Sad to see some people would rather see absolutely nothing good get accomplished - unless it were done in accordance with their standards of political correctness and doctrinal purity.
Now what was it these people were saying about "agendas"?
That's a complete misrepresentation of what I wrote.
I watched the entire video. And it looks cool, but the agenda there makes me question what's going on. Some people are just pawns...
It's certain a nifty bit of science. No disagreement there. I really liked that portion of the video.
BUT... Anything in a TED context is suspect given the company that they keep. Follow the money and often all these "save the world" things end up as scripts written by Rob Zombie (though often much worse).
e.g. The good, lovely, humanitarian USAID is guilty of forced sterilizations of women in Thailand, India, Uzbekistan, Central Asia, and wherever else. Look it up
Now, let's have a look at some of the TED sponsors
TED Talks Partners
American Express Project
HP Color Project
Johnnie Walker Ideas Project
Pfizer Health Project
Shell Urbanization Project
TOMS Giving Project
Here are a few connections to USAID from a few quick searches:
American Express - http://www.usaid.gov.../tjada-doyen-mckenna
Delta Airlines - http://www.usaid.gov...e-protection-program
Intel - http://www.usaid.gov...expand-collaboration
Pfizer - http://blog.usaid.go...an-aids-researchers/
Siemens - https://www.google.c...te:usaid.gov+siemens
(Most are PDFs, and PDFs are annoying)
Shell - https://www.google.c...:usaid.gov+shell+oil
You can find many, many more. There's a massive web of foundations out there posing as one thing and doing another. TED is just one of many.
So, we have corporate sponsors helping fund CRIMINALLY INSANE organizations, such as USAID, and also funding TED. Hmm...
If I'm promoting an agenda here, it's an agenda against outright violent criminality posing as humanitarian nonsense.
I myself strongly believe there's value to be *extracted* from almost anything.
Absolutely! There is a lot of good stuff in some TED talks. The thing is you've got to pick the razor blades out of the apples first. Swallowing without knowing what you're ingesting is a really bad idea, and especially so with TED.
TED is sexy.
TED is cool.
TED is fun.
TED is all those things wrapped up in a potpourri filled box with a fancy bow on top.
But there's something insidious in there as well...
Now excuse me while I Write Things Down JUUUUSST as the presenter told me to!!
1. Get weekly dose of Renny's politically
2. Perform this week's thirty seven second worship of Renny.
3. Apply Renny's ideas to Something Serious and Important.
4. Do Dishes. It's the Small things that count.
Sure. Feel free to mock me. I don't mind. It won't change anything. I'd only encourage you to start connecting some of the dots. They are there if you want to look.
I'm not sure whether I should apologize for not candy-coating everything. Hmmm.... Nah! It's much more fun being the abattoir in the middle of the town square.