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LIVE CHAT With Sean Gourley: What are some of the lessons from war we can apply to other human endeavors? June 17, 2PM EDT

Live TED Conversation: Join TED Fellow Sean Gourley

Sean is a physicist and military theorist who is using data, maths and visualizations to help us understand the nature of modern war. He asks," What are some of the lessons from war we can apply to other human endeavors?"

This conversation will open at 2:00PM EDT, June 17th, 2011

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  • Jun 17 2011: My biggest question is: considering the fact that an "enemy" is in front of my, absolutely willing to lay his life down in service of his agenda, why is it _me_ that they're insisting on fighting? From there, I get to honestly consider my agenda, have I been irresponsible or self-serving? Have I been judgmentally righteous, forgoing mutual respect?
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      Jun 17 2011: This is the kind of thinking that leaders need to engage in. This is a path to a more peaceful earth. And it does not have to be employed only when someone is willing to lay their life on the line, it should be the go to philosophy when any type of conflict rises.
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      Jun 17 2011: and could maths help me determine if I am self serving in nature, or judgementally righteous?

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