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Xavier Belvemont


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When I look at several recent TED videos, along with a backlog of others relating to products, A common trend is that an observable percentage have an issue either with
1. That there is little information on the product, its availability and its progress
2. That people feel tricked into watching a product placement

So why not provide a category of talks that directly provide invention demonstrations?
Not only will new, innovative and opensource designs/technology be made public and provide motivation for others, but people will also have access to the details they find are typically lacking in such TED videos and know beforehand that they are about to view a product placement.


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    Apr 7 2013: I slightly feel that people can go looking for inventions if they want to find out about them. I like the altruistic nature of TED, and the intellectual feeling of pure discussion.
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      Apr 7 2013: 1. But we ultimately have product placements here on TEDas it is, only its categorized with all other talks and the information about them for the people who wish to know more is lacking.
      2. http://www.ted.com/talks/tags/invention
      how many of these inventions were you aware of prior to TED?
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        Apr 7 2013: Well, somehow it isn't a hard sell the way it is now, it still seems to be about inspiring and stimulating the reader/viewer's mind, and only incidentally the invention. If you had a separate category it would feel like a hard sell, at least to me. Course it wouldn't hurt me immensely, I'd just avoid it.

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