Royze Adolfo

Glendale, CA, United States

About Royze


I am a student at UC Berkeley studying Legal Studies, Economics, and Public Policy. I am particularly interested in how technology-- its accessibility, growth, and related laws-- affect and have the potential to affect inner city youth, seniors, and/or non-college-educated members of community to better their lives and become more productive citizens. It's imperative that as a society that is rapidly changing technologies, we ensure that no member is left behind in the learning curve. We can do this by making access and education of resources better.


English, Filipino, Spanish

An idea worth spreading

An individual who knows how to use technology properly will use it well. An individual who knows the wonders of the Internet-- Google searches, university research archives, online bill-pay, governmental and non-profit websites will be more proactive about learning and using the Web for beneficial, not just social, purposes. As President Obama said in the State of the Union, "In the 21st century the best anti-poverty program around is a world class education." And that world class education requires technology access and education.

I'm passionate about

law, technology, youth, solutions to delinquency

Talk to me about

Technology, Youth and Technology, UC Berkeley, laws and progress pertaining to the aforementioned

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My TED story

I thought inspiration only came in standard forms such as a talk with my parents, seeing hardship....seeing it overcome, in graduation speeches, in a lecture, etc. Then I heard a joke by comedian Maz Jobrani and a poem by Sarah Kay, founder of Project VOICE, then a talk by Mena Trott about blogs, and I found myself absolutely inspired each time. Through exposure to these, I found that inspiration is everywhere; it can be expressed in any and every way through poems, jokes, blogs, and other media. And what really is inspiration but stories of others that sound like yours with endings that could be like yours if not better. TED talks give hope to the unknown, the unexplored, and the painfully curious. Watching TED has given me so much optimism that this world is full of people with a passionate pursuit to, not just learn, but share ideas, faith, knowledge, wisdom, and strength. This is a very powerful source and I will continue to share it with others.

Comments & conversations

Royze Adolfo
Posted over 3 years ago
Despite the controversy over patents, what is a progressive take on authorship in the collaborative world?
I definitely understand that open source options leave little to no room for profit but there are other incentives that motivate people to join the open source movement. For example, open source encourages both experienced players and inexperienced learners to collaborate and learn from each other to create a final product. Also, open source is good for the general public. In other situations, firms may join forces in order to decrease their costs to creating a product, but still choose to raise prices. In other words, when firms engage in joint ventures, the result may be reduced competition. Reduced competition hurts the consumers because they have less options and may be subjected to paying higher prices. In open source, it is most often the case that low competition (high collaboration) produces high quality goods... a great benefit to the public. Last thought, I don't think that people really invest time in contributing to the development of an open source product with financial incentives in mind, but for what I believe to be more altruistic reasons, such as personal learning and the belief that information/technologies that make life and work more efficient and productive should be shared with everyone.