Ex Director, Maastricht University India Institute, Maastricht University

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Should we have "silence please" caption at public places whereas the need of the hour is to communicate more in order to understand others?

TED and many other platforms are the evidences that human being has this need to learn more/ better about what is new/ lesser known. Direct communication is the only way to get first hand (uninterpreted/ and supposedly unbiased) knowledge about a person/ event. And yet we seem to keep promoting "Silence Please" caption at public places and continue judging others/ unknowns based on unfounded assumptions and living in fear......

See talk " No Silence Please " at http://www.tedxamsterdam.com/2010/3-minute-talks-of-tedxamsterdam-delegates-finally-online/