Philip Lismore

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Philip Lismore
Posted over 4 years ago
Should TED allow demonstrations of military equipment and uniform on the TED stage?
Surely the point of TED is technology or the ideas behind it? To ban the sharing of a technology/ idea based solely on the limits of the present use that it has been designed for curtails the growth of knowledge and the idea. Should we also ban ideas that later might be used for martial activities? If this is so, then we should look again at a lot of the TED videos and censor them on the off chance that they inspire military personnel. Perhaps the membership of TED should also be vetted to ensure the ideas aren't spread to - undesirables? This is begining to sound more and more like Zeus was right to chain Prometheus to the rock.