The Maker Movement is surely the future of our civilization, and Maker Faire is its Woodstock festival.
It is quite an amazing show of stuff and inventors and enthusiasts. For quite a long time the old school tinkering and creating ethos was only for software people.
One of the organizers was marveling at how it has grown and I think it is still the early innings. In 50 years this Maker thing will be a signature feature of the early century, a force that reorganized the way we work, consume, produce and live.