- Henrik Martenzon
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How can TED help networking between young, up and coming scientists, and experts in the field?
The gap is still too big between students wanting to become scientists and getting your chance to defend your dissertation.
There are two major problems, as I see it:
1. Young adults with great ideas or "nutty ideas" as Richard Feynman would put it, must withstand unbearable patience in order to academically get a chance to have an idea recognized. It's expensive, extensive and filled with loads of administrative "fun" while processed. It's a sad waste of talent.
2. "Finding" your specific topic/subject for research. This doesn't do it anymore, science is a way of thinking curiously and critically about the world. Remember it all started with explorers!
There is a lack of help for us, young adults, who want to begin scientific work, to get a grip of all the possibilities produced by the worlds universities. And from this emerges the problem of "what is to be discovered"? How can a 15 year old get information on how far science has come in a particular field? He or she must pursue extensive research on topics to understand what is known today and what is yet to discover. This is wasteful time spent for our youth.
The worlds dreamers needs a better platform for more efficient exploration of ideas.
We need a place for collected science to be evaluated and easy to oversee for next generation scientists to get in the game. Would be helpful, don't you think?