“We need to talk about TED” – the anti-TED TED talk [Guardian]

Posting this despite the author’s febrile anti-communism. I agree that TED is some kind of intellectual/cultural black hole. — Zuo Shou

– Science, philosophy and technology run on the model of American Idol – as embodied by TED talks – is a recipe for civilisational disaster –

by Benjamin Bratton

Dec 30, 2013

In our culture, talking about the future is sometimes a polite way of saying things about the present that would otherwise be rude or risky…

Full article link: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/30/we-need-to-talk-about-ted

(c) Guardian News & Media Ltd

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