Daniel Totonjian

Aircraft Technician
Sydney, Australia

About Daniel

Languages

English

Areas of Expertise

Aviation, Music

I'm passionate about

Music. The true power of music is often underestimated in the world of today.

Talk to me about

Anything, I have a great interest in a very large range of topics.

People don't know I'm good at

Building/Fixing things.

Comments & conversations

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Daniel Totonjian
Posted over 2 years ago
Roughly 52% of the world's population is under 30. What is best way to harness the energy and ideas of youth?
Perhaps if they even created a TEDJunior, targeted specifically at children, with inspirational speakers addressing the younger generations on some of the issues that will be so relevant when they will be the ones in control. Some of the best ideas come from younger people however are often overlooked because their ideas fall on deaf ears. If we were to create a community such as the one we are on at the moment, specifically for their ideas to be communicated then perhaps even we can learn a thing or two from them. If we could make this site a bit more colourful and interactive then the children are sure to be a bit more interested. Maybe this is an idea for the TED creators.
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Daniel Totonjian
Posted over 2 years ago
Roughly 52% of the world's population is under 30. What is best way to harness the energy and ideas of youth?
Perhaps if they even created a TEDJunior, targeted specifically at children, with inspirational speakers addressing the younger generations on some of the issues that will be so relevant when they will be the ones in control. Some of the best ideas come from younger people however are often overlooked because their ideas fall on deaf ears. If we were to create a community such as the one we are on at the moment, specifically for their ideas to be communicated then perhaps even we can learn a thing or two from them. If we could make this site a bit more colourful and interactive then the children are sure to be a bit more interested. Maybe this is an idea for the TED creators.
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Daniel Totonjian
Posted over 2 years ago
Can computer games be designed to deliver education in an effective manner?
Hi Walter, It does seem like a fantastic idea and some games such as the "Assassin's Creed" games do introduce a considerable amount of factual historical information in their games, which is quite interesting however still not essential to the game. Many younger people could potentially be turned off gaming if they found that this knowledge was being crammed down their throat. The "Portal" games are also an incredible series teaches people of all ages about the basic laws of physics, what would happen if these laws were to change but most importantly some very sophisticated problem solving that forces you to think outside the box. Even some intelligent adults would struggle with some of the challenges that these games create. I would highly recommend these games for anybody who is looking for an alternative to the generic shooter or hack/slash games on the market. I guess the point I am trying to make is that this idea does exist to a certain extent however it would be very difficult to make a game educational enough to support a child through school whilst still being entertaining.