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Dave Lim

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Should TED allow demonstrations of military equipment and uniform on the TED stage?

This may be the first time explicit military equipment has been demonstrated on a TED stage.

What are your reactions and feelings about this?

One TED Community member wrote: "I hope this is the last time I see a military uniform on the TED stage for the purpose of hawking military weaponry... And let's be clear, any tool manufactured for the express purpose of increasing the effectiveness of military personnel is military hardware. "

Some questions:

Will this video TED Talk be used for marketing purposes for military equipment?

Would TED consider re-posting this TED Talk after editing out the first military equipment demonstration?

Where do you feel that the line be drawn?

Invite you to raise and share your feelings, thoughts and questions with the global TED community...

Topics: Stage TED military
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    Mar 31 2011: "Military equipment should NOT be demonstrated on TED" +1

    War is NOT an "Idea worth spreading" and I hope this is the last time we see an uniform on stage, the last time TED is used for advertisement of military products and the last time irresponsible teenagers armed with guns to steal cheaper oil or benefit an armament industry are glorified as warriors.

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