- musk undernotes
- Cincinnati, OH
- United States
What is the true and real value of TED?
Ideas, especially those not informed by experiment and empiricism - no matter how novel or imaginative they might be - are of no use except for their entertainment value. For ideas to be 'worth spreading', they must have the potential to be worthy of being translated into practical and useful benefits and policy. The problems facing humanity today have to do more with sustainable development, peace, the environment, and a plethora of want for social and economic justices. For all the interesting and thought-provoking quality of the ideas on this forum, what - in the grand scheme of things can we claim we have 'really' contributed to those issues by these 'talks' ?