We should encourage mass awareness about TED. (+ Quality of the idea's, not who said them, or how they are presented!)
The reasons I view that we should encourage a mass awareness about TED, is so that we encourage people to submit Idea’s they would never had been able to submit without an area of prejudice. For when people submit Idea’s on TED, due to the anonymity TED gives you, all idea’s and debates are viewed on the quality of the Idea and not who said it.
A slight anecdotal example would be, me. I am personally a sixteen year old about to take his GCSE’s. While if I had to reveal this information every time I debated against someone on TED I could probably guarantee I wouldn't be taken as seriously. This may come as a “slight” surprise to those who have debated against me in the past.
While I view this type of prejudice gets in the way of “progress”.
To give a few quick example of debates I have started up on Ted :
- Why do people find it so hard to admit their wrong? And how can we improve upon this? (If this is the case)
- Can God be defined? Or in other words : What is God?
(And many other debates, which I won't give links to because they have been closed.)
And have been able to test my idea's against many people, and have been able to have them reviewed critically without any biases or prejudice due to my age.
So in that sense this is why TED should be encouraged.
Also another reason to encourage mass awareness about TED, is due to the current failing of the education system. In the way in the world of TED "flow" and "intrinsic motivation" for one. Another few being how it crushed creativity, has a focus on priming people for finical success. (you do well in school, go to a good uni, get a good job). While not many schools I have visited don't encourage original thought, and for that matter don't let introverts flourish as much as they should therefore crushing potential.
I want to live in a market place of ideas!!!