TED Conversations

Danny Zhao

This conversation is closed. Start a new conversation
or join one »

Do "solutions" create more problems then they solve?

Identifying an issue, and solving it - our urges to solve current issues underpins most of the TED talks which I have seen. However, does our "solutions" create more problems then it solve? For example - although the basic principals of a market economy attempted to address the issue of scarcity, at the same time it exacerbates the problem of inequality (illustrated in Michael Sandel's recent talk).

Its acknowledged that the urge to solve problems lay in our human nature to pursue for a better life. The question is, does these "solutions" help us to be better off? Can the continual process of problem-solving lead us towards a "perfect" life, or have we simply been walking around in circles?

Topics: philosophy
+2
Share:

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.

  • MR T

    • 0
    Oct 22 2013: Sure, if they are technological solutions

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.