading the article are the intellectual property implications and how you are able to create competitive advantages when your information is somehow public to potential competitors. I understand that from a society point of view, open innovation help us to progress in a fast way, however, I struggle on how can you use this as a company without digging your own grave.

Thanks again for the article.

On November 15, 2018, Gonzalo Eyzaguirre commented on Viacom: Transforming Television with Targeted Ads :

Thank you very much for the article, I really enjoyed it. While reading it, I kept thinking about the potential that this kind of advertising could have if it was integrated with the clients systems. For example, if a company selling a certain product would be able to link who of its clients watched a certain ad before making a purchase, that would allow it to measure its conversion rates and precisely calculate its client acquisition cost. Then if that information was shared with the media company and applies to its ads algorithms, it could enable a feedback system that using machine learning algorithms, could optimize conversion rate by testing different targets. This could even allow the media company to charge clients as a percentage of sales generated and there would be a perfect alignment between client and Viacom.

Thanks again for the article.