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Kelwalin Dhanasarnsombut

Patent and patent information specialist, Rouse & Co International

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Exciting to see TED global? Who are you looking forward to?

Not long to go till TED global 2013. The program is already here.
I wonder who would you exciting to see giving a profound talk/ performance?

Please share and suggest :)
http://conferences.ted.com/TEDGlobal2013/program/guide.php

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  • May 20 2013: Hi Dear Kelwalin Dhanasarnsombut:),I chose my list from yours:)
    -Tariq Harb: Classic guitar virtuoso
    -Bernie Krause:Natural sounds legend
    -Sonia Shah: Science writer
    - Herman: Jazz pianist
    -Mark Kendall: Biomedical engineer
    -Gavin Pretor-Pinney: Cloudspotter
    - Jamie Cullum: Jazz-pop singer
    -Eben Upton: Raspberry Pi inventor
    -Anant Agarwal: Education innovator
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    May 19 2013: I would enjoy seeing a couple of people I have suggested to TED. One is Mark McAfee. He is the owner of the largest raw milk company in California, Organic Pastures. You can scroll down and watch an interview with Mark here: http://www.sicklycat.com/2010/07/18/baby-i-like-it-raw-video/

    The other is an old friend of mine, a university professor, Scott Slovic. He is a professor of environmental literature. This is a new field. Basically there is a lot of literature where the author talks about the environment in a mix of "soft" science and personal reflection, and this is what Scott teaches. Famous authors in this field might include John Muir and Henry David Thoreau.
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    May 19 2013: G'day Lelwalin

    I would prefer to listen to a homeless tramps or a prostitutes, I'm not being discourteous here it's just we might be surprised in what we could learn from people like this at the grass roots of level.

    Love
    Mathew
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      May 19 2013: Do you have opportunity to do this one-on-one where you live, Matthew? I have frequent opportunity to talk with homeless people and do.
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        May 20 2013: G'day Fritzie

        I was on the wrong side of the tracks for awhile drug running & I have worked in the welfare arena twice over in my time so yes I did & do.

        It would seem you don't think a global talk on this would be beneficial but I do because the stories that some of these people tell the rest of the world living in luxury should know about, in my mind anyway.

        Life didn't begin with a piece of paper telling you how clever you think you are, you started of finding out how clever you are without the peace of paper telling you how clever you think you are. I just wonder how we coped throughout human history without a piece of paper telling us how clever we think we are?

        Love
        Mathew
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          May 20 2013: One of my homeless friends died recently of lung cancer. She had been a kindergarten teacher for twenty-five years some years earlier. Homeless people have many different stories.

          I don't remember if we have TED talks by people who have been homeless. I expect we do. Here is one: http://www.ted.com/talks/becky_blanton_the_year_i_was_homeless.html

          We have ways of learning about each other, fortunately, even if people are not telling their stories from stages. All it takes is open ears, an open mind, and an open heart- trying not to make assumptions about people we don't know.
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        May 20 2013: G'day Fritzie

        Sorry that I thought you where one of the ones disinterested as I get this a lot, sorry for making this assumption of you.

        It's a good vid & this sort of stuff is far more prevalent than most people think, it is funny how people can put others in certain categories which they know little about.

        We are lucky in this country to have the health system we do as we are still covered without personal health insurance but of course only to a certain degree & of course that is changing. It is getting to the stage one needs to sell off everything to have good health which is scary for a developed country as our & yours with so many wealthy living it up at the same time, no wonder Iceland rebelled & put some of the multinationals in jail.

        Sorry again my friend.

        Love
        Mathew
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    May 19 2013: Arwind Kejriwal from India... only fearless person i know in India.
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    May 19 2013: Most of these speakers are unfamiliar to me, so I know there will be happy surprises in store. Ones I do know of and certainly wouldn't want to miss are Teddy Cruz, Pico Iyer, and Michael Sandel.

    How about you?
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      May 19 2013: I have the same feeling. I'm expecting lots of surprise :)
      However, I'm looking forward to see:

      -Andras Forgacs: Bioprinting entrepreneur
      -Tariq Harb: Classic guitar virtuoso
      -Apollo Robbins: Gentleman thief
      -Bernie Krause:Natural sounds legend
      -Sonia Shah: Science writer
      - Herman: Jazz pianist
      -Mark Kendall: Biomedical engineer
      -Gavin Pretor-Pinney: Cloudspotter
      -Uri Alon: Systems biologist
      - Jamie Cullum: Jazz-pop singer
      -Eben Upton: Raspberry Pi inventor
      -Anant Agarwal: Education innovator

      That would be my personal list :))
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        May 19 2013: I am also looking forward to the neuroscientists, as that is a great current interest.
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      May 23 2013: May I ask what Cruz, Iyer, and Sandel speak about?
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        May 23 2013: Cruz talks about city planning. Iyer is an essayist, and Sandel teaches probably the second most popular course at Harvard, called Justice. Sandel has spoken at TED before.