Edward Hicks

Geneva, Switzerland

About Edward

My TED story

The TED conversations admin team claimed that I had violated the site's Terms of Use and removed all of my previous comments without the courtesy of sending me a copy. It is obvious that their decision-making process is both careless and unreasoned. I propose the TED team to reinstate all of my previous comments and let the community to weigh in on whether those comments deserve to be removed in such a manner. I believe my point of view and opinions matter even if they do not fit into some people's paradigm. It is time for the TED team to stop acting like a pepper-spraying cop hiding behind an internet screen. Thank you and feel free to contact me at ehicks.j@gmail.com

Comments & conversations

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Edward Hicks
Posted over 3 years ago
How personalized would you prefer products/services to be in the future? Do you want them to really, really, REALLY know you?
Eugenia, if I say, a person is much more than a set of preference, would you agree? PS I grew up with a grandmother whose closet was entirely custom-made according to her ever-changing moods and tastes. Each piece looked totally different from one another, more so than the physical differences between Neptune and Mars. So, no. I don't think any web tool can accurately predict what the interior design of my next apartment will look like.
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Edward Hicks
Posted over 3 years ago
How do we achieve gender equality?
That's good to know. Perhaps narrowing down your topic to something like "how do we achieve equal pay for women and men in the workplace..." could have helped? On second thought, isn't it also the responsibility of the women themselves to ask for whatever they think their productivity and contribution are worth in the workplace in order to bring on real change in our society?
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Edward Hicks
Posted over 3 years ago
How do we achieve gender equality?
Erin, to be completely honest with you, the fact that I was not born with a pair of ovaries leading to my lack of ability to bear children seems so darn unfair. In your opinion, what am I supposed to do about it?
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Posted over 3 years ago
Does the media choose our presidential candidates for us?
As much as I'd like to think that the Buddha might have been a cool dude, "emptiness" is not solving our problems at the moment, or is it? Of course, we can't deny the possibility that one day if everybody starts blending into a tree or a lamp post next to him/her, stop doing anything, and most importantly, stop pretending whatever it is that they're doing is in any way meaningful, a radically different world may emerge.